More and more people are hearing about Ubuntu every day. This version of the free and OpenSource Linux Operating System is user-friendly and ranks as one of the most popular versions in the world. It is freely downloadable and millions of people are trying it as an alternative to more common, expensive systems.
Although the Ubuntu Documentation is comprehensive, detailed and very readable, it can be a bit daunting for the beginner. Similarly, there are numerous books about Ubuntu. Some as thick, expensive and formidable as a desktop PC. This is where Instant Ubuntu by Christer Edwards comes into its own.
It is a short, sharp, nifty guide to downloading and installing (to try or to keep) Ubuntu on your computer. It provides detailed, illustrated instructions to get you up and running. And although this is a simple process, it is reassuring to read through it before proceeding. It then provides an introduction to the Unity Desktop layout and functions, followed by a brief description of the applications included in the Ubuntu package. A third section expands on these applications and features and finally the book provides links and descriptions of useful websites, forums and groups.
As a small, simple book one is tempted to call Instant Ubuntu an Idiot’s Guide but no newcomer to Linux or Ubuntu is considered an idiot. This book answers the simplest questions clearly and without “geekspeak”.
If you are curious about this free, stable, clean, user-friendly Operating System get this book! It could change your life…
– Tim Johnson (Instant Ubuntu – Kindle Edition)