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Ubuntu: Up and Running: A Power User's Desktop Guide by Robin Nixon

By Robin Nixon

Ubuntu for everybody! This renowned Linux-based working approach is ideal for individuals with little technical historical past. It's easy to put in, and simple to take advantage of -- with a powerful specialise in safeguard. Ubuntu: Up and Running indicates you the bits and bobs of the program with a whole hands-on travel. You'll learn the way Ubuntu works, tips to speedy configure and hold Ubuntu 10.04, and the way to exploit this special working process for networking, enterprise, and residential leisure.

This ebook encompasses a DVD with the entire Ubuntu approach and several other really expert versions -- together with the Mythbuntu multimedia free up.
* pick out between 3 laptop environments: GNOME, KDE, or XFCE
* attach printers, sound playing cards, cameras, webcams, and iPhones
* Use the Linux filesystem with both the machine or the command line
* research networking features, resembling dossier and folder sharing and web entry
* Get an in-depth creation to the company productiveness suite
* how one can use WINE to run home windows courses
* enforce improvements quick and simply
* discover the place to get, and the way to put in, different nice software program for Linux

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Full Installation | 39 I recommend you keep the installation size large enough to make it unlikely for you to run out of room. The default is usually 17 GB, but if you have a 100 or more gigabytes of free space, you may wish to change this to the maximum of 30 GB. It is important to choose both a username and a password, even though Wubi will let you continue without entering a password, because I have encountered a number of difficulties using Ubuntu/Wubi without one. To ensure you enter it correctly, you must type in the password twice.

On Mac OS X, you can use the Disk Utility program, located in the Utilities folder, by dragging an ISO file to Disk Utility’s dock icon. Then select the ISO file and go to the Images menu, where you should select Checksum → MD5. If you wish to install any of these alternative distros, you can do so either by using a virtualization program such as VirtualBox (see the section “Virtual Installation” on page 28) or by burning them to CD or DVD and performing a full installation (see the section “Full Installation” on page 38).

Creating a virtual machine Figure 2-17. Setting the virtual machine’s base memory size 32 | Chapter 2: Installing and Upgrading Ubuntu Figure 2-18. Creating a virtual hard disk Figure 2-19. Selecting Dynamically expanding storage Virtual Installation | 33 Here, I recommended you select the “Dynamically expanding storage” option, and then click Next. The reason for this is that you don’t actually need to create a large hard disk in VirtualBox, because it has the ability to increase a hard disk’s size as necessary.

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