If you or someone you know is new to Ubuntu, then the release of this free 143 page manual for the latest LTS edition of Ubuntu is the perfect download. The manual will take you from installing Ubuntu 12.04 all the way through to trouble-shooting the system if you run into problems.
On the downloads page you can select a preferred language version, the specific version of Ubuntu you would like a manual for (10.04, 10.10, 11.10, and 12.04), and whether you prefer a ‘print or screen‘ version.
Multiple Options Download Page for the Ubuntu Manual (Free Electronic Version) Note: Manual is in PDF format.
Here is the link for those of you who prefer to use a regular print paperback copy of the manual.