Red Hat Linux Fedora All-in-one Desk Reference for Dummies

Red Hat Linux Fedora All-in-one Desk Reference for Dummies

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Completely updated for the newest release of Red Hat Linux, with nine stand-alone, task-oriented minibooks that enable readers to understand all aspects of the Red Hat Linux operating system Includes a new minibook on the Desktop Productivity Suite; a new chapter on wireless Ethernet local area networks (LANs); new material on USB devices; and enhanced information on accessing databases, working with graphics and images, and using Linux multimedia tools Written in the friendly, easy-to-understand For Dummies style, the book offers nearly 900 pages of coverage on basic to advanced Red Hat Linux topics, making it the perfect desktop reference to help readers find quick answers or learn how to perform a particular task Includes a DVD that contains all of the CD-ROMs that make up the full Fedora Core distribution, including the source code.
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  • Paperback | 874 pages
  • 188 x 234.7 x 48.5mm | 1,261g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764542583
  • 9780764542589

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"...this book has merits beyond its marketing target..." (Linux Magazine, April 2004)
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Table of contents

Introduction. Book I: Fedora Basics. Chapter 1: Introducing Red Hat Linux. Chapter 2: Installing Red Hat Linux. Chapter 3: Troubleshooting and Configuring Red Hat Linux. Chapter 4: Trying Out Red Hat Linux. Book II: Workstations and Applications. Chapter 1: Exploring GNOME. Chapter 2: Exploring KDE. Chapter 3: Learning the Shell. Chapter 4: Navigating the Red Hat Linux File System. Chapter 5: Exploring Red Hat Linux Applications. Chapter 6: Using Text Editors. Book III: Chapter 1: Writing with Writer. Chapter 2: Preparing Spreadsheets with Calc. Chapter 3: Making Presentations with Impress. Chapter 4: Drawing with Draw. Book IV: Networking. Chapter 1: Connecting to the Internet. Chapter 2: Setting Up a Local Area Network. Chapter 3: Adding a Wireless Ethernet LAN. Chapter 4: Managing the Network. Book V: Internet. Chapter 1: Exchanging Your E-Mail and Instant Messages. Chapter 2: Using the Web. Chapter 3: Reading Newsgroups. Chapter 4: Transferring Files with FTP. Book VI: Administration. Chapter 1: Performing Basic System Administration. Chapter 2: Managing Users. Chapter 3: Managing the File System. Chapter 4: Managing Applications. Chapter 5: Managing Devices and Printers. Chapter 6: Upgrading and Customizing the Kernel. Book VII: Security. Chapter 1: Understanding Network and Host Security. Chapter 2: Securing the Host. Chapter 3: Securing the Network. Chapter 4: Performing Security Audits. Book VIII: Internet Servers. Chapter 1: Managing the Servers. Chapter 2: Running the Apache Web Server. Chapter 3: Setting Up the FTP Server. Chapter 4: Serving Up Mail and News. Chapter 5: Setting Up DNS and NIS. Chapter 6: Running Samba and NFS. Book IX: Programming. Chapter 1: Red Hat Linux Programming Essentials. Chapter 2: Programming in C. Chapter 3: Writing Shell Scripts. Chapter 4: Programming in Perl. Appendix: About the DVD. Index.
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About Nabajyoti Barkakati

Naba Barkakati (North Potomac, MD) is a Senior Technologist at the General Accounting Office's Center for Technology and Engineering. He has worked as a professional software developer and is an expert computer programmer. Naba is an internationally recognized author of over 25 books, including Wiley's best-selling Red Hat Linux Secrets, Red Hat Linux Weekend Crash Course, and Object-Oriented Programming in C++.
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