Beginning Ubuntu Linux
Beginning Ubuntu Linux: From Novice to Professional, Third Edition is the update to the best-selling first book introducing Ubuntu Linux. Adapted from Keir Thomas' best-selling "Beginning SUSE Linux: From Novice to Professional" (Apress, 2005), Keir sets out to guide readers through the most commonly desired yet confusing concepts and tasks confronted by new Linux users. Purposely focused on end users to satisfy the growing interest in migrating away from windows to the increasingly mature Linux desktop platform, Beginning Ubuntu Linux serves as a guide to a rapid and transparent familiarization of those features most treasured by general and power desktop users alike.
Beginning Ubuntu Linux
This sixth edition of Beginning Ubuntu Linux introduces all of us—newbies, power users and system administrators—to the Natty Narwhal Ubuntu release. Based on the bestselling fifth edition, this edition introduces the new Unity interface while not neglecting the finely-tuned administration techniques for new users present in previous editions. Whether you aim to use it in the home or in the office, you’ll be introduced to the complete world of Ubuntu Linux, from simple word processing to using cloud services. You’ll learn how to control the Ubuntu system which you just installed as you are guided through common tasks, such as configuring the system's graphical user interface, listening to audio CDs and MP3s, producing documents, using VoIP and chat, and of course, general system maintenance. Emilio also introduces the improved software center and Ubuntu's multitouch capabilities. This book supplies a series of comprehensive tutorials on Ubuntu administration and security—essential for any Ubuntu user—while not neglecting matters pertaining to office applications and the Cloud. What you’ll learn Use Ubuntu as a daily desktop on your laptop or PC Complete office tasks, such as creating Microsoft Office-compatible documents and spreadsheets, using e-mail, and managing contacts Listen to MP3s, manage pictures and CDs, and watch movies using a user-friendly Linux desktop Configure Ubuntu's printer- and file-sharing features to share resources seamlessly with other computers on your network Configure and use Ubuntu's multitouch capabilities Administer and secure your Ubuntu machine Who this book is for Everyone interested in or already using Ubuntu—no exceptions. Table of Contents Meet Ubuntu Linux GNU "slash" Linux Pre-installation Steps Installing Ubuntu Solving Installation Problems Booting Ubuntu for the First Time Getting Everything Up and Running How to Secure Your Computer Personalizing Ubuntu: Getting Everything Just Right Managing Your Data A World of Applications Working with Text Files Making the Move to OpenOffice.org Communicating with Others Social Networks and Cloud Computing Digital Audio Movies and Multimedia Digital Photos Playing Games Installing and Removing Software Understanding Linux Users and File Permissions Optimizing Your System Backing Up Data Scheduling Tasks Accessing Computers Remotely Taking Control of the System Appendix 1: Introducing the BASH Shell Appendix 2: Glossary of Linux Terms Appendix 3: Getting Further Help Appendix 4: Exploring the Digital Download and Other Ubuntu Versions
Beginning Ubuntu LTS Server Administration
Beginning Ubuntu LTS Server Administration, Second Edition is the touchstone companion book for anyone implementing Ubuntu LTS Server. Author Sander van Vugt introduces the most recent server edition of Ubuntu Linux, the most popular Linux distribution, to power users, system administrators, and programmers and demonstrates the power and flexibility that the Hardy–Heron Ubuntu Server Long Term Support Edition offers for small networks and corporate systems alike. This book covers: Installing and configuring Ubuntu to ensure secure installations Virtual Ubuntu Full network and web services management
Pro Ubuntu Server Administration
Pro Ubuntu Server Administration teaches you advanced Ubuntu system building. After reading this book, you will be able to manage anything from simple file servers to multiple virtual servers to high–availability clusters. This is the capstone volume of the Apress Ubuntu trilogy that includes Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Third Edition and Beginning Ubuntu Server LTS Administration: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition. You will be able to make Ubuntu technology shine in a Fortune 500 environment and let Ubuntu server become the backbone of your infrastructure. Topics covered include Performance monitoring and optimization High–availability clustering Advanced Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) integrated networking
