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

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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...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 30th 2008 by Pragmatic Bookshelf (first published September 15th 2008)
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Let me first level-set on my Linux experience and skills..... I am a relative beginner to Ubuntu. I've been using it for about 18 months and I'm on the third version since I started. I am a Windows Sys Admin by profession, but Ubuntu is what I use at home and outside of work.

The first thing I should say about "Ubuntu Kung Fu", is that it really was a pleasant surprise. This book is loaded with tips, tricks and hacks. While I read it cover to cover, you don't have to - it is an excellent collect...more
While this book provides a lot of useful tips it is now completely outdated.
I highly recommend this if you use Ubuntu or Gnome though it might be helpful for any Linux distro. It contains lots of quirky hints and suggestions that I never would have figured out on my own.

Awesome book for learning about Ubuntu. A book I'd show to a noobie so they can get a handle on how to do different things.
Good tips and tricks... I didn't read it from start to finish, but it's got a lot of useful solutions.
Lot's of interesting recipes. Saves me time hunting things up on Google.
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Good one for ubuntu users!
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Keir Thomas has nearly two decades experience as a magazine journalist and author, working largely in the home computing field but also covering leisure. In recent years he’s also written fiction.

His most recent computing books are iPad and iPhone Kung Fu and Mac Kung Fu (Second Edition), and his novel The Rock & Roll Beers is now on sale as Kindle, Kobo, Android and iBook eBooks.

He has writte...more
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