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For a home desktop or a business server, here′s all the Linux you need Fedora 7 contains thousands of the latest Linux software projects. The Fedora 7 merge of Fedora Core and Extras software on our special DVD means that you get the most complete Fedora installation set available. The included Fedora 7 desktop live CD can be run live, and then installed to your hard disk. In all, you get the latest Linux desktop, server, and systems administration software and instruction, so you can learn skills that scale up to professional, commercial–quality Linux systems. Configure Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux to: Explore your computer or the Internet from GNOME® and KDE® desktops Manage and use documents, spreadsheets, presentations, music, and images Draw from online software repositories with Package Manager and Package Updater Build an Internet server with e–mail, Web, DNS, FTP, and database services Secure your computer with firewalls, password protection, and SELinux Try out cutting edge Fedora 7 features: Boot up the first official Fedora 7 desktop live CD to try before you install Play with the latest 3D–desktop technology with AIGLX and Compiz Run virtualized versions of Fedora on your desktop, using KVM and QEMU What′s on the DVD and CD–ROM? Install complete Fedora 7 (8GB) from DVD Boot Fedora 7 desktop live CD, and then install its contents to your hard drive Open for more! Play with 3D animation and applets on the desktop Find ten cool things to do with Fedora Run a Fedora 7 quick install System Requirements: Please see the Preface and Appendix A for details and complete system requirements. Engage 3D acceleration and play with desktop applets Navigating your Fedora desktop has more bling when you enable 3D–hardware acceleration with AIGLX and the Compiz window manager. Adding desktop applets can bring more fun and function to your Fedora desktop as well. Play with 3D desktop animations Experimental 3D software lets you rotate workspaces on a 3D cube, choose 3D minimalize effects, and set 3D fade effects. Add fun and function to the desktop Use personalized applets, backgrounds, themes, and icons to turn your Fedora desktop into a workspace that is all your own.