As “Introduction to Ubuntu” books go, few are as straightforward or as enjoyable to read as ‘Ubuntu Made Easy’ from No Starch Press.
And for the next few days only you can buy a physical copy at 40% off of its usual RRP of $34.95 – meaning you only pay a bargainous $20.97.
If that didn’t sound luring enough, not only will you get a paper copy of the book (which comes with a Live CD of Ubuntu 12.04) but you also receive digital versions in PDF, Mobi and ePub formats for free!
About ‘Ubuntu made Easy’
So what makes this title different from other similar books? It’s all in its approach.
Rather than info-dump or lecture you with reams of information about why and how things work they way they do, authors Rickford Grant (whose previous work includes the ‘Ubuntu for Non-Geeks‘ series) and Phil Bull (Ubuntu docs member) make sure everything covered is applicable to real world situations.
Alongside explanations of features the book uses step-by-step projects to help you apply what you learn.
Amongst the topics covered in the book:
- Learn how to set up printers, scanners, USB flash drives, and other hardware
- Install and play free games, as well as commercial hits like Braid and World of Goo
- Watch DVDs, listen to music, and sync your mobile devices
- Edit and share digital photos and videos
- Create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
The authors also have awesome taste in blogs as this very site is even mentioned/referenced several times!
Look out for a full review of the book later this month on OMG! Ubuntu!, but, if what you’ve seen so far takes your fancy, you can purchase the book via the link below. Use the coupon ‘GOLINUX’ during checkout to get 40% off of the list price.
With thanks to No Starch Press