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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 About Ubuntu

    1. Why Ubuntu?

    2. The Parts That Make Up Ubuntu

    3. Summary

  2. Chapter 2 Installing and Upgrading Ubuntu

    1. The Live DVD

    2. Starting the Live DVD

    3. Alternative Editions

    4. Burning a CD or DVD

    5. Virtual Installation

    6. Full Installation

    7. Upgrading to New Releases

    8. Summary

  3. Chapter 3 Configuring

    1. Keyboard

    2. Mouse

    3. Graphics

    4. Sound

    5. PulseAudio

    6. Basic Networking

    7. Printing

    8. TV Tuners

    9. Webcams

    10. USB Media

    11. Summary

  4. Chapter 4 The Desktop: Accessing Applications and Features

    1. Logging In

    2. Desktop Layout

    3. Personalization

    4. The Desktop Itself

    5. Adding New Users

    6. What’s New in 10.04

    7. Summary

  5. Chapter 5 The Filesystem, File Attributes, and Permissions

    1. The Directory Tree

    2. Case Sensitivity and Special Characters

    3. Mounting Media

    4. Hidden Files and Folders

    5. Symbolic Links

    6. File Extensions

    7. File Permissions

    8. Users and Groups

    9. Other File Attributes

    10. The Trash

    11. Summary

  6. Chapter 6 The Nautilus File Browser

    1. Opening Files and Folders

    2. Dragging and Dropping

    3. Copying Files and Folders

    4. Selecting Files and Folders

    5. Zooming In and Out

    6. The File Browser Menus

    7. Other Features of the File Manager

    8. Preferences

    9. The View Menu

    10. The Go Menu

    11. The Bookmarks Menu

    12. The Tabs Menu

    13. Help

    14. Context Menus

    15. Template Files

    16. The Toolbars

    17. Configuration Editor

    18. What’s New in 10.04

    19. Summary

  7. Chapter 7 The Command Line

    1. The Terminal

    2. Bash

    3. The Command-Line Editor

    4. Bash Commands

    5. Using man

    6. Absolute and Relative Paths

    7. Using Quotation Marks

    8. The PATH Environment Variable

    9. Other Environment Variables

    10. Alternative Shells

    11. Using Nano to Edit Files

    12. Shell Scripts

    13. Using Backticks

    14. Using Pipes

    15. Using Redirection

    16. Standard Input, Output, and Error

    17. Wildcards, Sets, and Brace Expansion

    18. Using Aliases

    19. File Compression

    20. File and Folder Permissions

    21. Using sudo

    22. System Processes

    23. Summary

  8. Chapter 8 Installing and Removing Software

    1. The Ubuntu Software Center

    2. The Synaptic Package Manager

    3. Synaptic’s Menus

    4. Using Aptitude

    5. Using apt-get

    6. Summary

  9. Chapter 9 System Maintenance and Security

    1. System Maintenance

    2. Alpha and Beta Releases

    3. System Security

    4. Summary

  10. Chapter 10 Networking Ubuntu

    1. Remote Desktop

    2. Controlling Multiple Local Computers

    3. Using Shared Folders

    4. Using Keyrings

    5. Summary

  11. Chapter 11 The Internet

    1. Web Browsing

    2. Email

    3. Instant Messaging

    4. Internet Telephony

    5. Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

    6. Telnet and SSH

    7. Ubuntu One

    8. Summary

  12. Chapter 12 Using OpenOffice.org

    1. Preparing the Example Files

    2. Writer

    3. Calc

    4. Impress

    5. Draw

    6. Base

    7. Math

    8. Built-in Help

    9. Evolution Calendar

    10. What’s New in 10.04?

    11. Summary

  13. Chapter 13 Playing Games

    1. Built-in Games

    2. PlayDeb

    3. Other Linux Games

    4. PlayOnLinux

    5. KDE Games

    6. Browser-Based Games

    7. Ubuntu Easter Eggs

    8. OpenOffice.org StarWars

    9. Aptitude Silliness

    10. What’s New in 10.04

    11. Summary

  14. Chapter 14 Pictures, Sound, and Video

    1. Movie Player

    2. VLC Media Player

    3. Rhythmbox Music Player

    4. The GIMP Image Editor

    5. F-Spot Photo Manager

    6. Audacity Audio Editor

    7. Rosegarden

    8. PiTiVi Video Editor

    9. The Take Screenshot Program

    10. Summary

  15. Chapter 15 Other Ubuntu Distributions

    1. Installation

    2. Kubuntu

    3. Xubuntu

    4. Mythbuntu

    5. Edubuntu

    6. Ubuntu Netbook Edition

    7. Ubuntu Server Edition

    8. Ubuntu Studio

    9. Eeebuntu

    10. Even More Distributions

    11. Summary

  16. Chapter 16 Using Wine

    1. What Is Wine?

    2. The Benefits of Wine

    3. Wine’s Limitations

    4. Installing Wine

    5. Installing Microsoft Fonts

    6. Configuring Wine

    7. Accessing the Windows C: Drive

    8. Further Information

    9. Summary

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