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This book was a big let down,
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This review is from: Official Ubuntu Book, The (3rd Edition) (Paperback)
Instead of being called "The Official Ubuntu Book" it should have been called "The Computer Illiterate's Guide to Ubuntu". Basically if you know how to install an OS, partition a hard drive using a graphical utility, install applications using Synaptic/Adept, and change your desktop's wallpaper a lot of the technical information in this book you will probably already be familiar with if you've ever used a modern graphical operating system. Or is nothing that can't be learned by simply installing the OS and just playing around with various settings and programs for a few days. If your a user who wants to switch from Windows to Linux and learn a lot about how Linux (or more specifically, Ubuntu) works this book isn't going to be of much help, in my opinion.