Ubuntu: Up and Running
A Power User's Desktop Guide
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: April 2010
Pages: 464

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
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  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written


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    Comments about oreilly Ubuntu: Up and Running:

    Very good book for linux newbies or, like in my case, for people who have an incomplete knowledge of the operating system. I have been using linux on an off and on basis for years. There are certain areas, everyday use, LAMP, bluefish, eclipse, some shell commands, ... that I know very well, and certain aspects of which I know very little. I feel like I now have a much better understanding of Ubuntu in general.
    It is aimed at linux newbies and users who have incomplete or sketchy knowledge of Ubuntu, and it takes you to the next level.

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