Linux Toys II

Linux Toys II : 9 Cool New Projects for Home, Office, and Entertainment

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This book builds on the success of the original Linux Toys, with new projects you can build using different Linux distributions. All new toys in this edition include a MythTV entertainment center, eMoviX bootable home movies, a BZFlag game client and server, and an Icecast Internet radio station, plus five more. It comes with a companion Web site that provides information for further enhancing your Linux Toys II projects. It also includes a CD ROM with scripts, packages, and code for the projects.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 397 pages
  • 188 x 231.1 x 30.5mm | 635.04g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • ill
  • 0764579959
  • 9780764579950
  • 2,258,876

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"...will be a hit with all those Linux geeks out there that bought (and loved) the first one." (Publishing News, 25th March 2005)
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The Linux toyshop just added a new wingTired of playing with your old Linux toys? Wait 'til you see what Chris Negus has cooked up for you now! How about a Web-based Gallery server for sharing digital images over a network? A slick MythTV personal video recorder entertainment center? Automating gadgets and home lighting with X10? Or recycling used PCs into powerful thin-client work- stations? Turn an old PC into a new toy, or even create your own customized Damn Small Linux that fits in your pocket! Boot up the Linux Toys II CD, and you can start playing within five minutes.The new toys
Each with a complete materials list, all necessary software, and detailed, illustrated instructionsGallery Web photo serverMythTV entertainment center PVReMoviX bootable home moviesCustomized Damn Small Linux pen driveX10 lighting and gadget controllerBZFlag game client and serverCustom Devil-Linux firewallIcecast Internet radio stationLTSP thin-client server
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I: The Basics. Chapter 1: Introduction to Linux Toys II. Chapter 2: Finding What You Need. Part II: Multimedia Projects. Chapter 3: Creating a Web Photo Gallery. Chapter 4: Creating a Personal Video Recorder with MythTV. Chapter 5: Making Bootable Movies with eMoviX. Part III: Home Projects. Chapter 6: Customizing a Live Linux Pen Drive. Chapter 7: Automating Home Lights and Gadgets with X10. Chapter 8: Setting Up a Game Server with BZFlag. Chapter 9: Building a Dedicated SOHO Firewall. Part IV: Small Business Projects. Chapter 10: Running an Internet Radio Station with Icecast. Chapter 11: Building a Thin Client Server with LTSP. Part V: Appendixes. Appendix A: Using the Linux Toys II CD. Appendix B: ABCs of Using Linux. Appendix C: Installing Linux. Index.
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About Christopher Negus

Christopher Negus is the bestselling author of all editions of Red Hat Linux Bible and coauthor with Thomas Weeks of Linux Troubleshooting Bible. Chris's hands-on approach has helped thousands of people get up and running quickly with Linux. He has provided instructions on everything from "Toys" projects to enterprise-level servers. Special contributing author: Thomas Weeks,
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"...will be a hit with all those Linux geeks out there that bought (and loved) the first one." (Publishing News, 25th March 2005)
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