Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, 3rd Edition--New from No Starch Press: Complete Update to Best-Selling, Project-Based Book for Beginning Linux Users
San Francisco, CA—When it comes to the desktop Linux game, Ubuntu is the clear winner. But Linux is still Linux. Whether readers are moving from Windows or Mac OS to Linux, the transition isn’t always an easy one. It takes a bit of work, and it’s really nice to have someone (or something) to help you.
The third edition of Rickford Grant’s best-selling Ubuntu for Non-Geeks (No Starch Press, June 2008, 360 pp w/CD, ISBN 9781593271800) makes the transition to Linux easier than ever, offering readers hands-on experience to get them up, running, and comfortable with Ubuntu, fast. This is the book that Cory Doctorow, co-editor of Boing Boing, called “A fast, crystal-clear topical tour of the amazing collective accomplishment embodied in Ubuntu.” If you need a painless and useful introduction into the world of Linux, start here.
Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, 3rd Edition is a hands-on guidebook that will have readers using and customizing their system in no time. According to No Starch Press publisher Bill Pollock, “Rickford’s project-based approach to learning Linux has new users interact with their operating system, rather than just look at it. Many of the projects can accomplished with just a few mouse clicks, and as readers complete the projects they’re actually customizing and building their system. His is a simple yet elegant approach that really works.”
Readers learn how to:
Download and install free software, games, and utilities
Connect to wired and wireless networks or transfer files via Bluetooth
Configure printers, scanners, monitors, and USB flash drives
Watch DVDs, listen to music, and even sync their iPods
Edit and share digital photos and videos
Customize the look and feel of the system
Tackle more advanced tasks like working with commands and using Windows applications
Whether readers have just purchased a new Ubuntu-based Dell computer and need a patient guide, or they’re just looking for a pain-free way to finally make the switch to Linux, they’ll find the help and direction that they need in Rickford Grant’s Ubuntu for Non-Geeks.
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