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Ubuntu has become the world’s No. 1 Linux distribution: polished and reliable enough for newbies, powerful and advanced enough for the most sophisticated users. Whatever group you fall into, Ubuntu Hacks will help you get even more out of Ubuntu.
You’ll appreciate the authors’ up-front installation and configuration tips. (Did you know you can run the Ubuntu Live CD on any PC, plug in a USB key, boot, and have a fully working Ubuntu system with your own documents, settings, and programs?) There’s help on burning CDs, syncing handhelds, setting up wireless networks, and downloading even more software.
You’ll learn how to tighten security, automate backups, rescue unbootable systems, host multiple virtual machines, and set up all manner of servers. As with all of O’Reilly’s Hacks books, the emphasis is on solutions that are clever, creative -- and useful. Bill Camarda, from the August 2006 Read Only