9780321427229

Moving to Ubuntu Linux

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    9780321427229

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    032142722X

  • Format: Paperback w/CD
  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
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Summary

Learn how to test drive, install, operate, and maintain Ubuntu Linux, the hottest distro, from the award winning Marcel Gagne.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xix
Foreword xxi
Introducing Ubuntu!
1(14)
But What Is Linux?
2(2)
Is Linux Really Free?
4(1)
What's a Distribution?
4(1)
Linux and the GPL
5(1)
What Do I Gain?
5(2)
Security
6(1)
Stability
6(1)
Power
6(1)
Money
6(1)
Freedom from Legal Hassles
7(1)
What Do I Lose?
7(1)
Hardware and Peripheral Support
7(1)
Software Packages
8(1)
A Step into the Unknown
8(1)
Some Tips on Using This Book
8(1)
Quick Tips and Shelling Out
9(1)
Meet Your Desktop
9(1)
Help Me!
10(2)
The Ubuntu Community
11(1)
The Linux Documentation Project
11(1)
Linux User Groups
12(1)
About the DVD
12(1)
It's My Philosophy
13(1)
Resources
14(1)
Running and Installing the Ubuntu Live DVD
15(26)
Ready to Try Ubuntu Linux?
17(1)
Help!
18(2)
Boot Level Options
19(1)
Taking a Tour of Ubuntu Linux
20(11)
Famous Places on the Menu
27(1)
Administering and Personalizing Your System
28(3)
Installing the Ubuntu Live DVD
31(9)
Remember to Share
40(1)
Resources
40(1)
Getting Your Hands Dirty (Desktop Overview)
41(24)
Getting to Know You . . . GNOME
42(1)
A Few Words About X
42(1)
Logging In
43(1)
Becoming One with the Desktop
44(2)
Your First Application
46(2)
Windows, Title Bars, and Menus, Oh My!
48(4)
The Title Bar
48(2)
On to the Menu Bar
50(1)
And the Wastebasket?
51(1)
Resizing Windows
51(1)
Command Central
52(2)
A Polite Introduction to the Command Line
54(1)
Give Me More!
55(1)
Changing Your Password; It's All About You!
56(2)
User Security
58(2)
Much Ado About sudo
60(1)
I Need More Help!
61(1)
Logging Out
62(2)
Navigating Your Ubuntu Desktop
64(1)
Resources
64(1)
Navigating Nautilus
65(24)
Files, Directories, and the Root of All Things
66(4)
Wherever You Go . . .
70(1)
Search Me . . .
71(4)
Navigating the Side Panel
72(3)
Navigating Networks
75(3)
Uh, Roger, Copy That . . .
78(1)
Creating New Folders
79(1)
``I've Changed My Mind'' (a.k.a. Renaming Files)
79(1)
Copying Files and Directories (and Moving, Tool)
80(6)
Wait! What About Links?
81(3)
Which Brings Us to Permissions
84(2)
Deleting Files and Folders
86(1)
Other Interesting Places to Visit
87(1)
My World, My Way
88(1)
Making Your Home a Home
88(1)
Customizing Your Desktop (or Making Your World Your Own)
89(22)
I Am Sovereign of All I Survey . . .
90(3)
Changing the Background
90(3)
Save My Screen, Please!
93(2)
Moving Things Around
95(3)
Is That a Theme or a Motif?
98(4)
Defining Your Own Theme
100(2)
Adding New Themes
102(1)
Adding Icons and Shortcuts to Your Desktop
102(4)
Applets Galore: Back to the Panel!
106(3)
Miscellaneous Changes
109(1)
Resources
109(2)
Printers and Other Hardware
111(24)
Yes, It Runs with Linux!
112(1)
Plug and Play
113(1)
Printers and Printing
114(9)
Network Printers
118(4)
Print Jobs--Where Are My Print Jobs?
122(1)
Getting Familiar with Your Other Hardware
123(6)
PCI Devices
123(4)
USB Devices
127(2)
Modems versus Winmodems
