From the Back Cover
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
New open-source groupware suite
Configure your desktop to enhance productivity
Use commands for admin and troubleshooting
Set up file, printer, Web, and mail servers
About the Author
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.