Ubuntu for Non-geeks: A Pain-free, Project-based, Get-things-done Guidebook

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No Starch Press, 2007 - Computers - 328 pages
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This newbie's guide to Ubuntu - now updated for Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn), the latest Ubuntu release, which puts the spotlight on multimedia enablement and desktop effects - lets readers learn by doing. Using immersion-learning techniques favored by language courses, step-by-step projects build upon earlier tutorial concepts, stimulating the brain and increasing the reader's understanding.

"Ubuntu for Non-Geeks," 2nd Edition covers all the topics likely to be of interest to an average desktop user. Inside, you'll learn to: Download and install free applications, games, and utilities Connect to the Internet and wireless networks Configure your hardware, including printers, scanners, and removable storage devices Watch DVDs, listen to music, and even sync your iPod Download photos and videos from your digital camera, then edit and share them Tackle more advanced tasks as soon as you're ready

Full of tips, tricks, and helpful pointers, "Ubuntu for Non-Geeks," 2nd Edition is a hands-on, project-based, take-it slow guidebook intended for those interested in-but nervous about-switching to the Linux operating system. Step-by-step projects build upon earlier tutorial concepts, helping you absorb and apply what you've learned.

Included is a companion CD that lets you try out Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) without making any changes to your computer and then install it when you're ready.

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User Review  - RicDay - LibraryThing

A good book for the newcomer, arranged in a topical fashion with clear how-to descriptions for the kinds of tasks a new user will be doing. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Rickford Grant is the author of Linux for Non-Geeks and Linux Made Easy. He has been a computer operating system maniac for more than 20 years, from his early days with an Atari XL600 to his current Linux machines. Rickford is currently working as a teacher in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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