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ExtremeTech #44: Hacking Ubuntu: Serious Hacks Mods and Customizationsby Neal Krawetz
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"I'm Ubuntu. Want to be friends?"
You've just gotta love Ubuntu; it's an irresistible package of usability, security, and support features. But a power user like you is just itching to teach it some new tricks. Show it how to play nicely with other systems. Develop its multitasking and communication skills. Free its inner video nd graphics talents. And make sure that when it ventures into the wild and wooly world of wireless, it keeps its doors locked.
Here's how to do all that and more.
Things you can do with Ubuntu
Step-by-step directions for all this and lots of other fun stuff
Ubuntu, an African word meaning “humanity to others,” is the hottest thing in Linux today. This down-and-dirty book shows you how they can blow away the default system settings and get Ubuntu to behave however you want. You’ll learn how to optimize its appearance, speed, usability, and security and get the low-down on hundreds of hacks such as running Ubuntu from a USB drive, installing it on a Mac, enabling multiple CPUs, and putting scripts in menus and panels.
About the Author
Neal Krawetz, PhD, has been active in the security community for more than 15 years. He is skilled in computer forensics, profiling, cryptography and cryptanalysis, artificial intelligence, and software solutions, and often assists law enforcement. Neal enjoys a novel hobby—he collects operating systems. He's currently running RedHat, Ubuntu, Mac OS X, OpenBSD, Microsoft Windows, OS/2, Solaris, and HP-UX, among others.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Hacking the Installation.
Chapter 2. Making Ubuntu Usable.
Chapter 3. Configuring Devices
PART II. WORKING WITH COMPATIBILITY.
Chapter 4. Managing Software.
Chapter 5. Communicating Online.
Chapter 6. Collaborating.
PART III. IMPROVING PERFORMANCE.
Chapter 7. Tuning Processes.
Chapter 8. Multitasking Applications.
Chapter 9. Getting Graphical with Video Bling.
PART IV. SECURING YOUR SYSTEM.
Chapter 10. Locking Down Ubuntu.
Chapter 11. Advanced Networking.
Chapter 12. Enabling Services.
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