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Fedora 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible

ISBN: 978-0-470-13075-9
1128 pages
July 2007
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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(r) and KDE(r) 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.
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Table of Contents

Part I. Getting Started in Fedora and RHEL.

Chapter 1. An Overview of Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Chapter 2. Installing Fedora.

Chapter 3. Getting Started with the Desktop.

Chapter 4. Using Linux Commands.

Part II. Using Fedora and RHEL.

Chapter 5. Accessing and Running Applications.

Chapter 6. Publishing with Fedora and RHEL.

Chapter 7. Gaming in Fedora and RHEL.

Chapter 8. Music, Video, and Images in Linux.

Chapter 9. Using the Internet and the Web.

Part III. Administering Fedora and RHEL.

Chapter 10. Understanding System Administration.

Chapter 11. Setting Up and Supporting Users.

Chapter 12. Automating System Tasks.

Chapter 13. Backing Up and Restoring Files.

Chapter 14. Computer Security Issues.

Part IV. Fedora and RHEL Network and Server Setup.

Chapter 15. Setting Up a Local Area Network.

Chapter 16. Connecting to the Internet.

Chapter 17. Setting Up a Print Server.

Chapter 18. Setting Up a File Server.

Chapter 19. Setting Up a Mail Server.

Chapter 20. Setting Up an FTP Server.

Chapter 21. Setting Up a Web Server.

Chapter 22. Setting Up an LDAP Address Book Server.

Chapter 23. Setting Up Boot Servers. DHCP and NIS.

Chapter 24. Setting Up a MySQL Database Server.

Chapter 25. Making Servers Public with DNS.

Chapter 26. Integrating Fedora with Apple Macs.

Appendix A. About the Media.

Appendix B. Running Network Services.

Appendix C. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Features.


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New to This Edition

  • DVD and 2 CDs: full Fedora Core Linux 7 on DVD, an official Fedora LiveCD, plus a CD of Fedora Extras.
  • New features focus on new features in Fedora 7 destined for the next release of RHEL such as The book will enhance the Linux experience for people moving from Windows with expanded sections on WINE, and VMware for getting Windows applications running in Linux, and details on converting documents from Microsoft formats to those used by OpenOffice.org.  Additional coverage includes running on newer platforms such as 64-bit architecture, The Macintosh and in virtual environments via XEN virtualization. 
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If the information offered in the 1000+ pages of Fedora 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible is not enough, we offer you the extra content package available from this site. Download and unzip the extra content from the link on this page. Then open the READMEFIRST.htm file in any Web browser.

The READMEFIRST.htm file provides you with dozens of links to information about using, troubleshooting, and becoming more involved with Fedora. There is also a collection of doc files in the package that contain descriptions of Fedora and Red Hat Linux features that were covered in previous editions of the book.

NOTE: The DVD that accompanies this book includes everything from the complete Fedora 7 repository except nine games (freedroidrpg, glest, nexuiz, raidem, scorched3d, sear, torcs, tremulous, and vegastrike). If you want any of those games, use the Package Manager window after Fedora is installed to get them from the Internet.

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