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Product Details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (April 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470589884
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470589885
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,761,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

Neal Krawetz, 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.

More About the Author

Neal Krawetz holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University and a Bachelors degree in Computer and Information Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Dr. Krawetz has a strong background in software research and development; computer security, forensics, and profiling; artificial intelligence, networking, and operating systems. His work experience spans small startup companies, academic and university environments, and large Fortune-100 corporations.

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By Doughnut Jimmy on November 11, 2013
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This book was probably good once upon a time. Now, it is very dated. Don't buy if you use a Ubuntu 12.04 or above.
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By Tommy Hill on June 5, 2013
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Right depth of details although a bit dated but that's to be expected with the releases schedules. Valuable addition to my Linux library.
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By Jean Creswick on April 26, 2013
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This word is used a lot around our little home office business. My husband is a major fan of Linux and also of Ubuntu. He LOVED this book and the other Linux books he has purchased here.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By alienat1213 on April 25, 2013
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we do repairs for elderly and disabled.web[[...] buy used computers to give to these people.i got a laptop with ubuntu on it.and instead of wipeing the drive and putting windows on,i deasided to check the os out.and found it to be like windows,and put it on a couple of computers and people said they like it.it is free at ubuntu.com and you can run it on a drive that has windows on it with out wipeing the drive.try it
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