"Writing good howtos is hard. Computers are completely literal
and don't fill in the blanks for you. If a howto leaves out a step,
or includes too many steps, it's going to leave the reader
frustrated and confused. So I have a special appreciation for
excellent books like "Ubuntu For Non-Geeks". It does not waste the
readers' time with endless windy discussions of theory and
concepts, and then leave the reader wondering how to do anything.
It gets right to the point and takes a project-oriented approach,
showing how to accomplish specific tasks, and uses lots of
screenshots so the reader knows exactly what to do, and if they're
doing it the right way.
"The author, Rickford Grant, takes a conversational tone with
bits of humor and funny wordplay. And the humor is just right, a
bit of seasoning that does not get in the way of getting to the
point. For example, here are some of the chapter titles:"