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Fedora 10 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible 1st Edition

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

Catch the latest Linux technology with Fedora 10

When the free software world improves its offerings, you can be among the first to try them using Fedora. As the basis for the popular enterprise-quality Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora can be your stepping stone to a lucrative career with Linux. Install, configure, and use Fedora as anything from a desktop to an Internet server. Use this book as a guide to installing and running Fedora from the included DVD and live CD.

Set up Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux to:

  • Try new or improved features such as FirstAidKit, ext4 file systems, fast start-up, and connection sharing
  • 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?

  • Official Fedora 10 install DVD
  • Official Fedora 10 KDE desktop live/install CD

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

New in Fedora 10:

  • Improved printing support
  • New, faster graphical startup

  • Time-based PulseAudio sound system features

  • Major RPM package management upgrade

  • One Laptop Per Child (Sugar) desktop option

  • Enhanced Webcam support


Product Details

  • Series: Bible (Book 766)
  • Paperback: 1128 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (January 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470413395
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470413395
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,194,197 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Christopher Negus has been one of the world's leading writers of Linux books for nearly a decade. His Red Hat Linux Bible series has sold more than one-quarter million copies worldwide. Chris also authored or coauthored the books Linux Bible (2005 through 2007 editions), Linux Toys, Linux Toys II, and Linux Troubleshooting Bible for Wiley Publishing. For Prentice Hall, Chris is the editor of the Negus Live Linux Series and author of that series' flagship book, Live Linux CDs. Before becoming a full-time author, Chris Negus worked on UNIX operating system development teams at AT&T Bell Labs, UNIX System Labs, and Novell in the 1980s and 1990s. In particular, Chris worked in the areas of UNIX system administration and networking. When not working on computer books, Chris likes to spend time with his family: Sheree, Seth, and Caleb. Chris also enjoys playing soccer, singing opera (when nobody can hear him), and making things out of old computers.

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Rarely do these monster distro tomes separate themselves from the pack. Much of their content tends to be a feature dump. However, this Fedora 10 title is different because it anticipates virtually everything that is coming in Fedora 11. Specific distro numbers do not always translate to the book's utility since Linux knowledge carries over and forward. But this is one book to have in your library. Newbies can load up on getting to know their way around, while the pros can beef up their command line and networking skills.
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We are developing a software product that runs on teh LAMP stack. I needed to get a Linux machine up and running quickly; it needed to be both a client and a server. Linux was new to me, so I needed both a distribution and a "Getting Started" Guide. This book was exactly what I needed.

I used the DVD to create a Linux partition on a 5 year old Windows XP desktop. Before I started, I was able to test my machine's compatibility with the Linux Live CD that came with the book, as well. Everything installed wonderfully. Even the audio worked "out of the box," a known Fedora 10 "issue".

The book had the material I needed to get started both with GNOME and Linux as a server. Be aware, Fedora and Linux are not for people who aren't comfortable with command lines, inconsistent interfaces and experimenting a bit.
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This book was required for my Linux class, and it serve me well, I was able to learn how this OS works and all of its features, how to use them. I kept this book with me, because it helps me whenever I have to work with Linux, it teaches me how to do programming, and how to use this as I would use a regular OS such as Windows, or Mac.
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