Bill von Hagen's
"Ubuntu Bible" Errata

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My Ubuntu Bible book was released in January, 2007. Ubuntu is my favorite Linux distribution, not only because of its technical excellence, but also because of the huge and involved community that has sprung up around it. The book comes with a free CD of Ubuntu 6.10 (AKA Edgy Eft), which makes it easy to experiment with Ubuntu without committing to it, and which also provides a great, easy-to-use graphical installer to use once you're sure that Ubuntu is right for you. It didn't take me long to fall in love with Ubuntu a few releases ago, and I hope that you agree.

One of my apparent trademarks is making a few typos that are too insidious to be detected by the excellent editors at Wiley, and those are certainly accidental. Send me mail if you find one or have general comments or questions!

One of the best things about open source software is that it is currently being updated and improved. One of the worst things about open source software books is that their subject matter is therefore a moving target. This is especially true of books about Linux distributions, which often have to be completed before the final version of the distribution that they talk about is cast in stone. For example, this book was written using (many) pre-releases of Edgy Eft, and (unfortunately), some things changed between those and the final, official release.

This page contains corrections, clarifications, and (eventually) links to updated information about Ubuntu releases such as Edgy Eft, Feisty Fawn, and the upcoming Gutsy Gibbon. If you find a problem in the book or think of anything that should be here, please let me know. I really do care. I love Linux and love writing about it, but the goal of these books is to popularize Linux and help you get real work done with it. Tell me if something isn't working for you.


Sorry for the hassle, but thanks for buying the book! I hope that it is/was useful to you.