Written by Keir Thomas, a former editor of Linux User & Developer magazine, this is a very handy guide for beginners. If you are new to GNU/Linux, you are most likely using Ubuntu Linux for your desktop.
Aimed at the newbie, the book helps you to understand some simple ideas about installation issues and how easy it is to replace those desktop applications that you needed on an MS Windows desktop for your work or spare-time activities.
The reader is moved along to an introduction to the UNIX or Linux shell and what you can do with that. Part fi ve of the book gives a very useful guide to multimedia tasks such as digital audio, digital photography and film and other multimedia.
One of the highlights is editing pictures with the GIMP. This section gives easy-to-understand instructions which are not really seen anywhere else. 683 pages of helpful information that will change the outlook of the desktop PC or laptop user for a long time to come.