- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 3 edition (June 30, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0137136684
- ISBN-13: 978-0137136681
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,460,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Linux Journal Readers’ Choice Awards 2008 Favorite Linux Book, Honorable Mention. http://www.linuxjournal.com
“. . . this one (Ubuntu Linux book) is at the head of the pack for getting started with your penguin experience. . . .”
“Benjamin Mako Hill et al. have produced an excellent book that speaks to everyone who uses or is considering using Ubuntu.”
—James Pyles, Reviewer, “The Linux Tutorial”
“Well written in an easy-to-follow format. Full of information for folks new to Linux or just new to Ubuntu. Even nontechnical users would find this a very helpful resource.”
—Ben Gerber, Arsgeek.com
“I’d recommend picking it up if you are running Ubuntu.”
—Tony Lawrence, owner of aplawrence.com
From the Back Cover
Ubuntu is a complete, free operating system that emphasizes community, support, and ease of use without compromising speed, power, or flexibility. It’s Linux for human beings—designed for everyone from computer novices to experts. Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long Term Support), a.k.a., “Hardy Heron,” is the latest release—more powerful, more flexible, and friendlier than ever. The Official Ubuntu Book, Third Edition, will get you up and running quickly.
Written by expert leading Ubuntu community members, this book covers all you need to know to make the most of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, whether you’re a home user, small business user, server administrator, or programmer. The authors cover Ubuntu 8.04 LTS from start to finish: installation, configuration, desktop productivity, games, management, support, and much more. Among the many new topics covered in this edition: the new Edubuntu and the brand new Kubuntu Remix including KDE 4.
The Official Ubuntu Book, Third Edition, covers standard desktop applications, from word processing, spreadsheets, Web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, music, video, and games to software development, databases, and server applications. In addition, you’ll
- Learn how to customize Ubuntu for home, small business, school, government, and enterprise environments
- Learn how to quickly update Ubuntu to accommodate new versions and new applications
- Find up-to-the-minute troubleshooting advice from Ubuntu users worldwide
- Learn Ubuntu Server installation and administration, including LVM and RAID implementation
- Learn about Edubuntu—Ubuntu optimized specifically for the classroom
The DVD includes the complete Ubuntu Linux operating system for installation on PC platforms, preconfigured with an outstanding desktop environment for both home and business computing. It can be used to install other complete variants of Ubuntu including Kubuntu (with the KDE environment), and Edubuntu (for use in schools).
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I decided to delve into building a server and purchased this book believing I would find much more information than I did. The book touches lightly on server setup and administration. So I was a little disappointed. There is a plethora of information about this topic on the Ubuntu Forums. I just wanted something that would have this information all in one place.
I gave this book to a friend who is new to Linux and hopefully he'll get the bug like I did several years ago.
To be perfectly honest, I haven't found myself enthralled with ubuntu, and find I am using that XP option on the dual boot most of the time, but this book was still a very good purchase. For $25 bucks both an extensive reference manual and the actual OS is a good idea for someone considering ubuntu.