Ubuntu Books

A good way to get a first overview and some basic knowledge is to read an Ubuntu introductory book. Within this section you find assorted book recommendations for users with different kinds of backgrounds.

Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04 (8th Edition)

Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition is filled with unique and advanced information for everyone who wants to make the most of the Ubuntu Linux operating system. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated by a long-time Ubuntu community leader to reflect the exciting new Ubuntu 12.10 (“Quantal Quetzal”) and the forthcoming Ubuntu 13.04. Former Ubuntu Forum administrator Matthew Helmke covers all you need to know about Ubuntu 12.10/13.04 installation, configuration, productivity, multimedia, development, system administration, server operations, networking, virtualization, security, DevOps, and more—including intermediate-to-advanced techniques you won’t find in any other book. Helmke presents up-to-the-minute introductions to Ubuntu’s key productivity and Web development tools, programming languages, hardware support, and more. You’ll find new or improved coverage of navigation via Unity Dash, wireless networking, VPNs, software repositories, new NoSQL database options, virtualization and cloud services, new programming languages and development tools, monitoring, troubleshooting, and more.

The Official Ubuntu Book (7th Edition)

Ubuntu is a complete, free operating system that emphasizes ease of use, community, and support while enhancing speed, power, and flexibility. It is designed for everyone from computer novices to experts. This title serves a wide audience: novices who just want to test the waters and give Ubuntu a try, intermediate users, and those who want to take the next step toward becoming power users. It is not intended as a guide to highly technical uses like professional systems administration or programming, although there is some technical material here; the focus is on learning the landscape.

Ubuntu Made Easy: A Project-Based Introduction to Linux

Ubuntu brings Linux to the masses, but it can still be intimidating for newbies, neophytes, and geeks-in-training. With Ubuntu Made Easy by your side you'll be ready to face any challenge, and you'll discover just how fun Linux can be. Packed with tips, tricks, and helpful pointers, Ubuntu Made Easy will get you up and running with the world's most popular free operating system. Authors Rickford Grant and Phil Bull walk you through common tasks like installing and playing games, accessing your favorite social networks, troubleshooting hardware and software problems, interacting with your Windows installation, and more.

Beginning Ubuntu Linux: Natty Narwhal Edition

This sixth edition of Beginning Ubuntu Linux introduces all of us—newbies, power users and system administrators—to the Natty Narwhal Ubuntu release. Based on the bestselling fifth edition, this edition introduces the new Unity interface while not neglecting the finely-tuned administration techniques for new users present in previous editions. Whether you aim to use it in the home or in the office, you’ll be introduced to the complete world of Ubuntu Linux, from simple word processing to using cloud services.

The Ubuntu Beginner's Guide - Fifth Edition (Computer Beginner's Guides)

The Ubuntu Beginner's Guide (Fifth Edition) gives users new to Ubuntu Linux an overview of the operating system, from simple command-line tasks to advanced server configuration. In the Guide, you'll learn how to use the Ubuntu command line, how to configure and manage Ubuntu and how to install and configure various application and server software.

Working at the Ubuntu Command-Line Prompt (Linux Nitty Gritty)

Get to grips with the Ubuntu command-line with this #1 best-selling and concise guide: Learn essential Ubuntu vocational skills, or read just for fun; Covers Ubuntu commands, syntax, the filesystem, plus advanced techniques; For any version of Linux based on Debian, such as Linux Mint--not just Ubuntu