Phil Bull

Phil Bull is an author of the official Ubuntu documentation, and a member of the GNOME documentation project. He started helping people with computers in his early teens, and has been an open-source contributor since 2005. Phil currently spends his time studying astrophysics in sunny Manchester, UK.

Ubuntu for Non-Geeks Ubuntu for Non-Geeks (No Starch)
by Rickford Grant, Phil Bull
Fourth Edition July 2010
Print: $34.95
Ebook: $27.99

"An informative book for Ubuntu beginners."
--Dartagnon Miller,

"The book and Ubuntu CD can make it simple and affordable for many computer users to see what much of the hype and hoopla over Linux is all about — and then decide, from first-hand experience, if they want to join in or not."
--Si Dunn, Sagecreek Productions

"Ubuntu Made Easy would be a great gift for a person curious about switching to Linux...Whether you’re a novice Ubuntu user who already has Precise Pangolin installed, or are just contemplating making the switch, there’s plenty of material in Ubuntu Made Easy to help you become a proficient Linux user."
--Fridtjof, AKA Matt Paddock, GameVortex Communications

"Ubuntu Made Easy is a good book that uses a different and refreshing approach to what could otherwise have been very dry material."
--Craig S. Mullins, Data and Technology Today

"A fast-paced, topic-centric and stress free introduction to Ubuntu for Linux newcomers, this is definitely the Ubuntu book you should be getting your parents - its clarity and comprehensiveness make it a remarkable introduction to the subject, this is a delightful book for the budding penguinista."
--Federico Lucifredi,

"An excellent introduction to the extremely popular Ubuntu distribution with perfect pedagogy for the Linux novice. I recommend it highly for its intended audience."
--Ira Laefsky,

"I found Ubuntu for Non-Geeks a valuable guide for the user who wants to explore this version of Linux. It gives the prospective user enough information to get rolling, and points him or her in the right direction to explore Ubuntu to whatever depth is desired."
--Paul Madarasz, eJournal of the Tucson Computer Society, May 2011, Volume 29, Number 5

"Clearly presented and aimed squarely at the non-technical end user, Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, 4th Edition lands very much on target. "
--Fridtjof, GameVortex Communications AKA Matt Paddock, Game Vortex

"Overall, if you are trying to learn Ubuntu, this book is a great resource. You will find it easy to read and understand and it will really assist you in your overall comprehension."
--Chris L., Dad of Divas

"Anyone wishing to quickly learn Ubuntu Linux will find this book extremely useful."
--Terry Wagner, HiTech Review

"The bottom line is that this is a good book for a non-Linux computer savvy person to learn and get up-to-speed with Ubuntu."
--Craig S. Mullins, Data and Technology Today

"I would recommend this handy guidebook to anyone who wishes to explore this powerful Linux environment, and has basic familiarity with a MS Windows or Apple Macintosh PC. "
--Ira Laefsky,