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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars limitations, March 16, 2009
This review is from: Beginning Ubuntu Linux (Books for Professionals by Professionals) (Paperback)
The manual was semi-useful. There is a characteristic that would be buyers need to understand. Ubuntu is a moving target by being constantly being improved/upgraded. This makes a manual on a specific version have a limited value. The version of Ubuntu provided with the manual is out dated. The manual is useful for some basic details. It doesn't seem to make much distinction between different versions of Ubuntu. It's subtitle is over-blown to the point of being misleading, it certainly won't take a person upto a professional level. It also does not address basic differences between out of the box programs and the umteen variations that can be put together in the process of customizing your own installation of Ubuntu. If it is used as a somewhat sideways introduction to the possibilities of open source programming and some basics, it works reasonably well.
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Initial post: Jun 30, 2009 2:05:13 PM PDT
Brad K. says:
This is a ridiculous review. Of course Ubuntu and all of the rest of the distributions are constantly being updated and evolving. Book authors and publishers can only work at a given speed, and the next revision of this book will come out in August. Your review's complete lack of grammar, sentence structure, and spelling further detract from any credibility that you pretend to have.
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