[ubuntu-uk] Good printed reference books for FOSS applications?

Dave Morley davmor2 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 15:11:59 GMT 2008

On Thu, 2008-03-27 at 15:01 +0000, Andrew Oakley wrote:
> In the schools thread, I mentioned that getting people to use 
> cross-platform FOSS software such as OpenOffice and The GIMP is an ideal 
> first step towards sinking the Microsoft monopoly mindset.
> In order for people to migrate, they need confidence; confidence that I 
> think best comes from a good manual, reference or tutorial book - and I 
> mean a proper printed book, not a web-based guide.
> So, what good reference/tutorial books can people recommend for common 
> cross-platform FOSS replacements for common applications?
> I'll try to compile these into a web page for future reference.
> I'll start with the one I've already stated:
> Application: OpenOffice Writer
> Type: Word processor
> Replaces: MS Word
> Title: "OpenOffice.org 2.x Writer Guide"
> ISBN: 978-1-9213-2000-2
> Price: <£15 inc. delivery
> Available from: http://www.lulu.com/content/690763
> Any more? In particular I'm after a good GIMP manual.
> -- 
> Andrew Oakley
Seek That Thy Might Know
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