From the Back Cover
Fedora leads the competition in cutting-edge Linux technology
With a new KDE desktop, and new file system, security, and wireless features, Fedora is the best way to get the latest in Linux technology. Install, configure, and use Fedora as anything from a desktop to an Internet server. Use this book as a guide to everything from publishing and gaming to setting up powerful Web, file, print, and LDAP servers. Install or boot Fedora from the included DVD and Live CD.
Set up Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux to:
Navigate your computer with GNOME, KDE, Xfce, or Online Desktops
Manage and use documents, spreadsheets, presentations, music, and images
Connect easily to your network with NetworkManager
Draw from massive online Fedora and third-party software repositories
Build an Internet server with e-mail, Web, DNS, FTP, and database services
What's on the DVD and CD-ROM?
Fedora 9 (8GB) special install DVD
Fedora 9 KDE desktop live/install CD
System Requirements: Please see the Preface and Appendix A for details and complete system requirements.
New in Fedora 9:
KDE 4 desktop
freeIPA identity manager
Ext4 file system
Encrypted file systems
PackageKit software manager
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 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 four books in the Linux Toolbox series: Fedora Linux Toolbox, Ubuntu Linux Toolbox, SUSE Linux Toolbox, and BSD UNIX Toolbox (Wiley Publishing).
Before that, Chris authored Linux Bible 2008 Edition and co-wrote Linux Troubleshooting Bible and Linux Toys II for Wiley Publishing. For Prentice Hall, Chris authored Live Linux CDs and co-authored the Official Damn Small Linux Book, as part of the Negus Live Linux Series.