Ubuntu Unleashed 2019 Edition Covering 18.04, 18.10, 19.04

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  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-08-09
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

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Covers 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, and 19.10

Ubuntu Unleashed 2019 Edition is filled with unique and advanced information for everyone who wants to make the most of the Ubuntu Linux operating system. This new edition has been thoroughly updated, including two new chapters, by a long-time Ubuntu community leader to reflect the exciting new Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release, with forthcoming online updates for 18.10, 19.04, and 19.10 when they are released.

Linux writer Matthew Helmke covers all you need to know about Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installation, configuration, productivity, multimedia, development, system administration, server operations, networking, virtualization, security, DevOps, and more—including intermediate-to-advanced techniques you won’t find in any other book.

Helmke presents up-to-the-minute introductions to Ubuntu’s key productivity and web development tools, programming languages, hardware support, and more. You’ll find new or improved coverage of the Ubuntu desktop experience, common web servers and software stacks, containers like Docker and Kubernetes, as well as a wealth of systems administration information that is stable and valuable over many years.

  • Configure and use the Ubuntu desktop
  • Get started with multimedia and productivity applications, including LibreOffice
  • Manage Linux services, users, and software packages
  • Administer and run Ubuntu from the command line
  • Automate tasks and use shell scripting
  • Provide secure remote access and configure a secure VPN
  • Manage kernels and modules
  • Administer file, print, email, proxy, LDAP, DNS, and HTTP servers (Apache, Nginx, or alternatives)
  • Learn about new options for managing large numbers of servers
  • Work with databases (both SQL and the newest NoSQL alternatives)
  • Get started with virtualization and cloud deployment, including information about containers
  • Learn the basics about popular programming languages including Python, PHP, Perl, and gain an introduction to new alternatives such as Go and Rust

Author Biography

Matthew Helmke has used Ubuntu since 2005. He has written about Linux for several magazines and websites, is a lead author of The Official Ubuntu Book, and coauthored both A Practical Guide to Linux: Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming and The VMware Cookbook. In his day job, Matthew works as a technical writer for one of the largest and oldest open source software companies, Red Hat. Matthew first used UNIX in 1987, while studying Lisp on a Vax at the university. He has run a business using only free and open source software, has consulted, and has earned a master’s degree in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Arizona. You can find out more about Matthew at matthewhelmke.com, or drop him a line with errata or suggestions at matthew@matthewhelmke.com.

Table of Contents

2017 Edition TOC


Chapter 1  Installing Ubuntu and Post-Installation Configuration
Chapter 2  Background Information and Resources

Chapter 3  Working with Unity
Chapter 4  On the Internet
Chapter 5  Productivity Applications
Chapter 6  Multimedia Applications
Chapter 7  Other Ubuntu Interfaces
Chapter 8  Games

Chapter 9  Managing Software
Chapter 10  Command-Line Beginner’s Class
Chapter 11  Command-Line Master Class Part 1
Chapter 12  Command-Line Master Class Part 2
Chapter 13  Managing Users
Chapter 14  Automating Tasks and Shell Scripting
Chapter 15  The Boot Process
Chapter 16  System-Monitoring Tools
Chapter 17  Backing Up
Chapter 18  Networking
Chapter 19  Remote Access with SSH, Telnet, and VNC
Chapter 20  Securing Your Machines
Chapter 21  Performance Tuning
Chapter 22  Kernel and Module Management

Chapter 23  Sharing Files and Printers
Chapter 24  Apache Web Server Management
Chapter 25  Nginx Web Server Management
Chapter 26  Other HTTP Servers

Chapter 27 Remote File Serving with FTP
Chapter 28  Handling Email
Chapter 29  Proxying, Reverse Proxying, and Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
Chapter 30  Administering Relational Database Services
Chapter 31  NoSQL Databases
Chapter 32  Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
Chapter 33  Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP)
Chapter 34  Virtualization on Ubuntu
Chapter 35  Ubuntu in the Cloud
Chapter 36  Managing Sets of Servers
Chapter 37  Name Serving with the Domain Name System (DNS)

Chapter 38  Using Programming Tools for Ubuntu
Chapter 39  Opportunistic Development
Chapter 40  Helping with Ubuntu Development
Chapter 41  Helping with Ubuntu Testing and QA
Chapter 42  Using Popular Programming Languages
Chapter 43  Beginning Mobile Development for Android
Chapter 44  Developing for Ubuntu Mobile/Touch

Chapter 45  Using Perl Web
Chapter 46  Using Python
Chapter 47  Using PHP

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