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Title Beginning Ubuntu Linux / Emilio Raggi [and others].
Imprint New York, NY : Apress, 2011.
Edition Sixth edition.

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Series The expert's voice in Linux
Expert's voice in Linux.
Subject Linux.
Operating systems (Computers)
Alt Name Raggi, Emilio.
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Series The expert's voice in Linux
Expert's voice in Linux.
Subject Linux.
Operating systems (Computers)
Alt Name Raggi, Emilio.
Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 628 pages) : illustrations.
Edition Sixth edition.
Summary A guide to Ubuntu Linux covers such topics as installation, hardware components, the BASH shell, multimedia, office tasks, software instllation and removal, and data backup.
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Meet Ubuntu Linux -- Ten Reasons to Try Ubuntu Linux -- What Is Ubuntu Linux Anyway? -- Ubuntu Linux Is an Operating System -- Ubuntu Is a Distribution of Linux, Based on Debian -- Ubuntu Linux Is a Full Desktop Solution -- Ubuntu Linux Experience -- "Linux for Human Beings" -- Powerful yet Flexible Operating System -- Continuous Improvements -- Product Family -- Ubuntu Linux Community -- Praise for Ubuntu Linux -- Should I Stop Using Windows? -- Ubuntu Linux and Its Strengths -- Summary -- ch. 2 GNU "slash" Linux -- Unix -- Rise of the IBM PC ... and of Microsoft -- RMS on Free Software -- Copyleft -- Quest for a Unix-like Operating System -- Linus Torvalds and His Little Project -- GNU "slash" Linux -- Linux Diaspora -- Open Source -- South African Factor -- Operating System for the Future -- Summary -- ch. 3 Pre-installation Steps -- Understanding Partitioning -- Freeing Up Space -- Reclaiming Space -- Removing Windows -- Using Another Hard Disk -- Backing Up Your Data -- Backing Up E-Mail Files -- Making Notes -- Summary -- ch. 4 Installing Ubuntu -- Overview of the Installation Process -- Stage-by-Stage Installation Guide -- Stage 1 Prepare the Windows Partition for Resizing -- Stage 2 Boot from the DVD-ROM -- Stage 3 Try or Install -- Stage 4 Preparing to install Ubuntu -- Stage 5 Repartition Your Hard Disk -- Stage 6 Configure your Regional Settings -- Stage 7 Set Up a User -- Stage 8 Import Documents and Settings -- Stage 9 Completing the Installation -- Stage 9 Perform Installation -- Stage 10 Reboot and Enjoy Ubuntul -- Summary -- ch. 5 Solving Installation Problems -- A. PreInstallation Problems -- Disc Doesn't Boot -- Computer Is Having a Kernel Panic -- DVD Starts to Boot, but the Screen Goes Blank or Corrupted -- Computer Freezes During Installation -- Installer "Unrecoverable Error" Message -- My Notebook Display Looks Corrupted During Installation -- I'm Using a KVM, and the Screen Looks Wrong -- B. Installation Problems -- I'm Offered Only a Text Login -- Computer Can't Find My Hard Disk -- I See Lots of Hard Disks in the Partitioner -- I Have Too Many Partitions -- C. Postinstallation Problems -- My Monitor Resolution Is Not Recognized -- My Keyboard or Mouse Isn't Working -- Computer No Longer Boots -- Ubuntu Is Working, but Windows Won't Boot -- I Can See Only a Text Login Prompt -- Graphical Problems -- Summary -- ch. 6 Booting Ubuntu for the First Time -- Starting Up -- Logging In -- Exploring the Desktop -- First Impressions -- Exploring the Top Panel and the Unity Launcher -- Shutting Down or Restarting Ubuntu -- Quick Desktop Guides -- Running Programs -- Working with Virtual Desktops -- Using the Mouse -- Cutting and Pasting Text -- Summary -- ch. 7 Getting Everything Up and Running -- Will Ubuntu Support My Hardware? -- Using Proprietary vs. Open Source Drivers -- Installing Device Manager -- Configuring Ubuntu -- Configuring Input Devices -- Configuring Mouse Options -- Changing Keyboard Settings -- Creating Keyboard Shortcuts -- Getting Online -- Using NetworkManager -- Configuring Wired Networking -- Connecting to a Wireless Network -- Installing Windows Wireless Network Device Drivers -- Connecting to a Mobile Broadband Network -- Working with a Proxy Server -- Adding a Printer -- Configuring a Local Printer -- Configuring a Network Printer -- Configuring a Windows/SMB Shared Printer -- Administering a Printer -- Using Digital Cameras, MP3 Players, and USB Memory Sticks -- Configuring a Scanner -- Installing 3D Drivers and Activating Desktop Visual Effects -- Configuring Bluetooth -- Pairing Bluetooth Devices -- Transferring Files Between Bluetooth Devices -- Using a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse -- Configuring Sound Cards -- Using Power-Management Preferences -- Summary -- ch. 8 How to Secure Your Computer -- Windows Security vs. Linux Security -- Root and Ordinary Users -- Encryption -- Setting Up for Encryption -- Encrypting and Decrypting Files -- Signing and Encrypting E-Mail -- Commonsense Security -- Online Updates -- Configuring the Ubuntu Firewall -- Installing Firestarter -- Configuring Firestarter -- Adding Virus Scanning to Ubuntu -- Installing