From the Back Cover
Hacks, tips, and tricks to put your OS into overdrive
Whether it's speed, glitz, sounds, or security, you want to get the most out of your Ubuntu Linux system. This book shows you how to do just that. You'll find out how to customize the user interface, implement networking tools, optimize video, and more. You'll then be able to build on these hacks to further tune, tweak, and customize Ubuntu to meet all your needs. The basic Ubuntu system is good, but with a few modifications, it can be made great.
This book is packed with techniques that will help you:
Choose the right options when installing Ubuntu onto a Netbook, server, or other system
Install files for interoperability and collaborate with non-Linux systems
Tune the operating system for optimal performance
Enhance your graphics to take them to the next level
Navigate the desktop, manage windows, and multitask between applications
Check for vulnerabilities and prevent undesirable access
Learn tricks to safely opening up the system with external network services
About the Author
, PhD, is a computer security professional with experience in computer forensics, profiling, cryptography and cryptanalysis, artificial intelligence, and software solutions. Dr. Krawetz's company, Hacker Factor, specializes in uncommon forensic techniques and anti-anonymity technologies. He has configured Ubuntu on everything from personal workstations to mission-critical servers.