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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ubuntu Hacks - Tips & Tools

Ubuntu Hacks - Tips & Tools

Product Description

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 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 downright 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


-- Ravi Kumar,

About the Author

Jonathan Oxer is the founder and technical director of Internet Vision

Technologies in Australia, as well as the current president of Linux Australia,

the national organization for Linux users, developers, and vendors.

Kyle is a system administrator for QuinStreet, Inc., the current president of

the North Bay Linux Users Group, and the author of Knoppix Hacks, Knoppix Pocket

Reference and Linux Multimedia Hacks. Kyle has been using Linux in one form or

another since early 1998. In his free time he either writes or does pretty much

the same thing he does at work--works with Linux.

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.

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