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Fedora 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Bible 1st Edition

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Master the GNOME Desktop

Learn to use panels, menus, icons, and applets. Set preferences for handling digital cameras, USB flash drives, CDs, DVDs, and other media. Try out dozens of GNOME games and applications.

Master the KDE Desktop

Understand how to navigate KDE desktops. Use Konqueror to work with files and folders, and even create an image gallery. Change settings with the KDE control center. Play with KDE tools, players, and games.

From the Back Cover

From home desktop to enterprise server, here's all the Linux you need

With Fedora Core 5, you get the latest Linux technology and previews of upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux software. Run Fedora Core 5 live (no installation required), install it to hard disk when you're ready, and add hundreds of Fedora Extras packages. Everything comes on the DVD and two CDs included with this book. Use the latest Linux desktop, server, and systems administration features as you learn skills that scale up to professional, commercial-quality Linux systems.

Configure Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux to:

  • Explore the latest GNOME and KDE desktop file managers, menus, workspaces, and themes
  • Build an Internet server, with complete mail, Web, DNS, FTP, and database services
  • Connect to the Internet from Ethernet, dial-up, or wireless hardware
  • Use the new PUP facility to update software
  • Run applications for Web browsing, publishing, gaming, and music and video playing
  • Secure your computer with firewalls, password protection, and SELinux

Install complete Fedora Core 5 from DVD

Boot Fedora 5 live or start a Fedora network install from CD #1

Add hundreds of Fedora Extras packages from CD #2

Transition your Fedora skills to Enterprise Linux with:

  • Descriptions of RHEL products, features, and services
  • Pointers to professional RHEL training and certification
  • Preview new technology for Xen virtualization and Mono apps

Open for more!

  • Check out GNOME and KDE desktops
  • View Web browser, e-mail, and IM applications
  • Work with graphical administration tools

Product Details

  • Series: Bible (Book 327)
  • Paperback: 1104 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (May 10, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471754919
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471754916
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 2.2 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,285,191 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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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Chris Negus on May 15, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book reflects the amazing progress that the Fedora Linux project has made recently. If you have not used the free Red Hat-sponsored Linux system since the Red Hat Linux days, you may be surprised at how excellent Fedora has become.

Red Hat has backed up its support for Fedora by putting many of its world-class developers on the project; not only in Fedora Core, but also in Fedora Extras, Fedora Marketing, and Fedora Live CD projects. Those projects are reaching to the greater Linux community in ways that have really begun paying dividends.

As in previous editions, this book takes the reader through a wide range of topics (installation, shell and desktop use, system administration, and more than a dozen network servers). But in this edition, the book also includes features from revitilized Fedora projects outside of Fedora Core.

The first CD that comes with the book (an unofficial live CD built with tools from the Fedora Kadischi project) lets you test out Fedora before installing it. The CD may be a bit slow to boot, but gives a good set of Fedora applications to try out. The second CD contains hundreds of Fedora Extras packages (including some nice multimedia tools and wiki software).

The DVD with the book is the complete Fedora Core 5 installation DVD. It includes more than 2,200 software packages. I hope you enjoy my book. --Chris Negus
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By S. Milliken on July 3, 2006
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This book has quite a bit of good information, but if I see yet another Linux book devote an entire chapter or more to using Mozilla Firefox, I think I'll scream. Yet it continues to happen. Sure, the applications are part of the operating system, but those of us looking for a good OS resource want more meat and less potatoes, so to speak. This book does take you through the steps to setting up most everything that the beginner to intermediate user would want to set up - on their workstation. Most of the content focuses on using the GUI, but at times also gives the command line interface equivalent. If you're looking for a resource to help you find the RHEL/FC equivalent of what you've been doing in another distro, or another UNIX variant, it's not a bad choice.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. Papadimitriou on June 29, 2006
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The new book of Negus is of superb quality to

the introduction of the basic and of some advanced features

of Fedora Core 5.

The FC5 is significantly improved related to the

previous FC4 and the Negus book succeeds in

presenting to the reader all the appropriate material.

Also the accompanied DVD with the full FC5 distribution,

the CD Fedora 5 extras and the live Fedora Core 5 CD,

contribute to the value of the book.

I strongly recommend this book as well as the excellent

Fedora Core 5 distribution that it covers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By astrotim on May 16, 2007
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This book is truly awesome. I knew next to nothing about linux and after having the book for 2 weeks I have built a server ready to control the network for a small business.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Eric J. Palm on December 10, 2006
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I originally bought this book as a sytems administrator's reference. I was disappointed by the lack of depth provided on most topics, and the poor job done indexing.

For example, I ran into an issue where I needed some refresher information on the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. I found a single page of basic descriptive information on p134 compared to the in depth information provided by an out-of-date Sam's Fedora Unleashed (Ball and Duff).

I only recommend this book as an orientation to those newly learning Linux/RedHat/Fedora. The book does do a good job of providing links and references of where to obtain further information on many topics.
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