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Ubuntu Made Easy (2012): Beginners’ Luck

Rickford Grant and Phil Bull (eds.), Ubuntu Made Easy: A Project-Based Introduction (No Starch Press, 2012)

Full disclosure: this book was provided to me free of charge by Amazon Vine.

photo credit: No Starch Press

Get to know your penguin.

The word “Introduction” in the subtitle is very important here; this is definitely a book for Ubuntu beginners. If you’ve wandered around the OS for a couple of weeks or so, you’ve probably already discovered at least half of what’s here. Not that you don’t want to know the other half, but this is a book to pick up before you install Ubuntu for the first time; that’s when you’ll definitely get the most out of it. With more and more people getting away from the Windows/Mac world for the first time, there’s certainly a market for this. And if you’re looking to make that move, I recommend this highly, but if you’ve already installed and have been familiarizing yourself, you’re probably better off getting this one out of the library to fill in a few holes in your knowledge. *** ½

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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