From the Back Cover
Get tomorrow′s Linux technology today in Fedora 11 Fedora is the best cutting–edge Linux operating system available. Install it on your own desktop or personal server and you′ll have your hands on the latest Linux technology. Learn to use it today and you′ll be ready for upcoming enterprise Linux systems when they arrive. Install, configure, and use Fedora as anything from a desktop to an Internet server. Use this book as a guide to installing or running Fedora from the included DVD and Live CD. Set up Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux to: Create encrypted file systems, use lightweight desktops, and try online games with new features in Fedora Navigate your computer with GNOME®, KDE®, Xfce, or Sugar (One Laptop Per Child) Desktops Manage and use documents, spreadsheets, presentations, music, and images Connect easily to your network with NetworkManager Draw from massive online Fedora and third–party software repositories Build an Internet server with e–mail, Web, DNS, FTP, and database services What′s on the DVD and CD–ROM? Official Fedora 11 install DVD Official Fedora 11 GNOME desktop live/install CD System Requirements: Please see the Preface and Appendix A for details and complete system requirements. New in Fedora 11 Ext4 file systems RPM 4.6 Cortado streaming video Improved webcam support Connection sharing with NetworkManager Better printer support Graphical administration tools make configuration easy Spin, wobble, or twist with desktop effects Choose from hundreds of desktop and online games
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 multiple books in the Linux Toolbox series: Fedora Linux Toolbox , Ubuntu Linux Toolbox , Mac OS X UNIX Toolbox , SUSE Linux Toolbox, and BSD UNIX Toolbox (Wiley Publishing). Besides that, Chris authored Linux Bible 2009 Edition and co–wrote CentOS Bible , Linux Troubleshooting Bible and Linux Toys II for Wiley Publishing. Chris also authored Live Linux CDs and co–authored the Official Damn Small Linux Book , as part of the Negus Software Solutions Series. Today, Chris works as a Linux instructor for Red Hat, Inc. and has achieved certification as a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Red Hat Certified Examiner (RHCX). At home, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, Sheree, and his boys, Caleb and Seth. His hobbies include soccer, singing, and exercising with Sheree. Eric Foster–Johnson is a veteran programmer who works daily with Linux, Unix, and Windows and other operating systems. By day, he writes enterprise Java software for ObjectPartners, a Minnesota consulting firm. He has authored and co–authored a number of Linux and Unix titles including Red Hat RPM Guide , Teach Yourself Linux , Teach Yourself Unix, and Perl Modules .