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Ubuntu Linux Bible: Featuring Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-60450-2
1224 pages
June 2010
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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

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Table of Contents

Introduction xxxiii

Part I: Getting Started With Ubuntu 1

Chapter 1: The Ubuntu Linux Project 3

Chapter 2: Installing Ubuntu 31

Chapter 3: Installing Ubuntu on Special‑Purpose Systems 61

Part II: Ubuntu for Desktop Users 103

Chapter 4: Basic Linux System Concepts 105

Chapter 5: Using the GNOME Desktop 129

Chapter 6: Using the Compiz Window Manager 189

Chapter 7: Managing E-Mail and Personal Information with Evolution 221

Chapter 8: Surfing the Web with Firefox 281

Chapter 9: Migrating from Windows Systems 319

Chapter 10: Sending and Receiving Instant Messages 355

Chapter 11: Using Command-Line Tools 391

Chapter 12: Working with Text Files 427

Chapter 13: Creating and Publishing Documents 461

Chapter 14: Other Office Software: Spreadsheets and Presentations 499

Chapter 15: Working with Graphics 531

Chapter 16: Working with Multimedia 559

Chapter 17: Would You Like to Play a Game? 617

Chapter 18: Consumer Electronics and Ubuntu 641

Chapter 19: Adding, Removing, and Updating Software 667

Chapter 20: Adding Hardware and Attaching Peripherals 721

Chapter 21: Network Configuration and Security 763

Chapter 22: Going Wireless 799

Chapter 23: Software Development on Ubuntu 819

Chapter 24: Using Virtual Machines and Emulators 857

Chapter 25: Connecting to Other Systems 905

Chapter 26: File Transfer and Sharing 925

Part III: Ubuntu for System Administrators 953

Chapter 27: Managing Users, Groups, and Authentication 955

Chapter 28: Backing Up and Restoring Files 985

Chapter 29: Setting Up a Web Server 1023

Chapter 30: Setting Up a Mail Server 1035

Chapter 31: Setting Up a DHCP Server 1059

Chapter 32: Setting Up a DNS Server 1075

Chapter 33: Setting Up a Print Server 1095

Chapter 34: Setting Up an NFS Server 1105

Chapter 35: Setting Up a Samba Server 1125

Appendix: What’s on the CD-ROM? 1137

Index 1141

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Author Information

William von Hagen (Bill) has been a UNIX system administrator for more than 20 years, and a Linux fanatic since the early 1990s. He has worked as a Linux product manager, systems programmer, system administrator, writer, application developer, drummer, and content manager. Bill has written or co-written books on such topics as Linux server hacks, GCC, Xen virtualization, Linux filesystems, SUSE Linux, Red Hat Linux, SGML, Mac OS X, and hacking the TiVo. He has also written numerous articles on Linux, embedded computing, Mac OS X, UNIX, and various open source topics. An avid computer collector specializing in workstations, he owns more than 200 computer systems but is not compulsive at all. You can reach him at wvh@vonhagen.org.
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