- Series: Beginning
- Paperback: 664 pages
- Publisher: Apress; 5th ed. edition (October 6, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1430230398
- ISBN-13: 978-1430230397
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.8 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,290,419 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Beginning Ubuntu Linux 5th ed. Edition
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About the Author
Emilio Raggi lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and works in one of the biggest companies in the country. He was very much a Windows fanboy, until one day, he had to manage a Ubuntu desktop deployment. He was highly qualified as a Microsoft implementer, holding certificates as an MCP and MCSE, and worked as a consultant for a Microsoft partner. Still, Ubuntu had its charms and won him over. He is also an avid student of philosophy.
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I used Windows starting with the 98 version up to their 7 edition, Mac os from leopard to lion. lately I try to do some projects about computer brain interface and I found that most of the works were done in windows or in linux. I decide one day to download the free ware Ubuntu 12.04 and install on my obsolete Toshiba s209, (it still runs despite its age) the installation was quick (i decide to install on the full drive). In less than 15 min I have a functioning linux laptop and I was amazed of the speed on a # 10 year old machine, this fact tell you about apple and ms with their constant updates which seem to slow down machines. I bought this book and re read several times to know how to navigate in Linux. I also get this small book "learning linux command" to see easy command examples. The two books, for me, are enough for learning linux. ( I learned C for one year ). I don't have chance to read other books it does not mean that they're bad. I obtain the newly released title " Unleashing Ubuntu 12.04.." and my first impression is that it suits well my future needs for my project.
It provides basic to intermediate things to get started using Ubuntu such as Ubuntu installation, E-mail setting, firewall setting, antivirus setting, backup, software installation, schedulling task, and so on. All of them are explained using plain language. For beginners, these are the good starting point to migrate to Ubuntu.
Of course, the authors try to be as general as possible. Therefore, when it comes to installing hardware like printer, they do not explain how to install it manually if thing goes wrong. For example, I had to browse the Internet to install my printer, download the driver, extract it, execute particular commands and finally able to print. However, the installation of scanner went pretty well.
So if you want to migrate to Ubuntu Linux from any Operating System or you are desperate with your old Operating System and want to try an Operating System which is free but reliable, this book is for you.
There are so many versions of Linux, that I am glad to have chosen Ubuntu soon after some false starts with other obsolete versions. Even though there are other Linux versions that might be useful due to smaller size or some other attribute, the thought and planning that went into providing a solid, reliable foundation is apparent with Ubuntu and this book helps get you up to speed and comfortable in using it.
You may not be an expert with all the capabilities of Unbuntu after reading this book, but you will probably be far more confident with Unbuntu Linux, than most people will ever be with Windows. I would consider it a must have for new Unbuntu Linux users and thankful it does not waste time delving into other versions of Linux.
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