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Ubuntu Linux Toolbox: 1000+ Commands for Power Users, 2nd Edition by Christopher Negus

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Starting with Ubuntu Linux

IN THIS CHAPTER

Introducing Ubuntu Linux

Finding Ubuntu resources

Learning quick and powerful commands

Referencing useful utilities

Working as Linux gurus do

Whether you make extensive use of Ubuntu Linux at work every day, or just putter around with it once in a while, a book that presents efficient and comprehensive ways to maintain, monitor, secure, and enhance Ubuntu can be an invaluable resource.

Ubuntu Linux Toolbox, Second Edition is that resource.

Ubuntu Linux Toolbox, Second Edition is aimed primarily at power users and systems administrators. To give you what you need, I will show you how to quickly find and install software for Ubuntu, as well as how to update, maintain, and monitor the health and security of your system. In short, I will show you the most efficient ways of using Ubuntu by working with some of the powerful tools that are at your fingertips.

The goal of this book is to pack as much useful information as possible into a small package that you can carry around with you. To that end, I describe:

  • Commands—Tons of command line examples demonstrate clever and useful ways to navigate the often daunting command line.
  • GUI tools—Quick tips for using graphical interface tools to administer and configure your Ubuntu system.
  • Software repositories—Methods for downloading and installing the software, which is custom-made for your Ubuntu system.
  • Online resources—Where to find useful and helpful information about Ubuntu, such as mailing ...

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