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July 31st, 2008, 05:01 PM

Don't know if this is the right forum to ask this question and if it isn't I apologize. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendation on a book for 8.04. I am looking to become and expert Ubuntu user and I would like to do small development projects so any resources on either of this topics would be greatly appreciated.



July 31st, 2008, 08:38 PM
here is a book written by some of the developers: http://www.amazon.com/Official-Ubuntu-Book-Benjamin-Mako/dp/0137136684/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1217533029&sr=8-3

Personally though I think places like this forum are better than any book. Also google is a very useful resource. I find books get outdated to quickly especially considering how quick the Ubuntu release schedule is.

August 3rd, 2008, 01:56 PM

I will recommend these books:
o...Linux Application Development (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0321219147/qid=1115662241/sr=2-7/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_7/104-5754568-9215968)
o...Beginning Linux Programming, 4th Edition (http://www.wrox.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-WROX_SEARCH_RESULT.html?queryText=linux+programmin g&field=keyword)
o...and maybe Professional Linux Programming (http://www.wrox.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-WROX_SEARCH_RESULT.html?queryText=linux+programmin g&field=keyword).

Online resources:
Developing, improving and digging in the existing Debian/Ubuntu-programs:
Browse to this page (http://www.futuredesktop.org/codeblocks_on_ubuntu_8.04.html ) and read the notes [Note 18] and [Note 19] carefully.(atthebottomofthepage) !

Of course take a look at my excellent collection of dev links ;-) on http://www.futuredesktop.org/opportunities.html
It has everything you'll need.

September 6th, 2008, 03:59 AM
Ubuntu for dummies.
You can get it on ebay but i think its based around 6.10 or something. Might be a good starting point though.