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How to Do Everything: Ubuntu [Paperback]

Jeffrey T. Orloff
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1 Oct 2008 0071549366 978-0071549363 1
Your hands-on guide to Ubuntu

Now it's easier than ever to get the most out of this wildly popular version of Linux. How to Do Everything: Ubuntu leads you through the interface, the built-in applications, and the process of installing software and peripherals. You'll get details on the full-featured productivity suite, as well as the fun side of Ubuntu, including graphics, photos, music, videos, and games. Maximize the power of Ubuntu-on PCs or Macs-with help from this practical guide.

  • Install Ubuntu and navigate the GNOME desktop
  • Add hardware, software, and peripheral devices
  • Secure your computer with Firestarter, anti-virus programs, and backup/restore software
  • Use the suite components-Writer, Calc, Base, Impress, Math, and Draw
  • Set up a network and connect to the Internet via Firefox
  • Create and publish your own website
  • Use Windows applications in Ubuntu
  • Play games and enjoy multimedia applications
  • Work with Linux shell commands
  • Learn to use the vi and Emacs text editors

Product details

  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne; 1 edition (1 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071549366
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071549363
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 18.6 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,804,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jeffrey T. Orloff is a founding member of and serves as the director of technology. He has also taught post-secondary classes in Windows Server, IT Security, and Linux and has worked in educational technology for more than 13 years.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this book 13 Dec 2008
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There a number of good books introducing Linux and Ubuntu, but this definitely isn't one of them. It devotes a wholly disproportionate amount of space to firewalls and antivirus software - and is plagued by the most basic errors of fact. Two examples stand out: on page 227 it's claimed Internet Explorer, can be run perfectly using Wine - not so, you need IEs4Linux, and on page 316 the instructions for creating a Window/Linux dual boot system (something most beginners will be very interested in) relate to installing Ubuntu as an application inside Windows, and not as a separate installation on its own partition.

If you want to give Ubuntu a go, get yourself a copy of Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks, by Richord Grant, or Beginning Ubuntu Linux by Keir Thomas and Jaime Sicam, and avoid this sloppily written book like the plague.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners 7 Jan 2010
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I've only been using Ubuntu a short time and have tried several books to understand the sometimes circuituous workings of it. This is the only book that really addresses the very basic instructions for moving files, downloading and using Windows etc. I highly recommend it.
2.0 out of 5 stars Really written as a how to for Dummies 15 July 2013
By John F. Westermann - Published on
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This book is really written for a those who have never used anything like Ubuntu before. The best title for this book would have been Ubuntu for dummies. Stay away from it if you have EVER used a computer or an operating system before.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Orloff's Ubuntu A+ 2 Mar 2009
By Zin Min - Published on
The author does a great job at explaning a really cool OS that is free for everyone. This book is a need-to-have for beginners and a great asset as a refreshment tool for existing users.

Ubuntu is better than Microsoft Windows and just as easy to use. The book is worth every penny!
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