Ubuntu 10.10 Essentials eBook


According to Linux.org, there are over 200 different Linux distributions available. Many of these are actively maintained and have a loyal following and some have yet to gain popularity. Some Linux distributions are quite new and some have been around for a very long time.

One Linux distribution in particular that has appeared relatively recently is Ubuntu. Despite being a relative newcomer to the Linux distribution landscape, Ubuntu has very quickly gained prominence in what is clearly a very crowded field. Ubuntu routinely tops the Linux distribution page ranking on DistroWatch.com, and has been selected by Dell and other vendors as the Linux to be pre-installed in select systems. Perhaps the most significant achievement for Ubuntu, however, is that it is popular not just to Linux novices, but also with Linux experts, a group of people known for being hard to please and impress.

The purpose of this book is to provide the essential knowledge required to install, use and maintain an Ubuntu 10.10 system. Beginning with the basics this book covers the history of Linux and Ubuntu, installation from CDROM and USB flash drive, dual boot configuration, configuring the desktop and implementing wireless networking.

Subsequent chapters cover topics such as disk partitioning, configuring a firewall, setting up a web server, enabling email access, adding disk drives and swap space, configuring KVM based virtualization, providing remote desktop access via an SSH tunnel, X11 forwarding, printer configuration, user and group administration and Windows resource sharing.

Consisting of 40 chapters of practical examples and detailed content, Ubuntu 10.10 Essentials takes a thorough step by step approach to installing, using and administering Ubuntu 10.10.

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

Product Details

Page Count: 228
Page Size: 8.50 x 11.00
Language: English
Format: PDF & ePub
Price: $9.99

eBook Contents

  • About Ubuntu Essentials
  • The History of Ubuntu
  • How to Download and Try Ubuntu
  • Performing a Clean Ubuntu Installation
  • Installing Ubuntu on a Windows System (Dual booting)
  • Installing Ubuntu on a Windows Disk with Wubi
  • Allocating a Windows Partition to Ubuntu
  • Logging into the Ubuntu GNOME Desktop
  • A Guided Tour of the Ubuntu GNOME Desktop
  • Ubuntu Screensaver, Desktop Lock and Power Management Configuration
  • Changing the Ubuntu GNOME Desktop Background
  • Installing and Customizing Ubuntu Desktop Themes
  • Configuring Ubuntu Desktop Fonts
  • Configuring the Ubuntu Desktop Panels
  • Configuring the Ubuntu Desktop Menu System
  • Ubuntu Desktop Visual Effects
  • Configuring Ubuntu Wireless Networking
  • Browsing My Computer, Files and Folders on the Ubuntu Desktop
  • Configuring the Ubuntu File Manager
  • Ubuntu Desktop - Starting Applications on Login
  • Ubuntu Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Configuring Ubuntu Printers
  • Connecting an Ubuntu System to a DSL Modem
  • Ubuntu Firewall Basics
  • Using Firestarter to Configure an Ubuntu Firewall
  • Managing Ubuntu Users and Groups
  • Configuring Ubuntu Remote Access using SSH
  • Remote Access to the Ubuntu Desktop
  • Displaying Ubuntu Applications Remotely (X11 Forwarding)
  • Configuring an Ubuntu Based Web Server
  • Sharing Ubuntu Folders with Remote Linux and UNIX Systems
  • Sharing Ubuntu Folders with Remote Windows Systems
  • Configuring an Ubuntu Mail Client (Evolution)
  • Sending and Receiving GMail Email on an Ubuntu System
  • Adding a New Disk Drive to an Ubuntu System
  • Adding and Managing Ubuntu Swap Space
  • Installing and Configuring Ubuntu KVM Virtualization
  • Creating an Ubuntu KVM Networked Bridge Interface
  • Installing an Ubuntu KVM Guest OS from the Command-line (virt-install and virsh)
  • Managing and Monitoring Ubuntu based KVM Guest Systems

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