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Linux Smart Homes For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-08596-7
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384 pages
October 2006
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Introduction.

Part I: Bringing the Future Home.

Chapter 1: Exploring the Possibilities of Home Automation.

Chapter 2: Filling Your Home Automation Toolkit with Linux Software.

Part II: Connecting Multiple Computers without the Wires.

Chapter 3: Going Wireless.

Chapter 4: Creating a Wireless Access Point.

Chapter 5: Routing Network Traffic for Free.

Part III: Entertaining Your Brain with a Little Help from Linux.

Chapter 6: Building a Personal Video Recorder with MythTV.

Chapter 7: Streaming Music without the Wires.

Chapter 8: Having Fun with a Webcam.

Chapter 9: Setting Up a Smart Phone System.

Part IV: Keeping a Linux Eye on the Sky.

Chapter 10: Letting Linux Watch the Weather For You.

Chapter 11: Getting Online Weather Information.

Chapter 12: Staying Comfortable with Thermostat Controls.

Part V: X10-ding Your Environment with Home Automation.

Chapter 13: Introducing X10 Home Automation.

Chapter 14: Going Wireless with X10.

Part VI: Controlling and Securing Your Automation Network.

Chapter 15: Controlling Your House with MisterHouse.

Chapter 16: Controlling X10 from MisterHouse.

Chapter 17: Using the Web Interface for Remote Control.

Chapter 18: Remotely Accessing Your MisterHouse Controls.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: (Nearly) Ten Cool Chores You Can Automate.

Chapter 20: Ten Gadgets Worth Checking Out.

Appendix.

Index.

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