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Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference

12 febbraio 2009

Un a bella guida in inglese di Keir Thomas su Ubuntu che introduce Linux dalla sua filosofia e in particolare Ubuntu dalle sue origini, il significato del suo nome e le prime basi per l’utilizzo, scaricabile gratuitamente in formato PDF e fino a venerdì con uno sconto del 12%.

Ne riporto l’indice:

Capitolo 1: Installing Ubuntu

  • Types of installation
    • #1: Dual‐booting
    • #2: Installing within Windows
    • #3: Virtual computer
  • Preparing your PC for Ubuntu
    • Ensuring enough disk space is free
    • Defragmenting the hard disk
    • Checking the Windows filesystem for errors
  • Getting Ubuntu
    • Choosing a version
    • Choosing a release
    • Downloading Ubuntu
  • Creating an install CD
  • Step‐by‐step: Installing Ubuntu
    • Standard (repartitioning)
    • Within Windows (Wubi)
    • Virtual computer
    • Problematic installations (alternate install)
    • Getting Ubuntu onto an Apple Mac

Capitolo 2: Configuring Ubuntu

  • Getting started
  • Keyboard and mouse/trackpad
    • Switching keyboard languages
    • Mouse
  • Graphics
    • Changing screen resolution
    • Installing proprietary drivers
    • Activating desktop visual effects
    • Configuring a second monitor
    • Changing screen backlighting
    • Screensaver
  • Sound
  • Getting online
    • Wireless
    • Wired (Ethernet)
  • Printers
    • Printing a test page
    • Setting default print options
    • Managing print jobs
    • Installing a network printer
  • Removable storage
  • Scanners
  • Bluetooth
    • Pairing (Ubuntu 8.10)
    • Pairing (Ubuntu 8.04)
    • Transferring files

Capitolo 3: Getting to grips with the desktop

  • Logging in
    • Wubi (Windows install)
    • Dual‐boot
  • The layout of the desktop
    • Panels
    • Main menus
    • Icons and applets
  • Virtual desktops
  • Personalizing
    • Themes
    • Fonts
    • Login screen
    • Configuring menus
    • Customizing desktop icons
    • Useful applications
  • Cutting, copying, and pasting
  • Desktop search
  • Deskbar
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Adding new users
  • Making programs start automatically
  • Dealing with crashed programs
  • Changing the time & date
  • Rebooting and shutting down

Capitolo 4: Users and the filesystem

  • How Ubuntu handles files
    • Paths
    • Mounting
    • File & folder names
    • Important filesystem locations
    • Hidden files and folders
    • File extensions
  • Understanding users
    • Root user
    • File permissions
  • Nautilus: An overview
  • Day‐to‐day file management
    • Links and launchers
    • Bookmarks
    • Tabbed browsing
    • Searching for files
    • Special browsing locations
    • File Associations
  • File compression

Capitolo 5: Hands‐on at the command‐line

  • All about the shell
    • bashed about
    • To DOS or not to DOS
  • Understanding the prompt
    • Starting a command‐line session
    • Knowing who you are
    • Knowing where you’re browsing
  • How commands work
    • Arguments
    • Command options
  • Complex filenames
  • Relative and absolute paths
  • Running programs
    • Useful everyday commands
  • Working with root powers
    • Using sudo
    • Temporarily switching to root
    • Enabling root login
  • File permissions in depth
    • The basics
    • Execute permission
    • Folder permissions
    • What permissions look like
    • Changing ownerships and permissions
  • bash productivity tricks
    • Keyboard shortcuts
    • Command history
    • Job management
  • Managing processes
  • Working with compressed files
    • Zip files
    • tar archives
  • Advanced bash techniques
    • Redirection
    • Piping
    • Brace expansion
    • Wildcards

Capitolo 6: Software management

  • All about package management
    • What’s in a package?
    • APT and dpkg
    • Software repositories
    • Dependency management
  • Synaptic: An overview
  • Typical tasks
    • Installing software
    • Uninstalling software
    • Reinstalling software
    • Manually installing a package
  • Command‐line software management
    • Installing software
    • Uninstalling software
    • Reinstalling software
    • Manually installing/uninstalling packages
  • Working with repositories
    • Adding a repository
    • Adding a new repository key
  • Compiling from source code

Capitolo 7: Securing the system

  • System updates
    • Update Manager
    • Updating at the command‐line
  • Configuring the firewall
    • Installing and configuring Firestarter
    • Creating inbound rules
    • Creating outbound rules
    • Turning off diagnostic tool responses
  • Installing antivirus
    • Installing ClamTK
    • Scanning for viruses
  • Encrypting files and folders
    • Creating an encrypted /private folder
    • Encrypting individual files and folders
  • Enhancing web browser security
    • Enabling a master password
    • Avoiding “executable content” attacks

Appendice A: Glossary of terms

Appendice B: Learning more and getting help

  • Books and magazines
  • Online help
    • Forums
    • Mailing lists
  • Built‐in documentation
    • Understanding man pages
    • READMEs and other documentation

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