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Beginning Ubuntu Linux: Natty Narwhal Edition

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This sixth edition of Beginning Ubuntu Linux introduces all of usnewbies, power users and system administratorsto the Natty Narwhal Ubuntu release.

Based on the bestselling fifth edition, this edition introduces the new Unity interface while not neglecting the finely-tuned administration techniques for new users present in previous editions. Whether you aim to use it in the
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Paperback, 656 pages
Published October 16th 2011 by Apress (first published January 1st 2006)
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Kyle Sorkness
Jul 05, 2012 Kyle Sorkness marked it as not-in-my-library  ·  review of another edition
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Granted I read an outdated version of this book, I found much of its information to be general enough to apply to even the latest version of Ubuntu. As an Ubuntu newbie, I appreciated both this book's easy-to-understand language that left few concepts undefined and its relative comprehensiveness. Although I wouldn't say this book took me "From Novice to Professional," as its subtitle promises, I would say that I feel fairly grounded in the basics concepts of Ubuntu (and GNU/Linux in general) and ...more
Onionboy
Mar 12, 2016 Onionboy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is good if you are considering moving from Windows to Linux. It gives a good overview of all the aspects to consider and serves as a good introduction to the whole concept. You can get a feel for what it will be like if you make the switch.
Austen
Feb 10, 2011 Austen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I found this far too remedial for my purposes. This is focused on the computer illiterate, which is probably a small segment of users installing and using Linux. I found "Ubuntu for Non-Geeks: A Pain-Free, Get-Things-Done Guide" by Rickford Grant and Phil Bull to have more useful information that goes beyond simply installing and turning on the computer.
Edward
Feb 10, 2009 Edward rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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My 2006 first edition appears to have been upgraded to a third edition. It doesn't matter, I'll be installing Ubuntu on an old PentiumIII Windows 95 PC. It might actually be better to use the old edition.
Azharuddin
A good book for beginner to Linux. Here is my detailed book review of this book. http://geeyk.com/beginning-ubuntu-lin...
M. Mirzamani
Sep 11, 2008 M. Mirzamani rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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So far so good. Easy readings. However, I am waiting to see where it takes me.
Joe
Good way to finally completly setup a linux box
Bigfatdummy
Jan 17, 2008 Bigfatdummy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Some very useful tips.
Michael Mize
Jan 15, 2014 Michael Mize rated it really liked it
Boring
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