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From the Back Cover
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).
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
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.
I bought this book because of its CD/DVD Software, that suit for my Server machine.
Fedora 8 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible