Linux Mint 19: Desktops and Administration

Book Description

This book covers the Mint 19 release (Tara), focusing on desktops and administrative tools. The emphasis here is on what users will face when using Mint, covering topics like installation, applications, management, the Mint desktops (Cinnamon, Mate, and Xfce), shell commands, network connections, and system administration tasks. Mint 19 is based on the Ubuntu 18.04 LTR (Long Term Release). The Cinnamon and Mate 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 LightDM Display Manager, PulseAudio sound configuration, and Mint software management applications (Software Manager and Update Manager). The Mint X-Apps are also reviewed, including Xplayer, Xed, and Xviewer. Administration topics include system tools, managing users, file , Bluetooth setup, printer configuration, and network folder and file sharing. In addition, configuration of wired and connections, firewalls (the Gufw and FirewallD), and management using systemd 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.

Table of Contents

Part 1:  Getting Started
Chapter 1. Linux Mint 19 Introduction
Chapter 2. Installing Linux Mint
Chapter 3. Usage Basics: Login, Desktop, Network, And Help
Chapter 4. Installing And Updating Software
Chapter 5. Applications

Part 2: Desktops
Chapter 6. Cinnamon Desktop
Chapter 7. Mate Desktop

Part 3: Administration
Chapter 8. System Tools
Chapter 9. System Administration
Chapter 10. Network Connections
Chapter 11. Shell Configuration

Part 4:  Shared Resources
Chapter 12. Managing Services
Chapter 13. Print Services
Chapter 14. Network File Systems And Network System: Nfs And Nis
Chapter 15. Samba

Book Details

  • Title: Linux Mint 19: Desktops and Administration
  • Author:
  • Length: 1024 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2018-07-16
  • ISBN-10: B07FMCGH48