October 21, 2008
Ubuntu Kung Fu--New from Pragmatic Bookshelf
Raleigh, NC—In a few short years, the Linux operating system has gone from a hobbyists power tool to a highly usable, mainstream choice. The most popular version of Linux these days is called Ubuntu. Ubuntus rise to power has been rapid, historic and well-deserved. Its the best Linux distribution ever, still most people only use a fraction of its power.
In Ubuntu Kung Fu: Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $34.95), award-winning Linux author Keir Thomas gets down and dirty with Ubuntu to provide over 300 concise tips that enhance productivity, avoid annoyances, and simply get the most from Ubuntu. Youll find many unique tips here that cant be found anywhere else. Youll also get a crash course in Ubuntus flavor of system administration.
Whether youre new to Linux or an old hand, youll find tips to make your day easier.
Ubuntu builds on a solid base of Debian Linux to create an award-winning operating system thats light-years ahead of its competitors. Ubuntu consistently tops lists of the most popular Linuxes amongst professionals and enthusiasts; Dell recently embraced Ubuntu in its product lines after a user survey indicated overwhelming public support.
Ubuntu Kung Fu provides hints, hacks, tweaks and tricks for every level of user. Its 300+ concise tips utilize and exploit hidden or lesser-known features to boost day-to-day productivity, and let you have more fun using Ubuntu.
Youll also find tips on tweaking Ubuntu, wrangling the system into shape, optimizing, enhancing security, and lots more. Learn what extraordinary things can be done with Ubuntu.
If youre migrating from Windows or Mac OS X, this book is for you. These tips have one aimto produce results as quickly as possible, in an environment where you can polish your skills as you read.
This is the Linux book for the rest of us.
For a review copy or more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your delivery address and contact information.
Keir Thomas is an award-winning author who has been writing about Linux, operating systems and computer hardware for more than a decade. Formerly a computer magazine journalist and editor, working on titles such as Linux User and Developer, Linux Magazine and PC Utilities, his other book titles include Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Third Edition; Beginning Fedora Linux; and Beginning SUSE Linux, Second Edition.
For more information about the book, including errata, discussions, excerpts, a full table of contents, and more, see: http://www.pragprog.com/titles/ktuk/ubuntu-kung-fu.
Ubuntu Kung Fu
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
$34.95 USD, £21.99 GBP
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