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2: Linux Command Cheat Sheet

While most people loathe the command line, it is undoubtedly the most efficient way to get things done. If you are one of those who will freak out when you are on the terminal, we have compiled a list of useful Linux commands that you can use to make your workflow more productive.

3: Linux Patch Management: Keeping Linux Systems Up To Date

Linux® Patch Management offers Linux professionals start-to-finish solutions, strategies, and examples for every environment, from single computers to enterprise-class networks.

Michael Jang presents patching solutions for Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, Debian, and other distributions. He systematically covers both distribution-specific tools and widely used community tools, such as apt and yum. This book's streamlined patch management techniques minimize impacts on users, networks, and administrators, and address applications as well as the underlying OS. Whatever your role in managing Linux® systems, Linux Patch® Management will reduce your costs, enhance the availability of your systems, and dramatically improve your personal efficiency.

4: Managing Linux® Systems with Webmin™ System Administration and Module Development - Free 808 page eBook

Easy, browser-based Linux/UNIX administration with Webmin--step by step.

Webmin gives you an easy, browser-based solution for virtually any day-to-day Linux/UNIX administration task. Now, there's a definitive Webmin guide for every beginning-to-intermediate sysadmin. Written by Webmin's primary developer, Managing Linux® Systems with Webmin™; delivers authoritative, step-by-step coverage of the latest version of Webmin, from basic installation to centrally managing multiple servers.

5: User Mode Linux®

In this book, you'll find authoritative advice on bootup, compilation, administration, specialized configurations, and much more.

With User Mode Linux®; you can create virtual Linux machines within a Linux computer and use them to safely test and debug applications, network services, and even kernels. You can try out new distributions, experiment with buggy software, and even test security. Now, for the first time, the creator and maintainer of User Mode Linux®; shows how to put it to work hands-on. Jeff Dike covers everything from getting started through running enterprise-class User Mode Linux® servers.

6: Ubuntu: An Absolute Beginners Guide

Ubuntu is a free, open-source computer operating system with 20 million users worldwide.
This 30 page guide was written for beginners and will tell you everything you need to know about the Ubuntu experience. You will learn how to install and setup Ubuntu on your computer, find technical support in your community, understand the Ubuntu philosophy, navigate the Unity desktop interface and use Ubuntu compatible software programs.

7: Linux from Scratch

Linux from Scratch describes the process of creating your own Linux system from scratch from an already installed Linux distribution, using nothing but the source code of software that you need.
This 318 page eBook provides readers with the background and instruction to design and build custom Linux systems. This eBook highlights the Linux from Scratch project and the benefits of using this system. Users can dictate all aspects of their system, including directory layout, script setup, and security. The resulting system will be compiled completely from the source code, and the user will be able to specify where, why, and how programs are installed. This eBook allows readers to fully customize Linux systems to their own needs and allows users more control over their system.

8: The GNU/Linux Advanced Administration

The GNU/Linux systems have reached an important level of maturity, allowing to integrate them in almost any kind of work environment, from a desktop PC to the sever facilities of a big company.
In this ebook "The GNU/Linux Operating System", the main contents are related with system administration. You will learn how to install and configure several computer services, and how to optimize and synchronize the resources using GNU/Linux.
The topics covered in this 500+ page eBook include Linux network, server and data administration, Linux kernel, security, clustering, configuration, tuning, optimization, migration and coexistence with non-Linux systems. A must read for any serious Linux system admin.
Offered Free by: Free Technology Academy (FTA)

