Ubuntu 18.04 Essentials: Learn to install, administer and use Ubuntu 18.04 systems

Ubuntu 18.04 Essentials: Learn to install, administer and use Ubuntu 18.04 systems

Book Description
Ubuntu is arguably one of the most highly regarded and widely used Linux distributions available today. Praised both for its ease of use and reliability, Ubuntu also has a loyal following of Linux users and an active community of developers.
Ubuntu 18.04 Essentials is designed to provide detailed information on the installation, use and administration of the Ubuntu 18.04 distribution. For beginners, the book covers topics such as operating system installation, the basics of the GNOME desktop environment, configuring email and web servers and installing packages and system updates. Additional installation topics such as dual booting with Microsoft Windows are also covered, together with all important security topics such as configuring a firewall and user and group administration.
For the experienced user, topics such as remote desktop access, the Cockpit web interface, logical volume management (LVM), disk partitioning, swap management, KVM virtualization, Secure Shell (SSH), Linux Containers and file sharing using both Samba and NFS are covered in detail to provide a thorough overview of this enterprise class operating system.


1. Introduction
2. A Brief History of Linux
3. Installing Ubuntu on a Clean Disk Drive
4. Installing Ubuntu with the Network Installer
5. Dual Booting Ubuntu with Windows
6. Allocating Windows Disk Partitions to Ubuntu
7. A Guided Tour of the GNOME 3 Desktop
8. An Overview of the Ubuntu Cockpit Web Interface
9. Using the Bash Shell on Ubuntu
10. Managing Ubuntu Users and Groups
11. Ubuntu Software Package Management and Updates
12. Configuring Ubuntu systemd Units
13. Ubuntu Network Management
14. Ubuntu Firewall Basics
15. Using gufw and ufw to Configure an Ubuntu Firewall
16. Basic Ubuntu Firewall Configuration with firewalld
17. Configuring SSH Key-based Authentication on Ubuntu
18. Ubuntu Remote Desktop Access with Vino
19. Ubuntu Remote Desktop Access with VNC
20. Displaying Ubuntu Applications Remotely (X11 Forwarding)
21. Using NFS to Share Ubuntu Files with Remote Systems
22. Sharing Files between Ubuntu and Windows Systems with Samba
23. An Overview of Virtualization Techniques
24. Installing KVM Virtualization on Ubuntu
25. Creating KVM Virtual Machines using Cockpit and virt-manager
26. Creating KVM Virtual Machines with virt-install and virsh
27. Creating an Ubuntu KVM Networked Bridge Interface
28. Managing KVM using the virsh Command-Line Tool
29. An Introduction to Linux Containers
30. Working with Containers on Ubuntu
31. Setting Up an Ubuntu Web Server
32. Configuring an Ubuntu Postfix Email Server
33. Adding a New Disk Drive to an Ubuntu System
34. Adding a New Disk to an Ubuntu Volume Group and Logical Volume
35. Adding and Managing Ubuntu Swap Space
36. Ubuntu System and Process Monitoring

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