Synopses & Reviews
More than a quarter of a million copies sold in previous editions!
Fedora leads the competition in cutting-edge Linux technology
With a new KDE desktop, and new file system, security, and wireless features, Fedora is the best way to get the latest in Linux technology. Install, configure, and use Fedora as anything from a desktop to an Internet server. Use this book as a guide to everything from publishing and gaming to setting up powerful Web, file, print, and LDAP servers. Install or boot Fedora from the included DVD and Live CD.
Set up Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux to:
Navigate your computer with GNOME, KDE, Xfce, or Online Desktops
Manage and use documents, spreadsheets, presentations, music, and images
Connect easily to your network with NetworkManager
Draw from massive online Fedora and third-party software repositories
Build an Internet server with e-mail, Web, DNS, FTP, and database services
What's on the DVD and CD-ROM?
Fedora 9 (8GB) special install DVD
Fedora 9 KDE desktop live/install CD
System Requirements: Please see the Preface and Appendix A for details and complete system requirements.
New in Fedora 9:
Master the latest version of Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux with the step-by-step instructions and hands-on advice in Fedora 9 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible
. Learn key system administration skills like setting users and automating system tasks, understand the latest security issues and threats, and gain confidence with using and customizing the desktop menus, icons, and window manager. Updated every six months to correspond with the latest Fedora release, this book includes an official Fedora 9 LiveCD so that you can practice your knowledge and improve your skills.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
- The Fedora 9 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Biblegives clear thorough instructions for the basic user and administrator skills needed to master the latest version of Fedora and RHEL. The book includes: step-by-step instructions for making Linux installation simple and painless; how to take advantage of the desktop interface (including coverage of AIGLX); how to use the Linux shell, file system, and text editor. The book also describes key system administration skills including setting up users, automating system tasks, backing up and restoring files, and understanding the latest security issues and threats; using and customizing the desktop menus, icons, window manager, and xterm; and, how to create and publish formatted documents with Linux applications.
- The DVD and CD includeFedora Linux 9 and an official Fedora 9 LiveCD (bootable and installable).
- New featuresfocus on the new KDE 4 desktop environment, updating the X Server to version 1.5, added Yum support, and increased response time to 1 second from execute to accepting clients. The book will enhance the Linux experience for people moving from Windows with improved sections on running Windows applications in Linux and improved multimedia support.
About the Author
Christopher Negus has been working with UNIX systems, the Internet, and (most recently) Linux systems for more than two decades. During that time, Chris worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories, UNIX System Laboratories, and Novell, helping to develop the UNIX operating system. Features from many of the UNIX projects Chris worked on at AT&T have found their way into Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, and other Linux systems.
Chris is the author of all editions of what started out as Red Hat Linux Bible, which because of the name changes of Red Hat’s Linux projects has evolved into the book you are holding. Most recently, Chris co-authored four books in the Linux Toolbox series: Fedora Linux Toolbox, Ubuntu Linux Toolbox, SUSE Linux Toolbox, and BSD UNIX Toolbox (Wiley Publishing).
Before that, Chris authored Linux Bible 2008 Edition and co-wrote Linux Troubleshooting Bible and Linux Toys II for Wiley Publishing. For Prentice Hall, Chris authored Live Linux CDs and co-authored the Official Damn Small Linux Book, as part of the Negus Live Linux Series.
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, Videos, and Images in Linux.
Chapter 9: Using 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 Tracks.
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 Network Connections and LANS.
Chapter 16: Connecting to the Internet.
Chapter 17: Setting Up a Printer 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 a DHCP Boot Server.
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 5 Features.