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The Definitive Guide to Ubuntu--Covers Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Maximize 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
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Series: The Complete Reference
07 August 2008
Part I - Getting Started Chapter 1 - Introduction to Ubuntu Chapter 2 - Installing Ubuntu Chapter 3 - Interface Basics: Login, Desktop, and Help Part II - Configuration Chapter 4 - Administration Tasks Chapter 5 - Network Connections Chapter 6 - Software Installation Chapter 7 - Software Management with DEB, APT, and dkpg Part III - Desktops Chapter 8 - GNOME Chapter 9 - KDE, KDE-4, and Xfce Part IV - Using the Shell Chapter 10 - The Shell Chapter 11 - Shell Configuration Chapter 12 - Files, Directories, and Archives Part V - Applications Chapter 13 - Office and Database Applications Chapter 14 - Graphics Tools and Multimedia Chapter 15 - Mail and News Clients Chapter 16 - Web Browsers, FTP, Java, VoIP, and IM Part VI - Security Chapter 17 - Authorization, Encryption, and Permissions Chapter 18 - AppArmor and Security-Enhanced Linux Chapter 19 - Secure Shell and Kerberos Chapter 20 - Firewalls Part VII - System Administration Chapter 21 - Basic System Administration Chapter 22 - Managing Users Chapter 23 - File Systems Chapter 24 - RAID and LVM Chapter 25 - Devices and Modules Chapter 26 - Kernel Administration Chapter 27 - Backup Management Part VIII - Local Services Chapter 28 - Managing Services Chapter 29 - Print, News, and Database Services Chapter 30 - Shared Resources: Samba and NFS Appendix A - Obtaining the Distribution Index
Richard Petersen has an MLIS in library and information studies and teaches UNIX and C/C++ courses at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of Linux: The Complete Reference (all four previous editions), Linux Programming: A Beginner's Guide, and many other titles.