Become an Ubuntu Geek using the best books on Ubuntu
The best way to learn to use Ubuntu is to start using it. But to acquire a steep learning curve, you need to have additional sources of help and nothing beats help in dead tree format. Check out our list of some of the most popular books on Ubuntu that will get you up, close and personal with Ubuntu in no time. Whether you are a new user trying to become familiar with Ubuntu or training to becoming the ultimate Linux geek you have always dreamed of, these books will guide you along the path to Ubuntu Nirvana. The listing includes stalwarts like Ubuntu Linux for Dummies (from the famous *for Dummies series) and Ubuntu Linux Bible (from the ever popular Tech Bible series) to name a few. We will keep populating the list to include new arrivals and the latest editions.
Tittle: Ubuntu Unleashed 2012 Edition: Covering 11.10 and 12.04 (7th Edition) (7th Edition)
Author : Matthew Helmke
Ubuntu Unleashed is a storehouse of information for those who wants to get the most out of Ubuntu Linux OS, thoroughly revised and updated for the forthcoming Ubuntu 12.04.This Ubuntu book is a complete guide that walks you through various concepts from Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 installation, configuration, productivity, multimedia, development, system administration, server operations, networking, virtualization, security, DevOps, and so on.New features like Unity desktop, NoSQL database support and Android mobile development tools are touched upon. It doesn't matter whether you are a novice or a seasoned Ubuntu user,you will find new techniques, new solutions, and new ways to do even more with Ubuntu!It includes a DVD with full Ubuntu 11.10 distribution for Intel x86 computers as well as the complete LibreOffice office suite and hundreds of additional programs and utilities.
Tittle : Official Ubuntu Book, (6th Edition)
Author : Benjamin Hill, Matthew Helmke, Amber Graner and Corey Burge
Official Ubuntu Book, (6th Edition) is a complete guide that will cover all that is required to get the maximum out of Ubuntu 11.04 which is a free OS that is all about community,support and ease of use.This Ubuntu book is for anyone from a novice to a seasoned user.It also covers standard desktop applications, from word processing, Web browsing, e-mail, music, video, and games to software development, databases, and server applications. You will also learn how to customize Ubuntu for various categories of users like home,business, school, government etc,get quicktroubleshooting tips from Ubuntu users worldwide and much more.It also includes a DVD with the complete Ubuntu Linux operating system for installation on PC platforms. T It can be used to install other complete variants of Ubuntu, including Kubuntu (with the KDE environment), and Ubuntu Server.
Tittle: Beginning Ubuntu Linux
Author : Keir Thomas, Andy Channelle and Jamie Sicam
Beginning Ubuntu Linux is the Bible for most Ubuntu users.This Ubuntu written mainly for beginners to help them overcome the initial hiccups of using Ubuntu.Ubuntu has been ranked number one among Linux OSes outranking giants like Fedora and CentOS by DistroWatch.This Ubuntu book primarily woos end users so that they will migrate from Windows to Ubuntu,to facilitate rapid familiarization of the features of Ubuntu that may appear new to a Windows user.
Tittle: Ubuntu for Non-Geeks: A Pain-Free, Get-Things-Done Guide
Author : Rickford Grant and Phil Bull
Ubuntu for Non-Geeks: A Pain-Free, Get-Things-Done Guide,is a blessing in disguise for beginners as it is filled with helpful tips,tricks and pointers to get by with Ubuntu.This Ubuntu book covers all the features of Ubuntu 10.04,Lucid Lynx.Each of its five chapters that walks through the various tasks like installation,playing games,troubleshooting,setting up the printers,watching DVDs,accessing your files,connecting with the Ubuntu community,creating documents and so on.So if you are a Non-Geek interested in Ubuntu,make sure you catch hold of this book right now!!
Tittle: Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux, A (3rd Edition)
Author : Mark G. Sobell
A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux (3rd Edition) is a complete,easy to follow guide to Ubuntu for anyone who is interested in Ubuntu.This Ubuntu book is a complete reference material which covers installing, configuring, and working with Ubuntu, and also offers comprehensive coverage of servers.It covers crucial topics like sudo,upstart init Daemon,internet server configuration including Apache(web) and exim4(email).best security techniques,Perl scripting,CUPS printing and much more.And moreover there is a 500+ term glossary from which you will surely benefit.It includes a DVD with the full version of Lucid Lynx.
Tittle: Ubuntu Linux Bible: Featuring Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Author : William von Hagen
Ubuntu Linux Bible: Featuring Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is well known in the Linux circuit for providing the latest information on Ubuntu.Ubuntu is a free,open-source Linux based OS that is easy to use,flexible and powerful.This Ubuntu book provides you with the latest news on Ubuntu and covers various topics like installation,basic linux concepts,managing email,surfing web,working with documents,file transfer,backups,setting up servers and much more with Ubuntu.So if you want the the best on Ubuntu,get your copy today.
