Ubuntu 20.04 Essentials: A Guide to Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop and Server Editions

Ubuntu 20.04 Essentials: A Guide to Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop and Server Editions

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 20.04 Essentials is designed to provide detailed information on the installation, use and administration of the Ubuntu 20.04 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. Managing Ubuntu systemd Units 
12. Ubuntu Software Package Management and Updates 
13. Ubuntu Snap Package Management 
14. Ubuntu Network Management 
15. Ubuntu Firewall Basics 
16. Using gufw and ufw to Configure an Ubuntu Firewall 
17. Basic Ubuntu Firewall Configuration with firewalld 
18. Configuring SSH Key-based Authentication on Ubuntu 
19. Ubuntu Remote Desktop Access with Vino 
20. Ubuntu Remote Desktop Access with VNC 
21. Displaying Ubuntu Applications Remotely (X11 Forwarding) 
22. Using NFS to Share Ubuntu Files with Remote Systems 
23. Sharing Files between Ubuntu and Windows Systems with Samba 
24. An Overview of Virtualization Techniques 
25. Installing KVM Virtualization on Ubuntu 
26. Creating KVM Virtual Machines using Cockpit and virt-manager 
27. Creating KVM Virtual Machines with virt-install and virsh
28. Creating an Ubuntu KVM Networked Bridge Interface 
29. Managing KVM using the virsh Command-Line Tool 
30. An Introduction to Linux Containers 
31. Working with Containers on Ubuntu 
32. Setting Up an Ubuntu Web Server 
33. Configuring an Ubuntu Postfix Email Server 
34. Adding a New Disk Drive to an Ubuntu System 
35. Adding a New Disk to an Ubuntu Volume Group and Logical Volume 
36. Adding and Managing Ubuntu Swap Space 
37. Ubuntu System and Process Monitoring 

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