Ubuntu Linux Unleashed 2021 Edition, 14th edition

  • Matthew Helmke


Ubuntu Unleashed 2021 Edition is filled with unique information for everyone who wants to make the most of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, including the latest in Ubuntu mobile development. This new edition has been thoroughly updated by a long-time Ubuntu community leader to reflect the new Ubuntu 20.04 and the forthcoming Ubuntu 20.10 and 21.04 releases.  
Former Ubuntu Forum administrator Matthew Helmke covers all you need to know about Ubuntu 20.04 installation, configuration, productivity, multimedia, development, system administration, server operations, networking, virtualization, security, DevOps, and more – including intermediate-to-advanced techniques you won’t find in any other book. 

Helmke introduces Ubuntu’s key productivity and Web development tools, programming languages, hardware support, and more. You’ll find new and improved coverage of Ubuntu’s Unity interface, various types of servers, software repositories, database options, virtualization and cloud services, development tools, monitoring, troubleshooting, Ubuntu’s push into mobile and other touch screen devices, and much more.

The companion DVD includes the full Ubuntu 20.04 distribution as well as the complete LibreOffice office suite and hundreds of additional programs and utilities.

Ubuntu Unleashed provides detailed information on how to…
  • Configure and customize the Unity desktop
  • Get started with multimedia and productivity applications, including LibreOffice
  • Manage Linux services, users, and software packages
  • Administer and run Ubuntu from the command line
  • Automate tasks and use shell scripting
  • Provide secure remote access and configure a secure VPN
  • Manage kernels and modules
  • Administer file, print, email, proxy, LDAP, DNS, and HTTP servers (Apache, Nginx, or alternatives)
  • Learn about new options for managing large numbers of servers
  • Work with databases (both SQL and the newest NoSQL alternatives)
  • Get started with virtualization
  • Build a private cloud with Juju and Charms
  • Learn the basics about popular programming languages including Python, PHP, Perl, and new alternatives such as Go and Rust
  • Learn about Ubuntu’s work toward usability on touch-screen and phone devices

Table of contents

Front Matter
About the Authors
Part I: Getting Started
Chapter 1: Installing Ubuntu and Post-Installation Configuration
Chapter 2: Background Information and Resources
Part II: Desktop Ubuntu
Chapter 3: Working With Unity
Chapter 4: On the Internet
Chapter 5: Productivity Applications
Chapter 6: Multimedia Applications
Chapter 7: Other Ubuntu Interfaces
Chapter 8: Games
Part III: System Administration
Chapter 9: Managing Software
Chapter 10: Command Line Beginner’s Class
Chapter 11: Command Line Master Class Part 1
Chapter 12: Command Line Master Class Part 2
Chapter 13: Managing Users
Chapter 14: Automating Tasks and Shell Scripting
Chapter 15: The Boot Process
Chapter 16: System-Monitoring Tools
Chapter 17: Backing Up
Chapter 18: Networking
Chapter 19: Remote Access with SSH, Telnet, and VNC
Chapter 20: Securing Your Machines
Chapter 21: Performance Tuning
Chapter 22: Kernel and Module Management
Part IV: Ubuntu as a Server
Chapter 23: Sharing Files and Printers
Chapter 24: Common Web Server Stacks
Chapter 25: Apache Web Server Management
Chapter 26: Nginx Web Server Management
Chapter 27: Other HTTP Servers
Chapter 28: Administering Relational Database Services
Chapter 29: NoSQL Databases
Chapter 30: Virtualization on Ubuntu
Chapter 31: Ubuntu in the Cloud
Chapter 32: Containers and Ubuntu
Chapter 33: Managing Sets of Servers
Chapter 34: Remote File Serving with FTP
Chapter 35: Handling Email
Chapter 36: Proxying, Reverse Proxying, and Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
Chapter 37: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
Chapter 38: Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP)
Chapter 39: Name Serving with the Domain Name System (DNS)
Part V: Programming Linux 
Chapter 40: Using Programming Tools for Ubuntu
Chapter 41: Using Ubuntu for Opportunistic Software Development
Chapter 42: Helping with Ubuntu Development
Chapter 43: Helping with Ubuntu Testing and QA
Chapter 44: Using Popular Programming Languages
Chapter 45: Beginning Mobile Development for Android
Bonus Digital Chapter: Using Perl
Bonus Digital Chapter: Using Python
Bonus Digital Chapter: Using PHP

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Published by Addison-Wesley Professional (August 18th 2020) - Copyright © 2020