Ubuntu for Non-Geeks: A Pain-Free, Get-Things-Done Guide

Ubuntu for Non-Geeks: A Pain-Free, Get-Things-Done Guide

Book Description
The Ubuntu Linux distribution makes Linux easy, and Ubuntu for Non-Geeks makes it even easier. Full of tips, tricks, and helpful pointers, this pain-free guide is perfect for those interested in—but nervous about—switching to the Linux operating system.

This revised and expanded fourth edition is packed with new material that covers all the latest features of Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx. It includes five new chapters that take you step-by-step through common tasks like installing and playing games, accessing your favorite social networks, troubleshooting common hardware and software problems, connecting with the Ubuntu community, interacting with your Windows installation, and more.

By following along with the book's straightforward explanations and step-by-step projects, you'll learn how to:
  • Install Ubuntu and keep it updated
  • Set up printers, scanners, USB flash drives, and other hardware
  • Install and play free games like Frets on Fire, Frozen Bubble, and Warzone 2100
  • Watch DVDs, listen to music, and sync your iPod, iPhone, or other mobile devices
  • Edit and share digital photos and videos
  • Create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Customize the look and feel of your system
  • Work with the command line (or avoid it altogether!)
If you're looking for a pain-free way to learn Linux, Ubuntu for Non-Geeks is just what you need to get started.


Chapter 1: Becoming a Penguinista
Chapter 2: Wading and Diving
Chapter 3: A New Place to Call Home
Chapter 4: More Than Webbed Feet
Chapter 5: Slipping and Sliding
Chapter 6: Rounding Out the Bird
Chapter 7: A Tidy Nest
Chapter 8: Dressing Up the Bird
Chapter 9: Simple Kitten Ways
Chapter 10: Gutenbird
Chapter 11: Polyglot Penguins
Chapter 12: Penguins at Work
Chapter 13: Brush-Wielding Penguins
Chapter 14: Tux Rocks
Chapter 15: Pluggin’ In the Penguin
Chapter 16: Couch Penguins
Chapter 17: Feathered Flippers
Chapter 18: Penguins at the Gates
Chapter 19: Defending the Nest
Chapter 20: A Colony of Penguins
Chapter 21: Wounded Wings

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