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Ubuntu Unleashed 2014 Edition is filled with unique and advanced information for everyone who wants to make the most of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated by a long-time Ubuntu community leader to reflect the exciting new Ubuntu 13.10 and the forthcoming Ubuntu 14.04.
Former Ubuntu Forum administrator Matthew Helmke covers all you need to know about Ubuntu 13.10/14.04 installation, configuration, productivity, multimedia, development, system administration, server operations, networking, virtualization, security, DevOps, and more—including intermediate-to-advanced techniques you won’t find in any other book.
Helmke presents up-to-the-minute introductions to Ubuntu’s key productivity and Web development tools, programming languages, hardware support, and more. You’ll find new or improved coverage of Ubuntu’s Unity interface, various types of servers, software repositories, database options, virtualization and cloud services, development tools, monitoring, troubleshooting, Ubuntu’s push into mobile and other touch screen devices, and much more.
Matthew Helmke served from 2006 to 2011 on
the Ubuntu Forum Council, providing leadership and oversight of the
Ubuntu Forums, and spent two years on the Ubuntu regional
membership approval board for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
He has written about Ubuntu for several magazines and websites and
is the lead author of The Official Ubuntu Book. He works for
Pearson Education writing technical documentation for
Detailed information on how to…
Configure and customize the Unity desktop
Get started with multimedia and productivity applications, including LibreOffice
Manage Linux services, users, and software packages
Administer and run Ubuntu from the command line
Automate tasks and use shell scripting
Provide secure remote access and configure a secure VPN
Manage kernels and modules
Administer file, print, email, proxy, LDAP, DNS, and HTTP servers (Apache, Nginx, or alternatives)
Learn about new options for managing large numbers of servers
Work with databases (both SQL and the newest NoSQL alternatives)
Get started with virtualization
Build a private cloud with Juju and Charms
Learn the basics about popular programming languages including Python, PHP, Perl, and new alternatives such as Go and Rust
Learn about Ubuntu’s work toward usability on touch-screen and phone devices