[ubuntu-uk] What would you like in a book..

Michael G Fletcher michael at ilovemylinux.com
Tue Jul 22 11:22:44 BST 2008


On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 4:27 PM, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> 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?
>
> 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"?
>
> What do you think _others_ might like out of an Ubuntu book?
>
> What topic do you think would be appropriate?
>
> What do you think would not be appropriate?
>
> Answers welcome!
>
> Cheers,
> Al.
>
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I would love a book that I could read cover to cover that really tells
a story of how linux/Ubuntu really works!  I find that I am able to
diagnose and fix most problems, but mainly because I know how to
search forums and follow instructions intuitively and where to change
things for my particular system. I actually do not how linux seriously
works or how the kernel and it's associated modules work, but very
technical stuff can get boring.

So for me, somthing that is "functional knowledge" to "hero" would be
great, but in a readable version.  Maybe followed with a good example
of building a kernel from source??

But that's just where I'm personally at in the wonderful FOSS journey :-)

--Michael
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