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.
The Ubuntu Linux Project
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
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!
Note: CD-ROM is not included as part of eBook file.
Ubuntu is for everybody
By G. Tairov - February 21, 2007
Like many other "Bible" publications, "Ubuntu Linux Bible" is an extensive study material and is a good addition to any Linux reference book collection. William von Hagen did a good job of dissecting the information into manageable chunks. The book is written in clear terms and reads easy. As any other Linux book, the intro covers a bit of Linux history. The installation of the OS is covered well. You will learn how to install Ubuntu on a special-purpose system or as a generic desktop. Ubuntu is a Gnome based distribution, so KDE is not presented here. You will learn how to use Linux command-line tools; some bash commands are included. Additionally, the author covered quite a few GUI applications such as: Evolution, office apps and a myriad of others, so your switch from Windows world will be rather painless. Subjects covered also include: multimedia, games, consumer electronics, file sharing, software development, and some systems administrator tasks. You will learn how to... read more
ubuntu for desktop use
By Richard E. Graves - January 30, 2007
This might be the best Linux "bible" book ever. The book is great from the perspective of those who want ubuntu for desktop use. Its coverage of ubuntu for server use is brief. It also does not cover kubuntu or xubuntu (but it does cover some KDE applications that beat everything offered under GNOME, like k3b for burning DVD's and CD's). The book is well written, includes some geek humor, and does NOT include any inadvertent references to "ubuntu core". This is an excellent book for someone who wants to get the most out of ubuntu on the desktop -- with ubuntu and this book, Vista is obsolete already!
Not a bad place to start
By C. Chartier - May 21, 2008
I'm a computer professional who is new to Linux. As Ubuntu seems to be what everybody raves about these days, I decided to take the plunge and bought this book as my guide.
It's not a bad book by any means, but it certainly has room for improvement as well. I see a mistake that a lot of technical type books make. The author takes very simple topics and explains them to the level of a 4-year old who doesn't speak the language can understand (things like how to click the mouse). However, when it comes to more technical topics he seems to brush over them very quickly with much less explanation.
The author spent more time explaining how to use a graphical file explorer (like windows explorer) than explaining hard drive partitions and mounting them.
So the book is a good place to start, but I doubt it will be suitable for a true reference to refer back to when I'm facing more difficult tasks.
As the ultimate resource on the basics of the Linux desktops, servers, and programming tools, this book is written by the ultimate author on all things Linux. This transition resource is ideal if you ...