Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 9 edition (July 30, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9.1 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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I have been using Ubuntu for some time and was looking to go more in depth with this distrubtion of Linux.The book is a beginners guide to Linux and Ubuntu. It will be easily accessible to someone who has have never used Linux before. I think somewhere in the title it should have mentioned the book is for novices as I was expecting a more advanced user guide. Despite this, this book still contains a lot of valuable information and I found it to be a nice read.The first chapter had an excellent introduction to the story of Ubuntu and the goals of the project. Chapter two covered installation as the book comes with a DVD.Later on common software was introduced. It was helpful to see what the recommended programs to use were but on some of these there was too many basic details. For example, there are two image editors introduced and a lot of screen shots showing the basic functionality of image editors.Chapter seven got into the command line and the explanations here were very good. The book covers common commands that desktop users will need.Towards the end of the book Ubuntu Server was introduced. The explanations here were more advanced assuming you have knowledge of system administration. The last part of the book offers ways to get involved in the Ubuntu project along with many links for further information.I appreciated the authors' enthusiasm for the operating system and their writing style was fluid. It would be nice if every OS had an introduction like this. I think the book title needs to state that it is for beginners, as I was expecting a comprehensive manual about Ubuntu.
Need Ubuntu? This is the best way to get it. It has a DVD with the operating system on it and the book is so well written that an amateur can understand what is going on and what to do. No more guessing which ISO or TAR or whatever is the right file to download. Well worth the small price. I use it in a community college classroom.
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