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Watchtow3r
June 21st, 2008, 10:51 AM
What's the best Ubuntu book to get? I really want to figure out Ubuntu more but I don't have anything to guide me :( Does anyone have any recommendations on which Ubuntu book to get? Also I would prefer one that's updated for 8.04. Thanks!

hyper_ch
June 21st, 2008, 11:07 AM
have a read here:

http://www.psychocats.net

http://www.ubuntuguide.org

https://wiki.ubuntu.com

http://www.ubuntuforums.org

Watchtow3r
June 21st, 2008, 11:11 AM
Thanks but I'd like ab actual book-book. I'd be much more likely to read it if it's a hardcopy book and not something that 'd have to read on a computer screen.

hyper_ch
June 21st, 2008, 11:18 AM
you can mirror the pages and print it all

kaboodle_fish
June 21st, 2008, 11:32 AM
What's the best Ubuntu book to get? I really want to figure out Ubuntu more but I don't have anything to guide me :( Does anyone have any recommendations on which Ubuntu book to get? Also I would prefer one that's updated for 8.04. Thanks!

I hear the O'Reilly books are supposed to be quite good

http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596527204/

http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781593271800/index.html

But as hyper_ch says try the internet as it is usually more up to date and you can often ask for help and advice from people who may have had the same issues as you

will_s54
June 22nd, 2008, 10:38 AM
I am in Australia and am also after a book.

Do they have " An Idiots guide to Ubuntu "?

At this stage am just after something that is not to indepth but will show me the basics

Dedoimedo
June 22nd, 2008, 11:38 AM
Hi,
I'm gonna write one. If you can wait a year and a half or so, it will be out - kidding you not.
Dedoimedo

stream303
June 22nd, 2008, 11:48 AM
My two fav's for just starting out:

Linux in easy steps - 4th edition
by Mike Mcgrath
(c) 2008

ISBN-13: 978-1-84078-351-3
ISBN-10: 1-84078-351-6
http://www.ineasysteps.com

I really like this book for a beginner's guide. The 4th edition is based on Ubuntu (I haven't seen the earlier editions.) While it isn't comprehensive like an advanced book, it makes for a very easy read, yet isn't childish. (although I would easily hand this to a younger user as well). I was amazed that the second half of the book covered the commandline in ways that shouldn't scare off newcomers.

The Official Ubuntu book
Second edition (the THIRD edition is almost here)
Prentice Hall publishers
ISBN 13: 978-0-13-235413-4
ISBN 10: 0-13-235413-6
(c) 2007

I'd probably wait or look for the third edition.

There are numerous other books, but for beginners who want to relax, I would place these two at the top of *my* list.