Ubuntu For Non-Geeks, 2Nd Edition: A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook

Ubuntu For Non-Geeks, 2Nd Edition: A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook

  • Publish Date: 2007-06-15
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Rickford Grant
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This newbie's guide to Ubuntu - now updated for Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn), the latest Ubuntu release, which puts the spotlight on multimedia enablement and desktop effects - lets readers learn by doing. Using immersion-learning techniques favored by language courses, step-by-step projects build upon earlier tutorial concepts, stimulating the brain and increasing the reader's understanding.

Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, 2nd Edition covers all the topics likely to be of interest to an average desktop user. Inside, you'll learn to:

  • Download and install free applications, games, and utilities
  • Connect to the Internet and wireless networks
  • Configure your hardware, including printers, scanners, and removable storage devices
  • Watch DVDs, listen to music, and even sync your iPod
  • Download photos and videos from your digital camera, then edit and share them
  • Tackle more advanced tasks as soon as you're ready

    Full of tips, tricks, and helpful pointers, Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, 2nd Edition is a hands-on, project-based, take-it slow guidebook intended for those interested in-but nervous about-switching to the Linux operating system. Step-by-step projects build upon earlier tutorial concepts, helping you absorb and apply what you've learned.

    Included is a companion CD that lets you try out Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) without making any changes to your computer and then install it when you're ready.

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