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Fedora Linux: A Complete Guide to Red Hat's Community Distribution

By Chris Tyler - Published by O'Reilly - October 2006
ISBN: 0-596-52682-2 / ISBN-13: 978-0-596-52682-5

This book will get you up to speed quickly on Fedora Linux, a securely-designed Linux distribution that includes a massive selection of free software packages. Fedora is hardened out-of-the-box, it's easy to install, and extensively customizable - and this book shows you how to make Fedora work for you.

Fedora Linux: A Complete Guide to Red Hat's Community Distribution takes you deep into essential Fedora tasks and activities by presenting them in easy-to-learn modules. From installation and configuration through advanced topics such as administration, security, and virtualization, this book captures the important details of how Fedora Core works--without the fluff that bogs down other books and help/how-to web sites. Instead, you can learn from a concise task-based approach to using Fedora as both a desktop and server operating system.

In this book, you'll learn how to:

Whether you are running the stable version of Fedora Core or bleeding-edge Rawhide releases, this book has something for every level of user. The modular, lab-based approach not only shows you how things work-but also explains why--and provides you with the answers you need to get up and running with Fedora Linux.

Chris Tyler is a computer consultant and a professor of computer studies at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada where he teaches courses on programming, Linux system administration, and the X Window System. Over the last 22 years he has programmed a wide range of systems in more than two dozen languages; in 1996 he started focusing on database-backed web development and has been using Red Hat Linux and Fedora Core ever since. He blogs from time to time on the O'Reilly Network (http://oreillynet.com) and his own website (http://chris.tylers.info).


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