Red Hat Fedora Linux 3 For Dummies
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Red Hat Fedora Linux 3 For Dummies

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Fedora Core "X" is the latest release of the leading Linux distribution, which boasts approximately 70 percent of the Linux market in the United States and serves as a low-cost alternative to more expensive operating systems Written in the trademark friendly, humorous, easy-to-understand For Dummies style, this updated edition shows Linux newbies how to install and use Fedora Core Includes new coverage of the SELinux infrastructure (an important new security feature), Linux and GNOME applications, how to fine-tune the GNOME desktop, and the new GStreamer multimedia tool Companion DVD includes the full Fedora Core "X" distribution-all the tools and source code on the multi-CD versionshow more

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  • Digital | 396 pages
  • 182.9 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 612.36g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0764579401
  • 9780764579400

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Get online with broadband DSL and build Web pages Install Fedora Core 3, use OpenOffice.org, play CDs, and set up a firewall The penguin is back, and better than ever! And this friendly guide will help you install and configure the new edition of Fedora Core so you can use exciting features like the SELinux infrastructure, which boosts system security, and MPlayer, the powerful Linux multimedia tool. Fine-tune the GNOME desktop, connect to a broadband cable modem, and get to work! Discover how to Work with the OpenOffice desktop productivity suite Install Wine and use Microsoft(R) applications Play Internet radio and burn CDs Upgrade your network security Use the Evolution desktop organizer and e-mail clientshow more

About Jon "Maddog" Hall

Jon 'maddog' Hall, Executive Director of Linux International, is a world-renowned Linux evangelist. Paul G. Sery is a system administrator for Sandia National Laboratories, Inc.show more

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Installing Fedora Core. Chapter 1: And in the Opposite Corner ... a Penguin? Chapter 2: Paving the Way for Fedora Core. Chapter 3: Ready, Set, Install! Chapter 4: Getting to Know Fedora Core. Part II: Got Net? Chapter 5: Dull Dial-Up Modems Still Get the Job Done. Chapter 6: Broadband Rocks! Chapter 7: Connect Locally, Communicate Globally: Connecting to a LAN. Chapter 8: Only You Can Prevent Bad Firewalls. Part III: Linux, Huh! What Is It Good For? Absolutely Everything! Chapter 9: Gnowing GNOME. Chapter 10: Gnowing More Applications. Chapter 11: Surfin' the Net and Using E-Mail. Chapter 12: Using Audio and Video Applications. Chapter 13: Going to the OpenOffice. Chapter 14: The Days of Wine and Windows Applications. Part IV: Revenge of the Nerds. Chapter 15: Building Your Own Private Network. Chapter 16: Creating Basic Linux Network Services. Chapter 17: Securing Your Future. Chapter 18: Bringing In the Fedora Core Repairman. Chapter 19: Building a Streaming Audio Server. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Ten Problem Areas and Solutions. Chapter 21: Ten Security Vulnerabilities and Their Fixes. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Fedora Core Administration Utilities. Appendix B: Discovering Your Hardware's True Identity. Appendix C: Filing Your Life Away. Appendix D: Becoming a Suit: Managing the Linux File System. Appendix E: Revving Up with RPM and YUM. Appendix F: About the DVD. Index.show more

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