Ubuntu Hacks: Tips & Tools for Exploring, Using, and Tuning Linux

By Jonathan Oxer, Kyle Rankin

Ubuntu Linux--the most well-liked Linux distribution at the planet--preserves the spirit embodied within the old African note "ubuntu," this means that either "humanity to others" and "I am what i'm due to who all of us are." Ubuntu received the "Linux magazine" Reader's selection Award for most sensible Linux distribution and is continually the top-ranked Linux variation on DistroWatch.com. the explanation this distribution is so largely well known is that Ubuntu is designed to be beneficial, usable, customizable, and continuously to be had at no cost around the world.

Ubuntu Hacks is your one-stop resource for all the group wisdom you want to get the main out of Ubuntu: a suite of a hundred suggestions and instruments to aid new and skilled Linux clients set up, configure, and customise Ubuntu. With this set of hacks, you may get Ubuntu Linux operating precisely the means you would like it to. how to: set up and test-drive Ubuntu Linux. continue your process operating easily flip Ubuntu right into a multimedia powerhouse: rip and burn discs, watch movies, take heed to tune, and extra Take Ubuntu at the street with wireless instant networking, Bluetooth, and so forth. Hook up a number of screens and allow your video card's three-D acceleration Run Ubuntu with virtualization expertise resembling Xen and VMware Tighten your system's safeguard organize an Ubuntu-powered server

Ubuntu Hacks won't purely assist you to get every little thing operating well suited, additionally, you will have a good time doing it as you discover the robust beneficial properties lurking inside of Ubuntu.

""Put in a nutshell, this publication is a set of round a hundred counsel and methods which the authors decide to name hacks, which clarify how one can accomplish numerous projects in Ubuntu Linux. The so referred to as hacks diversity from downright traditional to the opposite finish of the spectrum of doing specialized things...More over, every tip during this publication has been verified by means of the authors at the most recent model of Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) and is bound to paintings. In penning this publication, it's transparent that the authors have installed loads of exertions in masking all features of configuring this well known Linux distribution which makes this booklet a value whereas buy.""
-- Ravi Kumar, Slashdot.org

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Ubuntu Certified Professional Study Guide (Exam LPI 199)

By Michael Jang

The easiest totally built-in examine approach on hand for examination LPI 199.

With 1000's of perform questions and hands-on routines, Ubuntu qualified specialist research advisor covers what you must know--and exhibits you ways to prepare--for this hard examination. a hundred% entire insurance of all authentic pursuits for examination LPI 199.

Exam Readiness record on the entrance of the book--you're prepared for the examination while all targets at the record are checked off

Inside the examination sections in each bankruptcy spotlight key examination subject matters covered.

Simulated examination questions fit the structure, tone, issues, and trouble of the genuine tests with unfastened on-line registration.

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Apache: The Definitive Guide (3rd Edition)

By Ben Laurie

Apache is much and away the main wide-spread internet server platform on the planet. this flexible server runs greater than half the world's present websites. Apache is either loose and rock-solid, working greater than 21 million sites starting from large e-commerce operations to company intranets and smaller pastime sites.With this new 3rd version of Apache: The Definitive Guide, internet directors new to Apache will arise to hurry quick, and skilled directors will locate the logically equipped, concise reference sections integral, and method programmers attracted to customizing their servers will depend upon the chapters at the API and Apache modules.Updated to hide the adjustments in Apache's most recent free up, 2.0, in addition to Apache 1.3, this helpful consultant discusses the right way to receive, arrange, safe, adjust, and troubleshoot the Apache software program on either Unix and home windows platforms. Dozens of essentially written examples give you the solutions to the real-world matters that Apache directors face daily. as well as protecting the set up and configuration of mod_perl and Tomcat, the booklet examines personal home page, Cocoon, and different new applied sciences which are linked to the Apache internet server. extra assurance of safeguard and the Apache 2.0 API make Apache: The Definitive Guide, 3rd version crucial documentation for the world's most well-liked net server.

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Beginning Flash Game Programming For Dummies

You can begin video game programming in a flash

this is the best way to create 5 assorted cool video games - no event necessary!

Ever imagine you'll get a hold of a greater computing device video game? Then this ebook is for you! No uninteresting programming concept right here, simply the things you want to know to truly make anything occur, and all in undeniable English. construct a brain-teasing math video game, cross vintage with Pong, create monsters and mayhem, and lots more and plenty more.

become aware of how to
* construct and keep watch over uncomplicated motion picture clips
* Make textual content seem and change
* Generate random numbers
* upload sound effects
* Create automobiles and house cars that stream realistically
* Blow up stuff onscreen

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Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

By Sherry Turkle

Technology has develop into the architect of our intimacies. on-line, we fall prey to the appearance of companionship, collecting hundreds of thousands of Twitter and fb pals and complicated tweets and wall posts with genuine communique. yet, as MIT know-how and society expert Sherry Turkle argues, this relentless connection results in a brand new solitude. As expertise ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Alone Together is the results of Turkle's approximately fifteen-year exploration of our lives at the electronic terrain. according to 1000's of interviews, it describes new unsettling relationships among buddies, fans, mom and dad, and kids, and new instabilities in how we comprehend privateness and group, intimacy, and solitude.

