By Rickford Grant

"A speedy, crystal-clear topical journey of the fantastic collective accomplishment embodied in Ubuntu." -Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

Ubuntu 8.04 has been hailed because the Linux distribution for newcomers, and it really is definitely the Linux for the fewer geeky between us. Even the identify is person friendly-it's a South African time period that interprets approximately as "humanity towards others" and will additionally describe writer Rickford Grant's method of educating Linux.

Full of suggestions, tips, and worthwhile tips, Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, third Edition is a hands-on, project-based advisor to Ubuntu 8.04 for these in-but apprehensive about-switching to the Linux working method. This variation has been up to date for Hardy Heron, the most recent Ubuntu unlock (8.04), with its more desirable multimedia help and computing device results. step by step tasks construct upon previous instructional suggestions, assisting you take up and practice what you could have learned.

Ubuntu for Non-Geeks covers these day by day initiatives that the majority non-geeks should want to practice, like easy methods to:

  • Download and set up loose software program, video games, and utilities
  • Connect to stressed and instant networks or move records through Bluetooth
  • Configure printers, scanners, displays, and USB flash drives
  • Watch DVDs, hearken to tune, or even sync your iPod
  • Edit and proportion your electronic pictures and videos
  • Customize the appear and feel of your system
  • Tackle extra complicated projects like operating with instructions and utilizing home windows applications

Whether you are new to pcs, searching for a pain-free strategy to make the Linux change, or simply desire a inexpensive replacement to home windows, Ubuntu 8.04 is less complicated than ever. test it and you can see.

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