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Ubuntu is the free Linux-based operating system designed with frequent updating in mind.

Released in October 2004, it has evolved into one of the best-known branches of the Debian tree and offers a strong focus on usability and easy installation, whether it be on a laptop, desktop or server machine.

With a development plan stretching forward for several years, Ubuntu is an ideal O/S addition to any desktop machine. With all versions including the latest Ubuntu release 7.04, aka "Feisty Fawn", covered in these texts and our special promotional price of 40 per cent off*, these books will help you to take advantage of Ubuntu.

  • The Official Ubuntu Book 2nd Edition
    Written by leading Ubuntu community members, this book includes all you need to know to make the most of Ubuntu, whether you're a home user, small business user, server administrator or programmer. Covering installation, configuration, desktop productivity, games, management, support and much more, this book will take you from start to finish.
  • Ubuntu for Non-Geeks 2nd Edition
    This newbie's guide to Ubuntu puts the spotlight on multimedia enablement and desktop effects and lets readers learn by doing. Using immersion-learning techniques favoured by language courses, step-by-step projects build upon earlier tutorial concepts, stimulating the brain and increasing the reader's understanding.
  • Ubuntu Linux Bible
    From the basics for newcomers to enterprise management for system administrators, this book is what you need to succeed with Ubuntu. From editing graphics to setting up an NFS server you'll learn it all and more with the expert guidance, tips and techniques.
  • Ubuntu Hacks
    Ubuntu Hacks is a collection of 100 tips and tools to help new and experienced Linux users install, configure, and customise Ubuntu. With this set of hacks you can get Ubuntu Linux working exactly the way you need it to.
  • Hacking Ubuntu: Serious Hacks Mods and Customisations
    This down-and-dirty book shows you how to blow away the default system settings and customise Ubuntu however you want. You'll learn how to optimise its appearance, speed, usability, and security and get the low-down on hundreds of hacks such as running Ubuntu from a USB drive, installing it on a Mac, enabling multiple CPUs, and putting scripts in menus and panels.

* Offer correct at time of going to press. Offer covers selected titles only. ®


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