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Red Hat Linux Fedora For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-4232-9
408 pages
December 2003
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  • Shows first-time Linux users how to install and use the latest version of the world’s most popular Linux distribution, Red Hat
  • Updated to cover the latest features in the Fall 2003 Red Hat release
  • Gives readers the lowdown on navigating the GNOME graphical user interfaces, working with the OpenOffice.org Desktop Productivity Suite, connecting to the Internet with DSL or cable, setting up a firewall, and more, in a friendly, easy-to-understand style
  • Contains new chapters on using the WINE system to execute Windows applications under Linux and creating a streaming audio server–plus new coverage of using Mozilla to access e-mail and configuring virtual private networks
  • Includes the Red Hat Linux Fedora Publisher’s Edition on one DVD
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Introduction.

Part I: Installing Red Hat Linux.

Chapter 1: And in the Opposite Corner . . . a Penguin?

Chapter 2: Getting Ready for Red Hat Linux.

Chapter 3: Ready, Set, Install!

Chapter 4: Getting Red Hat Linux.

Part II: Got Net?

Chapter 5: Dial-Up Modems Still Get the Job Done.

Chapter 6: Broadband Rocks!

Chapter 7: Connect Locally, Communicate Globally: Connecting to a LAN.

Chapter 8: Only You Can Prevent Network Break-Ins.

Part III: Linux, Huh! What Is It Good For? Absolutely Everything!

Chapter 9: Gnowing GNOME.

Chapter 10: Gnowing More Applications.

Chapter 11: Surfin’ the Net and Groovin’ to Tunes.

Chapter 12: Live from the Net.

Chapter 13: Going to the Office.

Chapter 14: Days of Wine and Applications.

Part IV: Revenge of the Nerds.

Chapter 15: Building Your Own, Private Network.

Chapter 16: Creating Basic Linux Network Services.

Chapter 17: Securing Your Future.

Chapter 18: Bringing In the Red Hat Linux Repair Man.

Chapter 19: Building a Streaming Audio Server.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten Problem Areas and Solutions.

Chapter 21: Ten Security Vulnerabilities.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Red Hat Linux Administration Utilities.

Appendix B: Discovering Your Hardware.

Appendix C: Filing Your Life Away.

Appendix D: Becoming a Suit: Managing the Red Hat Linux File System.

Appendix E: Revving Up RPM.

Appendix F: About the DVD-ROM.

Index.

GNU General Public License.

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Jon 'maddog' Hall (Amherst, NH) is Executive Director of Linux International. Mr. Hall is a world-renowned Linux Evangelist and the author of the first two editions of Linux For Dummies as well as other For Dummies books on SuSE and TurboLinux.

Paul G. Sery (Albuquerque, NM) works in the Special Projects Group of the Sandia National Laboratories. He assists in the operation and management of the Computer Science Research Institute Network. He is the author of the Red Hat Linux Network Toolkit and the co-author of Red Hat Linux Internet Server, TurboLinux For Dummies, and Red Hat Linux in Small Business.

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“…a superb, no-nonsense approach…will delight the newbie…” (Linux User & Developer, April 2004)
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Companion Site
Here you will find links to all the web resources in the book, organized by chapter.

Chapter 1

http://www.openoffice.org

Chapter 2

http://www.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html
http://www.norton.com
http://www.powerquest.com - "We apologize, however, this url was working at the time of publication but the owner of the site has since stop publishing this page. You can visit the latest Fedora resource links here.
ftp://limestone.uoregon.edu/redhat/8.0/en/os/i386/dosutils

Chapter 3

http://www.redhat.com
http://clock.redhat.com
http://clock2.redhat.com

Chapter 5

http://www.theonion.com
http://www.redhat.com/apps/community
http://www.access4free.com
http://www.att.net
http://www.compuserve.com
http://www.earthlink.net
http://www.prism.net
http://www.sprint.net

Chapter 7

http://www.wiley.com

Chapter 8


http://www.sans.org
http://www.usenix.org
http://www.redhat.com
http://www.cert.org

Chapter 10

http://www.gnome.org/gnome-office/evolution.shmtl

Chapter 11

http://www.linuxworld.com
http://www.macromedia.com/downloads
http://proforma.real.com/real/player/unix/unix.html?src=downloadr,000814rpchoice_c1
ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/acrobatreader/unix/4.x
http://java.sun.com/j2se/index.jsp

Chapter 12

http://www.vorbis.com
http://www.vorbis.com/music.psp
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/dload.html
http://www.shoutcast.com
http://www.live.com/mplayer
rtsp://audio.npr.org/fa/20010604.fa.rm
http://www.radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/home

Chapter 13

http://www.openoffice.org/project/www/license.html

Chapter 14

http://www.winehq.com
http://www.tucows.com
http://appdb.winehq.com
http://www.winehq.com/?page=supported_applications
http://www.codeweavers.com
http://www.transgaming.com
http://www.codeweavers.com/products/download_trial.php
http://www.vmware.com/download
http://plex86.sourceforge.net
http://www.sourceforge.net

Chapter 15

http://www.redhat.com

Chapter 16

http://www.samba.org
http://www.redhat.com
http://ns1.redhat.com
http://beta.redhat.com

Chapter 17

http://www.amazon.com
http://www.verisign.com
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/custom-guide/s1-secureserver-generatingkey.html
http://www.snort.org
http://www.tripwire.com
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/security-guide/
http://www.linuxsecurity.com
http://www.sans.org
http://www.nmap.org
http://www.securitytracker.com
http://www.infosyssec.com
http://www.cert.org
http://rpmfind.net

Chapter 19

http://www.icecast.org
http://xiph.org

Chapter 20

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual
http://www.dejanews.com
http://www.mailgate.org
http://www.google.com/advanced_group_search
https://listman.redhat.com/mailmain/listinfo - "We apologize, however, this url was working at the time of publication but the owner of the site has since stop publishing this page. You can visit the latest Fedora resource links here.
http://www.ssc.com
http://clock.redhat.com

Chapter 21

http://www.sans.org
http://www.usenix.org
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual
http://www.openssh.org
http://www.insecure.org
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat
http://rhn.redhat.com

Appendix B

http://www.redhat.com/support

Appendix D

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/install-guide/

Appendix E

http://www.freshmeat.net
http://www.redhat.com

Appendix F

http://www.redhat.com
http://www.redhat.com/support
http://www.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html
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