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Ubuntu Kung Fu: Tips, Tricks and Hacks by Keir Thomas
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Ubuntu builds on a solid base of Debian Linux to create an award-winning operating system that's light-years ahead of its competitors. Ubuntu consistently tops lists of the most popular Linuxes amongst professionals and enthusiasts; Dell recently embraced Ubuntu in its product lines after a user survey indicated overwhelming public support. "Ubuntu Kung Fu" provides hints, hacks, tweaks and tricks for every level of user.Guaranteed to be free of the usual dross that fills tips books, "Ubuntu Kung Fu" is written to be entertaining and, above all, readable.

Its 300+ concise tips utilize and exploit hidden or lesser-known features to boost day-to-day productivity. You'll also find tips on tweaking Ubuntu, wrangling the system into shape, optimizing, enhancing security, and lots more. Learn what extraordinary things can be done with Ubuntu.

Written with the migrating Windows or Mac OS X user in mind, "Ubuntu Kung Fu" avoids the usual Linux/Unix folklore that can send most of us to sleep. The tips have one aim - to produce results as quickly as possible, in an environment where the reader can polish their skills as they read. This is the Linux book for the rest of us.

Author Biography

Keir Thomas is a Linux Journal award-winning author who has been writing about Linux, operating systems and computer hardware for over a decade. Formerly a computer magazine journalist and editor, working on titles such as Linux User and Developer, Linux Magazine and PC Utilities, his other book titles include Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Third Edition; Beginning Fedora Linux; and Beginning SUSE Linux, Second Edition. He works as a full-time author and lives on the side of a mountain in the United Kingdom. His hobbies include hiking, cycling and vegetable gardening.
Release date NZ
October 7th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
black & white illustrations, figures
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