For connoisseurs of Linux , trying their hands on various versions of Ubuntu is hindered by having to download and restore all their favourite packages each and every time.Not any more , because i have ” found ” an interesting software APTonCD that makes a backup of all the packages installed through apt-get , synaptic or aptitude ,with their dependencies and makes an iso image that could be kept as it is or written to a cd . This could later be used to restore all those packages ” in one click ” !! cool ! isn´t it ?
The interface is very simple too . It has got just two tabs “create” and “restore” and all actions are quite intuitive .
And the next topic is on the Ubuntu guide , which i came across recently.
” Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference ” is another feather on the cap of Keir Thomas , whose earlier success was ” Ubuntu Kung Fu ” .
No doubt Ubuntu Kung Fu is a great work , but compared to Ubuntu pocket guide , its un-organized . The latter contains well organized content and has information on Installing and configuring ubuntu , an info which Ubuntu Kung Fu lacks . Anyway both these books are really great and good news is that the pdf version of Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference is available for free .