Ubuntu Linux is the fastest growing Linux-based operating system, and Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Fifth Edition teaches all of us—including those who have never used Linux—how to use it productively, whether you come from Windows or the Mac or the world of open source. Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Fifth Edition shows you how to take advantage of Lucid Lynx. Based on the best-selling previous edition, Emilio Raggi maintains a fine balance between teaching Ubuntu and introducing new features. Whether you aim to use it in the home or in the office, you'll be introduced to the world of Ubuntu Linux, from simple word processing to using cloud services. You'll learn how to control the Ubuntu system, which you just installed from the book's DVD, as you are guided through common tasks such as configuring the system's graphical user interface (GUI), listening to audio CDs and MP3s, producing documents, using VoIP and chat, and of course, general system maintenance. This book also supplies a series of comprehensive tutorials on Ubuntu administration and security—essential for any Ubuntu user—while not neglecting matters pertaining to office applications and the cloud.
This edition is the update to the best-selling first edition introducing Ubuntu Linux. Adapted from the best-selling first edition, this book guides readers through the most commonly desired yet confusing concepts and tasks confronted by new Linux users. The book is purposely focused on end users to satisfy the growing interest in migrating away from Windows to the increasingly mature Linux desktop platform. The book serves as a guide to a rapid and transparent familiarization of those features most treasured by general and power desktop users alike.
Readers of all levels stand to benefit from this book's coverage of SUSE's ability to play MP3s and DVDs, burn CDs, perform office tasks and data backups, and offer a secure operating system environment. Whether it is a reader evaluating SUSE for deployment in a corporate environment, or a student interested in foregoing expensive licensing arrangements, this book serves as an invaluable guide to the Linux platform. Having solidified its position as Europe's most popular variant SUSE Linux continues to grow in popularity within the U.S. market. SUSE is an increasingly viable alternative to the Windows platform on both the desktop and server level.
Beginning Fedora: From Novice to Professional guides you through the tasks most new Linux users desire to perform while explaining potentially confusing concepts along the way. It provides an illustrated, step-by-step guide to Fedora installation and hardware configuration. You'll also learn how to install it alongside Windows, allowing you to switch between the operating systems at will. The book eases the transition from the Windows to the Linux desktop by focusing on key everyday tasks such as file management, peripheral configuration, MP3/video playback, and office tasks.
"A great resource covering Ubuntu from A to Z without all the extra fluff" -- Ryan Troy, administrator, Ubuntuforums.org. Read by over 500,000 people, Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference is the world's most popular Ubuntu book. Written by award-winning expert Keir Thomas, it will quickly transform you into a power user. In its clear and concise pages, you'll learn step-by-step about installation, the Ubuntu desktop, the tricks and techniques of efficient day-to-day usage, the command-line, software management, and, finally, system security. Appendixes provide a glossary of terms, and a guide to technical documentation.
Ubuntu's rise to power has been rapid, historic and well-deserved. It's the best Linux distribution ever, but most people only use a fraction of its power. Award-winning Linux author Keir Thomas gets down and dirty with Ubuntu to provide over 300 concise tips that enhance productivity, avoid annoyances, and simply get the most from Ubuntu. You'll find many unique tips here that can't be found anywhere else. You'll also get a crash course in Ubuntu's flavor of system administration. Whether you're new to Linux or an old hand, you'll find tips to make your day easier. Ubuntu builds on a solid base of Debian Linux to create an award-winning operating system that's light-years ahead of its compe...
After they've learned the basics in Lion, Mac users will master everyday tools such as the Dock, Spotlight, Mission Control, Launchpad, and Dashboard. They'll discover other amazingly useful tools and built-in add-ons that they never knew existed.