Item description for Degunking™ Linux (Degunking) by Roderick Smith...
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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 7" Height: 1" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2005
Publisher Paraglyph Press
ISBN 1933097043 ISBN13 9781933097046
Availability 0 units.
More About Roderick Smith
Roderick W. Smith is an experienced Linux administrator and author or co-author of several other Linux books, including Linux System Administration, Linux Samba Server Administration, and Linux+ Study Guide.
Reviews - What do customers think about Degunking™ Linux (Degunking)?
I gave up reading it Feb 7, 2006
A lot of content but actually very few information. This book is boring. I read 200 pages (out of 320) and then I gave up.
Another winner in an excellent series Jul 31, 2005
The newest title in this series from Paraglyph Press, Degunking Linux is another winner. What is degunking? Whether you have just installed a system from scratch or inherited an already running system there are always programs, services, and configuration options that can be removed or changed to clean up your system. By cleaning it up you can get it to work more efficiently and leave it less prone to exploitation by others.
The author does a thorough job of examining most of the common program and configuration items that can clutter up a Linux system. Not just the Linux system itself, the book also examines configuration and of common applications like OpenOffice, Mozilla, and Evolution. There are much more detailed books on removing processes and default configuration options on the market, but they are generally under the heading of security and too advanced for the novice user. On the other hand, this book is written for the novice to intermediate user and really stands head and shoulders above other books for this particular group. In addition this book contains a good section on optimizing your X configuration, which can really improve your graphic performance. Degunking Linux is highly recommended for novice to intermediate users.