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Ubuntu is perfect for people with little technical background: it's easier to install and use than most Linux distributions, and has a strong focus on security. With Ubuntu:Up and Running, you'll get everything you need to know to become a power user of Ubuntu 10.04 and above. This book takes you beyond the programs that appear the first time you boot up. You'll also learn about lots of great software available for Linux systems, including where to get it and how to install it.

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"A good book" - by steve on 27-JUN-2011
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this is good book if you end user moving from windows. if you moving from a another linux distribution you find it a little light  if  you are interested in how the internals of ubuntu work  you will  not find here
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"Ubuntu: Up and Running (Robin Nixon)" - by David-E-Hoffman-Jr on 20-DEC-2010
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Good book. I recommend reading this for anyone who wants to get a firm understanding of Ubuntu, or if you're already familiar with Ubuntu this will help fill in the cracks. You'll learn how to use WINE to run Windows programs inside Ubuntu Linux. Also, you'll learn which desktop to choose for your computing experience and why from Gnome, KDE, or XFCE (don't let the names scare you).  You'll learn how to connect printers, sound cards, webcams, iPhones, etc. You'll also how to update your Ubuntu desktop or server regularly to stay safe, and basic networking functions such as sharing internet access or files with other users.
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