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Table Of Contents

Foreword
Preface
About Ubuntu
Why Ubuntu?
The Parts That Make Up Ubuntu
Debian
The Linux Kernel
Linux Distributions
Ubuntu Versions
X Window System
Linux Desktop Environments
Linux Packages
The Ubuntu Community
Things You See
Things You Don’t See
Summary
CHAPTER 2
Installing and Upgrading Ubuntu
The Live DVD
The Main Menu
The Function Key Options
Starting the Live DVD
Alternative Editions
About the MD5 Hashes
Downloading a Distribution
Burning a CD or DVD
Using Active ISO Burner for Windows
Burning an ISO Image Using OS X
Burning an ISO Image Using Ubuntu
Burning to a Thumb Drive
Virtual Installation
Microsoft Virtual PC
VMware
Sun VirtualBox
Other Virtualizers
Full Installation
Installing Ubuntu Under Windows
Installing Ubuntu As a Standalone OS
Upgrading to New Releases
Installing from CD
Upgrading an Existing Installation
CHAPTER 3
Configuring
Keyboard
General
Layouts
Accessibility
Mouse Keys
Typing Break
Keyboard Shortcuts
Mouse
Graphics
Display Preferences
Capture Cards
Video Sources
Input Connections
Running MythTV
Webcams
USB Media
CHAPTER 4
The Desktop: Accessing Applications and Features
Logging In
Language
Sessions
Desktop Layout
The Applications Menu
The Places Menu
The System Menu
The Top-Left Icons
The Quit Button
The Remaining Top-Right Icons
The Bottom-Right Icons
The Bottom Panel
Personalization
Appearance
Managing Panels
Changing a launcher’s icon
Editing Menus
The Desktop Itself
Creating Folders, Launchers, and Files
Managing Desktop Icons
Adding New Users
What’s New in 10.04
CHAPTER 5
The Filesystem, File Attributes, and Permissions
The Directory Tree
Case Sensitivity and Special Characters
Mounting Media
Drive Mounting
Mounting ISO Files
Mounting Network Folders
Unmounting
Hidden Files and Folders
Symbolic Links
File Extensions
File Permissions
Users and Groups
Managing Users
Managing Groups
Other File Attributes
The Trash
CHAPTER 6
The Nautilus File Browser
Opening Files and Folders
Dragging and Dropping
Copying Files and Folders
Copying with External Media
Selecting Files and Folders
Lassoing Items
Individually Selecting Items
Selecting Items in Sequence
Selecting All Items
Moving or Deleting with Selections
Opening Multiple Items
Using Tabs
Deselecting
Zooming In and Out
The File Browser Menus
File Menu
Edit Menu
Other Features of the File Manager
Preferences
Edit → Preferences → Views
Edit → Preferences → Behavior
Edit → Preferences → Display
Edit → Preferences → List Columns
Edit → Preferences → Preview
Edit → Preferences → Media
The View Menu
The Go Menu
The Bookmarks Menu
The Tabs Menu
Help
Context Menus
Template Files
The Toolbars
The Main Toolbar
The Location Bar
Configuration Editor
CHAPTER 7
The Command Line
The Terminal
Bash
The Command-Line Editor
Bash Commands
The cd, pwd, and ls Commands
Alternative Shells
Using Nano to Edit Files
Shell Scripts
Using chgrp
Using sudo
Logging in As root
System Processes
Killing and Restarting Processes from the Command Line
CHAPTER 8
Installing and Removing Software
The Ubuntu Software Center
Installing a Program
Removing a Program
Advanced Features
The Ubuntu Software Tab
The Other Software Tab
The Updates Tab
The Authentication Tab
The Statistics Tab
The Remaining Menus
The Synaptic Package Manager
Using Search to Install a Program
Other Synaptic Options
Synaptic’s Menus
The File Menu
The Edit Menu
The Package Menu
The Settings Menu
The Help Menu
Using Aptitude
Using apt-get
Updating the package index
CHAPTER 9
System Maintenance and Security
System Maintenance
Administration
Alpha and Beta Releases
System Security
Passwords
Root Access
Physical Access
Firewall
Use Reliable Sources
Don’t Use Untrusted Commands
Updating
Viruses and Malware
Sharing Your Folders
Using Keyrings
Managing Your Keyring
The Internet
Web Browsing
The Menus
The Bookmarks Toolbar
Tabs and Windows
Searching
Other Browsers
Email
Instant Messaging
Using Pidgin
Internet Telephony
Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
Telnet and SSH
Ubuntu One
Joining and Logging In
Using Ubuntu One
CHAPTER 12
Using OpenOffice.org
Preparing the Example Files
Writer
The Standard Toolbar
The Formatting Toolbar
Using Styles
About Word Completion
Calc
Impress
The Line and Filling Toolbar
The Slides Frame
The Workspace Frame
The Tasks Frame
The Drawing Toolbar
The Master Slide
Draw
Base
Math
Built-in Help
Evolution Calendar
What’s New in 10.04?
Playing Games
Built-in Games
PlayDeb
Other Linux Games
PlayOnLinux
KDE Games
Browser-Based Games
Ubuntu Easter Eggs
The Ubuntu Fish
OpenOffice.org StarWars
Aptitude Silliness
Pictures, Sound, and Video
Movie Player
Adding Plug-ins
VLC Media Player
Rhythmbox Music Player
Importing Tracks
Playing Music
Last.fm
The GIMP Image Editor
Learning How to Use It
F-Spot Photo Manager
Audacity Audio Editor
Rosegarden
PiTiVi Video Editor
The Take Screenshot Program
CHAPTER 15
Other Ubuntu Distributions
Installation
Installing Distributions Alongside Ubuntu
Kubuntu
Xubuntu
Mythbuntu
Edubuntu
Ubuntu Netbook Edition
Ubuntu Server Edition
Ubuntu Studio
Eeebuntu
Even More Distributions
CHAPTER 16
Using Wine
What Is Wine?
The Benefits of Wine
Wine’s Limitations
Installing Wine
Installing Microsoft Fonts
Configuring Wine
Accessing the Windows C: Drive
Further Information
Index
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Ubuntu: Up and Running: A Power User's Desktop Guide

