Whether you are an end user, a system administrator, or a little of both, this book explains with step-by-step examples how to get most out of an Ubuntu system. The book is designed for a wide range of readers, appropriate for:
- Home Users
- System administrators
- Computer Science
A “functional guide to Ubuntu” gives you a general understanding of many aspects of Linux. No matter what your background, this book provides the knowledge you need to get on with your work. This book explains how to use Linux from graphical interface and from the command line. This book is designed so you can get the most out of it in the least amount of time. You do not have to read this book straight by in page order. Look up a topic of interest in the table of contents or in an index and read about it. The book includes many pointers to Web sites where you can acquire additional information.The Linux operating system, which was developed by the cooperation of many, many people around the world, is a product of the Internet and is a free operating system. In other words, all the source code is free. You are free to study it, redistribute it, and modify it. As a consequence, the code is obtainable free of cost-no charge for the software, source, documentation, or sustain.
A high selection of applications is obtainable for Linux-both free and commercial-in addition as a wide variety of tools: graphical, information processing, networking, security, administration, Web server, and many others. Large software companies have recently seen the assistance in supporting Linux and now have on-staff programmers whose job it is to design and code the Linux kernel, GNU, KDE, or other software that runs on Linux.Also important to users is the amount of software that is obtainable-not just source code (which needs to be compiled), but also pre-built binaries that are easy to install and ready to run. These programs include more than free software. Netscape, for example, has been obtainable for Linux from the start and included Java sustain before it was obtainable from many commercial vendors. Its sibling Mozilla/Thunderbird/Firefox is also a viable browser, mail client, and newsreader, performing many other roles in addition.
All this is only one small parted of book. Chapters covered in this Book:
- Working with Ubuntu Linux
- System administration
- Clients and servers