Ubuntu Kung Fu
Ubuntu's rise to power has been rapid, historic and well-deserved. It's the best Linux distribution ever, but most people only use a fraction of its power. Award-winning Linux author Keir Thomas gets down and dirty with Ubuntu to provide over 300 concise tips that enhance productivity, avoid annoyances, and simply get the most from Ubuntu. You'll find many unique tips here that can't be found anywhere else. You'll also get a crash course in Ubuntu's flavor of system administration. Whether you're new to Linux or an old hand, you'll find tips to make your day easier. Ubuntu builds on a solid base of Debian Linux to create an award-winning operating system that's light-years ahead of its competitors. Ubuntu consistently tops lists of the most popular Linuxes amongst professionals and enthusiasts; Dell recently embraced Ubuntu in its product lines after a user survey indicated overwhelming public support. Ubuntu Kung Fu provides hints, hacks, tweaks and tricks for every level of user. Guaranteed to be free of the usual dross that fills tips books, Ubuntu Kung Fu is written to be entertaining and, above all, readable. Its 300+ concise tips utilize and exploit hidden or lesser-known features to boost day-to-day productivity. You'll also find tips on tweaking Ubuntu, wrangling the system into shape, optimizing, enhancing security, and lots more. Learn what extraordinary things can be done with Ubuntu. Written with the migrating Windows or Mac OS X user in mind, Ubuntu Kung Fu avoids the usual Linux/Unix folklore that can send most of us to sleep. The tips have one aim--to produce results as quickly as possible, in an environment where the reader can polish their skills as they read. This is the Linux book for the rest of us.
Ubuntu Linux--the most popular Linux distribution on the planet--preserves the spirit embodied in the ancient African word ubuntu, which means both "humanity to others" and "I am what I am because of who we all are." Ubuntu won the Linux Journal Reader's Choice Award for best Linux distribution and is consistently the top-ranked Linux variant on DistroWatch.com. The reason this distribution is so widely popular is that Ubuntu is designed to be useful, usable, customizable, and always available for free worldwide. Ubuntu Hacks is your one-stop source for all of the community knowledge you need to get the most out of Ubuntu: a collection of 100 tips and tools to help new and experienced Linux users install, configure, and customize Ubuntu. With this set of hacks, you can get Ubuntu Linux working exactly the way you need it to. Learn how to: Install and test-drive Ubuntu Linux. Keep your system running smoothly Turn Ubuntu into a multimedia powerhouse: rip and burn discs, watch videos, listen to music, and more Take Ubuntu on the road with Wi-Fi wireless networking, Bluetooth, etc. Hook up multiple displays and enable your video card's 3-D acceleration Run Ubuntu with virtualization technology such as Xen and VMware Tighten your system's security Set up an Ubuntu-powered server Ubuntu Hacks will not only show you how to get everything working just right, you will also have a great time doing it as you explore the powerful features lurking within Ubuntu. "Put in a nutshell, this book is a collection of around 100 tips and tricks which the authors choose to call hacks, which explain how to accomplish various tasks in Ubuntu Linux. The so called hacks range from down right ordinary to the other end of the spectrum of doing specialised things...More over, each and every tip in this book has been tested by the authors on the latest version of Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) and is guaranteed to work. In writing this book, it is clear that the authors have put in a lot of hard work in covering all facets of configuring this popular Linux distribution which makes this book a worth while buy." -- Ravi Kumar, Slashdot.org
The Official Ubuntu Book
The free Ubuntu operating system has won the hearts and minds of millions of users worldwide. It combines a strong technical platform, impressive quality, and an enthusiastic global community of users who relentlessly support, document, and test it. The Official Ubuntu Book, Ninth Edition, has been extensively updated with a single goal: to make running today’s Ubuntu even more pleasant and productive for you. It’s the ideal one-stop knowledge source for Ubuntu novices, those upgrading from older versions or other Linux distributions, and anyone moving toward power-user status. Its expert authors focus on what you need to know most about installation, applications, media, administration, software applications, and much