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Book helps Linux geeks help themselves, others

Apr 27, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Are you the geek people turn to for Linux help? O'Reilly's newest book, Linux Annoyances for Geeks, contains 500 pages of tips, advice, and techniques that promise to help yourself and others get “the most flexible system in the world just the way you want it.”

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Author Michael Jang says he spent many hours carefully documenting solutions to common annoyances with the most popular distributions, including Red Hat/Fedora, SUSE, and Debian/Ubuntu. Examples include recovering from lost root passwords, laptop optimizations, kernel installation glitches, log pruning, running X applications remotely, and lots more. Many topics were previously undocumented, or discussed only in obscure email archives, Jang says.

Jang adds, “This book will help geeks learn to deal with newer users while experiencing fewer annoyances. Finding better ways to deal with new users will help Linux take over the world!”


Linux Annoyances for Geeks is available now, direct from O'Reilly, priced at $35. A table of contents and sample chapter are also available.

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