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Red Hat Fedora 5 Unleashed Pap/DVD Edition
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Post installation configuration includes information on configuring keyboards and mice which is done during the installation process and shouldn't need to be repeated unless the user changes something.
Additional screen shots are used throughout the book which add the connection between the material talked about in the book and what the user sees on the screen.
This book refers to several excellent applications (pirut, yumex) which are a part of Fedora Core 5 but not shown in the Menu's by default.
Although this book attempts to bring the history of Linux, Step-by-Step installation, a plethora of information for beginners and experienced user alike. I don't believe a beginner would be able to use this book as a guide. The heavy use of computer industry acronyms would only serve to confuse the beginner.
This book should definitely be purchased by experienced computer users who want to break into the daily use of Linux and experienced Linux users as a resource for troubleshooting and configuration.
An overall excellent resource for every Linux enthusiasts bookshelf.
This massive book consists of one thousand pages covering hundreds of topics in almost forty chapters. It also includes Fedora Core 5 on DVD so that you can start working with it immediately - assuming that you have a system on which you can install it, of course.
I can't possibly go into all of the topics here, but I will say that as a systems administrator there is nothing that I could think of for a basic server that I did not find listed in this book. You name it, and it will probably be there. Installation, user management, X windows selection and configuration, Samba, DNS, FTP, sendmail, networking, Perl, PHP, Python, Apache, compiling, security, package management, and a lot of other topics that most system administrators would probably want to know are covered, at least briefly.
The one thing about this book is that it is primarily a 'get your feet wet' reference book. There are hundreds of screen shots, but none of the topics really go into any depth. This certainly is to be expected, though. If all of the topics in this book discussed intricate details, this would end up being a multi-volume encyclopedia.Read more ›
GNU/Linux (usually referred to simply as "Linux") is a completely free Operating System that can be used for a wide variety of tasks. Fedora is a community-driven distribution of Linux, sponsored by Red Hat, one of the leading and oldest organizations in the field.
Contrary to popular belief, Linux is not a specialized OS that can only be found as part of network infrastructures. Through the last 15 years it has evolved to a modern general-purpose OS that can be used for almost any task you can think of: from office workstations to WAN backbone routers and even for some that you probably hadn't considered, like voice machines, PBX, televisions, compact multimedia devices and much more!
Most importantly, Linux's software for such applications has reached production-level quality, is free to use, modify and redistribute and supports every open standard. Also, it performs well on commodity hardware, even old Personal Computers that cost less than 50$ can be more than enough for most jobs.
As one would expect, however, an operating system of such flexibility unavoidably has a certain degree of complexity in its roots, and configuring it appropriately can prove challenging even to experienced users and IT professionals.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not a good book for beginners. Not a good linux distribution for beginners. A basic knowledge of file extensions, shells, and command line is a must if you are going to use this... Read morePublished on July 4, 2009 by Charles E. Williams
This book is good if you are new to linux. Although, I found playing games on fedora was unnecessary for the author to add in this book. Afterall linux is not for playing games. Read morePublished on January 9, 2007 by gsrakkar
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