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Fedora Bible 2011 Edition: Featuring Fedora Linux 14 Paperback – April 12, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0470944967 ISBN-10: 047094496X Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 888 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (April 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047094496X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470944967
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.5 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #281,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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More than a quarter of a million copies sold in previous editions!

The perfect guide to getting the most out of Fedora 14

Install Fedora and you'll have your hands on the latest Linux technology. With bestselling authors Christopher Negus and Eric Foster-Johnson teaching you the new features of Fedora 13 and 14, you'll be up to speed and more productive in no time. Learn to install, configure, and administer Fedora systems, from simple desktops to Internet servers. Use this book as a guide to installing or running Fedora from the included DVD and Live CD.

Set up Fedora to:

  • Help you be more productive, without the weight of Windows

  • Get online easier with improved NetworkManager support

  • Get more out of your laptops and netbooks

  • Create office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations

  • Manage, play, and stream your music and images

  • Build a secure Internet server with e-mail, Web, FTP, and database services

  • Run alongside other operating systems through virtualization

  • Run Windows applications using virtualization or WINE

What's on the DVD and CD-ROM?

Official Fedora 14 install DVD

Official Fedora 14 Desktop Edition live/install CD

System Requirements: See the Preface and Appendix A for details and complete system requirements.

New in Fedora 14

  • Automatic print driver installation

  • More efficient startup

  • Improved video and audio

  • Runs better on low-end systems such as netbooks

  • Better virtualization

  • New open-source groupware suite

DVD Includes

  • Official Fedora 14 installation

  • Over 4GB of official Fedora software

CD-ROM Includes

  • Official Fedora 14 Desktop Edition Live CD

  • Installable Fedora 14 desktop system

Configure your desktop to enhance productivity

Use commands for admin and troubleshooting

Set up file, printer, Web, and mail servers

About the Author

Christopher Negus has been working with Unix systems, the Internet, and (most recently) Linux systems for more than two decades. During that time, Chris worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Unix System Laboratories, and Novell, helping to develop the Unix operating system. Features from many of the Unix projects Chris worked on at AT&T have found their way into Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, and other Linux systems.
Chris is the author of all editions of what started out as the Red Hat Linux Bible, which because of the name changes of Red Hat’s Linux projects has evolved into the book you are holding. Most recently, Chris co-authored multiple books in the Linux Toolbox series: Fedora Linux Toolbox, Ubuntu Linux Toolbox, Mac OS X UNIX Toolbox, SUSE Linux Toolbox, and BSD UNIX Toolbox (Wiley Publishing). Besides that, Chris authored the Linux Bible 2009 Edition and co-wrote the Fedora Bible 2010 Edition, CentOS Bible, Linux Troubleshooting Bible, and Linux Toys II for Wiley Publishing. Chris also authored Live Linux CDs and co-authored the Official Damn Small Linux Book, as part of the Negus Software Solutions Series.
Today, Chris works as a Linux instructor for Red Hat, Inc. and has achieved certification as a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Red Hat Certified Examiner (RHCX). At home, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, Sheree, and his boys, Caleb and Seth. His hobbies include soccer, singing, and exercising with Sheree.

Eric Foster-Johnson is a veteran programmer who works daily with Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, Windows and other operating systems. By day, he writes enterprise Grails and Java software for ObjectPartners, a Minnesota consulting firm. He has authored and co-authored a number of Linux and Unix titles, including the Fedora Bible 2010 Edition, Red Hat RPM Guide, Teach Yourself Linux, Teach Yourself Unix, and Perl Modules.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By waldo on July 12, 2011
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UPDATE: I PREVIOUSLY RATED THIS BOOK 2 BUT UPDATED IT TO 3. THE BOOK HAS A LOT OF INFO, THE ADVANCED STUFF LACKS DETAIL BUT STILL IS PROVING USEFUL. NO ONE BOOK IS GOING TO GIVE ME EVERYTHING I NEED TO LEARN THIS STUFF. I FOUND SOLUTIONS ELSEWHERE TO MY PROBLEMS I DESCRIBE BELOW AND I GOT MY NETWORK RUNNING.

I ALSO GOT A SAMBA SERVER WORKING, BUT SEVERAL TYPOS AND MISLEADING/CONFUSING EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS CAUSED MORE WORK THAN WAS NECESSARY. FOR EXAMPLE ON P. 652 THE BOOK GIVES:

# mount -t cifs -o credentials=/etc/samba/creds.smbpub //toys/chris

THAT IS WRONG, IT NEEDS TO BE:

# mount -t cifs -o credentials=/etc/samba/creds.smbpub //toys/chris /mnt/toys

ON P. 651, IT IS ASSUMED THE EXAMPLES ARE BASED ON A CONFIGURATION USING ENCRYPTED PASSWORDS BUT THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLE ONLY WORKS FOR PLAIN-TEXT PASSWORDS, AND THE BOOK FAILS TO MENTION THAT:

smb://chris:a72mg@toys/chris

I FIND AS I WORK THROUGH THE BOOK THAT THE SECTION ON IPTABLES IS INSUFFICIENT FOR ME AND THE BOOK RELIES HEAVILY IN THE LATER CHAPTERS ON IPTABLES.

HERE IS MY ORIGINAL REVIEW:

I am new to linux and to working with networks. I worked through most of the chapters up to 15 where I am now stuck trying to setup a linux box as a router for my LAN. Most of the book up to this point shows how to use the GUI which is OK, but way more content then I need - I found chapters 2 (linux install) and 4 (linux commands) and the linux installation discs to be most helpful. But with my limited linux and network experience I am finding the book to be incomplete as the book progresses.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By arcel on February 20, 2012
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This book is excellent. It gives step by step instruction that makes it easier for customer to read. It also has pictures and examples of how certain scenarios works. I use this book all the time for my Linux class and its great
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By luis on September 12, 2011
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Book is an excellent referenc for Fedora 14. It covers a wide range of topics. Great conditions and very useful. Waiting for a Fedora 15 book now.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 28, 2011
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Given publication lead times, the authors are probably a bit unlucky, that this book "Featuring Fedora Linux 14" was released just as Fedora 15 came out. Ignore that part of the title and focus on the "2011 Edition". I found this book very relevant and useful in setting up F15. Especially the section on routing/firewalls, which with the new dynamic firewall in F15 could have been rendered obsolete, and wasn't.

My only complaint is that I was in a hurry, and so bought the kindle edition - now I'm looking to buy the printed one too!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John A. Ward on May 11, 2011
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Good organization that updates the 'bible' for Fedora and to a lesser extent RHEL6. Definitely more of a Fedora Core overview. Useful new information on network setup that I haven't seen before.
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