ClamTk -- Updating the ClamAV Database -- Dealing with Infections -- Summary -- ch. 9 Personalizing Ubuntu: Getting Everything Just Right -- Unity or Classic -- Choosing Your Session Type Permanently -- Changing the Look and Feel -- Altering the Theme -- Changing the Desktop Background -- Setting Font Preferences -- Using Desktop Visual Effects -- Changing Your Login Picture -- Adding and Removing Desktop Items -- Creating a Launcher -- Personalizing the Panels in Ubuntu Classic -- Adding and Removing Menus in Ubuntu Classic -- Moving Panel Items in Ubuntu Classic -- Working with Applets in Ubuntu Classic -- Summary -- ch. 10 Managing Your Data -- Using Nautilus -- Changing the View Mode -- Searching for Files -- Working with File and Folder Icons -- Special Nautilus Windows -- Launching Files and Running Programs -- Viewing File Sizes and Other Information -- Tips and Tricks for Nautilus -- Home Folder -- Understanding File System Concepts -- File System Explained -- Drive References -- Names of Files -- Real Files and Virtual Files -- Working with Disks and Volumes -- Mounting Volumes -- Viewing Disk and Volume Information -- Managing Disks -- Managing Volumes -- Advanced File Operations -- Working with Files in Windows Partitions -- Accessing Networked Files -- Sharing a Folder from Within Ubuntu -- Accessing Removable Storage Devices -- Working in the Computer Window -- Ejecting Media -- Summary -- ch. 11 World of Applications -- Available Software -- Quick Start with Common Ubuntu Programs -- Word Processing: LibreOffice Writer -- Spreadsheet: LibreOffice Calc -- Presentations: LibreOffice Impress -- Database: LibreOffice Base -- E-Mail/Personal Information Manager: Evolution -- Web Browser: Firefox -- Media Player: Banshee -- Movie Playback: Totem Movie Player -- CD/DVD Burning: Brasero/Nautilus CD/DVD Creator -- Photo Editing: F-Spot and GIMP -- Other Handy Applications -- Calculator -- Archive Manager -- Dictionary -- Empathy Instant Messaging Client -- Ekiga -- Games -- Windows Applications -- Summary -- ch. 12 Working with Text Files -- Text: A History Lesson -- Piping and Redirecting -- Text Editor Wars -- Working with Text Files -- Introducing gedit -- Working with gedit -- Comparing Multiple Files with Diffuse -- Summary -- ch. 13 Making the Move to LibreOffice -- Introduction to LibreOffice -- LibreOffice Key Features -- File Compatibility -- Right Fonts -- Copying Windows Fonts -- Installing TrueType Core Fonts -- Introducing the Interface -- Customizing the Interface -- Adding Functions to Toolbars -- Adding a New Toolbar -- Customizing Menus -- Personalizing the Look and Feel -- Configuring LibreOffice Options -- Using LibreOffice Core Functions -- Using Wizards -- Getting Help -- Inserting Objects with Object Linking and Embedding -- Creating Macros -- Saving Files -- Beginning LibreOffice Applications -- LibreOffice Word Processor: Writer -- LibreOffice Spreadsheet: Calc -- LibreOffice Presentation: Impress -- Summary -- ch.
14 Communicating with Others -- Introducing Evolution -- Basic E-Mail Tasks -- Configuring E-Mail Access -- Sending and Receiving E-Mail -- Reading E-Mail -- Deleting Messages -- Flagging Messages -- Composing a Message -- Creating an E-Mail Signature -- Advanced E-Mail Tasks -- Creating New Folders -- Dealing with Junk E-Mail -- Sorting and Filtering Messages -- Creating Search Folders -- Contacts -- Adding or Editing Contact Information -- Creating a Contact List -- Calendars -- Specifying Appointment Types -- Adding or Editing a Diary Entry -- Additional Calendars -- Memos and Tasks -- Configuring Instant Messaging -- Installing Skype -- Ekiga -- Summary -- ch. 15 Social Networks and Cloud Computing -- Social Networking Applications -- Introducing the MeMenu -- Microblogging with Gwibber -- Cloud-Based Services -- Storing Your Data Online with Ubuntu One -- Summary -- ch. 16 Digital Audio -- Issues Surrounding Multimedia Playback -- Playing Audio Files -- Installing Codecs in a Single Package -- Using Banshee -- Purchasing from Online Music Stores -- Using the Jamendo Store -- Purchasing from Magnatune -- Purchasing from Ubuntu One -- Tuning In to Online Radio Stations -- Listening to Podcasts -- Listening to Audio CDs and Ripping Tracks -- Choosing a Format -- Ripping Tracks -- Creating Your Own CDs -- Recording from a Microphone -- Summary -- ch. 17 Movies and Multimedia -- Installing Playback Software -- Installing Codecs -- Installing RealPlayer 11 -- Adding Flash Support -- Adding Java Support -- Watching Movies -- Watching DVDs -- Watching TV -- Checking for Video Input -- Installing tvtime -- Summary -- ch. 18 Digital Photos -- Downloading and Cataloging Images -- Connecting Your Camera -- Importing Photos Using F-Spot -- Using GIMP for Image Editing -- Basics of GIMP -- Making Color Corrections -- Cropping and Healing -- Applying Filters -- Sharpening -- Summary -- ch. 19 Playing Games -- Linux Games -- Official Sources -- Additional Sources -- Adobe Flash and Web-based Gaming -- Installing Windows Games -- Summary.