129(3)
The Winmodem/Linmodem Roundup
131(1)
What? More Devices?
132(1)
Resources
133(2)
Connecting to the Internet
135(14)
Before You Begin
136(1)
Getting on the Net
137(1)
Connecting to the Net with a Modem
137(6)
Configuring Your Dial-up Connection
140(3)
Cable Modems and High-Speed DSL
143(1)
Going Wireless
144(2)
The Windows-only Driver Dilemma
144(2)
Okay, I'm Connected--Now What?
146(1)
Resources
147(2)
Installing New Applications
149(20)
Linux and Security
150(1)
Identifying Software Packages
151(1)
The Simplest Way to Add Applications
151(4)
Removing Installed Packages
154(1)
But Wait, There's More!
154(1)
The Synaptic Package Manager
155(3)
Adding Repositories
156(2)
Installing Software with Synaptic
158(4)
Keeping Ubuntu Up-to-Date
162(2)
DEBs, the Shell Way
164(5)
Great, but Can You Tell Me What Is Already There?
165(1)
Finding out a Package's Current Release Level
166(1)
What Is That Strange File?
167(1)
Using apt-get to Install or Update Software
167(1)
Graphical or Nongraphical?
168(1)
Instant Messaging, and IRC, Too!
169(14)
Why Jabber?
170(1)
Instant Messaging with Gaim
170(6)
IRC: Internet Relay Chat
176(6)
XChat
177(4)
Learning More About IRC
181(1)
Resources
182(1)
Surfing the Net with Firefox
183(16)
Mozilla versus Firefox
184(9)
Working from Home
185(1)
Keeping Tabs on the Web, Firefox Style
186(2)
Go for the Big Screen
188(1)
Ban the Pop-up Ads, Forever!
188(2)
Yummy . . . Cookies
190(2)
The Firefox Sidebar
192(1)
Extending Firefox
193(3)
Wrapping Up---Other Browsers to Consider
196(1)
Resources
197(2)
Evolution: Email and More!
199(12)
Be Prepared . . .
200(1)
Evolution
200(10)
Sending and Receiving Mail
204(3)
Your Little Black Book
207(2)
Attached to You . . .
209(1)
Other Options
210(1)
Resources
210(1)
Evolution: Keeping Organized
211(14)
Evolution and Planning
212(11)
Creating Appointments
213(4)
Let's Do That Again: Evolution Recurrence
217(1)
The Makings of a Meeting
218(3)
Tasks and Other To-Dos
221(2)
Resources
223(2)
OpenOffice.org Writer (It Was a Dark and Stormy Night . . .)
225(20)
Getting Started with OpenOffice.org Writer
226(18)
Write Now!
228(1)
The Hunt for Typos
228(2)
What Language Is That?
230(1)
Saving Your Work
230(2)
Printing Your Document
232(1)
Toolbars of Every Kind . . .
233(1)
Help!
233(1)
To Word or Not to Word?
234(1)
Personalizing Your Environment
235(3)
A Wizard of Words
238(1)
Navigating Style
239(2)
Navigating the Rivers of Text
241(1)
Speaking of Document Elements . . .
242(1)
More! Give Me More!
243(1)
Alternative Word Processor Choices
244(1)
Resources
244(1)
OpenOffice.org Calc (Tables You Can Count On)
245(14)
Starting a New Spreadsheet and Entering Data
246(6)
Basic Math
247(3)
Saving Your Work
250(1)
Complex Charts and Graphs, Oh My!
251(1)
Magical Totals
251(1)
Nice, Colorful, Impressive, and Dynamic Graphs
252(3)
Final Touches
255(2)
A Beautiful Thing!
256(1)
Alternatives
257(1)
Resources
257(2)
OpenOffice.org Impress (For When You Need to Impress Someone)
259(20)
Getting Ready to Impress
260(10)
Inserting Slides
267(1)
Adding Color
268(2)
Printing Your Presentation
270(1)
Instant Web Presentations
270(5)
How About a Little Flash? Shocking!
275(1)
So What's with the Penguin?
275(1)
Extra! Extra!
276(1)
Alternatives
277(1)
Resources
277(2)
OpenOffice.org Base
279(16)
