Linux Journal Readers’ Choice Awards 2008 Favorite Linux Book, Honorable Mention. (linuxjournal.com)
“. . . this is an item of choice for any serious Ubuntu collection or software designer’s library.”
—Jim Cox, Midwest Book Review
“. . . this one (Ubuntu Linux book) is at the head of the pack for getting started with your penguin experience. . . .”
“Benjamin Mako Hill et al. have produced an excellent book that speaks to everyone who uses or is considering using Ubuntu.”
—James Pyles, reviewer, “The Linux Tutorial”
“Well written in an easy-to-follow format. Full of information for folks new to Linux or just new to Ubuntu. Even nontechnical users would find this a very helpful resource.”
—Ben Gerber, Arsgeek.com
“I’d recommend picking it up if you are running Ubuntu.”
—Tony Lawrence, owner of aplawrence.com
About the Author
Benjamin Mako Hill
is a Seattle native working out of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Mako is a long-time free software developer and advocate. He was part of the founding Ubuntu team, one of the first employees of Canonical, Ltd., and coauthor of The Official Ubuntu Server Book
. In addition to some technical work, his charge at Canonical was to help grow the Ubuntu development and user community during the project’s first year. Mako is currently a fellow at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media, and a researcher and Ph.D. Candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Mako has continued his involvement with Ubuntu as a member of the Community Council governance board, through development work, and through projects such as this book.
is an active member of the Ubuntu Linux community as an Administrator and Forum Council member for the Ubuntu Forums (http://www.ubuntuforums.org) and coauthored the most recent editions of The Official Ubuntu Book. Matthew first used Unix in 1987 while studying Lisp on a Vax at the university. He has run a business using only free software, has consulted, and is currently working on a master's degree in Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona while working as the senior technical writer for iPlant Collaborative, a project creating software to help biologists do genetic research.
lives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and is a long-term user and contributor to Ubuntu. A member of the Ubuntu Canada and the Community Council, he has been involved with Ubuntu since its first release. Corey is currently a geography student and has most recently worked for a Canadian Linux company. He also contributes to OpenStreetMap and works to promote Ubuntu on Vancouver Island. Corey speaks regularly about Ubuntu, OpenStreetMap, and open source to a wide variety of audiences.