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Ubuntu Hacks: Tips & Tools for Exploring, Using, and Tuning Linux (Hacks)

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ISBN13: 9780596527204
ISBN10: 0596527209
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Ubuntu Linux--the most popular Linux distribution on the planet--preserves the spirit embodied in the ancient African word ubuntu, which means both "humanity to others" and "I am what I am because of who we all are." Ubuntu won the Linux Journal Reader's Choice Award for best Linux distribution and is consistently the top-ranked Linux variant on DistroWatch.com. The reason this distribution is so widely popular is that Ubuntu is designed to be useful, usable, customizable, and always available for free worldwide.

Ubuntu Hacks is your one-stop source for all of the community knowledge you need to get the most out of Ubuntu: a collection of 100 tips and tools to help new and experienced Linux users install, configure, and customize Ubuntu. With this set of hacks, you can get Ubuntu Linux working exactly the way you need it to. Learn how to:

  • Install and test-drive Ubuntu Linux.
  • Keep your system running smoothly
  • Turn Ubuntu into a multimedia powerhouse: rip and burn discs, watch videos, listen to music, and more
  • Take Ubuntu on the road with Wi-Fi wireless networking, Bluetooth, etc.
  • Hook up multiple displays and enable your video card's 3-D acceleration
  • Run Ubuntu with virtualization technology such as Xen and VMware
  • Tighten your system's security
  • Set up an Ubuntu-powered server

Ubuntu Hacks will not only show you how to get everything working just right, you will also have a great time doing it as you explore the powerful features lurking within Ubuntu.

"Put in a nutshell, this book is a collection of around 100 tips and tricks which the authors choose to call hacks, which explain how to accomplish various tasks in Ubuntu Linux. The so called hacks range from down right ordinary to the other end of the spectrum of doing specialised things...More over, each and every tip in this book has been tested by the authors on the latest version of Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) and is guaranteed to work. In writing this book, it is clear that the authors have put in a lot of hard work in covering all facets of configuring this popular Linux distribution which makes this book a worth while buy."
-- Ravi Kumar, Slashdot.org

Book News Annotation:

Ubuntu was first released in 2004. The name of this top-rated, free Linux operating system distribution derives from the African word ubuntu, meaning "I am what I am because of who we all are." Oxer, president of a national Australian organization for Linux users and developers, along with U.S. colleagues, presents 100 hacks--i.e., tips and tools for customizing Linux to be more efficient or creative. These include using Ubuntu to talk to handheld computers, burn multimedia files to optical discs, and function as a network server.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Ubuntu was first released in 2004. The name of this top-rated, free Linux operating system distribution derives from the African word ubuntu, meaning "I am what I am because of who we all are." Oxer, president of a national Australian organization for Linux users and developers, along with U.S. colleagues, presents 100 hacks--i.e., tips and tools for customizing Linux to be more efficient or creative. These include using Ubuntu to talk to handheld computers, burn multimedia files to optical discs, and function as a network server. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The Ubuntu distribution simplifies Linux by providing a sensible collection of applications, an easy-to-use package manager, and lots of fine-tuning, which make it possibly the best Linux for desktops and laptops. Readers of both Linux Journal and TUX Magazine confirmed this by voting Ubuntu as the best Linux distribution in each publication's 2005 Readers Choice Awards. None of that simplification, however, makes Ubuntu any less fun if you're a hacker or a power user.

Like all books in the Hacks series, Ubuntu Hacks includes 100 quick tips and tricks for all users of all technical levels. Beginners will appreciate the installation advice and tips on getting the most out of the free applications packaged with Ubuntu, while intermediate and advanced readers will learn the ins-and-outs of power management, wireless roaming, 3D video acceleration, server configuration, and much more.

Synopsis:

Featuring 100 quick tips and tricks for users of all technical levels, this guide offers beginners installation advice and tips on getting the most out of the free applications packaged with Ubuntu, while intermediate and advanced readers learn the ins-and-outs of power management, wireless roaming, 3D video acceleration, server configuration, and much more.

About the Author

Jonathan Oxer is the founder and technical director of Internet Vision Technologies in Australia, as well as the past president of Linux Australia, the national organization for Linux users, developers, and vendors.

Kyle Rankin is a system administrator who enjoys troubleshooting, problem solving, and system recovery. He is also the author of Knoppix Hacks, Knoppix Pocket Reference, Linux Multimedia Hacks, and Ubuntu Hacks for O'Reilly Media. He has been using Linux in many different forms since 1998, and has used live CDs to demo Linux and troubleshoot machines — from DemoLinux to the LinuxCare bootable toolbox to Knoppix.

Bill Childers is Director of Enterprise Systems for Quinstreet, Inc. He's been working with Linux and Unix since before it was cool, and previously worked for Sun Microsystems and Set Engineering.

Table of Contents

CreditsPrefaceChapter 1: Getting StartedChapter 2: The Linux DesktopChapter 3: MultimediaChapter 4: Mobile UbuntuChapter 5: X11Chapter 6: Package ManagementChapter 7: SecurityChapter 8: AdministrationChapter 9: Virtualization and EmulationChapter 10: Small Office/Home Office ServerColophon

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Frederic, August 25, 2006 (view all comments by Frederic)
Very good book for beginners who are new to Ubuntu
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780596527204
Author:
Oxer, Jonathan
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Rankin, Kyle
Author:
Kyle Ranki
Author:
Childers, Bill
Author:
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Author:
nkin
Author:
Kyle Ra
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Operating Systems - LINUX
Subject:
Debian;Ubuntu;dapper;gnome;hacking;hacks;linux;linux desktop
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Hacks
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
450
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.1 in 1.31 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The Ubuntu distribution simplifies Linux by providing a sensible collection of applications, an easy-to-use package manager, and lots of fine-tuning, which make it possibly the best Linux for desktops and laptops. Readers of both Linux Journal and TUX Magazine confirmed this by voting Ubuntu as the best Linux distribution in each publication's 2005 Readers Choice Awards. None of that simplification, however, makes Ubuntu any less fun if you're a hacker or a power user.

Like all books in the Hacks series, Ubuntu Hacks includes 100 quick tips and tricks for all users of all technical levels. Beginners will appreciate the installation advice and tips on getting the most out of the free applications packaged with Ubuntu, while intermediate and advanced readers will learn the ins-and-outs of power management, wireless roaming, 3D video acceleration, server configuration, and much more.

"Synopsis" by ,
Featuring 100 quick tips and tricks for users of all technical levels, this guide offers beginners installation advice and tips on getting the most out of the free applications packaged with Ubuntu, while intermediate and advanced readers learn the ins-and-outs of power management, wireless roaming, 3D video acceleration, server configuration, and much more.
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