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9 First Steps with Ubuntu 15.04
One of the first things to do with a new release of Ubuntu is to check for updates. Typically, I won't upgrade to the latest release immediately, so there's always quite a few updates since the release. There's a handy Software Updater tool which makes the updating process painless.

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WeatherBug is an application for the Android platform which provides users with up-to-date weather alerts, forecasts, radar, and current conditions.


  • Linux for Non-Geeks: A Hands-On, Project-Based, Take-It-Slow Guidebook
    by Rickford Grant: for any home user who has switched or is thinking of switching to Linux. Based on Red Hat's Fedora Core, Linux For Non-Geeks avoids geeky subjects like server and network setup and concentrates on the subjects of interest to the average home user: Installation, the Internet, playing CDs and audio files, desktop customization, games, downloading software and fonts, USB storage devices, printing, and more hot
  • 1001 Linux Tips
    by Arman Danesh: Paperback - 700 pages Cd-Rom edition: Each section of the book begins with a fast-paced, 5-10 page overview of a specific topic that is followed directly by a collection of expertly categorized, thoroughly indexed tips and techniques.
  • Introduction to Linux (Second Edition)
    by Machtelt, Garrels: Whether you're just starting out with Linux or looking to hone your existing skills, this book will provide you with the knowledge you need.
  • Introduction to Unix and Linux
    by John Muster: essential learning tool is filled with fundamental skill-building exercises, hands-on tutorials, and clear explanations. Perfect for both learning and teaching the basics
  • Linux : Ac to Zcat, the Basics
    The first part of the book features tutorials explaining common utilities found in Linux, walking the reader through a variety of useful tools, such as awk, sed, shells, and emacs. second part of Linux Volume 1: ac to zcat, the basics is the Lexicon. This section comprises several articles that define and discuss Linux concepts
  • Linux for Dummies (1st Ed)
    by Craig Witherspoon, Coletta Witherspoon, Jon Hall: this book is geared to casual users who want to install Linux on a personal machine
  • Linux for Dummies Quick Reference
    by Phil Hughes, Viktorie Navratilova: a handy guide to the most commonly used Linux commands and tasks, emphasizing the most popular text editors, Windows interfaces, and Linux flavors. The book covers the shell commands, basic shell scripting commands, and common networking and administration commands
  • Linux For Dummies, 3rd Edition
    by Dee-Ann LeBlanc, Melanie Hoag, Evan Blomquist: includes the newest version of Red Hat's software in the back of the book--on 3 CD-ROM's. The book shows business managers and home users just what can be accomplished with Linux and why it truly is a viable alternative to Windows
  • Linux for Dummies, 4th edition
    by Dee-Ann Leblanc, Melanie Hoag, Evan Blomquist: addresses the installation and use of Linux with intelligence and humor
  • Linux For Dummies, 7th Edition
    by Dee-Ann LeBlanc: This plain-English guide walks you through installing Linux, using the desktop and tools like, securing your system, and more. You even get to check out seven different Linux flavors and pick the one you like best.
  • Linux from Scratch
    by Gerard Beekmans: describes the process of creating your own Linux system from scratch from an already installed Linux distribution, using nothing but the source code of software that you need
  • Linux Hardware Handbook
    by Roderick Smith, Rod Smith: shows you how to make purchasing and installation decisions concerning hardware for Linux computers. Don't wade through scattered documentation to determine what products work and what products don't--this book provides general guidance and information on what will help you and what to avoid. This book helps you gain a greater understanding of the issues surrounding Linux and make more informed purchase decisions. Get the knowledge you need to decide whether to even attempt installing Linux on a given computer. Topics covered include core systems, storage disks, input/output devices, notebooks, and audio/video cards
  • Linux Power User For Newbies
    by Anthony Calomeris: a take-charge guide for new Linux users designed to enable them to travel the unknown Linux territory without fear and anxiety
  • Moving from Windows to Linux
    by Chuck Easttom: uses a friendly style to walk the user through the transition from Windows to Linux, step-by-step. It covers all facets of Linux, including: installation, configuration, shell commands, KDE, GNOME, setting up a Linux Web server, and moving from software applications such as Photoshop to GIMP and Microsoft Office to Open Office
  • Moving to Linux: Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye!
    by Marcel Gagne: can help you migrate from Windows to Linux in just hours! By the time you've finished, you'll be able to do virtually anything in Linux-without the aggravation, crashes, security risks, or high costs of running Windows

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