The indispensable and concise guide to Ubuntu, read by over half a million people! Ideal for ALL releases of Ubuntu! Written by award-winning author Keir Thomas, Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference quickly transforms its readers into experts. In its clear and concise pages, you learn step-by-step about installation--getting Ubuntu onto your computer--after which you learn how to configure your computer's hardware. Following this you are introduced to the Ubuntu desktop, and the tricks and techniques of efficient day-to-day usage. The book then describes the highways of the Ubuntu filesystem, and gives a full run-down of the Ubuntu file manager. Next, the command-line is tackled in-depth, after which software management is explained. Finally, system security is described. Appendixes provide a glossary, and a guide to technical documentation.