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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 OpenOffice.org 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 OpenOffice.org

  • 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.

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