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Red Hat Fedora Linux3 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-8870-9
396 pages
March 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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