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Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks: A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook

Ubuntu has been hailed as the distribution that will really get newbies feeling comfortable and confident using Linux. Even the name is user-friendly—it's a South African term that translates roughly as "humanity toward others," which could also describe author Rickford Grant's approach to teaching Linux. Rest assured, you will have a most understanding, patient, and genial guide as you embark upon this Linux adventure!

Full of tips, tricks, and helpful pointers, Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks is a hands-on, project-based, take-it slow guidebook intended for those interested in—but nervous about—switching to the Linux operating system…

Submitted:Oct 10, 2006
Author:Rickford Grant
Brand:No Starch Press
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9 diggs • 1 comment • Oct 10, 2006

Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks

It's a known fact that Linux has grown from a "hacker's OS" to an viable alternative for businesses. More and more commercial software makers are taking a good look at Linux. But one problem it had was it was way to hard for an "average Joe" until now. With this book anyone can learn how to use it for an everyday use.


Beginning Ubuntu Linux: From Novice to Professional (Beginning, from Novice to Professional)

Beginning Ubuntu Linux: From Novice to Professional is the best-selling guide to the hottest new Linux distribution. Within its 600 in-depth pages, you’ll learn how to become a pro-level Linux user.

The book starts by introducing you to the world of Linux. Then it outlines Ubuntu installation in illustrated steps, after which you’ll learn how to configure every piece of everyday tech hardware such as your Internet connection, printers, 3D graphics cards, Bluetooth devices, and much more. Then you’ll learn fun tasks such as listening to audio CDs and MP3s, watching movies, performing office tasks, and even image editing…

Submitted:Mar 2, 2006
Author:Keir Thomas
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15 diggs • 0 comments • Mar 2, 2006

First Ubuntu Book to Publish in March

In March, Apress will publish the first Ubuntu book. It is called 'Beginning Ubuntu Linux: From Novice to Professional' and the author is Keir Thomas, the author of the great SUSE Linux book. You can preorder a copy now.