Detailing every aspect over 22 tutorials, this reference helps you to set up, enhance and use the ultimate installation of Ubuntu’s superb new operating system.
Stepped out in easy-read copy/paste detail, these how-to guides and tutorials are uniquely ideal for Linux noobs and invariably handy for Linux intermediates.
So make the most of Ubuntu’s newly kernelled, beautifully bundled OS, for work and play.
Set Up & Enhance Ubuntu 9.10
KARMIC KOALA BIBLE
Oozing cute tips and tweaks, the Karmic Koala Bible gives you:-
- partition planning
- the installation process
- software installation advice
- best in class software tips
- easy-to-use terminal commands
- fine-tuned software repository list
- pc speed & stability tweaks
- automounted partition/drives guide
- Nautilus, keyboard & apps shortcuts
- detailed security guide
- VirtualBox guide for other systems
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So what’s the difference between the Desktop & Server editions? Which do you need? Let’s take a look ..
Pre system install, mapping out the data & system demands for optimal disk segmentation saves headaches down the road. Here’s a heads-up to help.
The setup is quick and easy, with the exception of the Partitioning Manager which, for noobs, can confuse. This tutorial helps manage the process.
As we install many packages from a clean install, let’s compare the 4 methods for this and software removal, 2 of which are new, included by default.
This guide & cheatsheet – using simple memorable commands, not complex syntax – will make you not only faster at the Linux shell, but enjoy it too.
Repositories store Ubuntu software packages & libraries online. Here’s a guide to them, to using access keys, and my own list for you to copy & paste.
Once repositories are set up & records updated to reflect available upgrades, patches, packages, software, libraries etc, it’s time to safe-upgrade.
Here’s how to ensure your Ubuntu-driven PC is up-to-date with the latest hardware drivers.
For speed freaks out there, let’s look at how we may tune the PC to load only those drivers we need. Mainly, this assists faster boot time.
Clearly, the order of the day is to RAM your machine up to the hilt, but enhancing swap file use can also be a benefit. Here’s how, using Swappiness.
This is pretty obvious for many, but just to be clear for noobs, or those migrating from a previous Ubuntu system to a new one for the first time.
Here’s how to stop password requests every time you need to mount media. Automate access of any media: partitions, internal/external drives, etc.
Here are some simple tips to help make the most of Ubuntu’s file explorer. For some they are pretty obvious but for noobs they are well worth a peek.
Here are some fast access tips, showing how to make time with keystroke shortcut combinations to open quickly anything you need on a regular basis.
So you’ve got Linux Ubuntu and wonder how to have that Windows key do something useful, or just do anything. Here’s how to set it up.
Here’s the ideal start to find out about the options available to safeguard your Ubuntu PC & data, using antivirus & firewall softwares, plus iptables.
Here’s how to stop the beep every time the PC boots up. There are several solutions here, so one should work for your computer.
This package resource lists the best Karmic-compliant software, by category, for work or play. Fonts, multimedia codecs, system tools, you name it.
Launchers are Ubuntu shortcuts for your Desktop. Here’s how to create them to launch applications or commands, adding them to the panel.
Here’s how to make your Ubuntu PC recall running programmes and load them when you restart the machine into another session.
HOW-TO install & emulate virtual operating systems, Windows for example, to run just like any other application in Linux, with no need to reboot.