Fedora 8 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible
By Christopher Negus
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: March 2008
Pages: 1080

More than a quarter of a million copies sold in previouseditions!

Freedom is a feature

With Fedora's new Online Desktop, you are free to shape yourdesktop environment to include the services, applications, andonline friends you desire. As always, Fedora's total dedication tofreedom lets you draw on thousands of free software packages tocreate the exact desktop or server computer you need.

Fedora puts together the software (provided here on CD and DVD).This book acts as a guide to everything from playing music andwriting documents to configuring many powerful Web, file, print,DHCP, and database servers.

Customize Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux to:

  • Explore your computer or the Internet from GNOME®,KDE®, or Online Desktops
  • Manage and use documents, spreadsheets, presentations, music,and images

  • Try the new advanced PulseAudio sound server

  • Draw from online software repositories with Package Manager andPackage Updater

  • Build an Internet server with e-mail, Web, DNS, FTP, anddatabase services

  • Secure your computer with firewalls, password protection, andSELinux

  • Try out cutting-edge Fedora 8 features:

  • Use Codeina to get legal software to play MP3, Windows media,and other audio/video formats

  • Organize photos, music, friends, docs, and Web favorites in thenew experimental Online Desktop

  • Explore the latest in KVM and QEMU virtualization and AIGLX3D-desktop

What's on the DVD and CD-ROM?

  • Install Fedora 8 (8GB) from DVD
  • Boot Fedora 8 GNOME Live CD, and then install its contents toyour hard drive

System Requirements: Please see the Preface and Appendix A fordetails and complete system requirements.

Open for more!

  • Check out the new Online Desktop
  • Find ten cool things to do with Fedora

  • Run a Fedora 8 quick install

Add pop and power with Online Desktop and 3Dacceleration
Organizing the people, places, and things you need on yourdesktop is now easier with the new GNOME Online Desktop. Getorganized, then pile on some bling with 3D-accelerated desktopeffects.

Put friends, photos, and fun on your new Online Desktop
Your favorite people and your online favorites are totallyaccessible from the new GNOME Online Desktop.

Play with 3D desktop animations
Continued improvements in 3D software let you rotate workspaceson a 3D cube, choose 3D minimize effects, and set 3D wobbleeffects.

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