Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 presents advanced coverage of the popular Ubuntu distribution of Linux. Windows users, Mac users, and Linux enthusiasts have been increasingly turning to Ubuntu for a user-friendly and easy-to-use Linux distribution that remains useful to power users.
This book provides detailed information on installing, using, and administering Ubuntu. You will learn how to set up a workstation or a server, details on Ubuntu’s easy-to-use desktop and productivity software, and you will find topics of interest to both casual and serious developers.
Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 includes a range of coverage: From the software you need everyday for productivity and enjoyment, to how to configure your Linux desktop to run smoothly, to advanced topics like systems administration and software development, and much more.
Some books excel at helping beginners take baby steps. There is some beginning material in Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 Edition. However, this book is intended for anyone who wants to move beyond the basics of using Ubuntu into the realm of an intermediate or advanced user.
Install and configure Ubuntu
Get all your system’s devices and peripherals up and running
Configure and customize your graphic user interface
Manage Linux services and users
Secure your machine and your network from intruders
Configure a firewall
Share files with Windows users using Samba
Get productive with office tools
Use multimedia programs
Set up and run various types of servers
Learn the basics of several programming languages
Learn how to write a software application quickly
Participate in Ubuntu QA testing
Tune your system for maximum performance
Learn to manage and compile the kernel and modules