Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Getting Started

    1. Test-Drive Ubuntu

    2. Get Help

    3. Make Live CD Data Persistent

    4. Customize the Ubuntu Live CD

    5. Install Ubuntu

    6. Dual-Boot Ubuntu and Windows

    7. Move Your Windows Data to Ubuntu

    8. Install Ubuntu on a Mac

    9. Set Up Your Printer

    10. Install Ubuntu on an External Drive

    11. Install from a Network Boot Server

    12. Submit a Bug Report

    13. Use the Command Line

    14. Get Productive with Applications

  2. Chapter 2 The Linux Desktop

    1. Get Under the Hood of the GNOME Desktop

    2. Tweak the KDE Desktop

    3. Switch to a Lighter Window Manager

    4. Install Java

    5. Search Your Computer

    6. Access Remote Filesystems

    7. Tweak Your Desktop Like a Pro

    8. Sync Your Palm PDA

    9. Sync Your Pocket PC

    10. Customize the Right-Click Contextual Menu

    11. Download and Share Files with the Best P2P Software

    12. Make Your Own PDFs

    13. Blog with Ubuntu

  3. Chapter 3 Multimedia

    1. Install Multimedia Plug-ins

    2. Watch Videos

    3. Play DVDs

    4. Buy Songs at the iTunes Music Store

    5. Get a Grip on CD Ripping

    6. Burn CDs and DVDs

    7. Automate Audio CD Burning

    8. Rip and Encode DVDs

    9. Create a Video DVD

    10. Connect to a Digital Camera

  4. Chapter 4 Mobile Ubuntu

    1. Put Your Laptop to Sleep

    2. Hibernate Your Laptop

    3. Prolong Your Battery Life

    4. Get Proprietary Wireless Cards Working

    5. Roam Wirelessly

    6. Make Laptop Settings Roam with Your Network

    7. Make Bluetooth Connections

    8. Expand Your Laptop

    9. Hotswap Your Laptop's Optical Drive

  5. Chapter 5 X11

    1. Configure Multibutton Mice

    2. Enable Your Multimedia Keyboard

    3. Configure a Touchpad

    4. Connect Multiple Displays

    5. Change the Ubuntu Splash Screen

    6. Enable 3-D Video Acceleration

    7. Make Your Fonts Pretty

  6. Chapter 6 Package Management

    1. Manage Packages from the Command Line

    2. Manage Packages with Synaptic

    3. Manage Packages with Adept

    4. Install and Remove Standalone .deb Files

    5. Search for Packages from the Command Line

    6. Install Software from Source

    7. Modify the List of Package Repositories

    8. Cache Packages Locally with Apt-cacher

    9. Create an Ubuntu Package

    10. Compile a Source Package

    11. Convert Non-Ubuntu Packages

    12. Create Your Own Package Repository

    13. Convert Debian to Ubuntu

  7. Chapter 7 Security

    1. Limit Permissions with sudo

    2. Manage Security Updates

    3. Protect Your Network with a Firewall

    4. Use an Encrypted Filesystem to Protect Your Data

    5. Encrypt Your Email and Important Files

    6. Surf the Web Anonymously

    7. Keep Windows Malware off Your System

  8. Chapter 8 Administration

    1. Edit Configuration Files

    2. Manage Users and Groups

    3. Mount Any Filesystem

    4. Control Startup Services

    5. Build Kernels the Ubuntu Way

    6. Back Up Your System

    7. Clone an Installation

    8. Rescue an Unbootable System

    9. Check the Captain's Log

    10. Mount Removable Devices with Persistent Names

    11. Mount Remote Directories Securely and Easily

    12. Make Videos of Your Tech-Support Questions

    13. Synchronize Files Across Machines

  9. Chapter 9 Virtualization and Emulation

    1. Run Windows Applications

    2. Play Windows Games

    3. Run Ubuntu Inside Windows

    4. Use Xen to Host Virtual Machines

    5. Create an Ubuntu/Xen Virtual Machine

    6. Split Your Machine's Personality

  10. Chapter 10 Small Office/Home Office Server

    1. Install and Configure an Ubuntu Server

    2. Build a File Server

    3. Administer Your Server Remotely

    4. Build a Web Server

    5. Build an Email Server

    6. Build a Caching Proxy Server

    7. Build a DHCP Server

    8. Build a Domain Name Server

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