Ubuntu Kung Fu by Keir Thomas is a collection of fun tips, tricks, hints, and hacks surrounding the Ubuntu Linux distribution. It contains a large array of tips surrounding system administration, the desktop, multimedia files, printing, etc. What I liked about the book is that you can just open it anywhere and start reading: most of Thomas’ tips are unrelated to eachother. The book has a Web site with top tips as well. One tip which greatly surprised me was number 170. It is called Steal the Windows (or Mac OS) Fonts. The author doesn’t point out that such practice could border on illegality. All in all, however, a good read and a fun book. (But why does it have a pussycat on its cover? Oh, well; others like it. :-) )

Books and Linux :: 21 Oct 2008 :: e-mail