Ubuntu Vancouver is constantly looking for free, Ubuntu-specific, current, and very-high quality materials that will be helpful to our local community in Vancouver.
The best resources present Ubuntu clearly and concisely. They respect the Ubuntu ethos. In other words, the word "Dummy", "newbie" or other derogatory language shouldn't appear anywhere in the book. In the world of Ubuntu, every person is a member of the community and has equal standing.
This is our current list.
A concise companion book for everyday Ubuntu use. Covers Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10. Topics covered: covered include: Installation & configuration, desktop use, applications, software, security.
Presentations and Meeting Materials
We have a collection of fantastic presentations, quick-reference cards, and other tips-and-tricks here: http://www.meetup.com/ubuntuvancouver/files/
Kim (our Fearless Founder) gave a "Lightning Talk" at the July 2009 General Meeting entitled: "Free Linux and Ubuntu Books"
- Kim carries lots of free books around on his laptop. You are invited to bring a flash drive to a General Meeting for copies.
Article with 20 free books is here: http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20090405061458383/20oftheBestFreeLinuxBooks-Part1.html
Try a Google search for free Ubuntu books http://www.google.com/cse?cx=partner-pub2070091971271392%3Aougxymc6y19&ie=UTF-8&q=free+ubuntu+books&sa=Search
- Lots of books in Usenet: alt.binaries.e-book.technica (not an endorsement, just an observation).
Suggest an Item
Please send an email the Ubuntu Vancouver Mailing List if you have a suggestion for something we should include.