You’ve made the jump and have purchased your first netbook—a small laptop that is perfect for connecting to the internet, wireless communications, and working with cloud applications—including Google Docs, Flickr, Mobile Me, and many others. According to the creator of Linux, Linux Torvalds, netbooks are “are really just laptops done right‘.
Now you need to decide on the Linux distribution that will work best with your netbook, Millions of users have already come to the consensus that Ubuntu is the most compatible, and thus, it’s the number one most popular Linux distribution, and is currently running on 25 % of all netbooks. This book is a thorough guide to the basics of Ubuntu—including installation, getting online, configuration, and administration.
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Ubuntu Netbooks: The Path to Low-Cost Computing (Expert's Voice in Open Source)
Ubuntu Netbooks: The Path to Low-Cost Computing (Expert's Voice in Open Source) Reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
a great starting point for a newby,
This review is from: Ubuntu Netbooks: The Path to Low-Cost Computing (Beginning) (Kindle Edition)I picked up an ASUS netbook in Feb '10 and put the Ubuntu Netbook Remix on it. I had been tinkering with Linux on a desktop. My background is windows and DOS. Linux is like a can of worms, if you're looking for someone or something to take you by the hand and lead you through it. The user community is more than helpful, but there are different flavors and different configuration. I went with Ubuntu because not only did they have a distro geared specifically for the netbook, but it is a flavor in widespread use. There is ample information on Ubuntu. The most disconcerting thing to a newby is getting a book on Linux and finding that the screens under discussion bear no resemblance to anything you have.
Fortunately this book, though slightly dated in view of current releases, bore enough resemblance to my version. The desktop manager - Gnome - as with the rest of the applications on the netbook remix, was tweaked to gain the most benefit from the limited screen space and... Read more
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