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Linux Mint 19.2 Desktops and Administration

Linux Mint 19.2 Desktops and Administration

Author: Richard Petersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2019

Ubuntu 19.04 Desktop Applications and Administration

Ubuntu 19.04 Desktop Applications and Administration

Author: Richard Petersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server Administration and Reference

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server Administration and Reference

Author: Richard Petersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2018

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Desktop Applications and Administration

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Desktop Applications and Administration

Author: Richard Petersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2018

Beginning Fedora Desktop Fedora 28 Edition

Beginning Fedora Desktop Fedora 28 Edition

Author: Richard Petersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2018

Get the most out of Fedora 28 Desktop, including free Office suites, editors, e-book readers, music and video applications. In addition to those features, you'll also work with codecs, email clients, web browsers, FTP and BitTorrent clients, VoIP clients, and IM applications. The major Fedora 28 desktop spins are covered in detail, including the Plasma desktop (KDE), Cinnamon, Mate-Compiz, LXDE, Xfce, and LXQT. This is your complete guide to using the Fedora 28 Desktop Linux release as your daily driver for multimedia, productivity, social networking, administrative tasks, and more. Author and Linux expert Richard Petersen delves into the operating system as a whole and offers you a complete treatment of Fedora 28 Desktop configuration and use. With Beginning Fedora Desktop at your side, you'll discover how to install and update the Fedora 28 Desktop, as well as access various software repositories. You'll also learn which applications perform which functions, how to manage software, use of the desktop configuration tools, useful shell commands, and both the system administration and network tools. What You'll Learn Review the available desktop choices, including GNOME, KDE, and alternative desktops Administer your system, add users, manage printers and perform backups Configure network connections and firewalls with FirewallD Access network resources with Samba Who This Book Is For Novice to intermediate users who are looking to install Fedora 20 as their primary computing environment.

Linux Mint 19 Desktops and Administration

Linux Mint 19 Desktops and Administration

Author: Richard Petersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2018

Linux Mint 18: Desktops and Administration

Linux Mint 18: Desktops and Administration

Author: Richard Petersen Format: eBook Release Date: 29/08/2016

This book covers the Linux Mint 18 release (Sarah), focusing on desktops and administrative tools. The emphasis here is on what users will face when using Mint, covering topics like installation, applications, software management, the Mint desktops (Cinnamon, Mate, and KDE), shell commands, network connections, and system administration tasks. Linux Mint 18 is based on the Ubuntu 16.04 long-term support release. The Cinnamon, Mate, and Linux Mint KDE desktops are examined in detail. Cinnamon and Mate have custom Mint menus to manage access to applications and devices. Advanced components are also examined such as the Mint Display Manager (MDM), PulseAudio sound configuration, and Mint software management applications (Software Manager and Update Manager). The new X-Apps are also reviewed, including Xplayer, Xed, and Xviewer. Administration topics include system tools, managing users, file systems, Bluetooth setup, printer configuration, and network folder and file sharing.

Fedora Linux Servers With Systemd: Second Edition

Fedora Linux Servers With Systemd: Second Edition

Author: Richard Petersen Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2016

This book is designed as a server reference for Fedora Linux with systemd. This second edition covers Fedora Linux 23. Administration tools are covered as well as the underlying configuration files and system implementations. The emphasis is on what administrators will need to know to perform key networking and server tasks. Topics covered include the systemd service manager, the systemd service and target files for each server, server roles, and the firewalld firewall. Key servers are examined, including Web, FTP, CUPS printing, NFS, and Samba. Network support servers and applications covered include the Squid proxy server, the Domain Name System server, and DHCP.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server: Administration And Reference

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server: Administration And Reference

Author: Richard Petersen Format: eBook Release Date: 07/08/2016

This book is designed as an Ubuntu 16.04 server reference, covering the Ubuntu servers and their support applications. Server tools are covered as well as the underlying configuration files and system implementations. The emphasis is on what administrators will need to know to perform key server support and management tasks. Coverage of the systemd service management system is integrated into the book, replacing the deprecated Upstart system. Topics covered include software management, systemd service management, AppArmor security, and the Network Time Protocol. Key servers are examined, including Web (Apache), FTP (vsftpd), printing (CUPS), NFS, and Samba (Windows). Network support servers and applications covered include the Squid proxy server, the Domain Name System (BIND) server, DHCP, firewalls (IPtables and FirewallD), and cloud computing.

Fedora Linux Servers With Systemd

Fedora Linux Servers With Systemd

Author: Richard Petersen Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2015

This book is designed as a server reference for Fedora Linux with systemd. This second printing covers Fedora Linux 21. Administration tools are covered as well as the underlying configuration files and system implementations. The emphasis is on what administrators will need to know to perform key networking and server tasks. Topics covered include the systemd service manager, the systemd service and target files for each server, the firewalld firewall. Key servers are examined, including Web, FTP, CUPS printing, NFS, and Samba (Windows shares). Network support servers and applications covered include the Squid proxy server, the Domain Name System server, and DHCP.

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop Applications and Administration

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop Applications and Administration

Author: Richard Petersen Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2014

The "e;Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop: Applications and Administration"e; covers the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) release, focusing on applications and administrative tools. The emphasis here is on what users will face when using Ubuntu, covering topics like installation, applications, software management, the Ubuntu desktops (Unity and KDE), shell commands, network connections, and system administration tasks. Ubuntu 14.04 introduces several new features, as well as numerous smaller modifications. It is a long-term support release. The Ubuntu desktop with the Unity interface is examined in detail. Unity uses a launcher and a dash to manage access to applications and devices.

