by Rickford Grant with Phil Bull
July 2012, 480 pp.
Ubuntu brings Linux to the masses, but it can still be intimidating for newbies, neophytes, and geeks-in-training. With Ubuntu Made Easy by your side you'll be ready to face any challenge, and you'll discover just how fun Linux can be.
Packed with tips, tricks, and helpful pointers, Ubuntu Made Easy will get you up and running with the world's most popular free operating system. Authors Rickford Grant and Phil Bull walk you through common tasks like installing and playing games, accessing your favorite social networks, troubleshooting hardware and software problems, interacting with your Windows installation, and more.
With the help of the book's straightforward explanations and step-by-step projects, you'll also learn how to:
If you're looking for a pain-free way to learn Linux, Ubuntu Made Easy is just what you need to get started. Covers Ubuntu 12.04, Precise Pangolin. Includes LiveCD.
About the Author
Rickford Grant is the author of Ubuntu for Non-Geeks and Linux Made Easy. He has been an 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 Oxford, UK.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Becoming a Penguinista - Welcome to the World of Linux
Appendix A: Installing Ubuntu from a USB Flash Drive
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