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Following on from the best-selling first edition, which won a Linux Journal Editor's Choice 2006 award, Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Second Edition is the perfect guide for those switching to the world's favorite Linux. It is the only book to cover technology introduced in the recent 6.10 "Edgy Eft" release. The book starts by providing an illustrated installation guide, complete with a problem-solving section. Here, readers can take advantage of the unique companion DVD supplied with the book, which supplies not only the complete 6.10 release of Ubuntu (along with associated projects), but also the 6.06.1 long-term support release. Also included is a comprehensive hardware setup guide, to help ensure Ubuntu runs smoothly on your system. Following this, the book provides a thorough guide to the Ubuntu desktop, before moving on to describe how to perform everyday tasks under Ubuntu, such as sending/receiving e-mail, playing MP3s and movies, working with digital images, and much more. The last third of the book is dedicated to the heart of Linux - the command-line prompt. Additionally, you'll learn vital Ubuntu maintenance techniques, such as software installation/management, remotely accessing your system, and backup. The book ends with several vital reference appendices. Packed with hints and tips for all levels of user, Beginning Ubuntu Linux is the only book you need to take advantage of this next-generation Linux operating system.
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Keir Thomas (born 1972) is an English journalist and author specialising in computing. He also runs a poetry press in Manchester.
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