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Ubuntu is a complete, free operating system that emphasizes community, support, and ease of use without compromising speed, power, or flexibility. Itrs"s Linux for human beings-designed for everyone from computer novices to experts. Ubuntu 9.04 is the latest release-more powerful, more flexible, and friendlier than ever.The Official Ubuntu Book, Fourth Edition,will get you up and running quickly. Written by expert leading Ubuntu community members, this book covers all you need to know to make the most of Ubuntu 9.04, whether yours"re a home user, small business user, server administrator, or programmer. The authors cover Ubuntu 9.04 from start to finish: installation, configuration, desktop productivity, games, management, support, and much more. Among the many topics covered in this edition: Edubuntu, Kubuntu, and Ubuntu Server. The Official Ubuntu Book, Fourth Edition,covers standard desktop applications, from word processing, spreadsheets, Web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, music, video, and games to software development, databases, and server applications. In addition, you will bull; Learn how to customize Ubuntu for home, small business, school, government, and enterprise environments bull; Learn how to quickly update Ubuntu to accommodate new versions and new applications bull; Find up-to-the-minute troubleshooting advice from Ubuntu users worldwide bull; Learn Ubuntu Server installation and administration, including LVM and RAID implementation bull; Learn about how to take advantage of Ubuntu user forum to get the help you need quickly The DVD includes the complete Ubuntu Linux operating system for installation on PC platforms, preconfigured with an outstanding desktop environment for both home and business computing. It can be used to install other complete variants of Ubuntu, including Kubuntu (with the KDE environment), Ubuntu Server, and Edubuntu (for use in schools).
Benjamin Mako Hill is a Seattle native working out of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Mako is a long-time free software developer and advocate. He was part of the founding Ubuntu team, one of the first employees of Canonical, Ltd., and coauthor of The Official Ubuntu Server Book. In addition to some technical work, his charge at Canonical was to help grow the Ubuntu development and user community during the project’s first year. Mako is currently a fellow at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media, and a researcher and Ph.D. Candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Mako has continued his involvement with Ubuntu as a member of the Community Council governance board, through development work, and through projects such as this book.
Matthew Helmke is an active member of the Ubuntu Linux community as an Administrator and Forum Council member for the Ubuntu Forums (http://www.ubuntuforums.org) and coauthored the most recent editions of The Official Ubuntu Book. Matthew first used Unix in 1987 while studying Lisp on a Vax at the university. He has run a business using only free software, has consulted, and is currently working on a master's degree in Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona while working as the senior technical writer for iPlant Collaborative, a project creating software to help biologists do genetic research. Corey Burger lives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and is a long-term user and contributor to Ubuntu. A member of the Ubuntu Canada and the Community Council, he has been involved with Ubuntu since its first release. Corey is currently a geography student and has most recently worked for a Canadian Linux company. He also contributes to OpenStreetMap and works to promote Ubuntu on Vancouver Island. Corey speaks regularly about Ubuntu, OpenStreetMap, and open source to a wide variety of audiences.
Table of Contents
Foreword (from Mark Shuttleworth)
About the Authors
Installing Ubuntu Minor Update
Using Ubuntu on the Desktop Revised
Advanced Usage and Managing Ubuntu Revised
The Ubuntu Server Update
Support and Typical Problems Reorg and new receipes
Using Kubuntu Update
The Ubuntu Community
Ubuntu-Related Projects Minor Update
Edubuntu Minor Update
Welcome to the Command Line
Ubuntu Foundation Documents
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3. 0
Ubuntu Equivalents to Windows Programs
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