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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this book, 13 Dec 2008
Roger Dettmer (Cornwall, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: How to Do Everything: Ubuntu (Paperback)
There a number of good books introducing Linux and Ubuntu, but this definitely isn't one of them. It devotes a wholly disproportionate amount of space to firewalls and antivirus software - and is plagued by the most basic errors of fact. Two examples stand out: on page 227 it's claimed Internet Explorer, can be run perfectly using Wine - not so, you need IEs4Linux, and on page 316 the instructions for creating a Window/Linux dual boot system (something most beginners will be very interested in) relate to installing Ubuntu as an application inside Windows, and not as a separate installation on its own partition.

If you want to give Ubuntu a go, get yourself a copy of Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks, by Richord Grant, or Beginning Ubuntu Linux by Keir Thomas and Jaime Sicam, and avoid this sloppily written book like the plague.
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How to Do Everything: Ubuntu by Jeffrey T. Orloff (Paperback - 1 Oct 2008)
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