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K; Channelle, A; Sicam, J Thomas
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24 Aug 2009 1430219998 978-1430219996 4th Revised edition

Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Fourth Edition is the update to the best-selling book on Ubuntu, today's hottest Linux distribution. Targeting newcomers to Linux and to the Ubuntu distribution alike, readers are presented with an introduction to the world of Linux and open source community, followed by a detailed overview of Ubuntu's installation and configuration process. From there readers learn how to wield total control over their newly installed operating system, and are guided through common tasks such as writing documents, listening to audio CDs and MP3s, watching movies, using VOIP and chat, and of course general system maintenance matters.

Additionally, there's a series of comprehensive tutorials on Linux internals and the command-line prompt-essential for any Linux user-and the book includes special sections on optimization, security, and system maintenance.

The book comes with a DVD containing the complete Ubuntu Linux distribution. All you need to do is insert the DVD and follow the instructions in the book to install this distribution.

  • The ultimate guide to Ubuntu, the hottest Linux distribution on the planet.
  • Forgoes introductions to esoteric Linux topics so commonly found in other books and instead focuses on everyday tasks for everyday users: printer and file sharing configuration, office document management, and listening to MP3s and watching movies among them.

What you'll learn

  • Use Ubuntu as a daily desktop replacement.
  • Complete all manner of office tasks, such as creating Microsoft Office-compatible documents and spreadsheets, using e-mail, and managing contacts.
  • Listen to MP3s and CDs, and watch movies using a user-friendly Linux desktop.
  • Configure Ubuntu's printer- and file-sharing features to share resources seamlessly with other computers on your network.
  • Become a proficient user of the Linux command line.

Who is this book for?

Beginning Linux users seeking to explore the popular Ubuntu distribution

About the Apress Beginning Series

The Beginning series from Apress is the right choice to get the information you need to land that crucial entry-level job. These books will teach you a standard and important technology from the ground up because they are explicitly designed to take you from "novice to professional." You'll start your journey by seeing what you need to know-but without needless theory and filler. You'll build your skill set by learning how to put together real-world projects step by step. So whether your goal is your next career challenge or a new learning opportunity, the Beginning series from Apress will take you there-it is your trusted guide through unfamiliar territory!

Product details

  • Paperback: 800 pages
  • Publisher: APRESS; 4th Revised edition edition (24 Aug 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430219998
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430219996
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 17.5 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 359,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Heavy Book, Easy Read 27 Mar 2010
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First tried Ubuntu 6.xx, then 8.04 and now 9.10 and find I use it now more than Windows. But I have to explain Ubuntu to my grand children and answer their questions when they use my computer so I need some technical appreciation. This is it. The book is about 43 mm thick but it is easy to read, lets just hope it sinks in!

I find it useful, it gives a detailed instruction for doing anything and sticks to the graphic user interface when it can but also gives the same attention to detail if a command line operation is needed.

I've made notes of the parts that I use but I am also going to read it from cover to cover again. I ought to contribute to Ubuntu and I hope this will give me the confidence to offer my services.
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I bought this book after taking the 3rd edition from my university library. It contains a good number of updates and alterations of certain chapters from the previous edition(s).

Personally I found the vast majority of it too beginner level - but this is in no way an issue, it just means that I might find more use in the intermediate level books as only chapters 4 and 7 were/are of use to me! And if you are indeed a beginner to Ubuntu (which as linux operating system is very ideal for beginners!) you will find this book of much use!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Bye Bye Microsoft 1 Jan 2010
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If you want to know how to use and get the best out of Ubuntu, then this is the book for you. It leads you by the hand through setup, file system, applications and tuning your system. Very easy to follow and understand. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book for the begginer 30 Jan 2013
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I found this book easy to use to get me started with Linux. I now have a Laptop running Linux and as this is very old I am amazed at how fast it is.
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