The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition

The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 7th edition (July 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0133017605
  • ISBN-13: 978-0133017601
eBook Description:

The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition

Ubuntu is a complete, free operating system that emphasizes community, support, and ease of use while also enhancing speed, power, and flexibility. It is Linux for human beings, designed for everyone from computer novices to experts. Ubuntu 12.04 is the latest release more powerful, more forward-looking, and friendlier than ever. The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition, will get you up and running quickly.

This title serves a wide audience: Ubuntu novices, intermediate users, ,those who just want to test the waters and give Ubuntu a try, and those who want to take the next step toward becoming power users. It is not intended as a guide to highly technical uses like professional systems administration or programming, although there is some technical material here. The focus is on learning the landscape, starting from little to no experience with Ubuntu or Linux and maturing through proficiency and power use as a regular, everyday home or business user.

Written by expert, leading Ubuntu community members, this book covers all you need to know to make the most of Ubuntu 12.04, whether you’re a home user, small business user, server administrator, programmer, or novice. The authors explain Ubuntu 12.04 from start to finish: installation, configuration, desktop productivity, games, management, support, and much more. A new focus in this edition is deep coverage of the groundbreaking, user-experience-focused Unity desktop, an innovative new style of human-computer interaction that has undergone extensive development and testing to provide powerful, industry-leading usability.

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 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, for novices and advanced users.

New To This Edition

The 7th Edition of the Official Ubuntu Book introduces readers to the Unity desktop and how to tweak and improve their experience. In addition users learn how to get the most out of: the Dash (allows the user to quickly search for information both locally installed applications, recent files, bookmarks, etc and remotely through Twitter, Google Docs, etc; Lenses (visual way to access information from the desktop); Ubuntu One (Helps store, sync and share information in a Canonical cloud), Rhythm Box (music), Thunderbird (lightweight mail/news/RSS client, based on the Mozilla suite), and included video editors (either Openshot or PiTivi); Firefox, and other essential applications included in the default install. The book also introduces those users to the derivative distributions and discuss the differences and where users can become familiar with these releases.

Ubuntu is a complete, free operating system that emphasizes community, support, and ease of use while also enhancing speed, power, and flexibility. It is Linux for human beings, designed for everyone from computer novices to experts. Ubuntu 12.04 is the latest release more powerful, more forward-looking, and friendlier than ever. The Official Ubuntu Book, 7th Edition, will get you up and running quickly.

This title serves a wide audience: Ubuntu novices, intermediate users, ,those who just want to test the waters and give Ubuntu a try, and those who want to take the next step toward becoming power users. It is not intended as a guide to highly technical uses like professional systems administration or programming, although there is some technical material here. The focus is on learning the landscape, starting from little to no experience with Ubuntu or Linux and maturing through proficiency and power use as a regular, everyday home or business user.

Written by expert, leading Ubuntu community members, this book covers all you need to know to make the most of Ubuntu 12.04, whether you’re a home user, small business user, server administrator, programmer, or novice. The authors explain Ubuntu 12.04 from start to finish: installation, configuration, desktop productivity, games, management, support, and much more. A new focus in this edition is deep coverage of the groundbreaking, user-experience-focused Unity desktop, an innovative new style of human-computer interaction that has undergone extensive development and testing to provide powerful, industry-leading usability.

Features

  • Everything Ubuntu users need to know to make the most of the brand-new version of Ubuntu – from installation through desktop and server capabilities
  • Complete coverage of Unity, the new default desktop for Ubuntu 11.10
  • Co-marketed by Canonical with the official Ubuntu logo and an updated Foreword by Ubuntu project founder Mark Shuttleworth

Ubuntu is a complete, free operating system that emphasizes ease of use, community, and support while enhancing speed, power, and flexibility. It is designed for everyone from computer novices to experts.

This title serves a wide audience: novices who just want to test the waters and give Ubuntu a try, intermediate users, and those who want to take the next step toward becoming power users. It is not intended as a guide to highly technical uses like professional systems administration or programming, although there is some technical material here; the focus is on learning the landscape.

New in this edition is deep coverage of the groundbreaking, user-experience-focused Unity desktop, an innovative new style of human-computer interaction that has undergone extensive development and testing to provide powerful, industry-leading usability.

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