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- Print Length: 209 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Azure Flame Media, LLC; 7 edition (December 7, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 7, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004Y1NMDI
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #244,181 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Ubuntu Beginner's Guide - Seventh Edition Kindle Edition
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First, this book is not for a person who's a beginner in regards to technology...it assumes some tech experience and a willingness to explore technology. This is not a book designed for someone who wants to replace Windows with Ubuntu and stay solely in the GUI. For example, I would not give this book to my grandmother to teach her how to use Ubuntu to check email and send forwards.
In fact, it focuses mainly on doing things through the command interface, which to be honest has been a fantastic way for me to learn how things work behind the scenes of the GUI. The book does a great job of teaching concepts behind Ubuntu, a brief history of Linux, and the basic commands to get around. This is a book meant for someone who is a beginner to Ubuntu...and it makes no illusions otherwise. In fact, he honestly states that a lot of these topics are the most frequent questions on his Ubuntu blog. I paid $.99 for it, and in that regard, it's 5 stars.
However, Chapter 4 was where the light bulb went on for me and it started talking about installing software. I understood how to do this in the past, but for some reason it just never clicked. Reading it in the book suddenly made sense. This is the kind of book where each person could have the same experience at different places in the book...as I said before, it fills in the missing pieces.
I appreciate that the author is not trying to cram 3 concepts into 600 pages.Read more ›
The author writes clearly and concisely focussing on the practical things you will want to do with Ubuntu whether for desktop or server purposes. The book assumes no prior Linux knowledge. As a newbie to Ubuntu this will be invaluable to you. When the author writes another Ubuntu book I will surely buy it.
It is definitely geared towards beginners, but that does not mean it does not contain useful information!
If you are new to Ubuntu, and you sometimes find yourself lost, this is a good start.
The author states that he prefers to repeat instructions as opposed to saying "See chapter 4 for setting up apache", so the last 1/3 of the book is a lot of repeated text.
I had a reply to my review so I wanted to update it. I use the kindle reader for the ipad. When I go to table of contents I see a hyperlink for "start". Now I did find a work around. I set a book mark for each chapter so under "My Notes and Marks" I have created my own table of contents. I do want to express the book is well worth the $0.99 I spent.
Rather than simply dishing out cryptic command line usage for file manipulation the reader will be exposed to a wealth of application for their command line typing. A reader will quickly want to try their hand with networking another computer at home, setting up a SAMBA server to share data with Windows PCs, or administer other Linux computers using SSH (if not at work, then for their spouses and kids computers at home).
The reader will learn about FTP but then forgo it's usage in favor of its much more secure counterpart discussed in the next chapters, SFTP. Imagine pulling pictures and videos, or office documents off s computer at home while at the inlaws or friends.
Setup a LAMP Content Management System for hosting a webserver using one of the ebooks recommendations such as WordPress, MediaWiki or Drupal (web applications), What entrepreneurial activity might the reader pursue. ...setting up a blogsite or wiki style data contribution and access site, for the whole world to enjoy.
It's critical that a user be aware of the application of the command line in addition to the studious usage of it. This ebook spawns the creative mind by concisely focusing on the former rather than the later. There isn't enough information to be useful as a guide for running any one of those systems.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Had some good basic information. Is outdated, I was using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and almost all the 'programs' used in the book have new names and could not use the book instructions to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bilko
Like so many other "begginer" books, you can just play around with Linux and Google things and you'll save moneyPublished 9 months ago by M. Stern
Excellent and thorough introduction for the beginner.Published 9 months ago by Sigurdur Bergsteinsson
I'm a computer engineering student, so I'm expected to be comfortable with Linux for a lot of my classes, and this book was perfect for helping me get there. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Nicolas
Great book for learning Ubuntu Linux, written so well a layperson can follow it. I especially liked the linear way that it was written.Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer