"Beginning Ubuntu Linux: From Novice to Professional is the best-selling guide to the hottest new Linux distribution. Within its 600 in-depth pages, youll 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 youll 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 youll learn fun tasks such as listening to audio CDs and MP3s, watching movies, performing office tasks, and even image editing.
Additionally, theres a series of comprehensive tutorials on Linux internals and the command-line promptessential for any Linux expertand the book includes special sections on optimization, security, and system maintenance."
About the Author
Keir Thomas has been writing about computers for a decade and his work has appeared in many leading computer magazines and websites around the world. He started out as a lab rat, testing and writing about cutting-edge equipment, before moving on to edit several highly successful computer magazines. These include PC Utilities, PC Tools, and Linux User & Developer. Thomas is currently a Technical Group Editor at Live Publishing Ltd, and editor of PC Extreme magazine. In his spare time he plays the tin whistle and goes hiking on the local mountains near his home, although he rarely does both at the same time.