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A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux(R)

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A book by Mark G. Sobell

A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 0137003889 ISBN-13: 9780137003884  Praise for A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux®  “I am so impressed by how Mark Sobell can approach a complex topic in such an understandable … see full wiki

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Author: Mark G. Sobell
Genre: Computers & Internet
Publisher: Prentice Hall
1 review about A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux(R)

Extremely comprehensive but what's the target audience?

  • Jan 27, 2008
There is no doubt that this book contains very complete coverage of Ubuntu.

My only question is, who wants it?

The new user, never exposed to Linux before, is going to be scared off by the more technical parts of the book. The more experienced user who wants to find out about Ubuntu is going to be bored and annoyed by the coverage of basics (that coverage is very good, byt the way, as is the more technical stuff later).

I think the only person who'd truly treasure this would be someone seeking Ubuntu certification.. for that purpose, this would be perfect.

My feeling is that this should have been split into two books.. it's too darn big and clumsy anyway, and I just don't feel that you can successfully mix basics and advanced configuration and usage.

However, if none of that bothers you, if you are the type who wants it all, baby steps right on up to full administration and beyond, well, this is your book for sure!

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