Beginning Ubuntu and Mint Linux

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9781430257769: Beginning Ubuntu and Mint Linux

Beginning Ubuntu and Mint Linux introduces all of us—newbies, power users and system administrators—to the latest versions of both Ubuntu and the very popular Linux Mint.

Based on the bestselling Beginning Ubuntu LinuxBeginning Ubuntu and Mint Linux not only introduces the latest features of Ubuntu, it now covers Linux Mint and the differences between the two very popular Linux distributions. Whether you aim to use it in the home or in the office, you’ll be introduced to the complete world of Ubuntu and Mint, from simple word processing to working with images and multimedia to dealing with administrative tasks.

You’ll learn how to control the Ubuntu or Mint systems which you just installed as you are guided through common tasks, such as configuring the system's graphical user interface, listening to audio CDs and MP3s, producing documents, using VoIP and chat, and of course, general system maintenance. Experienced author and Linux instructor Sander van Vugt also supplies a series of comprehensive tutorials on Ubuntu and Mint administration and security—essential for any Linux user—while not neglecting matters pertaining to office applications and other desktop applications.

What you’ll learn

  • Use Ubuntu as a daily desktop on your laptop or PC
  • Complete office tasks, such as creating Microsoft Office-compatible documents and spreadsheets, using e-mail, and managing contacts
  • Listen to MP3s, manage pictures and CDs, and watch movies using a user-friendly Linux desktop
  • Configure printer- and file-sharing features to share resources seamlessly with other computers on your network
  • Configure and customize your Ubuntu or Mint desktop
  • Administer and secure your Ubuntu or Mint machine

 

Who this book is for

Everyone interested in or already using Ubuntu or Linux Mint—no exceptions.

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About the Author:

Sander van Vugt is an independent trainer and consultant, living in the Netherlands and working throughout the European Union. He specializes in Linux and Novell systems, and has worked with both for more than 10 years. Besides being a trainer, he is also an author, having written more than 20 books and hundreds of technical articles. He is a Master Certified Novell Instructor (MCNI) and holds LPIC-1 and -2 certificates, as well as all important Novell certificates.

Keir Thomas is an award-winning author who has written several best-selling beginning-level Linux titles for Apress. A former computer magazine editor, he has been writing about computers, operating systems, and software for a decade. He has also edited many computing titles and works as a full-time author. He lives on the side of a mountain in England, and his hobbies include hiking and playing musical instruments.

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