A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux (4th Edition)

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The so much entire, Easy-to-Follow advisor to Ubuntu Linux  

“As an in-depth advisor to Ubuntu, this publication does an excellent activity of protecting every little thing from utilizing the cohesion laptop to exploring key server configurations.”

–Elizabeth ok. Joseph, structures Administrator & Ubuntu group Member 

  • The no 1 Ubuntu source, absolutely up-to-date for Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)–the long-term aid (LTS) free up Canonical will help into 2019
  • Extensive new insurance of set up, defense, virtualization, MariaDB, Python Programming, and masses extra
  • Updated JumpStarts assist you manage many advanced servers in minutes
  • Hundreds of up to date examples, plus 4 up to date indexes carry speedy entry to trustworthy answers 

Mark Sobell’s A sensible advisor to Ubuntu Linux®, Fourth Edition, is the main thorough and updated connection with fitting, configuring, securing, and dealing with Ubuntu computers and servers.


This variation has been totally up-to-date for Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr), a milestone LTS (Long time period help) liberate, which Canonical will help on either pcs and servers into 2019.


Sobell walks you thru each crucial characteristic and strategy, from fitting Ubuntu to operating with the most recent Ubuntu team spirit computer, and from configuring servers and tracking networks to dealing with daily process management. His highly transparent reasons demystify every thing from Apache, Samba, and postfix, to ufw, virtualization, and MariaDB/MySQL database administration. PLUS a brand new bankruptcy on programming in Python, today’s hottest procedure automation tool!


Fully up to date JumpStart sections quick assist you get complicated servers running–often in mins. You’ll additionally locate updated counsel on new LPI and CompTIA Linux certification pathways for Linux professionals.


Sobell attracts on his tremendous Linux wisdom to provide an explanation for either the “hows” and the “whys” of Ubuntu. He’s taught millions of readers and not forgets what it’s wish to be new to Linux. no matter if you’re a person, administrator, or programmer, you’ll locate every little thing you would like here–now, and for years to come.


The world’s such a lot functional Ubuntu Linux booklet is now much more useful!


This publication delivers

  • Completely remodeled install assurance reflecting Ubuntu 14.04’s more desirable ubiquity (graphical) and debian-installer (textual) installers
  • Updated JumpStarts for fast establishing Samba, Apache, postfix, FTP, NFS, CUPS, OpenSSH, DNS, and different complicated servers
  • Revamped and up-to-date causes of the ufw, gufw, and iptables firewall tools
  • An all-new bankruptcy on growing VMs (virtual machines) in the community and within the cloud
  • New assurance of the MariaDB open resource plug-in alternative for MySQL
  • Comprehensive networking assurance, together with DNS/BIND, NFS, NIS, FTP, LDAP, and Cacti community monitoring
  • Expert insurance of web server configuration and customization, together with apache2 (Web) and postfix (mail)
  • A new bankruptcy protecting state of the art protection recommendations, together with sudo, cryptography, hash features, SSL certificate, plus a piece on utilizing GPG (GNU privateness shield) to guard files in transit
  • Deep assurance of crucial management tasks–from dealing with clients to CUPS printing, and from configuring LANs and LDAP to construction VMs (virtual machines)
  • Complete directions on retaining platforms brand new utilizing apt-get, dpkg, and different tools
  • And even more . . . together with a revised 500+ time period thesaurus and 4 indexes

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