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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When you're ready for the next step, want to get the most out of your computer, and stop paying for upgrades, upgrades, upgrades
Very good overview/introduction to the most popular open source operating system. This book includes a live install DVD that will allow you to "test drive" Ubuntu Linux before you install, and you can install as a dual boot system to allow use of both Ubuntu and Windows. This book assumes some familiarity with computer operation. A casual Windows user should...
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book... for newbies
This book is well written but is intended for Ubuntu newbies. There isn't much in depth information. If you are getting ready to make the move to Ubuntu but have no Linux knowledge, this is the book you need to get you started. If, however, you have moderate Linux background, this book will not be any help. Like I stated, well written but the intended audience should...
Published 5 months ago by Rich Czarnecki


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When you're ready for the next step, want to get the most out of your computer, and stop paying for upgrades, upgrades, upgrades, July 29, 2014
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Very good overview/introduction to the most popular open source operating system. This book includes a live install DVD that will allow you to "test drive" Ubuntu Linux before you install, and you can install as a dual boot system to allow use of both Ubuntu and Windows. This book assumes some familiarity with computer operation. A casual Windows user should have no problems following it to install Ubuntu Linux as a dual boot system. The included apps [office suite, browser, email, etc.] are at least as good as their commercial Windows counterparts, and work in the same way.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is in depth but easily understandable, and a great reference regarding Ubuntu, October 12, 2014
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This book is in depth but easily understandable, and a great reference regarding Ubuntu.
It is well written, and covers both the practical and reference aspects of this Unix like OS.
Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for someone starting off, January 18, 2015
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I am somewhat new to Linux but have dabbled with it in the past. Having a PC technical background, I am able to grasp the concept of Ubuntu and the Linux OS in general so I find this book very useful. That being said, if you are new to computers in general and are looking for a good learning experience, this book may also be to your liking. If you have a chance to preview it first, I would do so.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, January 18, 2015
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Excellent book especially for those trying to learn linux in all its non-intuitive wrinkles. I found it well written and a good quick reference, especially for me, as I find myself frequently moving between different operating systems.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have guide!, February 3, 2015
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A "must have" whether you are new to Ubuntu, or like me, with it for over a year and still learning.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book... for newbies, September 15, 2014
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This book is well written but is intended for Ubuntu newbies. There isn't much in depth information. If you are getting ready to make the move to Ubuntu but have no Linux knowledge, this is the book you need to get you started. If, however, you have moderate Linux background, this book will not be any help. Like I stated, well written but the intended audience should be more clearly identified.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, February 11, 2015
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Just got it....
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, December 18, 2014
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not very much useful info
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, September 26, 2014
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As expected.
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The Official Ubuntu Book (8th Edition) by Matthew Helmke (Paperback - July 25, 2014)
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