- Paperback: 610 pages
- Publisher: Apress (15 Mar. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1590596277
- ISBN-13: 978-1590596272
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 3.5 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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Beginning Ubuntu Linux - From Novice to Professional - Includes CD Contains Full Version of Ubuntu Paperback – 15 Mar 2006
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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.
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Top Customer Reviews
He suggests that the book is incorrect in places. This is untrue. The book was technically reviewed by John Hornbeck, one of the original members of the Ubuntu documentation team. It was also heavily researched and tested by the book's editor and myself. Mr Gough claims I don't explain how to compile RealPlayer from source. This is impossible because RealPlayer is proprietary software. To address his last concern, the book includes the full version of Ubuntu that you can install and, on page 539, I explain how to upgrade (for free) to any future releases.
If Mr Gough would like to contact me via Apress I will be happy to address his concerns and help him better understand Ubuntu.
It's well written and helpful, without being boring or too simple.
Like the title says, it starts from the first steps in the Linux' world to help you being productive from the beginning and then leads you to more complex paths gradually.
It explains the meaning of open source without lecturing and without pretending that Linux is the only OS worth knowing.
The book goes through everything you need to know about the OS without over using technical dribble. Its set out in a way that even people whom have never used another OS before will simply enjoy getting into the swing of things with Ubuntu.
True to its word, the Ubuntu community is one of a million - kinda reminds me of the still much alive Amiga community.. Those these are not users, the Ubuntu community are Ubuntu People!
I look forward to continuing my quest through the book, and of course jumping back and fourth as required.
A fabulous book by Keir Thomas, wonderfully worded and doesnt patronize the newbie!
The book follows a logical order, and gave me the information that I could not seem to understand from other Unix books and Linux magazine articles.
If you want to give Ubuntu a try, this book holds your hand all the way.
At last a foothold to make the jump. I have a machine up and running and will not be switching it off. I also have the knowledge to keep it running and understand enough to help myself.
The best computer book I have bought, clear, easy and useful as a reference.
Overall a good book with some very useful tips for both a novice and professional.
I thought I'll do a bit of reading before taking the plunge. Just as well.
I bought the above book which struck me as being an excellent guide for the novice, as it answered some questions that I had from "The Ubuntu Linux Bible - William Von Hagen".
Both books are very good in their own way. I would suggest the novice buys Kier Thomas but if you want real detail and advanced expertise, go for the"Bible".
What neither makes clear however is the following:-
"Dialup Modems - Most dialup modems are not supported by Ubuntu,....."
The above quote is from the official Ubuntu site. So don't be taken in by the euphoric descriptions given by Ubuntu users. Ubuntu is Linux for human beings on broad band connections! Not Mr Thomas's fault but it is passed over in both books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't wish to talk badly of the author, but from an IT perspective, this book is now ancient history.
Ubuntu is 10 major revisions further developed. Read more
I have been "invited" to comment on the book which, from the front cover, claims "from novice to professional","the complete guide"and"includes everything you need"
This is... Read more
This book did exactly what it said it would do. I knew nothing about Ubunto before I bought this book. It taught me all i neded to know to get started in Linux Ubunto. Read morePublished on 19 Dec. 2009 by Betty
This was a very inexpensive way of getting a good thick comprehensive book and DVD at a very reasonable price. Read morePublished on 20 April 2009 by Mr. Colin Parker
This book is great; it really helps with understanding Ubuntu. I wish I would have read it first before I installed Ubuntu as it really helps with advice on partition size... Read morePublished on 14 Jan. 2008 by donhulio
This is a great book for home users of Windows who are thinking about and have already made the jump over to Ubuntu: the book works well both as an overview of Ubuntu for those... Read morePublished on 25 July 2007 by Jiminybob