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Fedora 8 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible [Paperback]

Christopher Negus

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8 Jan 2008 Bible (Book 478)
More than a quarter of a million copies sold in previous editions!

Freedom is a feature

With Fedora′s new Online Desktop, you are free to shape your desktop environment to include the services, applications, and online friends you desire. As always, Fedora′s total dedication to freedom lets you draw on thousands of free software packages to create 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 and writing 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 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 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 the new experimental Online Desktop

  • Explore the latest in KVM and QEMU virtualization and AIGLX 3D–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 to your hard drive

System Requirements: Please see the Preface and Appendix A for details 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 3D acceleration
Organizing the people, places, and things you need on your desktop is now easier with the new GNOME Online Desktop. Get organized, then pile on some bling with 3D–accelerated desktop effects.

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

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


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More than a quarter of a million copies sold in previous editions!

Freedom is a feature

With Fedora′s new Online Desktop, you are free to shape your desktop environment to include the services, applications, and online friends you desire. As always, Fedora′s total dedication to freedom lets you draw on thousands of free software packages to create 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 and writing 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 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 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 the new experimental Online Desktop

  • Explore the latest in KVM and QEMU virtualization and AIGLX 3D–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 to your hard drive

System Requirements: Please see the Preface and Appendix A for details 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 3D acceleration
Organizing the people, places, and things you need on your desktop is now easier with the new GNOME Online Desktop. Get organized, then pile on some bling with 3D–accelerated desktop effects.

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

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

About the Author

Christopher Negus has been working with UNIX systems, the Internet, and (most recently) Linux Systems for more than two decades. During that time, Chris worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories, UNIX System Laboratories, and Novell, helping to develop the UNIX operating system. Features from many of the UNIX projects Chris worked on at AT&T have found their way into Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, and other Linux systems.
Chris is the author of all editions of what started out as Red Hat Linux Bible, which because of the name changes of Red Hat′s Linux Projects has evolved into the book you are holding. Most recently, Chris co–authored three books in the Linux Toolbox series: Fedora Linux Toolbox, Ubuntu Linux Toolbox, and SUSE Linux Toolbox (Wiley Publishing, 2007).
Before that, Chris authored Linux Bible 2008 Edition and co–wrote Linux Troubleshooting Bible and Linux Toys II for Wiley Publishing. During the past few years, Chris has written several books on UNIX and the Internet, including Internet Explorer 4 Bible and Netscape Plug–Ins For Dummies for Wiley Publishing. He also co–wrote several books for Que Publishing, including The Complete Idiot′s Guide to Networking (Second and third editions) and Using UNIX (second edition).

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Covers a lot of ground 1 Mar 2008
By Gordon Ewasiuk - Published on Amazon.com
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3lbs of Fedora Core 8 goodness. This is more like an end-user/junior sysadmin bible though. It covers a _LOT_ of ground -- everything from installation to configuration to deploying network services, the bible goes step by step. In some cases, the bible offers a more complete set of documentation than manuals from Red Hat.

The book doesn't delve into the nitty-gritty of Linux. For example, rolling a custom kernel is out. Probably for good reason though since most people probably won't need to do that. Things like strace or deep security concepts are best researched using other books.

RHEL5 is an after-thought in this bible. Do not buy if you are looking for lots of RHEL specific topics.

Still, for a Fedora Core end-user or someone starting out in sysadmin field, this bible will deliver the goods.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very in depth book about the latest edition of Fedora and RHEL 15 Feb 2008
By Charles T. Mattingly - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great textbook. The author goes all out in this book to explain how to use Fedora productively. He explains every little corner you can possibly think of. From how the file system is set up and different from windows to setting up different types of servers. The book is easy to follow along and is pretty much step by step the further you get into the book. I recommend this book to anyone that is just starting out using Linux because of its ease of use and in depth explanations. The cool thing about this book is that it can be used practically with any Linux OS. I tried it out with Ubuntu and everything I've accomplished so far in Fedora I have been able to do in Ubuntu.
Fedora 8 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Linux For the Curious 13 Feb 2008
By opawalt - Published on Amazon.com
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This book with its companion CD/DVD is about the only thing you need to get started with Linux, besides a computer, of course. I tried Linux with Fedora 3 several years ago, and things have really improved with Fedora 8. The writing is superb, at least so far. I'm only on about page 182. There are over 1000 pages. Linux is not for everybody, but if you are curious what it is all about, this book is a great place to start. You can try Linux without installing anything, if you like, from the CD. Or you can install as much as you want from the DVD. A lot of open source software is included: Firefox, Open Office, etc. I even downloaded and installed Picasa. Linux is not for the casual computer user, but if you've read this far...
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Linux Companion 24 Jan 2008
By Ricard Marti Riera - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Really very helpful and full of great info. I must recommend this book. I already owned the Red Hat 9 Linux Bible and in a way for recycling me in the new Fedora 8 OS think it's a must.

For all users, from the newbie to the professional user that ever find new tips & tricks in this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good product for the more advanced user 2 Aug 2008
By Apprentice - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a good teaching book for the individual who already has working knowledge of Linux. For the novice, this book is too advanced.
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