Linux Mint 17.2 Linux Mint 17.2: Desktops and Administration

This book covers the Linux Mint 17.2 release (Rafaela), focusing on desktops and administrative tools. The emphasis here is on what users will face when using Mint, covering topics like installation, applications, software management, the Mint desktops (Cinnamon, Mate, and KDE), shell commands, network connections, and system administration tasks. Linux Mint 17.2 is based on the Ubuntu 14.04 long-term support release. The Cinnamon, Mate, and Linux Mint KDE desktops are examined in detail. Cinnamon and Mate have custom Mint menus to manage access to applications and devices. Advanced components are also examined such as the Mint display Manager (MDM), PulseAudio sound configuration, and Mint software management applications (Software Manager and Update Manager). Administration topics include system tools, managing users, file systems, Bluetooth setup, printer configuration, and network folder and file sharing.  In addition configuration of wired and wireless connections, firewalls (the Gufw and FirewallD), and service management (Upstart) are covered.  Shared resources are also examined, including the CUPS printing server, the NFS Linux network file server, and Samba Windows file and printing server.

  ISBN: 1-936280-73-6
  ISBN-13: 978-1-936280-73-5


  Pages: 570
  Illustrations: 580
  Size: 9.25 x 7.5 x 1 inches
  Language: English

  Copyright 2015

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