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What free ebooks do you recommend to learn more about Ubuntu?

One book per answer, please - vote answers up/down as you feel appropriate. If you feel the book is biased towards/good for particular tasks, please mention them.

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This needs to be transformed into a community wiki –  txwikinger Jul 31 '10 at 21:44
    
@txwikinger Thanks for pointing out. –  User Aug 1 '10 at 1:01

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Getting Started with Ubuntu (The Ubuntu Manual)
Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference Note: This covers Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10

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Thanks. If you know about more such books, please list them here. –  User Jul 31 '10 at 17:09
    
Sorry I duped this, I didn't recognize that title. You might want to add "(The Ubuntu Manual)" beside "Getting Started with Ubuntu". I deleted my post. Thanks for the heads-up! –  mac9416 Jul 31 '10 at 22:01
    
The Ubuntu Manual is good for new users and people who want to learn more about Ubuntu. –  gamerchick02 Aug 1 '10 at 17:35

The guys who wrote the Server Documentation in the help have done a great job as well: https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/C/index.html, it is also available in PDF. The good thing is this documentation gets updated every release by the Documentation team

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Yes, just change the release number in the link to get the latest version. –  snth Aug 7 '11 at 12:41

The Ubuntu Wikibook.

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I think this book needs improvement. We must try and improve it. –  User Oct 19 '10 at 5:51

"A Complete Beginner’s Manual for Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)" is available at

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/download-free-ubuntu-10-04-lucid-lynx-pdf-guide.html

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It is for Ubuntu 9.10,but still relevant..

Karmic Guide

For Ubuntu 10.04, you grab Ubuntu Manual from

Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.04

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There is one in German available by Galileo Computing for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. It can also be downloaded and purchased as a real book. Most of the stuff in there is targeted to beginners.

There are also some videos available for the book, but they are outdated by now.

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