Note continued: ch. 20 Installing and Removing Software -- Using the Ubuntu Software Center -- Navigating the Ubuntu Software Center -- Browsing and Searching for Software -- Rating and Reviewing Software -- Software Installation Basics -- Formats of Linux Installation Files -- Package Management -- Dependency Management -- Software Repositories -- Advanced Application Management -- Managing Ubuntu Software Options -- Adding Software Sources -- Managing Software Updates -- Synaptic Package Manager in Depth -- Searching for Software -- Installing Software -- Removing Software -- Manually Installing Using Ubuntu Software Center -- Installing Windows Applications with Wine -- Installing and Configuring Wine -- Installing a Windows Application -- Installing from Source -- Installing the Compiler Tools -- Unpacking the Source Tarball and Solving Dependencies -- Compiling -- Summary -- ch. 21 Understanding Linux Users and File Permissions -- Understanding User and Group Accounts -- Users and Groups -- Root User -- Users and File Permissions -- Root vs. Sudo -- UIDs and GIDs -- Adding and Deleting Users and Groups -- Adding and Changing Passwords -- Understanding File and Folder Permissions -- Viewing Permissions -- Typical Data File Permissions -- Permissions on a User's Directory -- Permissions on a Directory Owned by Root -- Altering Permissions -- Summary -- ch. 22 Optimizing Your System -- Speeding Up Booting -- Reducing the Boot Menu Delay -- Managing GNOME Sessions -- Prelinking -- Configuring Prelinking -- Deactivating Prelinking -- Optimizing the Kernel -- Freeing Up Disk Space -- Emptying the /tmp Folder -- Emptying the Cache of Package Files -- Removing Unused Software -- Summary -- ch. 23 Backing Up Data -- What Data Should You Back Up? -- Using Simple Backup -- Backing Up Data via Simple Backup -- Restoring Data via Simple Backup -- Managing Archive Files -- Saving the File to a CD-R/RW or to a DVD-R -- Summary -- ch. 24 Scheduling Tasks -- Scheduling with GNOME Scheduler -- Creating a Recurrent Task -- Scheduling One-Off Tasks -- Scheduling with anacron -- Summary -- ch. 25 Accessing Computers Remotely -- Using Secure Shell -- Logging In to a Remote Computer -- Transferring Files Between Remote Computers -- Accessing GUI Applications Remotely -- Running X Applications on a Remote Computer -- Accessing Ubuntu via Remote Desktop -- Connecting to Remote Windows Computers -- Connecting to Windows 7 and Vista -- Connecting to Windows XP Professional, 2000, and NT -- Connecting to Other Computers -- Summary -- ch. 26 Taking Control of the System -- Viewing Processes -- Controlling Processes -- Killing Processes -- Controlling Zombie Processes -- Using Other Commands to Control Processes -- Controlling Jobs -- Summary -- Appendix A Introducing the BASH Shell -- What Is the BASH Shell? -- Why Bother with the Shell? -- When Should You Use the Shell? -- Getting Started with the Shell -- Running Programs -- Getting Help -- Running the Shell via a Virtual Console -- Working with Files -- Listing Files -- Copying Files and Directories -- Moving Files and Directories -- Deleting Files and Directories -- Changing and Creating Directories -- Using Autocompletion -- Autocompletion with Files and Paths -- Viewing Available Options -- Other Autocompletion Examples -- Using Keyboard Shortcuts -- Shortcuts for Working in BASH -- Shortcuts for System Control -- Using the Command History -- Piping and Directing Output -- Piping the Output of Commands -- Redirecting Output -- Using Brace Expansion -- BASH Command Index -- Appendix B Glossary of Linux Terms -- Symbols -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Appendix C Getting Further Help -- Read the Manual! -- Man Pages -- Info Pages -- Readme Files and Other Documentation -- Getting Help Online -- Forums -- Mailing Lists -- Other Official Sites -- Third-Party Sites.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781430236276 (electronic bk.)
1430236272 (electronic bk.)
9786613477064
6613477060
9781430236269
1430236264
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-1-4302-3627-6
OCLC # 768763713
Additional Format Print version: Beginning Ubuntu Linux. 6th ed. New York, NY : Apress ; c2011 9781430236269 (OCoLC)709668119