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Ubuntu: Powerful Hacks and Customizations

ISBN: 978-0-470-58988-5
528 pages
April 2010
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Tune, tweak, and change the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system!

Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops, and servers, and is used by millions of people around the world. This book provides you with practical hacks and tips that are not readily available online, in FAQ files, or any other Ubuntu book on the market so that you can customize your Ubuntu system for your specific needs.

Bridging the gap between introductory information and overly technical coverage, this unique resource presents complex hacks and ways to extend them. You'll feast on numerous tips, hints, and little-known secrets for getting the most out of your Ubuntu system.

Coverage includes:

  • Hacking the Installation
  • Selecting a Distribution
  • Selecting the Ubuntu Version
  • The 10-Step Boot Configuration
  • Booting Variations and Troubleshooting
  • Tweaking the BusyBox
  • Upgrading Issues with Ubuntu
  • Configuring GRUB
  • Customizing the User Environment
  • Configuring Devices
  • Adapting Input Devices
  • Managing Software
  • Communicating Online
  • Collaborating
  • Tuning Processes
  • Multitasking Applications
  • Locking Down Ubuntu
  • Advanced Networking
  • Enabling Services

If you're a power user hungry for cutting-edge hacks to intensify your Ubuntu system, then this is the book for you!

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Table of Contents


Part I Optimizing Your System.

Chapter 1 Hacking the Installation.

Chapter 2 Customizing the User Environment.

Chapter 3 Configuring Devices.

Chapter 4 Adapting Input Devices.

Part II Working with Compatibility.

Chapter 5 Managing Software.

Chapter 6 Communicating Online.

Chapter 7 Collaborating.

Part III Improving Performance.

Chapter 8 Tuning Processes.

Chapter 9 Multitasking Applications.

Chapter 10 Getting Graphical with Video Bling.

Part IV Securing Your System.

Chapter 11 Locking Down Ubuntu.

Chapter 12 Advanced Networking.

Chapter 13 Enabling Services.


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Author Information

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.
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