Making Ubuntu even simpler for newbies
After looking at most GNU/Linux distributions, author Rickford Grant finally settled on Ubuntu. Grant is the authour of Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks (No Starch Press, ISBN 1-59327-118-2). It's subtitled "a pain-free, project-based, get-things-done guidebook".
Grant is also the author of two other Linux books, Linux for Non-Geeks and Linux Made Easy (both from No Starch Press).
Based in Raritan, New Jersey, Grant tells Frederick Noronha why he chose Ubuntu, what the book holds, and what the challenges were in writing it.
His publishers describe him as a "computer operating system maniac for more than 20 years ... from the Atari XL600 to today's [GNU]Linux machines". Grant prefers to call himself a "computer enthusiast, definitely not a geek".