9780071598460

Ubuntu: The Complete Reference

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    9780071598460

  • ISBN10:

    0071598464

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-28
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

The Definitive Guide to Ubuntu--Covers Ubuntu 8.04 LTSMaximize the powerful features of Ubuntu with expert guidance, tips, and techniques from bestselling Linux author Richard Petersen. Packed with clear explanations and detailed examples, this comprehensive volume shows you how to get off the ground with Ubuntu, set up hardware and Internet connections, and use the latest system and network administration utilities.Ubuntu: The Complete Reference covers the desktops, shells, and administration tools for users, printers, services, and networks. Get full details on the latest Ubuntu-compatible office, mail, Web, and multimedia software, along with remote access (Vinagre), virtualization (KVM and Xen) and service managment (Upstart).You'll also learn how to interoperate with Windows networks and deploy reliable security using PolicyKit, Seahorse, AppArmor, SELinux, netfilter, and the Secure Shell. Install Ubuntu using Live CDs, the Install DVD, or Wubi Windows virtual disk Configure printers, devices, and network connections Access Linux using GNOME, KDE, KDE4, and XFce desktops Manage software with Synaptic Package Manager and APT Work with the BASH shell command, configuration, and file management capabilities Use office, Web (Firefox 3), mail, and multimedia applications (PulseAudio) Manage file systems including RAID and LVM Secure Ubuntu using PolicyKit authentication, Seahorse encryption, SSH and Kerberos security, AppArmor access controls, and Firestarter and UFW firewalls Use SAMBA and NFS to share network resources

Author Biography

Richard Petersen, MLIS, teaches at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of all six editions of Linux: TheAndnbsp;Complete Reference and Fedora 7 Andamp; Red Hat Enterprise Linux: The Complete Reference.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Introduction to Ubuntu
Installing Ubuntu
Interface Basics: Login, Desktop, and Help
Configuration
Administration Tasks
Network Connections
Software Installation
Software Management with DEB, APT, and dkpg
Desktops
GNOME
KDE, KDE-4, and Xfce
Using the Shell
The Shell
Shell Configuration
Files, Directories, and Archives
Applications
Office and Database Applications
Graphics Tools and Multimedia
Mail and News Clients
Web Browsers, FTP, Java, VoIP, and IM
Security
Authorization, Encryption, and Permissions
AppArmor and Security-Enhanced Linux
Secure Shell and Kerberos
Firewalls
System Administration
Basic System Administration
Managing Users
File Systems
RAID and LVM
Devices and Modules
Kernel Administration
Backup Management
Local Services
Managing Services
Print, News, and Database Services
Shared Resources: Samba and NFS
Obtaining the Distribution
Index
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