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Praise for A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux®
“I am so impressed by how Mark Sobell can approach a complex topic in such an understandable manner. His command examples are especially useful in providing a novice (or even advanced) administrator with a cookbook on how to accomplish real-world tasks on Linux. He is truly an inspired technical writer!”
–George Vish II, Senior Education Consultant, Hewlett-Packard Company
“Overall, I think it’s a great, comprehensive Ubuntu book that’ll be a valuable resource for people of all technical levels.”
–John Dong, Ubuntu Forum Council Member, Backports Team Leader
“The JumpStart sections really offer a quick way to get things up and running, allowing you to dig into the details of his books later.”
–Scott Mann, Aztek Networks
“Ubuntu is gaining popularity at the rate alcohol did during prohibition, and it’s great to see a well-known author write a book on the latest and greatest version. Not only does it contain Ubuntu-specific information, but it also touches on general computer-related topics, which will help the average computer user to better understand what’s going on in the background. Great work, Mark!”
–Daniel R. Arfsten, Pro/ENGINEER Drafter/Designer
“I read a lot of Linux technical information every day, but I’m rarely impressed by tech books. I usually prefer online information sources instead. Mark Sobell’s books are a notable exception. They’re clearly written, technically accurate, comprehensive-and actually enjoyable to read.”
–Matthew Miller, Senior Systems Analyst/Administrator, BU Linux Project, Boston University Office, of Information Technology
“I would so love to be able to use this book to teach a class about not just Ubuntu or Linux but about computers in general. It is thorough and well written with good illustrations that explain important concepts for computer usage.”
–Nathan Eckenrode, New York Local Community Team
Praise for Other Books by Mark Sobell
“I currently own one of your books, A Practical Guide to Linux® . I believe this book is one of the most comprehensive and, as the title says, practical guides to Linux I have ever read. I consider myself a novice and I come back to this book over and over again.”
–Albert J. Nguyen
“Thank you for writing a book to help me get away from Windows XP and to never touch Windows Vista. The book is great; I am learning a lot of new concepts and commands. Linux is definitely getting easier to use.”
“I have been wanting to make the jump to Linux but did not have the guts to do so-until I saw your familiarly titled A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux® at the bookstore. I picked up a copy and am eagerly looking forward to regaining my freedom.”
–Carmine Stoffo, Machine and Process Designer to pharmaceutical industry
“I am currently reading A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux® and am finally understanding the true power of the command line. I am new to Linux and your book is a treasure.”
The Most Complete, Easy-to-Understand, and Useful Guide to Ubuntu Linux Desktops and Servers
Ubuntu Linux is a state-of-the-art operating system, and you need a book that’s just as advanced. Along with being the most comprehensive reference to installing, configuring, and working with Ubuntu, A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux® also provides extensive server coverage you won’t find in any other Ubuntu book.
Best-selling author Mark Sobell begins by walking you through every feature and technique you need to know, from installing Ubuntu–using the DVD included with the book–to working with GNOME, Samba, exim4, Apache, DNS, NIS, firestarter, and iptables. Sobell’s exceptionally clear explanations demystify everything from system security to Windows file/printer sharing.
Sobell presents full chapters on using Ubuntu from the command line and GUI; thorough system administration and security guidance; and up-to-the-minute, step-by-step instructions for setting up networks and every major type of Internet server. Along the way, you’ll learn both the “hows” and the “whys” of Ubuntu. Sobell knows every Linux nook and cranny: He’s taught hundreds of thousands of readers and never forgets what it’s like to be new to Linux. Whether you’re a user, administrator, or programmer, this book gives you all you need–and more.
Don’t settle for yesterday’s Ubuntu Linux book...get the ONLY book that meets today’s challenges and tomorrow’s!
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Print book includes DVD! Get the full version of the Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) release.
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The Most Complete, Easy-to-Follow Guide to Ubuntu Linux
Mark Sobell’s A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux®, Second Edition, isn’t just the most thorough and up-to-date reference to installing, configuring, and working with Ubuntu. It also provides comprehensive server coverage you won’t find in any other Ubuntu book.
The fully updated JumpStart sections help you get complex servers running quickly. Whatever your questions may be, the completely revamped index gives you even faster access to the answers you’re searching for. And a brand new chapter on Perl programming teaches you the basics of this powerful system administration language.
Sobell walks you through every feature and technique you’ll need, from installing Ubuntu to working with GNOME, Samba, exim4, Apache, DNS, NIS, LDAP, ufw, firestarter, and iptables. His exceptionally clear explanations demystify everything from system security to Windows file/printer sharing. You’ll find full chapters on running Ubuntu from the command line and GUI, administering systems and security, setting up networks and Internet servers, and much more.
