Beginning Ubuntu Linux (5th Edition) by Keir Thomas, Sander van Vugt, Emilio Raggi, Trevor Parsons,

By Keir Thomas, Sander van Vugt, Emilio Raggi, Trevor Parsons, Andy Channelle

Ubuntu Linux is the quickest becoming Linux-based working process, and starting Ubuntu Linux, 5th variation teaches all of us—including those that have by no means used Linux—how to take advantage of it productively, even if you return from home windows or the Mac or the realm of open source.

Beginning Ubuntu Linux, 5th version exhibits you the way to use Lucid Lynx. in keeping with the best-selling prior variation, Emilio Raggi continues an excellent stability among instructing Ubuntu and introducing new positive factors. no matter if you objective to exploit it in the house or within the place of work, you'll be brought to the realm of Ubuntu Linux, from basic note processing to utilizing cloud providers. You'll easy methods to keep an eye on the Ubuntu process, that you simply put in from the book's DVD, as you're guided via universal projects resembling configuring the system's graphical person interface (GUI), hearing audio CDs and MP3s, generating records, utilizing VoIP and chat, and naturally, common process maintenance.

This e-book additionally provides a chain of complete tutorials on Ubuntu management and security—essential for any Ubuntu user—while now not neglecting concerns relating place of work purposes and the cloud.

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But his dissatisfaction with some technical aspects of MINIX encouraged him to create his terminal emulator from scratch, although based on MINIX. He also wanted his version to be noncommercial, which MINIX, although inexpensive, was not. com/5548460/apple-is-nowbigger-than-microsoft-the-most-valuable-tech-company-in-the-world 16 CHAPTER 2 ■ GNU “SLASH” LINUX UNIX-like system), but in the end “Linux” (yes, standing for “Linus”) became popular because that’s how a friend named the folder in which the files were stored and shared.

In Windows Vista and 7, this is the first figure underneath the bar graph. You need to have at least 3GB of free space in your Windows partition for Ubuntu to use, but 3GB is a bare minimum and should be considered only if you have no other choice (that is, your computer lacks free disk space). You’ll need more space than that if you wish to install a lot of programs. If you don’t have enough free space, you have several options: reclaim space, remove Windows, or use a second hard disk. Figure 3-2.

Linux is also hard to beat when it comes to flexibility. It not only runs huge servers hidden in datacenters; many Linux derivatives found their ways into the smartphone market, Google’s Android being the most popular but not the only one (and there are plans to use it on more devices, such as TV sets). 13 This flexibility is what allows Linux to be a serious contender—many would say the perfect option—in the netbook market. When the first generation of netbooks came out, the concept was nothing short of a revolution.

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