Ubuntu Unleashed 2014: Covering 13.10 and 14.04 Paperback – 15 Nov 2013
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Matthew Helmke is an active member of the Ubuntu community. He served from 2006 to 2011 on the Ubuntu Forum Council, providing leadership and oversight of the Ubuntu Forums (www.ubuntuforums.org), and spent two years on the Ubuntu regional membership approval board for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He has written about Ubuntu for several magazines and websites, is a lead author of The Official Ubuntu Book, and coauthored The VMware Cookbook. He works as a senior technical writer for Pearson North America’s Assessment and Information division, documenting assessment software. Matthew first used Unix in 1987 while studying LISP on a Vax at the university. He has run a business using only free and open source software, has consulted, and has a master’s degree in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Arizona. You can find out more about Matthew at matthewhelmke.com or drop him a line with errata or suggestions at email@example.com.
Andrew Hudson is a freelance journalist who specializes in writing about Linux. He has significant experience in Red Hat and Debian-based Linux distributions and deployments and can often be found sitting at his keyboard tweaking various settings and config files just for the hell of it. He lives in Wiltshire, which is a county of England, along with his wife, Bernice, and their son, John. Andrew does not like Emacs. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Hudson is a recognized expert in open-source technologies. He is also a professional developer and full-time journalist for Future Publishing. His articles have appeared in MacFormat, PC Answers, PC Format, PC Plus, and Linux Format. Paul is passionate about free software in all its forms and uses a mix of Linux and BSD to power his desktops and servers. Paul likes Emacs. Paul can be contacted through http://hudzilla.org.
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In my opinion this book is all over the place, I am not sure who edited it, and if so did they actually read it?
As an example, Chapter 3 is titled working with Unity which is the name of the Graphical interface, However virtually the whole of this chapter is a fairly detailed explanation of the X Server which is the system which runs the GUI behind the scenes and how to configure these, although it does not really explain how you access these files in the first place. This is the first real chapter after installation and way before you have even been introduced to basic command line input.
OK as an experienced computer user I do not need massive detail on where to click etc in Unity but coming from Windows a bit more on the workings of the GUI would have made sense before we reprogram the XServer.
Likewise even the Chapter on Command Line Quickstart - you would have thought that a good starting point would be first how to access and amend the directory structure. But Navigating the File Structure is almost halfway in to the Chapter? OK as an experienced user I can skip paragraphs etc but surely someone has given thought to the overall structure of the book.Read more ›