The free Ubuntu operating system has won the hearts and minds of millions of users worldwide. It combines a strong technical platform, impressive quality, and an enthusiastic global community of users who relentlessly support, document, and test it.
The Official Ubuntu Book, Eighth Edition, has been extensively updated with a single goal: to make running today’s Ubuntu even more pleasant and productive for you. It’s the ideal one-stop knowledge source for Ubuntu novices, those upgrading from older versions or other Linux distributions, and anyone moving toward power-user status.
Its expert authors focus on what you need to know most about installation, applications, media, administration, software applications, and much more. You’ll discover powerful Unity desktop improvements that make Ubuntu even friendlier and more convenient. You’ll also connect with the amazing Ubuntu community and the incredible resources it offers you.
Learn how to
Reliably install, customize, and update Ubuntu for any home, business, school, or government environment
Get up and running quickly, and then explore Ubuntu and download powerful free software
Customize Ubuntu for performance, accessibility, and fun
Get comfortable with the highly efficient Ubuntu command line
Install, administer, and secure Ubuntu Server, including advanced features such as LVM and RAID
Get involved with related Ubuntu projects
Help build, promote, distribute, support, document, or translate Ubuntu
Get up-to-the-minute help and troubleshooting advice from Ubuntu users worldwide
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very good overview/introduction to the most popular open source operating system. This book includes a live install DVD that will allow you to "test drive" Ubuntu Linux before you install, and you can install as a dual boot system to allow use of both Ubuntu and Windows. This book assumes some familiarity with computer operation. A casual Windows user should have no problems following it to install Ubuntu Linux as a dual boot system. The included apps [office suite, browser, email, etc.] are at least as good as their commercial Windows counterparts, and work in the same way.
This book is in depth but easily understandable, and a great reference regarding Ubuntu. It is well written, and covers both the practical and reference aspects of this Unix like OS. Highly recommended.
I am somewhat new to Linux but have dabbled with it in the past. Having a PC technical background, I am able to grasp the concept of Ubuntu and the Linux OS in general so I find this book very useful. That being said, if you are new to computers in general and are looking for a good learning experience, this book may also be to your liking. If you have a chance to preview it first, I would do so.
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