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Electric Dreams: Computers in American Culture

By Ted Friedman

Electric Dreams turns to the earlier to track the cultural background of pcs. Ted Friedman charts the struggles to outline the meanings of those strong machines over greater than a century, from the failure of Charles Babbage’s “difference engine” within the 19th century to modern struggles over dossier swapping, open resource software program, and the way forward for on-line journalism. to bare the hopes and fears encouraged by means of desktops, Electric Dreams examines a variety of texts, together with movies, ads, novels, magazines, machine video games, blogs, or even working systems.

Electric Dreams argues that the debates over pcs are severely very important simply because they're how american citizens speak about the longer term. In a society that during such a lot of methods has given up on imagining something greater than multinational capitalism, cyberculture bargains room to dream of other varieties of tomorrow.

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DNS and BIND (5th Edition)

DNS and BIND tells you every little thing you must paintings with one of many Internet's primary construction blocks: the allotted host details database that is chargeable for translating names into addresses, routing mail to its right vacation spot, or even directory cellphone numbers with the recent ENUM usual. This booklet brings you recent with the newest adjustments during this an important service.

The 5th version covers BIND 9.3.2, the newest liberate of the BIND nine sequence, in addition to BIND 8.4.7. BIND 9.3.2 includes additional advancements in safety and IPv6 aid, and significant new positive aspects resembling internationalized domains, ENUM (electronic numbering), and SPF (the Sender coverage Framework).

Whether you are an administrator concerned with DNS every day or a person who desires to be extra trained concerning the net and the way it really works, you will find that this ebook is key reading.

Topics include:

  • What DNS does, the way it works, and if you have to use it
  • How to discover your personal position within the Internet's namespace
  • Setting up identify servers
  • Using MX documents to course mail
  • Configuring hosts to take advantage of DNS identify servers
  • Subdividing domain names (parenting)
  • Securing your identify server: limiting who can question your server, fighting unauthorized sector transfers, keeping off bogus servers, etc.
  • The DNS protection Extensions (DNSSEC) and Transaction Signatures (TSIG)
  • Mapping one identify to a number of servers for load sharing
  • Dynamic updates, asynchronous notification of switch to a quarter, and incremental area transfers
  • Troubleshooting: utilizing nslookup and dig, interpreting debugging output, universal problems
  • DNS programming utilizing the resolver library and Perl's Net::DNS module

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Elements of Artificial Intelligence: Introduction Using LISP (Principles of computer science series)

By S. Tanimoto

The breadth of assurance is greater than enough to provide the reader an outline of AI. An creation to LISP is located early within the booklet. even supposing a supplementary LISP textual content will be really useful for classes within which broad LISP programming is needed, this bankruptcy is adequate for newbies who're quite often in following the LISP examples stumbled on later within the booklet. next chapters disguise construction platforms, wisdom illustration, seek, logical and probabilistic reasoning, studying, natural-language figuring out, and imaginative and prescient. a comparatively brief bankruptcy discusses specialist platforms as purposes of the instruments offered past.

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AutoCAD 2008 3D Modeling Workbook For Dummies

By Lee Ambrosius

* AutoCAD 2007 incorporates a new 3D rendering engine that drastically complements the program's 3D functionality-and makes this industry-standard drafting software much more tough to grasp, even for veteran clients* This concentrated For Dummies workbook offers humans the perform they should wake up to hurry at the new 3D positive factors, with dozens of difficulties and step by step suggestions for modeling, shadowing, and lighting fixtures* issues lined through the issues contain second geometric building, 3D reliable modeling, 3D floor modeling, rendering and imaging, dimensioning and drafting, and version interchange* utilized by architects, engineers, and draftspeople, AutoCAD is the number 1 computer-aided layout (CAD) software program on the earth, with an put in base of 6.7 million clients* The accompanying DVD offers movies that illustrate choose difficulties and suggestions provided within the workbook

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Fire in the Valley: The Birth and Death of the Personal Computer

By Michael Swaine, Paul Freiberger

In the Seventies, whereas their contemporaries have been protesting the pc as a device of dehumanization and oppression, a motley choice of collage dropouts, hippies, and electronics enthusiasts have been engaged in anything even more subversive. passionate about the belief of having machine strength into their very own fingers, they introduced from their garages a hobbyist circulation that grew into an undefined, and eventually a social and technological revolution. What they did was once invent the private computing device: not only a brand new equipment, yet a watershed within the courting among guy and desktop. this can be their story.

Fire within the Valley is the definitive background of the private laptop, drawn from interviews with the folks who made it occur, written by way of veteran desktop writers who have been there from the beginning. operating at InfoWorld within the early Nineteen Eighties, Swaine and Freiberger day-by-day rubbed elbows with humans like Steve Jobs and invoice Gates once they have been developing the private laptop revolution.

A wealthy tale of colourful members, Fire within the Valley profiles those not going revolutionaries and marketers, corresponding to Ed Roberts of MITS, Lee Felsenstein at Processor expertise, and Jack Tramiel of Commodore, in addition to Jobs and Gates in all of the innocence in their formative years.

This thoroughly revised and increased 3rd variation brings the tale to its final touch, chronicling the tip of the non-public computing device revolution and the start of the post-PC period. It covers the departure from the degree of significant gamers with the deaths of Steve Jobs and Douglas Engelbart and the retirements of invoice Gates and Steve Ballmer; the shift clear of the computer to the cloud and transportable units; and what the top of the computer period ability for concerns reminiscent of own freedom and gear, and open resource vs. proprietary software.

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