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Ubuntu Made Easy--New from No Starch Press
A Project-Based Introduction to Ubuntu 12.04
San Francisco, CA, July 18, 2012--Ubuntu is supposed to be the Linux distribution for the masses,
and in many ways it is. But despite the best efforts of scores of developers, it can still be
intimidating for newcomers.
"Ubuntu Made Easy" from No Starch Press (July 2012, 480 pp., with LiveCD, $34.95, ISBN
9781593274252) makes the move to Linux easy with hands-on projects that go beyond the basics. The
book's accessible, step-by-step instructions walk readers through important tasks like
troubleshooting common hardware and software problems, accessing social networks, connecting with
the Ubuntu community, and accessing a Windows installation. This is a stress-free guide that
promises to turn the Linux-shy novice into a confident user.
"Ubuntu continues to evolve in ways that have made it easier to use than ever before," said author
Rickford Grant "With 'Ubuntu Made Easy,' we hope to reach the ever-growing, varied population of
Linux users, and gently welcome newcomers into the world of Linux."
By following along with the book's straightforward explanations, readers will learn how to:
- Install Ubuntu and keep it updated
- Work with printers, cameras, music players, tablet devices, and other hardware
- Edit and share digital photos and videos
- Create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
- Customize the look and feel of their systems
- Work with the command line (or avoid it altogether!)
Let's face it: Ubuntu probably isn't for everyone. But for readers looking for an alternative to
Windows or Mac OS, "Ubuntu Made Easy" promises to make the transition a whole lot easier.
For more information or to request a review copy of "Ubuntu Made Easy," contact Jessica Miller at
No Starch Press (email@example.com, +1.415.863.9900, x110) or visit www.nostarch.com.
About the Authors
Rickford Grant is the author of Ubuntu for Non-Geeks and Linux Made Easy. He has been an operating
system maniac for more than 20 years, from his early days with an Atari XL600 to his current Linux
machines. Rickford is the international student advisor at Winston-Salem State University in North
Phil Bull is an author of the official Ubuntu documentation and a member of the GNOME documentation
project. He has been helping people with computers since his early teens and has been an open
source contributor since 2005. Phil currently spends his time studying astrophysics in sunny
Rickford Grant and Phil Bull are available for radio, TV, print, and online interviews. Please
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