A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux (4th Edition)

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The Most Complete, Easy-to-Follow Guide to Ubuntu LinuxxA0xA0

u201CAs an in-depth guide to Ubuntu, this book does an exceptional job of covering everything from using the Unity desktop to exploring key server configurations.u201D

u2013Elizabeth K. Joseph, Systems Administrator & Ubuntu Community MemberxA0

  • The #1 Ubuntu resource, fully updated for Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)u2013the Long Term Support (LTS) release Canonical will support into 2019
  • Extensive new coverage of installation, security, virtualization, MariaDB, Python Programming, and much more
  • Updated JumpStarts help you set up many complex servers in minutes
  • Hundreds of up-to-date examples, plus four updated indexes deliver fast access to reliable answersxA0

Mark Sobellu2019s A Practical Guide to Ubuntu LinuxxAE, Fourth Edition, is the most thorough and up-to-date reference to installing, configuring, securing, and working with Ubuntu desktops and servers.


This edition has been fully updated for Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr), a milestone LTS (Long Term Support) release, which Canonical will support on both desktops and servers into 2019.


Sobell walks you through every essential feature and technique, from installing Ubuntu to working with the latest Ubuntu Unity desktop, and from configuring servers and monitoring networks to handling day-to-day system administration. His exceptionally clear explanations demystify everything from Apache, Samba, and postfix, to ufw, virtualization, and MariaDB/MySQL database management. PLUS a new chapter on programming in Python, todayu2019s most popular system automation tool!


Fully updated JumpStart sections quickly help you get complex servers runningu2013often in minutes. Youu2019ll also find up-to-date guidance on new LPI and CompTIA Linux certification pathways for Linux professionals.


Sobell draws on his immense Linux knowledge to explain both the u201Chowsu201D and the u201Cwhysu201D of Ubuntu. Heu2019s taught hundreds of thousands of readers and never forgets what itu2019s like to be new to Linux. Whether youu2019re a user, administrator, or programmer, youu2019ll find everything you need hereu2013now, and for years to come.


The worldu2019s most practical Ubuntu Linux book is now even more useful!


This book delivers

  • Completely revamped installation coverage reflecting Ubuntu 14.04u2019s improved ubiquity (graphical) and debian-installer (textual) installers
  • Updated JumpStarts for quickly setting up Samba, Apache, postfix, FTP, NFS, CUPS, OpenSSH, DNS, and other complex servers
  • Revamped and updated explanations of the ufw, gufw, and iptables firewall tools
  • An all-new chapter on creating VMs (virtual machines) locally and in the cloud
  • New coverage of the MariaDB open source plug-in replacement for MySQL
  • Comprehensive networking coverage, including DNS/BIND, NFS, NIS, FTP, LDAP, and Cacti network monitoring
  • Expert coverage of Internet server configuration and customization, including apache2 (Web) and postfix (mail)
  • A new chapter covering state-of-the-art security techniques, including sudo, cryptography, hash functions, SSL certificates, plus a section on using GPG (GNU Privacy Guard) to protect documents in transit
  • Deep coverage of essential administration tasksu2013from managing users to CUPS printing, and from configuring LANs and LDAP to building VMs (virtual machines)
  • Complete instructions on keeping systems up to date using apt-get, dpkg, and other tools
  • And much more . . . including a revised 500+ term glossary and four indexes

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