Ubuntu 11.04 Essentials eBook


On April 28, 2011 Canonical Ltd. released version 11.04 of the Ubuntu Linux distribution (also referred to as the Natty Narwhal release). This latest version of Ubuntu proved to be one of the more significant releases for a number of years, perhaps the most significant change being the introduction of the Unity desktop environment. Whilst the classic GNOME desktop is still available, Unity clearly defines the future direction of Ubuntu in terms of appearance and usability.

The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of the essential knowledge required to use and maintain an Ubuntu 11.04 system.

After covering the basics of installation in a variety of scenarios this book provides an in depth tour of the new Unity desktop together with steps on configuring this new desktop environment to match individual user needs. Other topics covered include the implementation of wireless networking and Ubuntu One cloud synchronization through to tasks such as configuring a firewall, setting up a web server, adding disk drives and swap space, configuring KVM based virtualization and providing remote desktop access via an SSH tunnel.

Designed both as a learning tool and a reference guide, it is intended that Ubuntu 11.04 Essentials provide the reader with a sound basis of knowledge for installing, using and maintaining an Ubuntu 11.04 system.

This purchase includes the eBook in both PDF and ePub formats.

Product Details

Page Count: 255
Page Size: 8.50 x 11.00
Language: English
Format: PDF & ePub
Price: $12.99

eBook Contents

  • About Ubuntu 11.04 Essentials
  • The History of Ubuntu
  • How to Download and Try Ubuntu 11.04
  • Performing a Clean Ubuntu 11.04 Installation
  • Installing Ubuntu 11.04 on a Windows System (Dual booting)
  • Installing Ubuntu 11.04 on a Windows Disk with Wubi
  • Allocating an Existing Windows Partition to Ubuntu 11.04
  • An Overview of the Ubuntu 11.04 Unity Desktop
  • Configuring the Ubuntu 11.04 Unity Launcher and Workspaces
  • Changing the Ubuntu 11.04 Unity Desktop Background
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Unity Screensaver, Desktop Lock and Power Management Configuration
  • Installing and Customizing Ubuntu 11.04 Unity Desktop Themes
  • Configuring Ubuntu 11.04 Unity Desktop Fonts
  • Configuring Ubuntu 11.04 Wireless Networking
  • Browsing Computer, Files and Folders on the Ubuntu 11.04 Unity Desktop
  • Configuring the Ubuntu 11.04 Unity File Manager
  • Using the Bash Shell on Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Unity Desktop - Starting Applications on Login
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Unity Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Configuring Ubuntu 11.04 Printers
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Firewall Basics
  • Using gufw and ufw to Configure an Ubuntu 11.04 Firewall
  • Managing Ubuntu 11.04 Users and Groups
  • Configuring Ubuntu 11.04 Remote Access using SSH
  • Remote Access to the Ubuntu 11.04 Unity Desktop
  • Displaying Ubuntu 11.04 Applications Remotely (X11 Forwarding)
  • Configuring an Ubuntu 11.04 Based Web Server
  • Sharing Ubuntu 11.04 Folders with Remote Linux and UNIX Systems
  • Sharing Ubuntu 11.04 Files and Folders with Windows Systems
  • Configuring an Ubuntu 11.04 Mail Client (Evolution)
  • Sending and Receiving GMail Email on an Ubuntu 11.04 System
  • An Overview of Ubuntu One
  • Adding a New Disk Drive to an Ubuntu 11.04 System
  • Adding and Managing Ubuntu 11.04 Swap Space
  • Installing and Configuring Ubuntu 11.04 KVM Virtualization
  • Creating an Ubuntu 11.04 KVM Networked Bridge Interface
  • Configuring a New Ubuntu 11.04 KVM Virtual Network
  • Installing an Ubuntu 11.04 KVM Guest OS from the Command-line (virt-install and virsh)
  • Managing and Monitoring Ubuntu 11.04 based KVM Guest Systems

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