Tittle: Ubuntu Hacks: Tips & Tools for Exploring, Using, and Tuning Linux
Author : Jonathan Oxer, Kyle Rankin and Bill Childers
Ubuntu Hacks: Tips & Tools for Exploring, Using, and Tuning is for anyone who is interested in Ubuntu.From this book you will learn to use Ubuntu as a daily desktop on your laptop/PC,manage your files,listen to audio,configure printer,use Ubuntu's multitouch capabilities and mouch more.This Ubuntu book covers GNU "slash" Linux,pre-installation steps installing Ubuntu,getting everything up and running,personalizing Ubuntu,communicating with others,scheduling tasks and so on.So if you want tips and tools for exploring,using and tuning with Ubuntu,this is your book..
Tittle: Ubuntu: Up and Running: A Power User's Desktop Guide
Author : Robin Nixon
Ubuntu: Up and Running: A Power User's Desktop Guide,as the name suggests is a complete guide to get your Ubuntu Operating system up and running within no time.Ubuntu is a free open source Linux operating system which is preferred by many because of its ease of use and power.You will learn how to choose among three desktop environments: GNOME, KDE, or XFCE,connect printers, sound cards, cameras, webcams, and iPhones,use the Linux filesystem with either the desktop or the command line,access networking functions, such as file and folder sharing and Internet access and get an in-depth introduction to the OpenOffice.org business productivity suite,implement upgrades quickly and easily and so on.It also includes a DVD with the complete Ubuntu system, which you can use either from the disc without installation, or you can install it alongside or in place of Windows or OS X.
Tittle: Beginning Ubuntu Server Administration: From Novice to Professional (Expert's Voice)
Author : Sander van Vugt
Beginning Ubuntu Server Administration: From Novice to Professional (Expert's Voice) walks you through all of the key configuration and administration tasks required in Ubuntu.Regardless of whether you are a home user or a business professional,this Ubuntu book promises to be useful.But it is especially targeted at system administrators and application developers who want to use Ubuntu as a Linux user.From this book,you will learn how to install,update and secure your server;how to configure your server to operate effectively for a range of uses,how to remotely manage your server and much more.Topics include file, print, web, and FTP management, command–line tips and tricks, automated installation, configuration and deployment processes, and kernel management.
Tittle: Ubuntu Linux For Dummies
Author :Paul G. Sery
Ubuntu Linux For Dummies is a beginner's delight.This friendly and engaging Ubuntu book will surely allay all your fears against Ubuntu.Ubuntu is the highest ranking Linux distribution in terms of popularity and ease of use.This book will guide you through each step like connecting to LAN,using Firefox,creating services,generating webpages etc using Linux giving simple instruction that are easy to follow.Ubuntu cannot get any more easy than this!!!
Tittle: Ubuntu Linux Secrets
Author : Richard Blum
Attention!!!Ubuntu Linux Secrets is all set to reveal the innermost scoops in the world of Ubuntu Linux.Ubuntu,the popular linux platform can get a little overwhelming for beginners.This Ubuntu book is the perfect solution to that problem.It covers the basics of creating a new system from scratch and explains what software is installed,including nontraditional situations such as dual-boot and text-based installations. In addition,all of the installed applications are described in detail so that you will be able to realize their full potential.So what are you waiting for??Get your Ubuntu Linux secrets today!!
Tittle: How to Do Everything: Ubuntu
Author : Jeffrey T. Orloff
How to Do Everything: Ubuntu is a complete guide to Ubuntu,the favourite destination of Linux users.This Ubuntu book scans over the interface,built in applications and process of installing software and peripherals.The fun side of Ubuntu like graphics,photos,music,games and videos will be touched upon including necessary topics like installation,adding hardware,setting up internet connection,using text editors,using Windows application in Linux and so on.Now.working with Linux is easier than ever.
Tittle: Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop: Applications and Administration
Author : Richard Petersen
Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop: Applications and Administration is the best book available on the latest version of Ubuntu,version 11.10.This Ubuntu book focuses on the applications and tools for administration.Ubuntu Desktop with Unity interface is studied in detail.New features like a Launcher and a Dash (dashboard) , changes to the messaging, user switcher, desktop menus, Kubuntu desktop, Ubuntu One setup and configuration, the new Gwibber social networking interface, GRUB 2 boot loader, PulseAudio sound configuration, and Disk Utility (Udisks) for storage device configuration and information (SMART) and much more are covered.So,if you want the latest on Ubuntu,this is your book.
Tittle: Ubuntu Netbooks: The Path to Low-Cost Computing
Author : Sander van Vugt
Are you a netbook user who loves Linux??Ubuntu Netbooks: The Path to Low-Cost Computing will be a blessing in disguise for you.Ubuntu is the most popular free,open source Linux Operating System that is fast,easy and powerful.With this Ubuntu Book,learn to work with Multimedia ,connect to 3G modem,new applications,optimize your netbook,all using Ubuntu!!!
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