Ubuntu Unleashed

Ubuntu Unleashed

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
A guide to the Ubuntu operating system covers such topics as installation and configuration, system administration, networking, Apache Web server management, proxying, LDAP, and using Perl.

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Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 Edition presents advanced coverage of the popular Ubuntu distribution of Linux. Windows users, Mac users, and Linux enthusiasts have been increasingly turning to Ubuntu for a user-friendly and easy-to-use Linux distribution that remains useful to power users.

This book provides detailed information on installing, using, and administering Ubuntu. You will learn how to set up a workstation or a server, details on Ubuntu’s easy-to-use desktop and productivity software, and you will find topics of interest to both casual and serious developers.

Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 Edition includes a range of coverage: From the software you need everyday for productivity and enjoyment, to how to configure your Linux desktop to run smoothly, to advanced topics like systems administration and software development, and much more.

Some books excel at helping beginners take baby steps. There is some beginning material in Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 Edition. However, this book is intended for anyone who wants to move beyond the basics of using Ubuntu into the realm of an intermediate or advanced user.

  • Install and configure Ubuntu
  • Get all your system’s devices and peripherals up and running
  • Configure and customize your graphic user interface
  • Manage Linux services and users
  • Secure your machine and your network from intruders
  • Configure a firewall
  • Share files with Windows users using Samba
  • Get productive with office tools
  • Use multimedia programs
  • Play games
  • Set up and run various types of servers
  • Learn the basics of several programming languages
  • Learn how to write a software application quickly
  • Participate in Ubuntu QA testing
  • Tune your system for maximum performance
  • Learn to manage and compile the kernel and modules

Ubuntu 10.10 on DVD

DVD includes the full Ubuntu 10.10 distribution for Intel x86 computers as well as the complete OpenOffice.org office suite and hundreds of additional programs and utilities.

Free Upgrade!

Purchase this book anytime in 2011 and receive a free Ubuntu 11.04 Upgrade Kit by mail (U.S. or Canada only) after Ubuntu 11.04 is released.

See inside back cover for details.

Category: Operating Systems/Linux

Covers: Ubuntu 10.10

User Level: Intermediate—Advanced



Book News
Written for intermediate to advanced desktop GNU/Linux users, this guide to the latest version of Ubuntu provides step-by-step instructions for performing many common user and administrator tasks with this popular open source operating system. The work is divided into six sections covering the installation and configuration of the system, desktop tasks, system administration, server configuration and management, scripting and programming with Linux and advanced system security and tuning. Chapters provide numerous screen shots, tips, sidebars and code examples and a DVD-ROM containing a copy of the latest version of Ubuntu (10.10) is included. Additional support for, and a DVD-ROM copy of the forthcoming April 2011 version of Ubuntu is available through an upgrade kit by mail to US and Canadian purchasers. Helmke, Hudson and Hudson are software developers and journalists. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell Publishing
Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 Edition presents advanced coverage of the popular Ubuntu distribution of Linux. Windows users, Mac users, and Linux enthusiasts have been increasingly turning to Ubuntu for a user-friendly and easy-to-use Linux distribution that remains useful to power users.

This book provides detailed information on installing, using, and administering Ubuntu. You will learn how to set up a workstation or a server, details on Ubuntu's easy-to-use desktop and productivity software, and you will find topics of interest to both casual and serious developers.

Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 Edition includes a range of coverage: From the software you need everyday for productivity and enjoyment, to how to configure your Linux desktop to run smoothly, to advanced topics like systems administration and software development, and much more.

Some books excel at helping beginners take baby steps. There is some beginning material in Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 Edition. However, this book is intended for anyone who wants to move beyond the basics of using Ubuntu into the realm of an intermediate or advanced user.

-Install and configure Ubuntu

-Get all your system's devices and peripherals up and running

-Configure and customize your graphic user interface

-Manage Linux services and users

-Secure your machine and your network from intruders

-Configure a firewall

-Share files with Windows users using Samba

-Get productive with office tools

-Use multimedia programs

-Play games

-Set up and run various types of servers

-Learn the basics of several programming languages

-Learn how to write a software application quickly

-Participate in Ubuntu QA testing

-Tune your system for maximum performance

-Learn to manage and compile the kernel and modules

Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Sams, c2011
Edition: 2011 ed
ISBN: 9780672333446
0672333449
Branch Call Number: 005.446 L658h 2011
Characteristics: xxii, 739 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Hudson, Andrew 1978-
Hudson, Paul 1979-

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The ultimate Ubuntu book for the power user.

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