A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 0137003889 ISBN-13: 9780137003884 Praise for A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux (R) "I am so impressed by how Mark Sobell can approach a complex topic in such an understandable manner. His command examples are especially useful in providing a novice (or even advanced) administrator with a cookbook on how to accomplish real-world tasks on Linux. He is truly an inspired technical writer!"-George Vish II, Senior Education Consultant, Hewlett-Packard Company "Overall, I think it's a great, comprehensive Ubuntu book that'll be a valuable resource for people of all technical levels."-John Dong, Ubuntu Forum Council Member, Backports Team Leader "The JumpStart sections really offer a quick way to get things up and running, allowing you to dig into the details of his books later."-Scott Mann, Aztek Networks "Ubuntu is gaining popularity at the rate alcohol did during prohibition, and it's great to see a well-known author write a book on the latest and greatest version. Not only does it contain Ubuntu-specific information, but it also touches on general computer-related topics, which will help the average computer user to better understand what's going on in the background. Great work, Mark!"-Daniel R. Arfsten, Pro/ENGINEER Drafter/Designer "I read a lot of Linux technical information every day, but I'm rarely impressed by tech books. I usually prefer online information sources instead. Mark Sobell's books are a notable exception. They're clearly written, technically accurate, comprehensive-and actually enjoyable to read."-Matthew Miller, Senior Systems Analyst/Administrator, BU Linux Project, Boston University Office, of Information Technology "I would so love to be able to use this book to teach a class about not just Ubuntu or Linux but about computers in general. It is thorough and well written with good illustrations that explain important concepts for computer usage."-Nathan Eckenrode, New York Local Community Team Praise for Other Books by Mark Sobell "I currently own one of your books, A Practical Guide to Linux (R). I believe this book is one of the most comprehensive and, as the title says, practical guides to Linux I have ever read. I consider myself a novice and I come back to this book over and over again."-Albert J. Nguyen "Thank you for writing a book to help me get away from Windows XP and to never touch Windows Vista. The book is great; I am learning a lot of new concepts and commands. Linux is definitely getting easier to use."-James Moritz "I have been wanting to make the jump to Linux but did not have the guts to do so-until I saw your familiarly titled A Practical Guide to Red Hat (R) Linux (R) at the bookstore. I picked up a copy and am eagerly looking forward to regaining my freedom."-Carmine Stoffo, Machine and Process Designer to pharmaceutical industry "I am currently reading A Practical Guide to Red Hat (R) Linux (R) and am finally understanding the true power of the command line. I am new to Linux and your book is a treasure." -Juan Gonzalez The Most Complete, Easy-to-Understand, and Useful Guide to Ubuntu Linux Desktops and Servers Ubuntu Linux is a state-of-the-art operating system, and you need a book that's just as advanced. Along with being the most comprehensive reference to installing, configuring, and working with Ubuntu, A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux (R) also provides extensive server coverage you won't find in any other Ubuntu book. Best-selling author Mark Sobell begins by walking you through every feature and technique you need to know, from installing Ubuntu-using the DVD included with the book-to working with GNOME, Samba, exim4, Apache, DNS, NIS, firestarter, and iptables. Sobell's exceptionally clear explanations demystify everything from system security to Windows file/printer sharing. Sobell presents full chapters on using Ubuntu from the command line and GUI; thorough system administration and security guidance; and up-to-the-minute, step-by-step instructions for setting up networks and every major type of Internet server. Along the way, you'll learn both the "hows" and the "whys" of Ubuntu. Sobell knows every Linux nook and cranny: He's taught hundreds of thousands of readers and never forgets what it's like to be new to Linux. Whether you're a user, administrator, or programmer, this book gives you all you need-and more. Don't settle for yesterday's Ubuntu Linux book...get the ONLY book that meets today's challenges and tomorrow's! This book delivers... Deeper coverage of the command line and the GNOME GUI, including GUI customization Coverage of important Ubuntu topics, such as sudo and the new Upstart init daemon More practical coverage of file sharing with Samba, NFS, and FTP More detailed, usable coverage of Internet server configuration, including Apache, exim4, and DNS/BIND More state-of-the-art security techniques, including firewall setup using firestarter and iptables, as well as a full chapter on OpenSSH and an appendix on security Deeper coverage of "meat-and-potatoes" system and network administration tasks-from managing users to CUPS printing, configuring LANs to building a kernel A more practical introduction to writing bash shell scripts Complete instructions on how to keep your Linux system up-to-date using aptitude, Synaptic, and the Software Sources window And much more...including a 500+ term glossary, five detailed appendixes, and a comprehensive index to help you find what you need fastPrint book includes DVD! 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