Media praise for X Power Tools
"This exceeded my expectations immediately. I opened the book expecting to be slightly bored. What don't I already know about X that I care about knowing? Well, as it turns out, quite a lot. I have a habit of turning down page corners when I come across something interesting that I want to note in my review - this poor book looked shabby in minutes. I had to switch to Post-it notes, but soon it was full of those too. I gave up: this book is loaded with things you want to know...I had the big multi-volume X Windows User's Guide years ago (probably still have it kicking around here somewhere) - amazingly enough, this packs more truly useful information into 200+ pages than that did in several larger books. I'm really impressed, and can highly recommend this."
-- , Information and Resources for Unix and Linux Systems
"...if you think the best thing to do with a shiny new tool is to take it apart, well X Power Tools by Chris Tyler may be just for you...From fonts to keyboard layouts, multi-display to kiosks, everything required is laid out in straight forward terms. For me, as a Fedora user myself, this means that having read this book I approach my work environment with a new level of confidence. Behaviors that used to puzzle me, now make complete sense. Quirks that bothered me, no longer need to be tolerated as I know have the tools to get things working just the way I want, rather than using defaults...All tech books face the danger of becoming quickly useless as progress marches forward. X is actively being developed, but at the same time, looking back on its history I think this book will be useful for sysadmin and user for some time to come."
-- , Slashdot.org
"Despite having only 270 pages, this text knows how to fill in the gaps to understanding X...Congratulations to Chris Tyler for creating a great book. Readers wanting to understand and use the open source X Window System should grab a copy of X Power Tools."
-- , Linux Magazine