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Linux toys : 13 cool projects for home, office, and entertainment

Author: Chris Negus; Chuck Wolber
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Pub., ©2003.
Series: ExtremeTech.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Interactive multimedia   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This resource walks readers through the process of building cool devices for entertainment, home automation, and small business. The authors take readers through the set-up and configuration of 16  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Negus, Chris, 1957-
Linux toys.
Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Pub., ©2003
(OCoLC)631847705
Material Type: Interactive multimedia, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Negus; Chuck Wolber
ISBN: 0764525085 9780764525087
OCLC Number: 53309243
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxv, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Details: System requirements: PC compatible with Red Hat Linux . Linux Toys CD RPM packages were tested to run on Red Hat Linux 9.
Contents: Part I. Basics --
Chapter 1. Exploring Linux Toys --
Has your computer got what it takes? --
Have you got what it takes? --
Costs of building Linux Toys --
Finding hardware --
Getting Started with Linux Toys --
PC --
operating system: Red Hat Linux --
Linux Toys CD-ROM --
Odd pieces of hardware --
Using Open Source Software --
Understanding GPL and other licences --
Building projects with open source --
Connecting with Linux User Groups --
Going Forward --
Chapter 2. Finding Hardware and Software --
Will This Old PC Work for Linux Toys? --
Does the PC work? --
Does the PC have what I need? --
How Do I Choose --
... the case? --
... a CPU? --
... a hard disk? --
... RAM? --
... a video card? --
... a sound card? --
... other hardware? --
Using Kernel Hardware Information --
Shopping for a Used PC --
Where to buy? --
Finding Open Source Software --
Where open source people gather.
Series Title: ExtremeTech.
Responsibility: Christopher Negus and Chuck Wolber.
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