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Your hands-on guide to UbuntuNow it's easier than ever to get the most out of this wildly popular version of Linux. How to Do Everything: Ubuntu leads you through the interface, the built-in applications, and the process of installing software and peripherals. You'll get details on the full-featured OpenOffice.org productivity suite, as well as the fun side of Ubuntu, including graphics, photos, music, videos, and games. Maximize the power of Ubuntu-on PCs or Macs-with help from this practical guide.
Install Ubuntu and navigate the GNOME desktop Add hardware, software, and peripheral devices Secure your computer with Firestarter, anti-virus programs, and backup/restore software Use the OpenOffice.org suite components-Writer, Calc, Base, Impress, Math, and Draw Set up a network and connect to the Internet via Firefox Create and publish your own website Use Windows applications in Ubuntu Play games and enjoy multimedia applications Work with Linux shell commands Learn to use the vi and Emacs text editors
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18 September 2008
Part I: Meet Ubuntu Ch. 1. Ubunt-Who?-Get to Know Ubuntu Ch. 2. Exploring the Ubuntu Desktop Ch. 3. Make It Personal-Fine Tune Ubuntu to Your Taste Part II: Manage Ubuntu Ch. 4. Housekeeping-Update and Maintain Ubuntu Ch. 5. Installing Peripherals Ch. 6. Beyond the Basics: Install Extra Software Ch. 7. Time to Upgrade: Install New Hardware Ch. 8. Keep it Safe-Securing Ubuntu Part III: Open the Door to OpenOffice Ch. 9. The Write Stuff Ch. 10. Spread It Out with Calc Ch. 11. I'm Impressed Ch. 12. All Your Base Ch. 13. Drawn to Open Source Part IV: Reach Out Ch. 14. Share and Share Alike--Networking Ubuntu Ch. 15. Can We Talk? Communications and the Internet Ch. 16. Master of Your Domain--Web Design Tools Ch. 17. Playing Nice with Windows Part V: Having Fun with Ubuntu Ch. 18. Fun and Games--Play Games with Ubuntu Ch. 19. Play that Funky Music--Making the Most of Multimedia Ch. 20. Get Smart! Using Educational Software Part VI: Advanced Ubuntu Ch. 21. Coming Out of Your Shell--A Guide to GNU/Linux Shell Commands Ch. 22. The Emacs Text Editor Appendix A: Install Ubuntu Index
Jeffrey T. Orloff is a founding member of SafeWave.org and serves as the director of technology. He has also taught post-secondary classes in Windows Server, IT Security, and Linux and has worked in educational technology for more than 13 years.