A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux (3rd Edition) by Mark G. Sobell

By Mark G. Sobell

<P style="MARGIN: 0px">The so much entire, Easy-to-Follow consultant to Ubuntu Linux 
<UL> * <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px">The no 1 Ubuntu server resource, totally up to date for Ubuntu 10.4 (Lucid Lynx)–the long-term help (LTS) unencumber many businesses will depend on for years! * <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px">Updated JumpStarts help you put up Samba, Apache, Mail, FTP, NIS, OpenSSH, DNS, and different advanced servers in mins * <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px">Hundreds of up to date examples, plus complete indexes that bring quick entry to solutions you could trust 
</UL> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Mark Sobell’s <B>A useful consultant to Ubuntu Linux®, 3rd Edition,</B> is the main thorough and updated connection with fitting, configuring, and dealing with Ubuntu, and likewise deals finished insurance of servers—critical for anyone drawn to unleashing the whole strength of Ubuntu.
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">This version has been absolutely up to date for Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx), a milestone long-term help (LTS) free up, which Canonical will aid on computers till 2013 and on servers till 2015.
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">Sobell walks you thru each crucial function and method, from fitting Ubuntu to operating with GNOME, Samba, exim4, Apache, DNS, NIS, LDAP, gufw, firestarter, iptables, even Perl scripting. His awfully transparent reasons demystify every little thing from networking to safeguard.
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">You’ll locate complete chapters on working Ubuntu from the command line and laptop (GUI), administrating structures, constructing networks and web servers, and masses more. Fully up-to-date JumpStart sections assist you get complicated servers running—often in as low as 5 mins.
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">Sobell attracts on his significant Linux wisdom to provide an explanation for either the “hows” and the “whys” of Ubuntu. He’s taught millions of readers and not forgets what it’s prefer to be new to Linux. even if you’re a consumer, administrator, or programmer, you’ll locate every thing you would like here—now, and for a few years to come.
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">The world’s so much sensible Ubuntu Linux e-book is now much more useful!
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">This e-book provides
<UL> * <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px">Hundreds of easy-to-use Ubuntu examples * Important networking assurance, together with DNS, NFS, and Cacti * assurance of an important Ubuntu issues resembling sudo and the Upstart init daemon * <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px">More specific, usable insurance of net server configuration, together with Apache (Web) and exim4 (email) servers * <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px">State-of-the-art protection thoughts, together with updated firewall setup techniques utilizing gufw and iptables, and a whole bankruptcy on OpenSSH * <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px">A entire creation to Perl scripting for computerized management * <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px">Deeper assurance of crucial admin tasks–from coping with clients to CUPS printing, configuring LANs to construction a kernel * <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px">Complete directions on conserving Ubuntu structures up to date utilizing aptitude, Synaptic, and the software program resources window * <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px">And a lot more...including a 500+ time period glossary
</UL> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Includes DVD!  Get the entire model of Lucid Lynx, the most recent Ubuntu LTS release!

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This book describes in detail many important GNU tools, including the GNOME desktop, the Nautilus File Browser, the parted, palimpsest, and gparted partition editors, the gzip compression utility, and many command-line utilities that come from the GNU project. • Pointers throughout the text provide help in obtaining online documentation from many sources, including the local system, the Ubuntu Web site, and other locations on the Internet. • Many useful URLs point to Web sites where you can obtain software, security programs and information, and more.

3 The Heritage of Linux: UNIX . . . . 3 What Is So Good About Linux?. . . 6 Overview of Linux . . . . . . . 12 Additional Features of Linux. . . 17 Conventions Used in This Book . . 19 An operating system is the low-level software that schedules tasks, allocates storage, and handles the interfaces to peripheral hardware, such as printers, disk drives, the screen, keyboard, and mouse. An operating system has two main parts: the kernel and the system programs. The kernel allocates machine resources— including memory, disk space, and CPU (page 1143) cycles—to all other programs that run on the computer.

Chapters that appear in this book but do not appear in A Practical Guide to Linux® Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming include Chapters 2 and 3 (installation), Chapters 4 and 8 (Ubuntu Linux and the GUI), Chapter 10 (networking), all of the chapters in Part IV (system administration) and Part V (servers), and Appendix C (security). Differences While this book explains how to use Linux from a graphical interface and from the command line (a textual interface), A Practical Guide to Linux® Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, Second Edition works exclusively with the command line and covers Mac OS X in addition to Linux.

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