Fedora Linux
A Complete Guide to Red Hat's Community Distribution
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: October 2006
Pages: 658

"Neither a "Starting Linux" book nor a dry reference manual, this book has a lot to offer to those coming to Fedora from other operating systems or distros."
-- Behdad Esfahbod, Fedora developer


This book will get you up to speed quickly on Fedora Linux, a securely-designed Linux distribution that includes a massive selection of free software packages. Fedora is hardened out-of-the-box, it's easy to install, and extensively customizable - and this book shows you how to make Fedora work for you.

Fedora Linux: A Complete Guide to Red Hat's Community Distribution will take you deep into essential Fedora tasks and activities by presenting them in easy-to-learn modules. From installation and configuration through advanced topics such as administration, security, and virtualization, this book captures the important details of how Fedora Core works--without the fluff that bogs down other books and help/how-to web sites. Instead, you can learn from a concise task-based approach to using Fedora as both a desktop and server operating system.

In this book, you'll learn how to:

  • Install Fedora and perform basic administrative tasks
  • Configure the KDE and GNOME desktops
  • Get power management working on your notebook computer and hop on a wired or wireless network
  • Find, install, and update any of the thousands of packages available for Fedora
  • Perform backups, increase reliability with RAID, and manage your disks with logical volumes
  • Set up a server with file sharing, DNS, DHCP, email, a Web server, and more
  • Work with Fedora's security features including SELinux, PAM, and Access Control Lists (ACLs)

Whether you are running the stable version of Fedora Core or bleeding-edge Rawhide releases, this book has something for every level of user. The modular, lab-based approach not only shows you how things work-but also explains why--and provides you with the answers you need to get up and running with Fedora Linux.

Chris Tyler is a computer consultant and a professor of computer studies at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada where he teaches courses on Linux and X Window System Administration. He has worked on systems ranging from embedded data converters to Multics mainframes.

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