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Red Hat Fedora Linux3 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-7940-0
396 pages
January 2005
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  • Fedora Core "X" is the latest release of the leading Linux distribution, which boasts approximately 70 percent of the Linux market in the United States and serves as a low-cost alternative to more expensive operating systems
  • Written in the trademark friendly, humorous, easy-to-understand For Dummies style, this updated edition shows Linux newbies how to install and use Fedora Core
  • Includes new coverage of the SELinux infrastructure (an important new security feature), Linux and GNOME applications, how to fine-tune the GNOME desktop, and the new GStreamer multimedia tool
  • Companion DVD includes the full Fedora Core "X" distribution-all the tools and source code on the multi-CD version
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Introduction.

Part I: Installing Fedora Core.

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

Chapter 2: Paving the Way for Fedora Core.

Chapter 3: Ready, Set, Install!

Chapter 4: Getting to Know Fedora Core.

Part II: Got Net?

Chapter 5: Dull 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 Bad Firewalls.

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 Using E-Mail.

Chapter 12: Using Audio and Video Applications.

Chapter 13: Going to the OpenOffice.

Chapter 14: The Days of Wine and Windows 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 Fedora Core Repairman.

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 and Their Fixes.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Fedora Core Administration Utilities.

Appendix B: Discovering Your Hardware’s True Identity.

Appendix C: Filing Your Life Away.

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

Appendix E: Revving Up with RPM and YUM.

Appendix F: About the DVD.

Index.

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Jon 'maddog' Hall, Executive Director of Linux International, is a world-renowned Linux evangelist.

Paul G. Sery is a system administrator for Sandia National Laboratories, Inc.

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Do you think you've discovered an error in this book? Please check the list of errata below to see if we've already addressed the error. If not, please submit the error via our Errata Form. We will attempt to verify your error; if you're right, we will post a correction below.

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220 CD Issue with Page 220
Page 220 instructs the reader to install the system-config-bind-A package using the Package Manager gui. That package is no longer listed by the package manager but is still on the DVD. The reader can install the package manually as follows: Insert the companion DVD Open a Terminal window Type the command "su -" and enter the root password when prompted. Type the following command with the quotes removed on one line "rpm -ivh /media/cdrom/Fedora/RPMS/system-config-bind*" NOTE: {the reader should substitute their value for cdrom}
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Companion site
Go here to order the CDs, if you do not have a DVD drive.

Links

FM:

www.dummies.com/register

www.the5thwave.com

Cheat Sheet:

None

Introduction:

None

Chapter 1:

www.openoffice.org

Chapter 2:

www.norton.com

www.symantec.com/partitionmagic

http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/1/i386/os/dosutils/fips20

Chapter 3:

www.redhat.com

clock.redhat.com

clock2.redhat.com

Chapter 4:

None

Chapter 5:

www.theonion.com

www.redhat.com/apps/community

www.access4free.com

www.att.net

www.compuglobalmegahyper.net

www.compuserve.com

www.earthlink.net

www.prism.net

www.sprint.net

Chapter 6:

None

Chapter 7:

www.prism54.org

www.linuxant.com

Chapter 8:

www.dummies.com

Chapter 9:

None

Chapter 10:

None

Chapter 11:

www.linuxworld.com

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

plugindoc.mozdev.org

Chapter 12:

www.vorbis.com

www.vorbis.com/music.psp

www.virgin.co.uk/thestation/listen/ogg.html

www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/dload.html

www.shoutcast.com

www.wrti.org

www.real.com/linux

www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=1123917

plugindoc.mozdev.org

rtsp://audio.npr.org/fa/20010604.fa.rm

sourceforge.net

http://luna.cs.ccsu.edu/dominik/apt/fc1/RPMS.testing

Chapter 13:

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

Chapter 14:

www.winehq.com/site/download

www.tucows.com

www.dummies.com/go/rhlfedorafd

www.microsoft.com/downloads

www.codeweavers.com

www.codeweavers.com/site/products/download_trial

crossover.codeweavers.com/download/office-trial

www.transgaming.com

appdb.winehq.com

SourceForge.net

Chapter 15:

fedora.redhat.com

Chapter 16:

www.redhat.com

fedora.redhat.com

www.samba.org

www.adobe.com/support/downloads/main.html

ns1.redhat.com

wiley.com

Chapter 17:

www.amazon.com

www.hackazon.com

www.verisign.com

www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/custom-guide/s1-secureserver-generatingkey.html

www.snort.org

www.tripwire.com

www.chkrootkit.org

www.nsa.gov/selinux

http://fedora.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-selinux-list

www.lurking-grue.org/gettingstarted_newselinuxHOWTO.html

www.crypt.gen.nz/selinux/faq.html#WWW.1

www.samag.com/documents/s=7835/sam0303a/0303a.htm

www.crypt.gen.nz/selinux/faq.html

www.linuxsecurity.com

www.sans.org

www.nmap.org

www.securitytracker.com

www.counterhack.net

www.infosyssec.com

www.cert.org

kernel.org

lsm.immunix.org

Chapter 18:

None

Chapter 19:

www.icecast.org

xiph.com

Chapter 20:

www.tldp.org

www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual

fedora.redhat.com/participate/communicate

www.dejanews.com

www.mailgate.org

www.google.com/advanced_group_search

www.ssc.com

Chapter 21:

www.sans.org

www.usenix.org

www.fedora.redhat.com/docs

www.fedoranews.org

www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9

www.openssh.org

www.insecure.org/nmap

fedora.redhat.com/download/updates.html

Appendix A:

None

Appendix B:

www.redhat.com/support

Appendix C:

None

Appendix D:

None

Appendix E:

www.freshmeat.net

www.redhat.com

fedora.redhat.com

download.fedora.redhat.com

mirrors.kernel.org

limestone.uoregon.edu

Appendix F:

www.wiley.com/techsupport

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