Official Ubuntu Book, The (6th Edition)

Official Ubuntu Book, The (6th Edition)

Corey Burger, Matthew Helmke, Benjamin Hill, Amber Graner

Language: English

Pages: 424

ISBN: 0132748509

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Official Ubuntu Book, The (6th Edition)

Corey Burger, Matthew Helmke, Benjamin Hill, Amber Graner

Language: English

Pages: 424

ISBN: 0132748509

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Ubuntu is a complete, free operating system that emphasizes community, support, and ease of use without compromising speed, power, or flexibility. It’s Linux for human beings, designed for everyone from computer novices to experts. Ubuntu 11.04 is the latest release–more powerful, more flexible, and friendlier than ever.  The Official Ubuntu Book, Sixth Edition, will get you up and running quickly.

Written by expert, leading Ubuntu community members, this book covers all you need to know to make the most of Ubuntu 11.04, whether you’re a home user, small business user, server administrator, programmer, or novice. The authors explain Ubuntu 11.04 from start to finish: installation, configuration, desktop productivity, games, management, support, and much more. Among the many topics covered in this edition: Ubuntu One cloud storage, Ubuntu Server, and the groundbreaking Unity desktop.

This complete guide also covers standard desktop applications, from word processing, spreadsheets, Web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, music, video, and games to software development, databases, and server applications. In addition, you will
* Learn how to customize Ubuntu for home, small business, school, government, and enterprise environments
* Learn how to quickly update Ubuntu to new release versions with upgraded applications
* Find up-to-the-minute troubleshooting advice from Ubuntu users worldwide from forums and other means to get the help you need quickly
* Learn Ubuntu Server installation and administration, including LVM and RAID implementation
* Learn how to use Ubuntu One to buy legal music from your favorite artists and how to use cloud storage to back up or share your important files
* Learn how you can be a part of the community that creates Ubuntu

The DVD includes the complete Ubuntu Linux operating system for installation on PC platforms. The disk is preconfigured  with an outstanding desktop environment for both home and business computing. It can be used to install other complete variants of Ubuntu, including Kubuntu (with the KDE environment), and Ubuntu Server.

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situations and for others. A significant percentage of the world’s most intelligent and creative individuals also have disabilities. Ubuntu’s usefulness should not be limited when it can be inclusive. More important, Ubuntu wants to welcome and to be able to harness the ability of these individuals as community members to build a better and more effective community. Conduct Goals and Code of Conduct If Ubuntu’s philosophical commitments describe the why of the Ubuntu project, the Code of Conduct

list of options. If you want your layout detected, you will be asked a series of questions until a guess can be made. If the guess is wrong, you can repeat the process. Otherwise, choose your keyboard layout from the options available. Hardware Next, the system will attempt to load the rest of the installer and to detect hardware. In most situations, this happens without prompting you for anything, although sometimes you might need to provide input such as choosing a primary network device. Once

the last edition of this book a year ago. Again. The number of officially supported flavors of Ubuntu has increased as well. Again. Once again, we feel blessed that The Official Ubuntu Book has been able to benefit from, and perhaps in a small way even contribute to, that success. Ultimately, that success paved the way for several subsequent editions, and now the sixth edition, of the book that you’re reading now. In the process, this book, like Ubuntu, continues to mature. Our job as authors, like

is a way you can run many of these applications on your Ubuntu desktop. For more than fifteen years, the Wine project team members have been working to create a free way to run Windows applications on Linux. While not every application works perfectly, and some don’t work at all, the Summary 137 number of programs that do work in Wine has dramatically increased and continues to do so. However, it is recommended that you thoroughly test the applications you want to run in Wine before you use

addition, the server kernel supports basic NUMA, a memory design used in some multiprocessor systems that can dramatically increase multiprocessing performance. So what else is different in Ubuntu Server? Other than the server kernel and a minimal set of packages, not too much. Though Ubuntu has supported a minimal installation mode for a number of releases, spinning off Ubuntu Server into a separate product that truly stands on its own is still a young effort, but one that’s moving along very

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