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Book Review: The Official Ubuntu Book

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It should be no surprise that Ubuntu has so quickly established itself as one of the leading Linux distributions. Ubuntu looks good, is highly user-friendly, has excellent community support and is incredibly easy to install, upgrade and keep up to date. Add to this the vast number of utilities and applications that can be downloaded and installed in a matter of a few mouse clicks and it's clear why it has succeeded so well. Now, for those looking for a book to help them on the way, the Official Ubuntu Book is out in a new edition to match the 7.04 release of the software.

Aside from sporting an install DVD, the book offers the new user plenty of support to get started. There's also plenty of information on Ubuntu.

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One problem with the book

I installed Ubuntu and got the book in the previous edition. The only problem I found was that when you followed the instructions, the book assumed that there would be no errors from the system. When I got an error, there was no assistance in how to deal with the error. In fact there was nothing to deal with any error that I found.

Loved the OS but I felt that the book should be been written from the standpoint of do this and it should work; however if it does not, then here are some possible problems and how to get around them. Then the book would really have been useful. Instead I had to go to the online forums to get any problems solved and ended up not using the book at all.

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