9: Self-Service Linux®: Mastering the Art of Problem Determination

The indispensable start-to-finish troubleshooting guide for every Linux professional.
Now, there's a systematic, practical guide to Linux troubleshooting for every power user, administrator, and developer. In Self-Service Linux®, two of IBM's leading Linux experts introduce a four-step methodology for identifying and resolving every type of Linux-related system or application problem: errors, crashes, hangs, performance slowdowns, unexpected behavior, and unexpected outputs. You'll learn exactly how to use Linux's key troubleshooting tools to solve problems on your own--and how to make effective use of the Linux community's knowledge.
If you use Linux professionally, this book can dramatically increase your efficiency, productivity, and marketability. If you're involved with deploying or managing Linux in the enterprise, it can help you significantly reduce operation costs, enhance availability, and improve ROI.
Series Editor Bruce Perens' is an open source evangelist, developer, and consultant whose software is a major component of most commercial embedded Linux offerings. He founded or cofounded Linux Standard Base, Open Source Initiative, and Software in the Public Interest. As Debian GNU/Linux Project Leader, he was instrumental in getting the system on two U.S. space shuttle flights.
By Mark Wilding, Dan Behman. Published by Prentice Hall. Part of the Bruce Perens' Open Source Series.
Offered Free by: informIT

10: Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide

This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Offered Free by: Machtelt Garrels

Install Nemo file Manager with Extensions in Debian 7 Wheezy and its derivatives

Install Nemo file Manager in Debian 7 Wheezy and its derivatives

Nemo is a complete fork of Nautilus and its goal is to extend the Cinnamon user experience to desktop and file management. Nemo has features like: compact view, all desktop icons, etc.. which are not available in latest nautilus versions, Open in terminal and open as root, File operation progress while copy/move files shows percentage and details, Has nice GTK bookmarks management, up/forward/back and refresh buttons, Nice proper status bar, better search, better widgets and many more.

To install Nemo in Debian 7 and its derivatives open Terminal and enter following commands in terminal:
  • echo "deb precise main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
  • sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys F59EAE4D
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install nemo
  • sudo apt-get install nemo nemo-compare nemo-fileroller nemo-pastebin nemo-seahorse nemo-share nemo-rabbitvcs nemo-terminal
That's it
Credit: Mint Team

Ambiance Crunchy Themes and MyHumanity icons for Debian 7 and LMDE 2013

Install Ambiance Crunchy Themes and MyHumanity icons in Debian 7 Wheezy/LMDE 2013/other related Debian derivatives
myhumanity icons
Ambiance Crunchy these are like Ubuntu Ambiance theme. These are available for following desktops GTK, Cinnamon, Gnome Shell, and Xfce. This set has four variants orange, blue, gray and green. You need following engines to get themes work properly: gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf gtk3-engines-unico, Don't worry these engines will install automatically while installing theme.
MyHumanity icons made available by Magog64. This icon set is based on Ubuntu 13.04/13.10 default icon set.
ambiance theme
ambiance crunchy theme
ambiance themes
ambiance gtk
myhumanity icons
ambiance lmde

To install Ambiance-Crunchy themes in Debian7/LMDE open Terminal and enter following commands in terminal:
  • echo "deb precise main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
  • sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys F59EAE4D
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install ambiance-crunchy

To install MyHumanity icon set in Debian7/LMDE open Terminal and enter following commands in terminal:
  • echo "deb precise main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
  • sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys F59EAE4D
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install myhumanity
That's it

Install Wine 1.4 in Debian 7 Wheezy and LMDE

Install Wine 1.4 in Debian 7 Wheezy/LMDE 2013/and Debian related derivatives

Wine lets you run Windows software on other operating systems. With Wine, you can install and run these applications just like you would in Windows. Wine enables Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Solaris users to run Windows applications without a copy of Microsoft Windows. Wine is free software under constant development. Other platforms may benefit as well.

To install Wine 1.4 in Debian 7/LMDE open Terminal and enter following commands in Terminal:
  • echo "deb precise main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
  • sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys F9CB8DB0
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install wine1.4 winetricks
That's it

Install Curlew Multi-Converter in Debian 7 Wheezy

Install Curlew Multi-Converter in Debian 7 and its related derivatives

This application is very useful when you need to convert any audio/video format file. Curlew converter is open-source, free, easy to use and supports over 117 different formats. This application is written in GTK3 and python language, and based on ffmpeg.

