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.
Nice Ubuntu book and I use some of the things in it once in awhile. You really don't have to do a lot of this stuff with the shell anymore unless you want to try it old school. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nochangeleft
I love anything that O'Reilly puts out typically, and this was no exception. The hacks, of course, aren't what most people would think of hacks, but they are very neat tricks that... Read morePublished on April 15, 2011 by RememberWhenItRained
Firstly let me say that I'm a beginner with Ubuntu and therefore it may change the way I received the book. Read morePublished on October 6, 2010 by Roserio
The book is really good, but very much in need of an update. The material is written about Ubuntu Dapper. Ubuntu Lucid, the current release, is eight releases later.Published on September 3, 2010 by Hugh D. Brown
Everyone should look at the "used" books instead of new.
The books are in great shape and at a fraction of the price.
This book was no exception. Read more
It is Oreilly which if your new means well written to the point . I like the dummy series which are good reads on what can be a mind numbing topic and I do this stuff for a living. Read morePublished on October 6, 2008 by Kenneth D. Ward
There are numerous reasons to recommend this book, but it looks like many reviewers have covered the material. Read morePublished on September 4, 2008 by Graham D. Lincoln
Information presented is solid for an older distribution, but is not relevant for v8.04. Ubuntu has made significant changes in the installation , partitioning, and setup areas -... Read morePublished on May 29, 2008 by K. Crocker
Well worth the money. This book is clear, informative, accurate, and well-written. Used in conjunction with "The Official Ubuntu Book", someone new to Ubuntu Linux will be up and... Read morePublished on April 15, 2008 by Stanley Mortel