Ubuntu Linux Secrets

  • 12h 21m
  • Richard Blum
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2009

The everyday Linux user can easily get overwhelmed by the complexity of the new software that exists when creating an Ubuntu system. This book covers the basics of creating a new system from scratch and explains what software is installed. Youfll take a tour of installing the Ubuntu Linux distribution system in most environments, including nontraditional situations such as dual-boot and text-based installations. Plus, clear explanations of each of the installed applications show you how to get the most out of each application, rather than simply using them as they exist.

Packed with valuable advice and secrets on every aspect of the Ubuntu Linux Distribution, this comprehensive guide delivers in-depth information on the Ubuntu workstation, server, and applications, and provides detailed coverage of Ubuntu Linux as a software development platform. The featured tips and tricks delve into the underlying applications and features of the Ubuntu Linux system so that you can get the most out of every application and system feature.

The Insider's Guide to:

  • Handling Files and File Properties (see Chapter 5)
  • Understanding the OpenOffice Suite (see Chapter 7)
  • Watching Web Clips and Editing Videos (see Chapter 12)
  • Connecting to the Network (see Chapter 14)
  • Working with Ubuntu Web Servers (see Chapter 21)
  • Programming in Python (see Chapter 26)
  • Working with Ruby Code (see Chapter 29)

About the Author

Richard Blum has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years as both a systems and network administrator. During that time he has administered UNIX, Linux, Novell, and Microsoft servers, as well as helped manage desktop workstations on a 3,500]user network. He has used Linux since the days of loading the system from floppy disks and has utilized Ubuntu workstations and servers in his environment.

Rich has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and a master of science degree in management, specializing in management information systems, from Purdue University. He is the author of several Linux books, including Linux Command Line and Shell Script Bible, Professional Assembly Language Programming, Network Performance Open Source Toolkit, sendmail for Linux, Running qmail, Postfix, and Open Source E]mail Security. He's also a coauthor of Professional Linux Programming, and Linux for Dummies, 8th Edition.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • What is Ubuntu?
  • Playing with the LiveCD
  • Installing Ubuntu
  • Exploring the Desktop
  • File Management
  • Working With Text
  • The OpenOffice Suite
  • Network Applications
  • Evolution
  • Image Manipulation
  • Using Audio
  • Using Video
  • Software Installs and Updates
  • Networking
  • External Devices
  • The Display
  • Users and Groups
  • Basic Administration
  • The Ubuntu Command Line
  • DNS Server
  • Web Server
  • Samba and Print Server
  • Email Server
  • Database Server
  • Shell Scripts
  • Perl and Python
  • C Programming
  • Java
  • Ruby
  • PHP


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