Hacking Ubuntu: Serious Hacks Mods and Customizations

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Ubuntu, an African word meaning “humanity to others,” is the hottest thing in Linux today. This down-and-dirty book shows you how they can blow away the default system settings and get Ubuntu to behave however you want. You’ll learn how to optimize its appearance, speed, usability, and security and get the low-down on hundreds of hacks such as running Ubuntu from a USB drive, installing it on a Mac, enabling multiple CPUs, and putting scripts in menus and panels.
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Overview

Ubuntu, an African word meaning “humanity to others,” is the hottest thing in Linux today. This down-and-dirty book shows you how they can blow away the default system settings and get Ubuntu to behave however you want. You’ll learn how to optimize its appearance, speed, usability, and security and get the low-down on hundreds of hacks such as running Ubuntu from a USB drive, installing it on a Mac, enabling multiple CPUs, and putting scripts in menus and panels.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470108727
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/23/2007
  • Series: ExtremeTech Series , #44
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 7.35 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Neal Krawetz, PhD, has been active in the security community for more than 15 years. He is skilled in computer forensics, profiling, cryptography and cryptanalysis, artificial intelligence, and software solutions, and often assists law enforcement. Neal enjoys a novel hobby—he collects operating systems. He's currently running RedHat, Ubuntu, Mac OS X, OpenBSD, Microsoft Windows, OS/2, Solaris, and HP-UX, among others.
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Table of Contents

PART I. OPTIMIZING YOUR SYSTEM.

Chapter 1. Hacking the Installation.

Chapter 2. Making Ubuntu Usable.

Chapter 3. Configuring Devices

PART II. WORKING WITH COMPATIBILITY.

Chapter 4. Managing Software.

Chapter 5. Communicating Online.

Chapter 6. Collaborating.

PART III. IMPROVING PERFORMANCE.

Chapter 7. Tuning Processes.

Chapter 8. Multitasking Applications.

Chapter 9. Getting Graphical with Video Bling.

PART IV. SECURING YOUR SYSTEM.

Chapter 10. Locking Down Ubuntu.

Chapter 11. Advanced Networking.

Chapter 12. Enabling Services.

Index.

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