Ubuntu: Up and Running: A Power User's Desktop Guide by Robin NixonUbuntu: Up and Running: A Power User's Desktop Guide by Robin Nixon

Ubuntu: Up and Running: A Power User's Desktop Guide

byRobin Nixon

Paperback | April 30, 2010

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Ubuntu for everyone! This popular Linux-based operating system is perfect for people with little technical background. It's simple to install, and easy to use -- with a strong focus on security. Ubuntu: Up and Running shows you the ins and outs of this system with a complete hands-on tour. You'll learn how Ubuntu works, how to quickly configure and maintain Ubuntu 10.04, and how to use this unique operating system for networking, business, and home entertainment.

This book includes a DVD with the complete Ubuntu system and several specialized editions -- including the Mythbuntu multimedia release.

  • Choose among three desktop environments: GNOME, KDE, or XFCE
  • Connect printers, sound cards, cameras, webcams, and iPhones
  • Use the Linux filesystem with either the desktop or the command line
  • Learn networking functions, such as file and folder sharing and Internet access
  • Get an in-depth introduction to the OpenOffice.org business productivity suite
  • Learn how to use WINE to run Windows programs
  • Implement upgrades quickly and easily
  • Find out where to get, and how to install, other great software for Linux
Robin Nixon has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s (his first computer was a Tandy TRS 80 Model 1 with a massive 4KB of RAM!). During this time he has written in excess of 500 articles for many of the UK's top computer magazines. Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript is his third book. Robin started his computing ...
Title:Ubuntu: Up and Running: A Power User's Desktop GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.19 × 7 × 1.09 inPublished:April 30, 2010Publisher:O'Reilly MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0596804849

ISBN - 13:9780596804848


Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: About Ubuntu
  • Chapter 2: Installing and Upgrading Ubuntu
  • Chapter 3: Configuring
  • Chapter 4: The Desktop: Accessing Applications and Features
  • Chapter 5: The Filesystem, File Attributes, and Permissions
  • Chapter 6: The Nautilus File Browser
  • Chapter 7: The Command Line
  • Chapter 8: Installing and Removing Software
  • Chapter 9: System Maintenance and Security
  • Chapter 10: Networking Ubuntu
  • Chapter 11: The Internet
  • Chapter 12: Using OpenOffice.org
  • Chapter 13: Playing Games
  • Chapter 14: Pictures, Sound, and Video
  • Chapter 15: Other Ubuntu Distributions
  • Chapter 16: Using Wine
  • Colophon