Ubuntu Book by O'Reilly?

Joe Wamsley jw at netrattler.net
Thu May 12 20:59:34 UTC 2005

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Tom Adelstein wrote:
> In the event you don't know, I write books and articles for O'Reilly and
> Associates. They've supported open source longer than any one. They
> publish the books that have the animals on them which you have probably
> seen:  http://nutshells.oreilly.com/
> O'Reilly & Associates has an interest in releasing a book for Ubuntu
> users. While all Linux books sales have increased significantly in 2005,
> books on specific distributions like Fedora, Debian and JDS typically
> lag behind the market.
> I argued that the Ubuntu project is not typical of other Linux
> distributions and a market exists for an Ubuntu book. 
> Without flaming this post, please, what do you think? Would an O'Reilly
> Book on Ubuntu have a following? 
> What kind of book would would people want? a newbie book, a book for
> experienced Linux users or somewhere in between?
> I will let the editor know if this post gets any responses and from
> that, he can make a decision.
> Thanks,
> Tom
I think it would be a great idea for a book about Ubuntu to be made,but
I think the book should be geared more torwards the experienced user. My
reason for saying this is because there are already to many books out
there that cover the basics. About every book on the OS itself covers
all the same material over and over, and I would like to see something
fresh for a change. I would like to see more advanced configurations
done of features that people really want. I came over from freebsd and
windows, and messed around with linux here and there just never settled
down on Linux until Ubuntu came along. One thing I noticed about some of
the books on bsd, they actually talked about how to get the most out of
your hardware and software. As well as on the internals of the OS and
how things work together. I just think the Ubuntuguide and wiki already
give newbies a great starting place on how to get things setup and
working properly. But this is just my opinion.
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