by Rickford Grant with Phil Bull
July 2010, 496 pp. w/ CD
"A fast, crystal-clear topical tour of the amazing collective accomplishment embodied in Ubuntu."
The Ubuntu Linux distribution makes Linux easy, and Ubuntu for Non-Geeks makes it even easier. Full of tips, tricks, and helpful pointers, this pain-free guide is perfect for those interested in—but nervous about—switching to the Linux operating system.
This revised and expanded fourth edition is packed with new material that covers all the latest features of Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx. It includes five new chapters that take you step-by-step through common tasks like installing and playing games, accessing your favorite social networks, troubleshooting common hardware and software problems, connecting with the Ubuntu community, interacting with your Windows installation, and more.
By following along with the book’s straightforward explanations and step-by-step projects, you’ll learn how to:
If you’re looking for a pain-free way to learn Linux, Ubuntu for Non-Geeks is just what you need to get started.
About the Author
Rickford Grant is the author of Linux for Non-Geeks and Linux Made Easy. He has been a computer operating system maniac for more than 20 years, from his early days with an Atari XL600 to his current Linux machines. Rickford is the international student advisor at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.
Phil Bull is an author of the official Ubuntu documentation, and a member of the GNOME documentation project. He has been helping people with computers since his early teens, and has been an open-source contributor since 2005. Phil currently spends his time studying astrophysics in sunny Manchester, UK.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Becoming a Penguinista - Welcome to the World of Linux
Appendix A: Installing Ubuntu from a USB Flash Drive
View the detailed Table of Contents (PDF).
View the Index (PDF).(top)
“No Starch Press is a great supporter of Ubuntu—and Linux in general—and has brought Ubuntu for Non-Geeks to a new level of excellence with this edition.”
"Especially if you don't consider yourself a 'tech' person, Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, 4th Edition contains all kinds of good information that will help get you up and running on Ubuntu quickly."
“This is a good book for a non-Linux computer savvy person to learn and get up-to-speed with Ubuntu.”