more. You’ll discover powerful Unity desktop improvements that make Ubuntu even friendlier and more convenient. You’ll also connect with the amazing Ubuntu community and the incredible resources it offers you. Learn how to Reliably install, customize, and update Ubuntu for any home, business, school, or government environment Get up and running quickly, and then explore Ubuntu and download powerful free software Customize Ubuntu for performance, accessibility, and fun Get comfortable with the highly efficient Ubuntu command line Install, administer, and secure Ubuntu Server, including advanced features such as LVM and RAID Get involved with related Ubuntu projects Help build, promote, distribute, support, document, or translate Ubuntu Get up-to-the-minute help and troubleshooting advice from Ubuntu users worldwide
Beginning the Linux Command Line
This is Linux for those of us who don’t mind typing. All Linux users and administrators tend to like the flexibility and speed of Linux administration from the command line in byte–sized chunks, instead of fairly standard graphical user interfaces. Beginning the Linux Command Line is verified against all of the most important Linux distributions, and follows a task–oriented approach which is distribution agnostic. Now this Second Edition of Beginning the Linux Command Line updates to the very latest versions of the Linux Operating System, including the new Btrfs file system and its management, and systemd boot procedure and firewall management with firewalld! Updated to the latest versions of Linux Work with files and directories, including Btrfs! Administer users and security, and deploy firewalld Understand how Linux is organized, to think Linux!
The Linux Command Line
You've experienced the shiny, point-and-click surface of your Linux computer—now dive below and explore its depths with the power of the command line. The Linux Command Line takes you from your very first terminal keystrokes to writing full programs in Bash, the most popular Linux shell. Along the way you'll learn the timeless skills handed down by generations of gray-bearded, mouse-shunning gurus: file navigation, environment configuration, command chaining, pattern matching with regular expressions, and more. In addition to that practical knowledge, author William Shotts reveals the philosophy behind these tools and the rich heritage that your desktop Linux machine has inherited from Unix supercomputers of yore. As you make your way through the book's short, easily-digestible chapters, you'll learn how to: * Create and delete files, directories, and symlinks * Administer your system, including networking, package installation, and process management * Use standard input and output, redirection, and pipelines * Edit files with Vi, the world’s most popular text editor * Write shell scripts to automate common or boring tasks * Slice and dice text files with cut, paste, grep, patch, and sed Once you overcome your initial "shell shock," you'll find that the command line is a natural and expressive way to communicate with your computer. Just don't be surprised if your mouse starts to gather dust. A featured resource in the Linux Foundation's "Evolution of a SysAdmin"
The Official Ubuntu Server Book
Ubuntu Server is a complete, free server operating system that just works, with the extra Ubuntu polish, innovation, and simplicity that administrators love. Now, there’s a definitive, authoritative guide to getting up and running quickly with the newest, most powerful versions of Ubuntu Server. Written by leading members of the Ubuntu community, The Official Ubuntu Server Book, Third Edition, covers all you need to know to make the most of Ubuntu Server, whether you’re a beginner or a battle-hardened senior systems administrator. The authors cover Ubuntu Server from start to finish: installation, basic administration and monitoring, security, backup, troubleshooting, system rescue, and much more. They walk through deploying each of the most common server applications, from file and print services to state-of-the-art, cost-saving virtualization and cloud computing. In addition, you’ll learn how to Make the most of Ubuntu Server’s latest, most powerful technologies Discover easy, fast ways to perform key administration tasks Automate Ubuntu installs, no matter how many servers you’re installing Quickly set up low-cost Web servers and e-mail Protect your server with Ubuntu’s built-in and optional security tools Minimize downtime with fault tolerance and clustering Master proven, step-by-step server and network troubleshooting techniques Walk through rescuing an Ubuntu server that won’t boot Deploy your own Ubuntu servers in the cloud