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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.