Along the way, you’ll learn both the “hows” and the “whys” of Ubuntu. Sobell knows every Linux nook and cranny: He’s taught hundreds of thousands of readers–and never forgets what it’s like to be new to
Linux. Whether you’re a user, administrator, or programmer, this book gives you all you need–and more.
The world’s most practical Ubuntu Linux book is now even more useful!
This book delivers
Includes DVD! Get the full version of the Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) release!About the Author:
Mark G. Sobell is President of Sobell Associates Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in UNIX/Linux training, support, and custom software development. He has more than twenty-five years of experience working with UNIX and Linux systems and is the author of many best-selling books, including A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux®, Third Edition; A Practical Guide to Linux® Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming; and A Practical Guide to UNIX® for Mac OS® X Users (coauthored with Peter Seebach), all from Prentice Hall, and A Practical Guide to the UNIX System from Addison-Wesley.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface xxxvi Chapter 1: Welcome to Linux 1 The GNU Linux Connection 2 The Linux 2.6 Kernel 5 The Heritage of Linux: UNIX 5 What Is So Good About Linux? 6 Overview of Linux 10 Additional Features of Linux 15 Conventions Used in This Book 17 Chapter Summary 20 Exercises 20 PART I: Installing Ubuntu Linux 21 Chapter 2: Installation Overview 23 The Live/Install Desktop CD/DVD 24 More Information 24 Planning the Installation 25 The Installation Process 36 Downloading and Burning a CD/DVD 37 Gathering Information About the System 41 Chapter Summary 42 Exercises 43 Advanced Exercises 43 Chapter 3: Step-by-Step Installation 45 Basic Installation from the Live/Install Desktop CD/DVD 46 Graphical Partitioners 53 Upgrading to a New Release 59 Installing KDE 60 Setting Up a Dual-Boot System 61 Advanced Installation 62 The X Window System 74 Chapter Summary 83 Exercises 83 Advanced Exercises 84 PART II: Getting Started with Ubuntu Linux 85 Chapter 4: Introduction to Ubuntu Linux 87 Curbing Your Power: root Privileges/sudo 88 A Tour of the Ubuntu Linux Desktop 89 Getting the Most out of the Desktop 105 Updating, Installing, and Removing Software Packages 119 Where to Find Documentation 124 More About Logging In 132 Working from the Command Line 136 Controlling Windows: Advanced Operations 139 Chapter Summary 142 Exercises 143 Advanced Exercises 144 Chapter 5: The Linux Utilities 145 Special Characters 146 Basic Utilities 147 Working with Files 149 (Pipe): Communicates Between Processes 156 Four More Utilities 157 Compressing and Archiving Files 159 Locating Commands 164 Obtaining User and System Information 166 Communicating with Other Users 170 Email 171 Tutorial: Creating and Editing a File with vim 172 Chapter Summary 179 Exercises 181 Advanced Exercises 182 Chapter 6: The Linux Filesystem 183 The Hierarchical Filesystem 184 Directory Files and Ordinary Files 184 Pathnames 189 Directory Commands 191 Working with Directories 196 Access Permissions 199 ACLs: Access Control Lists 203 Links 209 Chapter Summary 214 Exercises 216 Advanced Exercises 218 Chapter 7: The Shell 219 The Command Line 220 Standard Input and Standard Output 226 Running a Program in the Background 237 Filename Generation/Pathname Expansion 239 Builtins 243 Chapter Summary 244 Exercises 245 Advanced Exercises 247 PART III: Digging into Ubuntu Linux 249 Chapter 8: Linux GUIs: X and GNOME 251 X Window System 252 The Nautilus File Browser Window 260 GNOME Utilities 266 Chapter Summary 271 Exercises 272 Advanced Exercises 272 Chapter 9: The Bourne Again Shell 275 Background 276 Shell Basics 277 Parameters and Variables 295 Special Characters 309 Processes 310 History 312 Aliases 328 Functions 331 Controlling bash Features and Options 334 Processing the Command Line 338 Chapter Summary 347 Exercises 349 Advanced Exercises 351 Chapter 10: Networking and the Internet 353 Types of Networks and How They Work 355 Communicate Over a Network 370 Network Utilities 372 Distributed Computing 379 Usenet 388 WWW: World Wide Web 390 Chapter Summary 392 Exercises 393 Advanced Exercises 394 Chapter 11: Pr. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_013236039X
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX013236039X
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11013236039X