Monday, July 28, 2008

Moving to Ubuntu Linux

Author(s): Marcel Gagné
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Year: Aug 2006
ISBN: 032142722X
Language: English
Pages: 496
File type: CHM
Size : 16.5 MB
Everyone's talking about Ubuntuit's not just 100% free, it's the most useful, practical desktop Linux ever! Now, Linux expert Marcel Gagné reveals Ubuntu's amazing power and helps you migrate from Windows faster than you ever thought possible.

Moving to Ubuntu Linux will teach you how to do virtually anything with Ubuntuwrite documents, create spreadsheets, surf the Web, use email, listen to music, watch movies, and play games.

It's pretty mind-blowing that a free operating system can best one that costs hundreds of dollars and is backed by a hundred-billion-dollar corporation, but it's true. The essential verity of the open source software movement is that programmers who are doing what they love will always do a better job than programmers who are working merely to make a living.

As well designed as Ubuntu is, however, it's still terra incognita for the Windows user. Where's my Start menu? they plead. What happened to the Control Panel and My Network Neighborhood? Fear not intrepid operating system explorer, this book will clear a path in the jungle, and you'll find yourself at home with Ubuntu in just a few short weeks.

So come on in. No secret knock is necessary. The only password you'll need is the one you create yourself to secure your system. The Linux and free software community welcome you with open arms. There is a better way, and this book is your first step toward freedom.


Chapter 01 - Introducing Ubuntu!
Chapter 02 - Running and Installing the Ubuntu Live DVD
Chapter 03 - Getting Your Hands Dirty (Desktop Overview)
Chapter 04 - Navigating Nautilus
Chapter 05 - Customizing Your Desktop (or Making Your World Your Own)
Chapter 06 - Printers and Other Hardware
Chapter 07 - Connecting to the Internet
Chapter 08 - Installing New Applications
Chapter 09 - Instant Messaging, and IRC, Too!
Chapter 10 - Surfing the Net with Firefox
Chapter 11 - Evolution: Email and More!
Chapter 12 - Evolution: Keeping Organized
Chapter 13 - Writer (It Was a Dark and Stormy Night . . .)
Chapter 14 - Calc (Tables You Can Count On)
Chapter 15 - Impress (For When You Need to Impress Someone)
Chapter 16 - Base
Chapter 17 - Digital Art with the GIMP
Chapter 18 - If Music Be the Food of Love . . . (Ubuntu Linux Multimedia)
Chapter 19 - Would You Like to Play a Game? (Very Serious Fun)
Chapter 20 - Turning Ubuntu into Kubuntu
Chapter 21 - Taking Command of Ubuntu Linux
Appendix A - The GNU General Public License