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390-pages-long LibreOffice 4.0 Getting Started Guide freely available for download

Recently, the LibreOffice developers released LibreOffice 4.0, version presenting itself as the current major stable release incorporating new features, improvements and optimizations.

LibreOffice 4.0 Getting Started Guide is a complete guide for LibreOffice 4.0, allowing interested users to familiarize themselves with the powerful open-source office suite, as well as taking intermediate users to a more professional level (from a possessed knowledge point-of-view).


"Five Golden Rules for Ubuntu Migration" for companies

Five Golden Rules for Ubuntu Migration

There are numerous and numerous companies across the world, companies that (usually) need computers and software, latter (sometimes) being selected from the proprietary world' operating systems.

Nevertheless, Ubuntu presents companies (and users, etc) an operating system free and open-source, OS fully capable of delivering both day-to-day regular functionalities and also professional full-fledged advanced capabilities.


Familiarize yourself with open-source's terms and concepts via an explanatory graphical document

Understanding Free and Open Source 2

Ubuntu is free open-source software, that, along with its openness, provides a stable, secure, full-fledged platform, used and enjoyed by millions and millions of users across the world.

While, for users familiarized with Ubuntu, the open-source software and its "directions" are known and appreciated, for newcomers coming from the proprietary world, the openness is perceived as exciting yet "mysterious", in the sense of not being able to understand how an open community is built, sustained and constantly developed and enhanced.


Learn how to customize Ubuntu 12.04's Unity with Unity Customization Guide 1.0, free 72 pages PDF book

Unity Customization Guide

Unity has already gained a solid amount of awareness across the internets, in the sense of being used and known by numerous users, being perceived as an "regular" Ubuntu component.

Along with its adoption, the users have been presented an easy-to-use, intuitive interface with a relatively low learning curve, almost immediately perceivable elements (Dash, launcher, panel, etc), consequently, using Ubuntu with Unity is definitely a hassle-free desktop experience, while one sticks to defaults.


Getting Started with Ubuntu 12.04 1.0 free newcomer-friendly book landed in Ubuntu Software Center

Getting Started with Ubuntu 12.04 1.0

Ubuntu is a complex operating system that, due to its 6 months-based release cycle and constantly landed innovations, refinements, enhancements, etc, requires, for optimal usage, a minimal yet necessary amount of informations, minimal due to its user-friendliness and clean, intuitive interface, yet necessary due to modern, fresh technologies (the HUD, Unity, etc) and up-to-date interaction behaviors (workspaces, Alt+Tab switcher, etc).


The Debian Administrator’s Handbook available as both payed and free ebook (EPUB, MOBI, PDF)

The Debian Administrator’s Handbook

The Debian Administrator’s Handbook is a professional book that "covers all the topics that a competent Linux administrator should master, from the installation and the update of the system, up to the creation of packages and the compilation of the kernel, but also monitoring, backup and migration, without forgetting advanced topics like SELinux setup to secure services, automated installations, or virtualization with Xen, KVM or LXC".

Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux distro, thus making a solid amount of informations presented in the book usable under Ubuntu.


Ubuntu Manual Project: CALL FOR NEW AUTHORS

Ubuntu Manual Project

Ubuntu Manual Project is an open-source project that creates, maintains and shares Ubuntu documentation, packed in a qualitative book (a comprehensive beginner's guide to Ubuntu, licensed under Creative Commons) that can be freely downloaded.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS will be released next week, April 26th 2012, thus the Ubuntu Manual Project team is looking for help to consolidate an already existing team.


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