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Red Hat Fedora Linux 3 For Dummies

1 rating: 3.0
A book by Jon 'maddog' Hall

Fedora Core "X" is the latest release of the leading Linux distribution, which boasts approximately 70 percent of the Linux market in the United States and serves as a low-cost alternative to more expensive operating systems Written in the trademark … see full wiki

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Author: Jon 'maddog' Hall
Genre: Computers & Internet
Publisher: For Dummies
1 review about Red Hat Fedora Linux 3 For Dummies

A good mix of desktop and server Linux to get you started...

  • Feb 21, 2005
Rating:
+3
If you're looking for a good entry level text to get started with the Fedora distribution of Linux (and one in which you can have fun reading it), try out Red Hat Fedora Linux 3 For Dummies by Jon 'maddog' Hall and Paul G. Sery (Wiley).

Chapter List:
Part 1 - Installing Fedora Core: And In The Opposite Corner... A Penguin?; Paving The Way For Fedora Core; Ready, Set, Install!; Getting To Know Fedora Core
Part 2 - Got Net?: Dull Dial-Up Modems Still Get The Job Done; Broadband Rocks!; Connect Locally, Communicate Globally: Connecting To A LAN; Only You Can Prevent Bad Firewalls
Part 3 - Linux, Huh! What Is It Good For? Absolutely Everything!: Gnowing GNOME; Gnowing More Applications; Surfin' The Net And Using E-Mail; Using Audio And Video Applications; Going To The OpenOffice; The Days Of Wine And Windows Applications
Part 4 - Revenge Of The Nerds: Building Your Own Private Network; Creating Basic Linux Network Services; Securing Your Future; Bringing In The Fedora Core Repairman; Building A Streaming Audio Server
Part 5 - The Part Of Tens: Ten Problem Areas And Solutions; Ten Security Vulnerabilities And Their Fixes
Part 6 - Appendixes: Fedora Core Administration Utilities; Discovering Your Hardware's True Identity; Filing Your Life Away; Becoming A Suit: Managing The Linux File System; Revving Up With RPM And YUM; About The DVD
Index

It used to be a book on Linux covered how to set up a Linux server and how to run a command line interface to do all sorts of strange things. Now the Linux desktop is becoming a viable option both personally and commercially, so books like this need to cover both. While you can find separate titles that cover just the desktop or just the server more completely, this For Dummies title will do a good job in giving you an overview of both. Since the book includes a DVD with the entire Core 3 distribution, you can immediately get started on your Linux adventure. And like all Dummies titles, there's a lot of humor and informal writing going on, so it's not like you're wading through a technical manual or something...

Probably not a book you'd give to Gramma to get her off of Windows, but a decent choice for an IT person looking to expand their horizons...

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