Author(s): Christopher Negus
This is the perfect companion for mastering the latest version of Fedora and RHEL. As a free, open source Linux operating system sponsored by Red Hat, Fedora can either be a stepping stone to Enterprise or used as a viable operating system for those looking for frequent updates. Written by veteran authors of perennial bestsellers, this book serves as an ideal companion for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) users and offers a thorough look at the basics of the new Fedora 12. Step-by-step instructions make the Linux installation simple while clear explanations walk you through best practices for taking advantage of the desktop interface. You'll learn how to use the Linux shell, file system, and text editor. Plus, the authors describe key system administration skills, such as setting up users, automating system tasks, backing up and restoring files, and understanding the latest security issues and threats.
Preface. Part I: Getting Started in Fedora. Chapter 1: An Overview of Fedora. Chapter 2: Installing Fedora. Chapter 3: Getting Productive with the Desktop. Chapter 4: Using Linux Commands. Part II: Using Fedora. Chapter 5: Accessing and Running Applications. Chapter 6: Publishing with Fedora. Chapter 7: Music, Video, and Images in Linux. Chapter 8: Using the Internet and the Web. Part III: Administering Fedora. Chapter 9: Understanding System Administration. Chapter 10: Setting Up and Supporting Users. Chapter 11: Automating System Tasks. Chapter 12: Backing Up and Restoring Files. Chapter 13: Computer Security Issues. Part IV: Fedora Network and Server Setup. Chapter 14: Computer Security Issues. Chapter 15: Connecting to the Internet. Chapter 16: Setting Up Printers and Printing. Chapter 17: Setting Up a File Server. Chapter 18: Setting Up a Mail Server. Chapter 19: Setting Up an FTP Server. Chapter 20: Setting Up a Web Server. Chapter 21: Setting Up an LDAP Address Book Server. Chapter 22: Setting Up a DHCP Server. Chapter 23: Setting Up a MySQL Database Server. Chapter 24: Making Servers Public with DNS. Chapter 25: Setting Up Virtual Servers. Appendix A: About the Media. Appendix B: Running Network Services. Index.