By now you’ve probably heard about my new book, Instant Ubuntu. If you haven’t yet picked up a copy, you’ll be happy to hear that I’ve teamed up with Packt Publishing to organize a giveaway! Three lucky winners stand a chance to win a copy of the eBook. Keep reading to find out how you can win a free copy!
Instant Ubuntu – Overview
- Download and burn the free Ubuntu installer DVD
- Connect with friends and family online using popular social media platforms, email, and chat
- Use the Ubuntu Software Center and install new applications
- Explore the included multimedia applications, and play music and watch videos
- Set up automatic backups stored securely in the Ubuntu One cloud
- Be productive at work or school with the LibreOffice productivity suite
- Install up-to-date drivers to support cutting edge video and network hardware
- Join a worldwide community of open source enthusiasts
How to Enter
All you need to do to enter is head on over to the Instant Ubuntu page at the Packt Publishing website, look through the product description and then leave a comment here to let us know what you find most interesting about the book. It’s that simple. We’ll then choose winners from the comments on this page and they’ll receive a free copy of the eBook!
Contest ends on 2013/11/05, so act quickly! Winners will be contacted via email, so be sure to use a valid email address with your comment!
I’d be pretty interested to see your “how to” for joining the open-source community. I think that’s a big missing piece for a lot of people who do use Ubuntu; realizing how the development model and community of support makes Linux different significantly alters someone’s enthusiasm and willingness to share and improve the product.
Im interested since it seems to be a pretty easy book for newbies and also a nice read for more experienced users 🙂
Looks pretty good. I don’t mind taking a look at the book.
Software sources looks really interesting as they still kinda confuse me!
I’m interested in what the ‘Top 10 features you need to know about’ contains. I’ve used Ubuntu, but am always interested in learning more about this great OS. The ‘People and places you should get to know’ also intrigues me.
I’m most definitely interested in your explanation and review over the Ubuntu One Cloud. I can’t wait to see how the open source cloud service competes with the iCloud or other similar services on top of its actual functionality and design. I would also love to see the insight this book offers on getting someone on the right track to show that open source is the best option available and can do everything that all competitors can do and more!
I like that the book takes the beginner from installation to choosing apps after installation. We need more books like this to help people new to Ubuntu and Linux.
It looks like an excellent book for a beginner to Ubuntu. Judging from the table of contents, the book covers the installation aspect, and then dives into using the available software.
Is Install Ubuntu is different from Ubuntu?
Looking into getting to know more about Ubuntu. Would like to use it more and get others to use it.
I’m always interested in new updates and different command line interface information when it come to linux period. But Ubuntu is the first OS for Linux that I learned therefore it is my favorite. Although I do lean a bit towards a few other distros I find myself always going back to Ubuntu eventually. My biggest attraction to the book is I want to see which points it stresses on learnign first. I have a problem being a newbie and jumping from one subject to the next. It sucks! i could use some structure! But really i just wanna read the damn book! Thank you!