Ubuntu: Up and Running: A Power User's Desktop Guide

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Ubuntu for everyone! This popular Linux-based operating system is perfect for people with little technical background. It's simple to install, and easy to use -- with a strong focus on security. Ubuntu: Up and Running shows you the ins and outs of this system with a complete hands-on tour. You'll learn how Ubuntu works, how to quickly configure and maintain Ubuntu 10.04, and how to use this unique operating system for networking, business, and home entertainment.

This book includes a DVD with the complete Ubuntu system and several specialized editions -- including the Mythbuntu multimedia release.

Choose among three desktop environments: GNOME, KDE, or XFCE Connect printers, sound cards, cameras, webcams, and iPhones Use the Linux filesystem with either the desktop or the command line Learn networking functions, such as file and folder sharing and Internet access Get an in-depth introduction to the OpenOffice.org business productivity suite Learn how to use WINE to run Windows programs Implement upgrades quickly and easily Find out where to get, and how to install, other great software for Linux

Ubuntu for everyone! This popular Linux-based operating system is perfect for people with little technical background. It's simple to install, and easy to use -- with a strong focus on security. Ubuntu: Up and Running shows you the ins and outs of this system with a complete hands-on tour. You'll learn how Ubuntu works, how to quickly configure and maintain Ubuntu 10.04, and how to use this unique operating system for networking, business, and home entertainment.

This book includes a DVD with the complete Ubuntu system and several specialized editions -- including the Mythbuntu multimedia release.

Choose among three desktop environments: GNOME, KDE, or XFCE Connect printers, sound cards, cameras, webcams, and iPhones Use the Linux filesystem with either the desktop or the command line Learn networking functions, such as file and folder sharing and Internet access Get an in-depth introduction to the OpenOffice.org business productivity suite Learn how to use WINE to run Windows programs Implement upgrades quickly and easily Find out where to get, and how to install, other great software for Linux

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