Official Ubuntu Book

For the last few months, Jono Bacon has been working with Benjamin Mako Hill, Corey Burger, Ivan Krstic, Jonathan Jesse and some other authors to write the Official Ubuntu Book. The book will be published by Prentice Hall PTR and available for sale in shops as well as being available online under the CCL license.

One of the chapters of the book provides a range solutions to common problems in the form of recipes. Each recipe describes a specific problem complete with a concise solution. Although a range of recipes have already been written, Jono is looking for your contributions to make it even better. With your contribututions of recipes, the chapter becomes far more expansive and will cover a greater range of areas.

If you are interested in contributing, you should first take a look at this wiki page to see which recipies have already been written. If your idea is not already there, write it up and send it to Jono at ubuntubook AT jonobacon DOT org. Those recipes selected for inclusion in the book will get a free signed copy of the book.

When writing you recipe, bear the following points in mind:

  • Each recipe should be under 700 words
  • Recipies should be submitted in plain text
  • Keep your language direct and active. Don’t tell the reader what you are going to do, just do it. A great way of avoiding indirect writing is to strip the word ‘will’ out of everything that you write.
  • Each recipe should have a title such as ‘My USB key does not work’. Keep this short and to the point.

The deadline for all submissions is Wed 8th March!

Good luck! See below for the terms and conditions.


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