I just read ubunchu today. Its a japanese manga featuring 3 students from the system administration club. These 3 young system administrators each have their own OS preferences. One is a hardcore CLI linux user, another is a long time mac user, and of course the last one is a windows fan.
The story started with the 3 young system administrators decided on what OS to install for their new quad core machine. Windows? or Linux CLI? was the prominent question, one of the trio offered ubuntu as a new OS where they can all learn.
A faculty presented them with a file problem which was easily solved by a series of Linux commands that spikes the interest of the other young sysadmins.
The story then takes you on the reality of using ubuntu in its early days, hard to configure graphics, but very friendly community that will help newbies solve the problem, the best thing is they provide example on how to actually post a complete problem description and with it are files that may be used to solved the problem.
The story progress with chosing which OS to come bundle with the new student netbook for distribution to the students. There was a conflict with in the Computer Science Society and the Sysadmin Club. In the end, the machines were pre-loaded with windows but bundled with an ubuntu distribution.
More conflict arises for the sysadmin club threatening to squash the Ubuntu distribution while the sysadmin held its grounds. Windows 7 guide were passed around and they countered with ubuntu starter guide as well.
The manga series ubunchu also featured the ease of upgrade for ubuntu, some licences, and of course the dreadful install fest.
I can’t wait for the next chapter of these series. A very good read and very informative as well. I hope you will also enjoy reading the manga which is available in English.
You may read ubunchu now! Have fun.