By Keir Thomas

Ubuntu's upward push to strength has been swift, ancient and genuinely-earned. it is the top Linux distribution ever, yet most folk merely use a fragment of its energy. Award-winning Linux writer Keir Thomas will get down and soiled with Ubuntu to supply over three hundred concise guidance that improve productiveness, steer clear of annoyances, and easily get the main from Ubuntu. you can find many special information the following that can not be stumbled on at any place else. you are going to additionally get a crash path in Ubuntu's taste of approach management. no matter if you are new to Linux or an outdated hand, you can find the right way to make your day easier.

Ubuntu builds on an exceptional base of Debian Linux to create an award-winning working approach that is light-years sooner than its opponents. Ubuntu always tops lists of the preferred Linuxes among pros and fans; Dell lately embraced Ubuntu in its product traces after a person survey indicated overwhelming public help.

Ubuntu Kung Fu presents tricks, hacks, tweaks and tips for each point of person. sure to be freed from the standard dross that fills advice books, Ubuntu Kung Fu is written to be exciting and, especially, readable. Its three hundred+ concise assistance make the most of and make the most hidden or lesser-known positive factors to spice up daily productiveness. you will additionally locate tips about tweaking Ubuntu, wrangling the method into form, optimizing, improving defense, and plenty extra. examine what amazing issues might be performed with Ubuntu.

Written with the migrating home windows or Mac OS X consumer in brain, Ubuntu Kung Fu avoids the standard Linux/Unix folklore which could ship such a lot folks to sleep. the ideas have one aim--to produce effects as quick as attainable, in an atmosphere the place the reader can polish their abilities as they learn. this can be the Linux booklet for the remainder of us.

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Scroll with no the mouse in Firefox and Evolution mail home windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight. Optimize startup for speedier boot instances . . . . . . . . . . nine. Graph the process bootup functionality . . . . . . . . . 10. switch Gedit’s printing font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eleven. cut back or magnify photographs on the command line . . . . . 12. View all of a electronic photo’s technical details . . . thirteen. Have Ubuntu converse to you . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14. immediately look for documents in Nautilus . . . . . . . . . . . 15. Take images or checklist video clips along with your webcam . . . . ready completely for J. S. Ash sixty two sixty two sixty three sixty four sixty four sixty five sixty five sixty six sixty six 70 70 seventy two seventy three seventy three seventy four seventy four CONTENTS sixteen. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. forty. forty-one. forty two. forty three. forty four. forty five. forty six. forty seven. forty eight. forty nine. 50. upload RAR dossier compression help to Ubuntu . . . . . . seventy five upload a change dossier or extend latest switch area . . . . . seventy five put off the digital console felony boiler-plate . . . . . seventy six Make Wubi installations of Ubuntu run swifter . . . . . seventy seven Create web site or e mail hyperlinks that immediately set up software program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy seven Make fonts glance very good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy nine obtain updates speedier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eighty decelerate a touchpad’s scrolling . . . . . . . . . . . . . eighty confirm your home windows partition is usually on hand lower than Ubuntu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eighty two enhance the GNOME Terminal appear and feel . . . . . . eighty two verify Ubuntu constantly is aware the time . . . . . . . . . eighty three Get extra facts onto CD-R discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eighty four percentage records around the community (without tearing your eighty four hair out) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . retailer ink while printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Browse the net from the command-line . . . . . . . . . 87 Create an “Ubuntu set up” USB stick . . . . . . . . . . 88 upload a menu access for Ubuntu’s compression software . . . ninety fast run functions with no beginning a terminal window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety immediately seek Google for any observe or word . . . . . ninety one make certain you’re knowledgeable in regards to the latest releases of ninety two Ubuntu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create a dossier delete command that makes use of the trash . . . ninety three Configure Ubuntu’s firewall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety three fix home windows from inside of Ubuntu . . . . . . . . . . . ninety eight Empty the trash whether advised you can’t . . . . . . . . . . ninety nine Logon immediately after boot-up . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety nine Use an alternate wifi connection supervisor . . . . . . . a hundred Make Evolution extra like Outlook (just a bit) . . . a hundred and one provide Ubuntu a static IP tackle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 layout a USB reminiscence stick (or digicam reminiscence card) 104 shield Ubuntu so it can’t be booted with out a password 107 sell off the textual content on a digital console to a dossier . . . . . . . 109 put off the period of time in which sudo/gksu powers loiter around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred ten entry Ubuntu documents from home windows . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Kill a crashed GUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Make Ubuntu secure for kids to exploit . . . . . . . . . . 113 ready solely for J. S. Ash document erratum this reproduction is (B2. zero printing, July 15, 2008) 6 CONTENTS fifty one. fifty two. fifty three. fifty four. fifty five. fifty six. fifty seven. fifty eight. fifty nine. 60. sixty one. sixty two. sixty three. sixty four. sixty five. sixty six. sixty seven. sixty eight. sixty nine. 70. seventy one. seventy two. seventy three. seventy four. seventy five. seventy six. seventy seven. seventy eight. seventy nine. eighty. eighty one. eighty two. eighty three. eighty four. eighty five. 86. 87. 88. 89. ninety. Run (or extra) computers even as .

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