Linux & Open Source Genius Guide Volume 7th Revised Edition

Linux & Open Source Genius Guide Volume 7th Revised Edition

English | 2015 | ISBN: 978-1-78546-205-4 | 180 Pages | PDF | 39 MB

Linux and other open source software packages can give you an exhilarating sense of freedom in making your computer your own, no matter what you use it for. In this Genius Guide, you’ll learn advanced tips for how to get the most out of the latest distros, and find projects to try out. We take a look at the best distros and software of the year so far, and show you ho to get faster, better servers now. Featuring: Faster, Better Severs Now – Upgrade your computing power yourself. Tips & Tricks – Manipulate data in R and encrypt your emails. Masterclass – Triple boot your system and troubleshoot issues. Developer Guide – Build a Cacti plug-in and build a RAID array.
Tips & Tricks

  • Touch up photos using GIMP
  • Learn to code BASIC with FUZE
  • Encrypt your email with Thunderbird and PGP
  • Boot Linux from an NFS server
  • Simplify HR management with OrangeHRM
  • Use the Web from the terminal
  • Real-time log monitoring with Swatch
  • Turn an old PC into a NAS box
  • Get key insights from business data with SpagoBI
  • Back up to the cloud
  • Visualise your data with Datawrapper
  • Build a Linux HTPC
  • Manipulate data in R
  • Host your own media gallery with MediaGoblin


  • 50 critical fixes
  • Triple boot
  • Total privacy on Linux
  • Troubleshoot & repair Linux networks
  • Become a certified SysAdmin
  • Total Linux security

Developer guide

  • Build a Cacti plugin
  • Monitor network traffic with Cacti
  • Configure virtual boxes with Puppet and Vagrant – part 1
  • Configure virtual boxes with Puppet and Vagrant – part 2
  • Build games for your Pebble smartwatch
  • Connect your Pebble game with Android
  • Create your own VPN server
  • Render 2D and 3D graphics with WebGL
  • Generate complex graphics with ggplot2
  • Master UNIX signal handling
  • Build a RAID array
  • Continuously deploy web apps with Capistrano