[ubuntu-uk] Good general book on Ubuntu/Linux?

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 14:24:50 UTC 2012

On 3 October 2012 16:21, Gordon Burgess-Parker <gbplinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm a reasonable user of Ubuntu - both on my netbook and dual-booting with
> Windows 7 on my main laptop.
> I'm looking for a book on either Ubuntu or Linux in general in the "Windows
> inside out" type of format, i.e. from simple through to fairly technical,
> suitable for a general user - me!
> I'm slightly concerned about forking out £34 for the current Ubuntu 12.04
> bible published by Sams  as the interface could possibly change again in
> 14.04!
> Can anyone suggest a good general book, or should I buy a general Linux book
> and if so what would be the recommendations for that, or should I just look
> for on-line information, and if so where's the best place to look for the
> most topics in one place? (I do like big books!)

Print is dead, man. :-)

Seriously, I'm not aware of anything decent on dead tree except
super-detailed tech refs for pro techies.

Join the main Ubuntu list. Read it daily. Don't use digest mode.

Join the fora. Read them too.

Become glued to OMGubuntu.

Get on Twitter and follow some interesting Linux people; read their links.

FOSS moves fast. Books don't move at all.

Don't waste your money.

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