Ubuntu Book by O'Reilly?

Dennis Kaarsemaker dennis at kaarsemaker.net
Thu May 12 20:43:49 UTC 2005


On do, 2005-05-12 at 14:39 -0500, Tom Adelstein wrote:

> Without flaming this post, please, what do you think? Would an
> O'Reilly
> Book on Ubuntu have a following? 

Absolutely!

> What kind of book would would people want? a newbie book, a book for
> experienced Linux users or somewhere in between?

Since ubuntu attracts a lot of windows converts, a newbie section is a
good idea. Without aiming for a holy grail I would say the following
sections should be included (not a complete list):

* Basic info for newbies like installing, installing programs with 
  synaptic, maybe an intro on the FHS ('where do all programs go')
* Definitely a section that explains the legal issues for distributing 
  linux and why it's harder to install java etc.
* An intermediate section that covers the internals of apt/dpkg and 
  specific ubuntu-isms

> I will let the editor know if this post gets any responses and from
> that, he can make a decision.

Please let us know, I am very interested in this (and will absolutely
buy a copy).
-- 
Dennis K.
 <- Are you suicidal?
 -> Only in the morning.
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