Ubuntu is a complete, free operating system that emphasizes
community, support, and ease of use without compromising speed,
power, or flexibility. It’s Linux for human
beings—designed for everyone from computer novices to
experts. Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long Term Support), a.k.a., “Hardy
Heron,” is the latest release—more powerful, more
flexible, and friendlier than ever. The Official Ubuntu Book,
Third Edition, will get you up and running quickly.
Written by expert leading Ubuntu community members, this book covers all you need to know to make the most of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, whether you’re a home user, small business user, server administrator, or programmer. The authors cover Ubuntu 8.04 LTS from start to finish: installation, configuration, desktop productivity, games, management, support, and much more. Among the many new topics covered in this edition: the new Edubuntu and the brand new Kubuntu Remix including KDE 4.
The Official Ubuntu Book, Third Edition, covers standard desktop applications, from word processing, spreadsheets, Web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, music, video, and games to software development, databases, and server applications. In addition, you’ll
Learn how to customize Ubuntu for home, small business, school, government, and enterprise environments
Learn how to quickly update Ubuntu to accommodate new versions and new applications
Find up-to-the-minute troubleshooting advice from Ubuntu users worldwide
Learn Ubuntu Server installation and administration, including LVM and RAID implementation
Learn about Edubuntu—Ubuntu optimized specifically for the classroom
The DVD includes the complete Ubuntu Linux operating system for installation on PC platforms, preconfigured with an outstanding desktop environment for both home and business computing. It can be used to install other complete variants of Ubuntu including Kubuntu (with the KDE environment), and Edubuntu (for use in schools).