Ubuntu Linux is the fastest growing Linux-based operating system, and Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Fifth Edition teaches all of us—including those who have never used Linux—how to use it productively, whether you come from Windows or the Mac or the world of open source.
Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Fifth Edition shows you how to take advantage of the newest Ubuntu release, Lucid Lynx. Based on the best-selling previous edition, Emilio Raggi maintains a fine balance between teaching Ubuntu and introducing new features. Whether you aim to use it in the home or in the office, you'll be introduced to the complete world of Ubuntu Linux, from simple word processing to using Cloud services. You'll learn how to control the Ubuntu system which you just installed from the Book DVD as you are guided through common tasks such as configuring the system GUI, listening to audio CDs and MP3s, producing documents, using VOIP and chat, and of course general system maintenance.
This book also supplies a series of comprehensive tutorials on Ubuntu administration and security—essential for any Ubuntu user—while not neglecting matters pertaining to office applications and the Cloud.
What you'll learn
Use Ubuntu as a daily desktop on your laptop or PC
Complete office tasks, such as creating Microsoft Office–compatible documents and spreadsheets, using e–mail, and managing contacts
Listen to MP3s, manage pictures and CDs, and watch movies using a user–friendly Linux desktop
Configure Ubuntu’s printer– and file–sharing features to share resources seamlessly with other computers on your network
Administer and secure your Ubuntu machine