Media praise for Ubuntu Hacks

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"Put in a nutshell, this book is a collection of around 100 tips and tricks which the authors choose to call hacks, which explain how to accomplish various tasks in Ubuntu Linux. The so called hacks range from down right ordinary to the other end of the spectrum of doing specialised things...More over, each and every tip in this book has been tested by the authors on the latest version of Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) and is guaranteed to work. In writing this book, it is clear that the authors have put in a lot of hard work in covering all facets of configuring this popular Linux distribution which makes this book a worth while buy. "
-- Ravi Kumar, Slashdot.org

"...this is another lovely addition to the successful 'Hacks' series. Like the others, 'Ubuntu Hacks' consists of a series of pointers on how to perform useful and usually non-trivial tasks ranging from beginner level through to expert. As you would expect novice users can get more from the book than experienced users, but there is still likely to be plenty to interest people of any skill level...Overall it is a great book, particularly for those of beginner to intermediate level. You can learn Ubuntu by accident, or you can get a real head start using this book."
-- David O'Meara, JavaRanch.com

"If you run Ubuntu, go buy a copy of Ubuntu Hacks right now... In ten minutes, I learned at least ten new things, including how to fix several problems that had been bugging me since I started using Ubuntu. This is one book I plan to read cover-to-cover."
-- Robert Bruce Thompson, Daynotes Journal

"This book not only provides thorough instructions for the Linux novice, but also provides in depth configuration options for the seasoned user...I give this book my best rating: 5 out of 5 for in-depth descriptions, examples, screenshots, and a general abundance of highly useful information. "
-- Ernest de Leon, Amazon.com

"...the advice is still rock-solid and educational, as well as useful. This book serves nicely as a serious guide to many of Ubuntu's less obvious nooks and crannies."
-- Matthew Newton, PC World

"This book does not dive deep into the Linux operating system, but does cover a lot of the things that make it unique...if you are curious about Linux, or want to try something new, this book is a good read."
-- Kale Feelhaver, MacCompanion

"At last a book that shows you how to perform specific useful tasks with a Linux operating system where it is easy to find what you are looking for...While this book doesn't tell you how to do everything that you are likely to want to do with your compter, it does cover a broad cross selection of different tasks that will help you to go a good way toward setting up a computer system that does not require Windows."
-- Stephen Chapman, Fellgall.com

"...covers the popular Ubuntu Linux, providing a one-stop source of common knowledge essential to any developing Linux-based applications."
-- Diane Donovan, California Bookwatch

"Ubuntu HACKS is a good book for beginning to intermediate users, the only level I can comment on with my present skills. The hacks range from simple to very complex but all seem doable by a patient and careful user...It will help do interesting things with Ubuntu and make use of some of Ubuntu’s available power. As my skills with Ubuntu grow, this book will be used often. It is a good addition to my growing Linux library."
-- Earl Violet, Tuscan Computer Society

"A valuable addition to Ubuntu literature, Ubuntu Hacks shows how to do some fancy things with what has become the most popular Linux distro for desktop users...this collection of hacks is quite astounding in the breadth of topics that are included and the depth of technical discussions. "
-- Major Keary, Book News

"Overall, this book tells you how to tweak Linux from start to finish, and how to keep everything in ship-shape...I can certainly recommend it for anyone looking to use Linux as their mainstream operating system, or even the geek just wanted to play around and get their hands dirty with another operating system."
-- John Pastor, Connect

"This book is for you. Obviously, if you are reading this review, you probably wanted to know how to make Ubuntu do very specific things and wondered if this book would deliver. Right on the cover is the promise of 'Tips & Tools for Exploring, Using, and Tuning Linux' and let me tell you, it delivers...If you use Ubuntu at work, this book pays for itself with just one tip. If you use Ubuntu at home, it might pay for itself after a few tips. Either way, it’s a great book to have beside you."
-- Brian Turner, Free Software Magazine

"...each and every tip in this book has been tested by the authors on the latest version of Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) and is guaranteed to work. In writing this book, it is clear that the authors have put in a lot of hard work in covering all facets of configuring this popular Linux distribution which makes this book a worthwhile buy."
-- A, The Cult of Linux

"Ubuntu Hacks goes beyond the basic Ubuntu features to add additional functionality that can be added with a little help from an experienced Linux user. The reader can pick and choose from 100 Hacks those that meet his needs...This sampling of hacks illustrates the broad range of subjects covered. Anyone using Ubuntu who wants to go beyond the basics will be well served by this book. Highly recommended."
-- Pim Borman, SW Indiana PC Users Group, Inc.

"I found the book to be well written. The code examples are short and to the point, well explained and presented in a step-by-step format."
-- Kenneth Bernard, Peninsula Linux Users' Group



"You can learn Ubuntu by accident, or you can get a real head start using this book."
--David O'Meara, JavaRanch.com