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The Ubuntu Beginner's Guide - Seventh Edition (Computer Beginner's Guides Book 1)
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The Ubuntu Beginner's Guide - Seventh Edition (Computer Beginner's Guides Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jonathan Moeller

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The Ubuntu Beginner's Guide (Seventh Edition) gives users new to Ubuntu Linux an overview of the operating system, from simple command-line tasks to advanced server configuration.

In the Guide, you'll learn how to:

-Use the Ubuntu command line.

-Manage users, groups, and file permissions.

-Install software on a Ubuntu system, both from the command line and the GUI.

-Configure network settings.

-Use the vi editor to edit system configuration files.

-Install and configure a Samba server for file sharing.

-Install SSH for remote system control using public key/private key encryption.

-Install a DHCP server for IP address management.

-Install a LAMP server.

-Install web applications like WordPress and Drupal.

-Configure an FTP server.

-Manage ebooks.

-Convert digital media.

-Manage and configure Unity, the default Ubuntu environment.

-Manage and halt processes from the command line.

-Set up both a VNC server and a client

-And many other topics.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 827 KB
  • Print Length: 209 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Azure Flame Media, LLC; 7 edition (Dec 7 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Y1NMDI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #54,655 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely for beginners, not for total non-techs June 26 2011
By S. Fieldstone - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I consider myself pretty tech-savy and I've tried Ubuntu 4 or 5 times, but seem to always get to a point where there's one small thing keeping me from doing what I need to do. After hours of Googling, I give up. This book has filled in those missing pieces.

First, this book is not for a person who's a beginner in regards to assumes some tech experience and a willingness to explore technology. This is not a book designed for someone who wants to replace Windows with Ubuntu and stay solely in the GUI. For example, I would not give this book to my grandmother to teach her how to use Ubuntu to check email and send forwards.

In fact, it focuses mainly on doing things through the command interface, which to be honest has been a fantastic way for me to learn how things work behind the scenes of the GUI. The book does a great job of teaching concepts behind Ubuntu, a brief history of Linux, and the basic commands to get around. This is a book meant for someone who is a beginner to Ubuntu...and it makes no illusions otherwise. In fact, he honestly states that a lot of these topics are the most frequent questions on his Ubuntu blog. I paid $.99 for it, and in that regard, it's 5 stars.

However, Chapter 4 was where the light bulb went on for me and it started talking about installing software. I understood how to do this in the past, but for some reason it just never clicked. Reading it in the book suddenly made sense. This is the kind of book where each person could have the same experience at different places in the I said before, it fills in the missing pieces.

I appreciate that the author is not trying to cram 3 concepts into 600 pages. The book is a relatively quick and easy read, covers a good base of information, does not talk down to people who don't yet know Linux, and does it all for a great price. In my opinion, this book does exactly what it set out to do and at $.99 is a fantastic "1st book on Linux" for someone to read before digging into a much more in-depth book such as "Ubuntu Unleashed" (which is next on my reading/reference list!).
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars read this book first Aug. 9 2011
By Kiwi - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As a newbie to Ubuntu this book was exactly the guiding hand I needed. Much more helpful as a first book than the official guide. It removed the murkiness around installing software at the commandline. You are sure to find yourself downloading and installing at least one of the top 7 recommended applications.
The author writes clearly and concisely focussing on the practical things you will want to do with Ubuntu whether for desktop or server purposes. The book assumes no prior Linux knowledge. As a newbie to Ubuntu this will be invaluable to you. When the author writes another Ubuntu book I will surely buy it.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners. Covers the basics of the Ubuntu CLI. Oct. 21 2012
By chris8028 - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This ebook does a good job at focusing on the basic command line usage in Ubuntu 12.04.
It is definitely geared towards beginners, but that does not mean it does not contain useful information!

If you are new to Ubuntu, and you sometimes find yourself lost, this is a good start.

The author states that he prefers to repeat instructions as opposed to saying "See chapter 4 for setting up apache", so the last 1/3 of the book is a lot of repeated text.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Needs a table of contents or an index Jan. 10 2012
By Philip Lester - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If you're just starting out using Ubuntu, it really is a very good book. But I do find myself having to start at the cover and flip through page after page until I find the right information. Is it worth $0.99, YES, but if there was a Table of Content it would be even better at that price.

I had a reply to my review so I wanted to update it. I use the kindle reader for the ipad. When I go to table of contents I see a hyperlink for "start". Now I did find a work around. I set a book mark for each chapter so under "My Notes and Marks" I have created my own table of contents. I do want to express the book is well worth the $0.99 I spent.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for the Kindle Feb. 6 2014
By David B - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book needs to ONLY be a book form, it comes with a DVD that you need to complete tasks outlined within the book. If you get it as a Kindle book you will NOT get the DVD.

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