Main Features:
  • Very simple user interface
  • Ability to hide and show advanced options.
  • Can convert more than 117 different formats.
  • Allow to skip or remove file during conversion process.
  • File preview available before conversion.
  • Ability to add subtitle to video file.
  • Convert a specified portion of file.
  • Show error details if exist.
  • And more ...
curlew converter

curlew converter

To install Curlew converter in Debian 7 open terminal and enter following commands in terminal:
  • echo "deb precise main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
  • sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys F59EAE4D
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install curlew
That's it
Also available for Ubuntu, Source: curlew

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Manage your laptop power/battery life in Fedora/Debian/openSuSe

Manage your laptop power/battery life in Fedora 17/18/19/Debian 6/7/openSuSe 12.1

TLP is a power management tool for Linux. It brings you the benefits of advanced power management without the need to understand every technical detail.
TLP does not replace but enhance the existing power management of your Linux installation. TLP applies it's settings upon system start-up and on every change of the power source.
TLP is a pure command line tool with automated background tasks. It does not contain a GUI.

With each release cycle the Linux kernel and the distributions implement new improvements in terms of laptop power management. Therefore even plain standard installations can show quite good results.
Additional possibilities to save battery power are easily found on the web with the search engine of your choice. But selecting the right solutions for your particular hardware and Linux flavor from the myriad of wikis, blogs and forums is much more difficult and often requires advanced Linux knowledge on behalf of the user.

Settings depending on the Power Source:
  • Kernel laptop mode and dirty buffer timeouts
  • Processor frequency scaling including "turbo boost" / "turbo core"
  • Power aware process scheduler for multi-core/hyper-threading
  • Hard disk advanced power management level and spin down timeout (per disk)
  • SATA aggressive link power management (ALPM)
  • PCI Express active state power management (PCIe ASPM) – Linux 2.6.35 and above
  • Runtime power management for PCI(e) bus devices – Linux 2.6.35 and above
  • Radeon KMS power management – Linux 2.6.35 and above, not fglrx
  • Wifi power saving mode – depending on kernel/driver
  • Power off optical drive in drive bay (on battery)

Additional functions:
  • I/O scheduler (per disk)
  • USB auto-suspend with blacklist
  • Audio power saving mode – hda_intel, ac97
  • Enable or disable integrated WiFi, blue-tooth or wwan devices upon system start-up and shutdown
  • Restore radio device state on system start-up (from previous shutdown).
  • Radio device wizard: switch radios upon network connect/disconnect and dock/undock
  • Disable Wake On LAN
  • WWAN state is restored after suspend/hibernate
  • Untervolting of Intel processors – requires kernel with PHC-Patch
  • Battery charge thresholds – Think-pads only
  • Re-calibrate battery – Think-pads only

To install TLP in Fedora 17/18/19 open terminal and enter following commands in Terminal:
  • su
  • yum localinstall --nogpgcheck
  • yum localinstall --nogpgcheck
  • yum install tlp tlp-rdw
For IBM Think-Pads
  • yum install tlp tlp-rdw akmod-tp_smapi akmod-acpi_call
To run TLP Enter this command
  • su && tlp start

To install TLP in Debian 6/7 or Debian based distributions open terminal and enter following commands in Terminal:
  • su
  • echo "deb lucid main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
  • apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 02D65EFF; apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 02D65EFF
  • apt-get update
  • apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw
For IBM Think-Pads
  • apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw tp-smapi-dkms acpi-call-tools
To run TLP Enter this command
  • su && tlp start

To install TLP in openSUSE 12.1 open terminal and enter following commands in Terminal:
  • zypper ar -f
  • zypper ar -f
  • zypper ar -f
  • zypper ref
  • zypper in tlp tlp-rdw smartmontools ethtool
For IBM Think-Pads
  • zypper in tlp tlp-rdw smartmontools ethtool tp_smapi-kmp-desktop
To run TLP Enter this command
  • su && tlp start
That's it

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