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server: Administration and Reference

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server: Administration and Reference

Author: Richard Petersen Format: eBook Release Date: 15/07/2014

This book is designed as an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server reference, covering the Ubuntu servers and their support applications. Server tools are covered as well as the underlying configuration files and system implementations. The emphasis is on what administrators will need to know to perform key server support and management tasks. Topics covered include software management, Upstart service management and runlevels, AppArmor security, and the Network Time Protocol. Key servers are examined, including Web (Apache), FTP (vsftpd), printing (CUPS), NFS, and Samba (Windows). Network support servers and applications covered include the Squid proxy server, the Domain Name System (BIND) server, DHCP, distributed network file systems (GFS), firewalls (IPtables and FirewallD), and cloud computing.

Linux Mint 17: Desktops and Administration

Linux Mint 17: Desktops and Administration

Author: Richard Petersen Format: eBook Release Date: 10/07/2014

This book covers the Linux Mint 17 release (Qiana), focusing on desktops and administrative tools. The emphasis here is on what users will face when using Mint, covering topics like installation, applications, software management, the Mint desktops (Cinnamon, Mate, and KDE), shell commands, network connections, and system administration tasks. Linux Mint 17 is based on the Ubuntu 14.04 long-term support release. The Cinnamon, Mate, and Linux Mint KDE desktops are examined in detail. Cinnamon and Mate have custom Mint menus to manage access to applications and devices. Advanced components are also examined such as the Mint display Manager (MDM), PulseAudio sound configuration, and Mint software management applications (Software Manager and Update Manager). Administration topics include system tools, managing users, file systems, Bluetooth setup, printer configuration, and network folder and file sharing. In addition configuration of network connections, firewalls, and service management, and shared resources.

Beginning Fedora Desktop Fedora 20 Edition

Beginning Fedora Desktop Fedora 20 Edition

Author: Richard Petersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Beginning Fedora Desktop: Fedora 20 Edition is a complete guide to using the Fedora 20 Desktop Linux release as your daily driver for multimedia, productivity, social networking, the GNOME 3 desktop, administrative tasks, and more. Author and Linux expert Richard Petersen delves into the operating system as a whole and offers you a complete treatment of Fedora 20 Desktop configuration and use. You'll discover how to install and update the Fedora 20 Desktop, learn which applications perform which functions, how to manage software, use of the GNOME 3 and KDE desktop configuration tools, useful shell commands, and both the Fedora administration and network tools. Get the most out of Fedora 20 Desktop -- including free Office suites, editors, e-book readers, music and video applications and codecs, email clients, Web browsers, FTP and BitTorrent clients, microblogging and IM applications -- with a copy of Beginning Fedora Desktop: Fedora 20 Edition at your side.

Beginning Fedora Desktop Fedora 18 Edition

Beginning Fedora Desktop Fedora 18 Edition

Author: Richard Petersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2013

Beginning Fedora Desktop: Fedora 18 Edition is a complete guide to using the Fedora 18 Desktop Linux release as your daily driver for mail, productivity, social networking, and more. Author and Linux expert Richard Petersen delves into the operating system as a whole and offers you a complete treatment of Fedora 18 Desktop installation, configuration, and use. You'll discover how to install Fedora 18 Desktop on any hardware, learn which applications perform which functions, how to manage software updates, tips and tricks for the GNOME 3 and KDE desktops, useful shell commands, and both the Fedora administration and network tools. Get the most out of Fedora 18 Desktop -- including free Office suites, editors, e-book readers, music and video applications and codecs, email clients, Web and FTP browsers, microblogging and IM applications -- with a copy of Beginning Fedora Desktop: Fedora 18 Edition at your side.

Ubuntu: The Complete Reference

Ubuntu: The Complete Reference

Author: Richard Petersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2008

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The Definitive Guide to Ubuntu--Covers Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Maximize the powerful features of Ubuntu with expert guidance, tips, and techniques from bestselling Linux author Richard Petersen. Packed with clear explanations and detailed examples, this comprehensive volume shows you how to get off the ground with Ubuntu, set up hardware and Internet connections, and use the latest system and network administration utilities. Ubuntu: The Complete Reference covers the desktops, shells, and administration tools for users, printers, services, and networks. Get full details on the latest Ubuntu-compatible office, mail, Web, and multimedia software, along with remote access (Vinagre), virtualization (KVM and Xen) and service managment (Upstart).You'll also learn how to interoperate with Windows networks and deploy reliable security using PolicyKit, Seahorse, AppArmor, SELinux, netfilter, and the Secure Shell. Install Ubuntu using Live CDs, the Install DVD, or Wubi Windows virtual disk Configure printers, devices, and network connections Access Linux using GNOME, KDE, KDE4, and XFce desktops Manage software with Synaptic Package Manager and APT Work with the BASH shell command, configuration, and file management capabilities Use office, Web (Firefox 3), mail, and multimedia applications (PulseAudio) Manage file systems including RAID and LVM Secure Ubuntu using PolicyKit authentication, Seahorse encryption, SSH and Kerberos security, AppArmor access controls, and Firestarter and UFW firewalls Use SAMBA and NFS to share network resources