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Lobster
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan 2009, 04:53    Post_subject:  Puppy Book by Grant Wilson
Sub_title: Available now
 



Grant writes
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I finally have it finished. There was so much more I could have included but I was trying to keep it really basic for first timers.


Yep 69 pages of friskiness

download for free if you just want an electronic copy
- it is in PDF so you can read from Puppy or print out

Printed versions are available
$5 of which goes to Grant

Check it out here: http://www.lulu.com/content/5560578
download PDF
http://puppylinux.ca/tpp/smokey/The%20Puppy%20Linux%20Book%201.0.pdf
'Online book' version
http://tmxxine.com/book/

Thanks Grant

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NathanO

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan 2009, 08:50    Post_subject: Book  

Grant,

Thanks, I am starting to work on my presentation for the next Open Source Fest here in San Antonio, TX and will include your book in my presentation.

Lobster,

Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan 2009, 11:38    Post_subject:  

Stick this pdf somewhere and link from the desktop
http://www.lulu.com/content/5560578

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raffy

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan 2009, 20:35    Post_subject: song, too  

Congratulations, Grant.

Lulu.com is also the site where headfound published his well-received "Puppy Linux Song" (the lulu.tv link does not work anymore, so the youtube URL is the one included here). Hey, headfound, any chance the URL in the video can be updated (it still shows puppyOS)? FYI, I always include it as the lone media file in root whenever I build a puplet.

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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan 2009, 21:15    Post_subject:  

EXCELLENT!

After a year and a half, I can finally return "Red Hat Nine for Dummies"
to the library.

thanks

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smokey01


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jan 2009, 05:30    Post_subject:  

The intention of the book is to introduce Puppy and give new users a starting point.

I often give friends and people I know a copy of Puppy then spend the next couple of weeks answering questions or spending time at their house setting things up. Hopefully the book will provide enough instruction to at least get them started. I know I accomplish more when I work things out for myself.

Thanks to all who have provided encouragement and congratulations.

I am considering writing another book on how to use the bundled software. I might need some help as I don't use all of the software that comes with Puppy.

Thanks

Grant

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sullysat


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jan 2009, 12:35    Post_subject: Re: Book  

NathanO wrote:
Grant,

Thanks, I am starting to work on my presentation for the next Open Source Fest here in San Antonio, TX and will include your book in my presentation.

Lobster,

Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

NathanO


Hey Nathan,

I'm in San Antonio too and would love to connect with other open source/linux users, especially Puppy.

I hadn't even thought about this possibility, but if there's an organized community, please let me know, here or offline in email.

Thanks,
Sully
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darrelljon


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jan 2009, 18:31    Post_subject:  

Congratulations, finally some good competition for my book.
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raffy

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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jan 2009, 19:49    Post_subject: yes  

Yes, don't forget that jon has written a book on Puppy, too. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jan 2009, 21:02    Post_subject:
Sub_title: one of these days ..
 

Can't get much more user-friendly than a free .pdf Smile

But seriously, this is a terrific book (or dl) for the beginner and highly recommended - it may seem rather simple at first but it should be a 'grounding' for the more advanced as well, so often discussions get so very complex that the beginner gets lost and unfortunately may lose interest. I found the menu section of particular value - this is one of those things that should retain some semblance of order and consistency across the many varieties of puppies (as much as possible, anyhow), imho. Even the simple descriptions I learned from (as often even simple 'what is this thing?' is lacking in the local docs or not that easy for a n00B to find). Also the latter sections on the BIOS, USB and other boot/install options, as well as the various howtos were quite informative - really great to have it all in one place as a stable illustrated offline reference. Thank you, Grant!
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prit1


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jan 2009, 23:27    Post_subject:  

Thanks Grant. Great job.

I went through several pages in the PDF. This is well organized in my opinion.

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russoodle


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PostPosted: Tue 06 Jan 2009, 02:51    Post_subject: Grant's Puppy Book
Sub_title: A straightforward guide
 

Thank you to Lobster for posting the info and link..

Thank you to Grant for a well-written guide..

Puppy really does have excellent community support, doesn't he? Smile

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Jan 2009, 04:38    Post_subject:  

Don't forget the official manuals in a range of languages
http://www.puppylinux.org/manual

You can work on those
or translate them by contacting raffy or Oli

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PenPen

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Jan 2009, 17:49    Post_subject:  Puppy Book by Grant Wilson
Sub_title: USB intall
 

Grant,

What a way to start out the New Year, a free Book in PDF.
As soon as I can I'll get a copy of the printed version.
This will be an excellent way to introduce Linux / Puppy.

Wish I had the know how that you pressented in the section on USB intall before I did such a trial & error aproach to a pesky Flash Drive. (never did get it to work)

I just went back and used your instructions & wonders of wonders I now have an extra copy of Puppy on a 2Gig USB.

Thanks for the Time and Effort you put into this publication.
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smokey01


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PostPosted: Tue 06 Jan 2009, 19:09    Post_subject:  

Thanks for all the kind words guys.

It is always difficult to decide the format and the amount of detail to include when constructing a book or user guide.

As I have said before the book was for newcomers to Puppy but not necessarily new comers to computers.

It gives me quite a buzz to know it has already been helpful.

I only put a few works and screen shots-together. There have been many who have contributed to Puppy. I thank them all.

Grant

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