The Beginning: Creating a New Database
280(4)
Setting the Table
284(5)
No Wizards for Me!
289(1)
Creating Mailing Labels
289(4)
Further Exploring
293(1)
Resources
294(1)
Digital Art with the GIMP
295(24)
Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your GIMP
296(7)
Easy Logos with the GIMP
299(3)
Saving and Opening Your Work
302(1)
Printing Your Masterpiece
303(2)
Tools, Tools, and More Tools
305(1)
On to the Tool Icons
306(8)
Touching Up Photographs
314(3)
What Is Script-Fu?
317(1)
Resources
317(2)
If Music Be the Food of Love . . . (Ubuntu Linux Multimedia)
319(28)
Adjusting the Levels
320(1)
Playing Audio CDs with the Sound Juicer
321(2)
A Simpler CD Player
323(1)
Ripping and Burning Songs
324(5)
Intermezzo: Digital Audio Formats
325(1)
Using Sound Juicer as a CD Ripper
325(4)
Playing Your Songs
329(2)
Can You Feel the Burn?
331(9)
Burning a Data CD
332(3)
A Note About Backups
335(1)
Burning a Music CD with Serpentine
336(4)
Put Another Nickel In . . .
340(5)
Rhythmbox
341(4)
Resources
345(2)
Would You Like to Play a Game? (Very Serious Fun)
347(24)
Ubuntu Preinstalled Games
348(16)
AisleRiot Solitaire
348(1)
Ataxx
349(1)
Blackjack
350(2)
Five or More
352(1)
Four-in-a-Row
353(1)
Freecell Patience
354(1)
Gnometris
354(1)
Iagno
354(2)
Klotski
356(1)
Mahjongg
357(2)
Mines
359(1)
Nibbles
360(1)
Robots
360(1)
Same GNOME
361(1)
Tali
362(1)
Tetravex
363(1)
Must-Have Linux Games
364(4)
Frozen-Bubble
364(2)
PlanetPenguin Racer
366(1)
Armagetron
367(1)
More Games! I Need More Games!
368(1)
Resources
369(2)
Turning Ubuntu into Kubuntu
371(10)
Installing the Kubuntu Desktop
372(7)
Doing It with the Shell
379(1)
Resources
379(2)
Taking Command of Ubuntu Linux
381(44)
Linux Commands: An Easy Start
382(2)
Getting to the Shell
382(1)
Commands to Know and Love, Part 1
383(1)
Working with Files
384(2)
Commands to Know and Love, Part 2
384(1)
File Naming Conventions
385(1)
Listing Files with Emotion!
385(1)
A Peek at Metacharacters
386(1)
File Permissions in the Shell
386(3)
Not-So-Hidden Files
387(1)
Strange Filenames That Just Don't Go Away
388(1)
More on rm (or, ``Oops! I didn't really mean that'')
389(1)
Making Your Life Easier with alias
389(3)
Forcing the Issue
391(1)
Standard Input and Standard Output
392(2)
Pipes and Piping
394(3)
tee: A Very Special Pipe
395(1)
STDERR
395(1)
The Road to Nowhere
396(1)
Linux Commands: Working with Directories
397(2)
There's No Place Like $Home
399(1)
More on File Permissions
399(1)
User and Group Ownership
400(3)
Who Can Do What?
401(2)
Who Was That Masked User?
403(2)
The setuid Bit
404(1)
Finding Anything
405(4)
Using grep
408(1)
Processes
409(7)
Forests and Trees
411(2)
Interrupting, Suspending, and Restarting Processes
413(2)
Killing Processes
415(1)
Working with Editors
416(8)
Meet gedit
417(1)
I Am vi, the Great and Powerful
418(1)
:q, :w, :wq, and zz
419(3)
Recovering a vi Session
422(1)
Power vi: Start-Up Options
423(1)
Other Editor Options
423(1)
Resources
424(1)
Appendix A The GNU General Public License
425(10)
GNU General Public License
426(8)
Preamble
426(1)
GNU General Public License Terms and Conditions for Copying, Distribution, and Modification
427(5)
No Warranty
432(1)
How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs
433(1)
Resources
434(1)
Index 435

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