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Ubuntu Kung Fu: Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks


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Ubuntu Kung Fu

Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks


Ubuntu’s rise to power has been rapid, historic and well-deserved. It’s the best Linux distribution ever, but most people only use a fraction of its power. 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. You’ll find many unique tips here that can’t be found anywhere else. You’ll also get a crash course in Ubuntu’s flavor of system administration. Whether you’re new to Linux or an old hand, you’ll find tips to make your day easier.

Customer Reviews

I recommend it highly to anyone who has become, or is becoming, an Ubuntu Linux user and enthusiast.

- Lorin Ricker

, Review

Ubuntu Kung Fu is excellent. The tips are fun and the hope of discovering hidden gems makes it a worthwhile task.

- John Southern

Former editor of Linux Magazine

Wow! There are some great tips here! I have used Ubuntu since
April 2005, starting with version 5.04. I found much in this book to inspire me
and to teach me, and it answered lingering questions I didn’t know I had. The b
ook is a good resource that I will gladly recommend to both newcomers and vetera
n users.

- Matthew Helmke

Administrator, Ubuntu Forums

Ubuntu Kung Fu is a fantastic compendium of useful, uncommon Ubuntu knowledge.

- Eric Hewitt

Consultant, LiveLogic, LLC

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Keir Thomas is a Linux Journal award-winning author who has been writing about Linux, operating systems and computer hardware for over 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.

He works as a full-time author and lives on the side of a mountain in the United Kingdom. His hobbies include hiking, cycling and vegetable gardening.