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Fedora 8 Unleashed Covering Fedora 7 and 8 (14 Edition)


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Fedora Unleashed, 2008 Edition presents comprehensive coverage of Fedora 8, the popular Linux distribution developed by the Red Hat-sponsored Fedora Project. This book provides detailed information on installing, using, and administering Fedora. You’ll learn how to set up a desktop workstation or a high-powered server, and you’ll find complete details on Yum, Fedora’s easy-to-use desktop and productivity software.  Fedora Unleashed, 2008 Edition covers a wide range of topics, from using the software you need every day for work, such as the productivity suite and the Firefox web browser, to configuring your Linux desktop to run smoothly using multiple printers, shell scripts, and more. 

  • Install and configure the Fedora 8 Linux distribution
  • Manage Linux services and users
  • Run a printer server with CUPS
  • Connect to a local network and the Internet
  • Set up and administer a web server with Apache
  • Secure your machine and your network from intruders
  • Rebuild and install a new Linux kernel
  • Learn shell scripting
  • Run other operating systems on Fedora with Xen
  • Share files with Windows users using Samba
  • Get productive with
  • Play games on Linux
  • Use Linux multimedia programs
  • Use a database with Fedora
  • Set up a firewall
  • Set up a DNS server
  • Work with the X Window system
  • Learn Linux programming (including Mono)

Fedora 8 on DVD: DVD includes the Fedora 8 binary distribution with all the base Fedora packages plus hundreds of additional programs and utilities.


Free Upgrade! Purchase this book anytime in 2008 and receive a free Fedora 9 Upgrade Kit by mail (U.S. or Canada only) after Fedora 9 is released. See inside back cover for details.

About the Author

Andrew Hudson is a regular freelance contributor to Linux Format magazine, the UK’s largest Linux magazine. His particular area of expertise is Fedora and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform.


Paul Hudson is Editor of Linux Format magazine, a professional developer, and full-time journalist for Future Publishing. His articles have appeared in Mac Format, PC Answers, PC Format, PC Plus, and Linux Format.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1


Part I Installation and Configuration

1 Installing Fedora  9

2 Fedora Quick Start  41

3 Working with GNOME   53

4 Command-Line Quick Start  77


Part II Desktop Fedora

5 On the Internet  105

6 Productivity Applications  125

7 Multimedia  147

8 Printing with Fedora  177

9 Games  191


Part III System Administration

10 Managing Users  203

11 Automating Tasks  231

12 System-Monitoring Tools  259

13 Backing Up  271

14 Networking  297

15 Remote Access with SSH  335

16 Xen  345


Part IV Fedora As a Server

17 Apache Web Server Management  353

18 Administering Database Services  389

19 File and Print  415

20 Remote File Serving with FTP  445

21 Handling Electronic Mail  479

22 Setting Up a Proxy Server  501

23 Managing DNS  511

24 LDAP  551


Part V Programming Linux

25 Using Perl   563

26 Working with Python  579

27 Writing PHP Scripts  599

28 C/C++ Programming Tools for Fedora  629

29 Mono  641


Part VI Fedora Housekeeping

30 Securing Your Machines  655

31 Performance Tuning  669

32 Command-Line Master Class  683

33 Writing and Executing a Shell Script  711

34 Advanced Software Management  737

35 Managing the File System  757

36 Kernel and Module Management  787


Part VII Appendices

A The History of Red Hat and Fedora   813

B Installation Resources  821

C Fedora and Linux Internet Resources  847


Index  859

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Hudson, Andrew
Hudson, Paul
Hudson, Andrew
Operating Systems - LINUX
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