The book is interspersed with images and screen shots making it easier to visualize the steps being explained. All in all a good book which is both informative and entertaining at the same time. Ravi Kumar, Slashdot contributor Winner of the Linux Journal Editors Choice 2006 Award for best End-User/Nontechnical Book! 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.