Official Fedora Companion

Official Fedora Companion : Your Guide to the Fedora Project

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Linux guru Nick Petreley demystifies the most powerful features of Fedora, the new Linux operating system from Red Hat The book is tailored for new users and people upgrading from previous Red Hat versions Cuts through technical jargon with a concise, friendly approach and offers invaluable insider tips that enable users to get up and running fast with Fedora Features step-by-step guidance to help readers to use and customize the friendly graphical Bluecurve desktop; get online with instant messaging, e-mail and a favorite browser; create personal audio and data CD-ROMs; and get started with the OpenOffice office productivity suite Includes essential security tips and all the basic configuration details for networks, firewalls, users, and printers Two CD-ROMs include Red Hat's new personal edition distribution known as Fedora Copyright (c) 2004 by Red Hat, Inc. Material may be distributed only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Open Publication License, V1.0 or later (the latest version is presently available at http://www more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 288 pages
  • 185.4 x 236.7 x 18.5mm | 458.14g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764558366
  • 9780764558368

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Chapter 1: Getting Started. Chapter 2: Ahead of the Bluecurve. Chapter 3: The KDE Bluecurve. Chapter 4: Using and Cruising the Internet. Chapter 5: Audio, Video, and General Amusement. Chapter 6: Images and Graphics. Chapter 7: Getting Productive With Fedora. Chapter 8: Diskettes and CD--ROMs. Chapter 9: Command--Line Power: Shell Prompt Basics. Chapter 10: Security Levels. Appendix A: About the CD--ROMs. Appendix B: Installing Fedora. Appendix C: Troubleshooting Your Installation of Fedora. Appendix D: Configuring a Dual--Boot System. Appendix E: Linux Commands for the MS--DOS User. Appendix F: Contributing to the Fedora Project. Appendix G: Keyboard and Shell Prompt Shortcuts. Index. End--User License more

About Nicholas Petreley

Nick Petreley (Kansas City, MO) is the founding editor of LinuxWorld magazine, helped establish LinuxWorld Expo, created and first hosted the Golden Penguin Bowl keynote quiz show for the Expo, and is now the Linux analyst for Evans Data Corporation and founding editor of He was one of the first journalists to write about Linux, and Red Hat's own founder Bob Young credits Nicholas as a major force behind making the current popularity of Linux possible. Contributors from the Red Hat Press Documentation Team: Tammy Fox, John Ha, Sandra A. Mooreshow more