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Ubuntu Unleashed 2015 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 14.10 while including tons of information that will continue to apply to future editions.
Former Ubuntu Forum administrator Matthew Helmke covers all you need to know about Ubuntu 14.10 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.
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