Linux has grown in popularity and is increasingly being adopted by home users and others who laud this nearly un-crashable, free operating system. But setting up a Linux OS can be tricky and time consuming. And managing a Linux system can be even more difficult if you don't have the right knowledge. Degunking Linux expertly shows readers how to save time (and money) by performing a number of important degunking tasks. With Degunking Linux's easy 12-step program, users will learn what Linux gunk is, how to keep their Linux desktop clean and organized, how to better manage personal and system-related files, how to make applications ran their best, how to get gunky and incompatible drivers and hardware to run smoothly, how to protect their precious data from dangerous viruses and hackers, how to clean up and improve Linux's security features, and much more. Linux users will learn the causes of sluggish performance and how to apply smart solutions to improve overall system performance.
Linux has a great reputation for stability, but it also has a reputation for being difficult to set up and use. It also can collect more gunk than an oversized garage. After all, it is an operating system, and all operating systems get gunked up after a few months of use. Degunking™ Linux will help users get their Linux configurations working efficiently by providing them with a proven, time-saving 12-step program to get rid of clutter and organize everything from user files to system upgrades. This is the only book that is completely focused on helping Linux users clean up their OS and getting it running smoothly and efficiently. Degunking™ Linux will show you how to perform tasks ranging from degunking user files and applications to improving account management, security, process management, and more.
About the Author
- Time-crunched readers will appreciate the "Degunking with Time Limitations" section that shows them how to quickly improve the performance of Linux in as little as 10 minutes.
- Shows how to perform clean installs, how to properly upgrade Linux, and how to eliminate the gunk that isn’t needed.
- Presents the most efficient ways to degunk the desktop environment, speed up GNOME, improve ongoing KDE performance, manage OpenOffice.org, improve Mozilla security, and more.
- Provides time-saving maintenance tips and techniques that can save users a lot of aggravation.
- Shows users how to greatly increase the performance of their Linux setups by following easy-to-perform tasks.
- Covers expert advice on degunking networking and security features that can keep disasters from happening.
- Covers the main Linux distributions from Red Hat to Xandros, and others.
Roderick W. Smith (Woonsocket, RI) received his PhD from Tufts University. He is the author of many Linux books, including Linux: Networking for Your Office, Free BSD: the Complete Reference, Linux Hardware Handbook, and Linux Power Tools. Rod’s interests include Linux system administration and networking, and he is a regular poster to Linux newsgroups. He enjoys reading Science Fiction and is a big fan of NPR’s Science Friday.