Tips & Tools for Exploring, Using, and Tuning Linux
Author: Jonathan Oxer
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
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
This book guides you through all of the key configuration and administration tasks you’ll need to know to quickly deploy and manage the Ubuntu Server distribution. Whether you’re interested in adopting Ubuntu within a Fortune 500 environment or just want to use Ubuntu to manage your home network, this book is your go-to guide to using the distribution securely for a wide variety of network services. Topics include file, print, web, and FTP management, command-line tips and tricks, automated installation, configuration and deployment processes, and kernel management.
This edition is the update to the best-selling first edition introducing Ubuntu Linux. Adapted from the best-selling first edition, this book guides readers through the most commonly desired yet confusing concepts and tasks confronted by new Linux users. The book is purposely focused on end users to satisfy the growing interest in migrating away from Windows to the increasingly mature Linux desktop platform. The book serves as a guide to a rapid and transparent familiarization of those features most treasured by general and power desktop users alike.
The best resource on the very latest for Ubuntu users! Ubuntu is a free, open-source, Linux-based operating system that can run on desktops, laptops, netbooks, and servers. If you've joined the millions of users around the world who prefer open-source OS-and Ubuntu in particular-this book is perfect for you. It brings you the very latest on Ubuntu 10.04, with pages of step-by-step instruction, helpful tips, and expert techniques. Coverage Includes: The Ubuntu Linux Project Installing Ubuntu Installing Ubuntu on Special-Purpose Systems Basic Linux System Concepts Using the GNOME Desktop Using the Compiz Window Manager Managing E-Mail and Personal Information with Evolution Surfing the Web with Firefox Migrating from Windows Systems Sending and Receiving Instant Messages Using Command-Line Tools Working with Text Files Creating and Publishing Documents Other Office Software: Spreadsheets and Presentations Working with Graphics Working with Multimedia Consumer Electronics and Ubuntu Adding, Removing, and Updating Software Adding Hardware and Attaching Peripherals Network Configuration and Security Going Wireless Software Development on Ubuntu Using Virtual Machines and Emulators Connecting to Other Systems File Transfer and Sharing Managing Users, Groups, and Authentication Backing Up and Restoring Files Setting Up a Web Server Setting Up a Mail Server Setting Up a DHCP Server Setting Up a DNS Server Setting Up a Print Server Setting Up an NFS Server Up a Samba Server Updating your Ubuntu? Ubuntu Linux Bible, Third Edition, is the book you need to succeed!
Theme of the 2009 General Convention of The Episcopal Church, Ubuntu is the African spiritual principle of self-identity formed through community.Through the lens of Ubuntu, Battle generates a radical new perspective for understanding the Christian faith,