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Beginning Ubuntu for Windows and Mac Users by Nathan Haines

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Introduction

Ubuntu is a lot of things: an operating system, a software ecosystem, a development platform, a home computer solution, a server foundation, a cloud computing paradigm, a stunning new phone, and a community. Ubuntu and its community of developers, contributors, and enthusiasts help to make Ubuntu a first-class experience no matter where you find it.

In this book, we’re looking at Ubuntu as an amazing desktop operating system. I’ll nod at other possibilities here and there, but this book will help you feel at home with Ubuntu and get things done, whether you want to create business documents, relax with music or a movie, play some games, or just look at pictures of cats on the Internet. And yes, you can even run phone and server applications, ...

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