Ubuntu Linux Unleashed 2021, 14th Edition

Matthew Helmke

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Ubuntu Linux Unleashed 2021, 14th Edition

By Matthew Helmke
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Covers 20.04, 20.10, and 21.04
Ubuntu Linux Unleashed 2021 Edition is filled with unique and advanced information for everyone who wants to make the most of the Ubuntu Linux operating system. This new edition has been thoroughly updated by a long-time Ubuntu user and early community leader to reflect the exciting new Ubuntu 20.04 LTS release, with a forthcoming online update mid-2021, at the halfway mark before the next LTS release comes out.

Linux writer Matthew Helmke covers all you need to know about Ubuntu 20.04 LTS installation, configuration, productivity, command-line usage, development, systems administration, server operations, networking, virtualisation, cloud computing, DevOps, and moreincluding intermediate-to-advanced techniques you wont find in any other book.

Helmke presents up-to-the-minute introductions to Ubuntus key productivity and web development tools, programming languages, hardware support, and more. Youll find new or improved coverage of the Ubuntu desktop experience, common web servers and software stacks, an introduction to containers like Docker and Kubernetes, as well as a wealth of systems administration information that is stable and valuable over many years.
  • Configure and use the Ubuntu desktop
  • Get started with multimedia and productivity applications
  • 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)
  • Work with databases (SQL) and learn about NoSQL alternatives
  • Get started with virtualization and cloud deployment, including information about containers
  • Learn about options for managing large numbers of servers, including in the cloud
  • Learn the basics about popular programming languages including Python, PHP, Perl, and gain an introduction to new alternatives such as Go and Rust
Table of contents
  • Chapter 1 Installing Ubuntu and Post-Installation Configuration
  • Chapter 2 Background Information and Resources
  • Chapter 3 Foundations of the Linux GUI
  • Chapter 4 Ubuntu Desktop Options
  • Chapter 5 On the Internet
  • Chapter 6 Productivity Applications
  • Chapter 7 Multimedia Applications
  • Chapter 8 Games
  • Chapter 9 Managing Software
  • Chapter 10 Command-Line Beginners 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 and VNC
  • Chapter 20 Securing Your Machines
  • Chapter 21 Performance Tuning
  • Chapter 22 Kernel and Module Management
  • 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 Containers and Ubuntu
  • Chapter 32 Ubuntu and Cloud Computing
  • Chapter 33 Managing Sets of Servers
  • Chapter 34 Handling Email
  • Chapter 35 Proxying, Reverse Proxying, and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Chapter 36 Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
  • Chapter 37 Name Serving with the Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Chapter 38 Using Programming Tools
  • Chapter 39 Using Popular Programming Languages
  • Chapter 40 Helping with Ubuntu Development
  • Chapter 41 Helping with Ubuntu Testing and QA