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Red Hat Fedora Core 6 Unleashed

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  • Copyright 2007
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-7686-6557-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7686-6557-4

Red Hat® Fedora™ Core 6 Unleashed presents comprehensive coverage of Fedora Core 6, 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.

Red Hat® Fedora™ Core 6 Unleashed 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.

For the hardcore Linux enthusiast, there is complete coverage of the X Window system, Linux programming (including Mono), web server administration, and network administration.

  • Install and configure Red Hat’s Fedora Core 6 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
  • Watch television on your computer
  • Set up a DNS server

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

Paul Hudson is 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.


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Category: Operating Systems/Linux

Covers: Fedora Core 6 Linux Distribution

User Level: Intermediate—Advanced


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Table of Contents


    Part I    Installation and Configuration

    1    Introducing Fedora

    2    Preparing to Install Fedora

    3    Installing Fedora

    4    Post-Installation Configuration

    5    First Steps with Fedora

    Part II    Desktop Fedora

    6    The X Window System

    7    Managing Software

    8    On the Internet: Surfing the Web, Writing Email, and Reading the News

    9    Productivity Applications

    10    Multimedia Applications

    11    Graphics Manipulation

    12    Printing with Fedora

    13    Games

    Part III    System Administration

    14    Managing Users

    15    Automating Tasks

    16    System Resources

    17    Backing Up, Restoring, and Recovery

    18    Network Connectivity

    19    Remote Access with SSH and Telnet

    20    Xen

    Part IV    Fedora As a Server

    21    Apache Web Server Management

    22    Administering Database Services

    23    File and Print

    24    Remote File Serving with FTP

    25    Handling Electronic Mail

    26    Setting Up a Proxy Server

    27    Managing DNS

    28    LDAP

    29    News Servers

    Part V    Programming Linux

    30    Using Perl

    31    Working with Python

    32    Writing PHP Scripts

    33    C/C++ Programming Tools for Fedora

    34    Mono

    Part VI    Fedora Housekeeping

    35    Securing Your Machines

    36    Performance Tuning

    37    Command Line Masterclass

    38    Advanced yum

    39    Managing the File System

    40    Kernel and Module Management

    Part VII    Appendix

    A    Fedora and Linux Internet Resources


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