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According to DistroWatch, the industry standard for determining Linux distribution penetration and popularity, Ubuntu is presently the #1 most popular distribution out of the 100 monitored variations, beating out heavyweights such as Fedora and SUSE. Indeed, a huge user base has assembled around this community-driven distribution since its inception. Efforts will surely be bolstered as a result of the recent formation of the Ubuntu Foundation, backed with an initial funding round of $10 million and the considerable resources of project founder and tech magnate Mark Shuttleworth.This edition is the update to the best-selling first book introducing Ubuntu Linux. Adapted from Keir Thomas' best-selling Beginning SUSE Linux: From Novice to Professional (Apress, 2005), Thomas guides readers through the most commonly desired yet confusing concepts and tasks confronted by new Linux users. Purposely focused on end users to satisfy the growing interest in migrating away from Windows to the increasingly mature Linux desktop platform, this book serves as a guide to a rapid and transparent familiarization of those features most treasured by general and power desktop users alike.
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Keir Thomas (born 1972) is an English journalist and author specialising in computing. He also runs a poetry press in Manchester.
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