Ubuntu: Up and Running
By Robin Nixon
Published by O'Reilly Media (http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596804855)
Ubuntu for Everyone!
This popular Linux-based operating system is perfect for people with little technical background. It’s simple to install, and easy to use -- with a strong focus on security. Ubuntu: Up and Running shows you the ins and outs of this system with a complete hands-on tour. You'll learn how Ubuntu works, how to quickly configure and maintain Ubuntu 10.04, and how to use this unique operating system for networking, business, and home entertainment.
* Choose among three desktop environments: GNOME, KDE, or XFCE
* Connect printers, sound cards, cameras, webcams, and iPhones
* Use the Linux filesystem with either the desktop or the command line
* Learn networking functions, such as file and folder sharing and Internet access
* Get an in-depth introduction to the OpenOffice.org business productivity suite
* Learn how to use WINE to run Windows programs
* Implement upgrades quickly and easily
* Find out where to get, and how to install, other great software for Linux
About the Author
Robin Nixon has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. He developed the first known pop-up windows and has worked for many of Britain’s main IT magazine publishers.
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