[ubuntu-uk] What would you like in a book..
me at jameshooker.com
Mon Jul 21 16:44:18 BST 2008
Something most Windows users ask me when trying Ubuntu: "Where's C:\!?"
On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 16:37 +0100, Alan Pope wrote:
> Start the ball rolling with my own answers :)
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 04:27:01PM +0100, Alan Pope wrote:
> > Whilst I appreciate that not everyone likes books in dead-tree form, some
> > do, so let's focus this on that group of people who do.
> > I've been wondering if there's a set of Ubuntu related topics that are not
> > covered, or not covered well in the current set of books available.
> > What would you like out of an Ubuntu book?
> Something I can give to my father in law to explain everything that he
> normally asks me questions about.
> > Would you like to see tutorials, how-tos and guides for specific tasks,
> > which would form a reference?
> > Would you prefer a book that you could read cover to cover, to go from "zero
> > to hero"?
> A combination of the both. A book that can read, which explains concepts
> from the ground up, but has enough examples that can be run on a vanilla
> system to cement the knowledge.
> > What do you think _others_ might like out of an Ubuntu book?
> Something that isn't intimidating, and doesn't go overboard explaining the
> command line in the first chapter!
> > What topic do you think would be appropriate?
> Installation of Ubuntu, installing new software, migrating from Windows
> software, setting up standard applications, alternative apps, configuring
> system settings, troubleshooting problems and locating help online.
> > What do you think would not be appropriate?
> A command line reference guide, copies of the GPL/LGPL "for reference"..
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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