[ubuntu-us-ma] New Ubuntu Bible
wtsimonds at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 01:51:20 GMT 2010
Well, Martin, I'm not sure how to answer your question "How does it
compare to Ubuntu Manual Project?"
I assume you are referring to this:
When I went to the site, there seemed to just be an outline of an
on-line manual for Ubuntu. None of those links on the site went to
anything. So the question is, I guess, are we talking about the same
thing? Why don't the links work?
On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 7:54 PM, Martin Owens <doctormo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Bill,
> How does this compare to the Ubuntu Manual project?
> And is this a published book to buy or a download? what's the license on
> the material, is it re-distributable?
> Most of the people in this Local Community are not experts, they're
> normal computer users. We have a small selection of professional
> computer users but mostly the high handed geeks end up in user groups
> like the BLU and programming groups.
> Advocacy, education and support has far more needs than just computer
> know-how. Although to be fair it does help when it comes to support.
> On Sun, 2010-02-14 at 19:09 -0500, Bill Simonds wrote:
>> (I realize most readers here are advance computerist whom are beyond
>> this guide, but it's worth knowing about if you are installing Ubuntu
>> for new Linux users)
>> There are a lot of people still stuck with Windows because it’s the
>> ‘easier alternative’. Linux is both cheaper and more versatile than
>> Microsoft’s operating system, but the learning curve has frightened
>> off many people.
>> In the past we published A Newbie’s Getting Started Guide to Linux,
>> aimed at the making you familiar with the most basic Linux principles.
>> With the release of a new Ubuntu (Linux for human beings)
>> distribution, Karmic Koala, we felt it was time to go back to the
>> roots and beyond.
>> We teamed up with Guvnr.com to create the Ubuntu Karmic Koala Bible –
>> a guide that’s both great for Linux initiates, and invariably useful
>> for Linux intermediates. With over fifty pages of copy-paste
>> tutorials, this guide belongs in the virtual library of every Linux
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