Rickford Grant, author of Linux for Non-Geeks and Linux Made Easy (both No Starch Press), has been a computer operating system maniac for more than 20 years. From his earliest days with his Atari XL600 to his present Linux machines, he has been the guy at the other end of the computer help line for family, friends and colleagues. Now making his home in Raritan, N.J., Rickford spends his working hours as a teacher, and his free time cycling along the Delaware & Raritan Canal or annoying his neighbors with his Nyckelharpa (Swedish key fiddle) playing.
"An informative book for Ubuntu beginners."
"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."
"Ubuntu Made Easy would be a great gift for a person curious about switching to Linux...Whether youre a novice Ubuntu user who already has Precise Pangolin installed, or are just contemplating making the switch, theres plenty of material in Ubuntu Made Easy to help you become a proficient Linux user."
"Ubuntu Made Easy is a good book that uses a different and refreshing approach to what could otherwise have been very dry material."
"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."
"An excellent introduction to the extremely popular Ubuntu distribution with perfect pedagogy for the Linux novice. I recommend it highly for its intended audience."
"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."
"Clearly presented and aimed squarely at the non-technical end user, Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, 4th Edition lands very much on target. "
"No Starch Press is a great supporter of Ubuntuand Linux in generaland has brought Ubuntu for Non-Geeks to a new level of excellence with this edition. An exemplar of technical communication that maintains its focus on practicality."
"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."
"Anyone wishing to quickly learn Ubuntu Linux will find this book extremely useful."
"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."
"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. "
"Ubuntu For Non-Geeks, Third Edition is one of the all-time best beginniner Linux books, and you'll get up and running with a minimum of frustration."
"Those who work through the projects should come out as competent Linux users well equipped to expand their respective knowledge of Linux."
"This is a book Grant went over with care to make sure that it would appeal to the new and "repeat" reader alike...I highly recommend picking up this text if you've never used Ubuntu before."
"Non-geeks will find that even doing geek-like things on Ubuntu Linux is not as hard as they once imagined. In fact, with books like this in the hands of non-geeks, the lines of distinction between geeks and non-geeks might just begin to blur!"
"With its project-based approach to building the reader's knowledge, this book is truly a guidebook. In fact, it should almost become required reading to use Ubuntu. "
"Ubuntu for Non-Geeks is an excellent beginner's guide to the current version of Ubuntu...I have no hesitation in recommending the second edition of Ubuntu for Non-Geeks to anyone who asks for advice on a good text for Linux novices."
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