Red Hat Fedora 5 Unleashed
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Red Hat Fedora 5 Unleashed

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by Andrew Hudson, Paul Hudson
     
 

Continuing with the tradition of offering the best and most comprehensive coverage of Red Hat Linux on the market, Red Hat Fedora 5 Unleashed includes new and additional material based on the latest release of Red Hat's Fedora Core Linux distribution. Incorporating an advanced approach to presenting information about Fedora, the book aims to provide the

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Continuing with the tradition of offering the best and most comprehensive coverage of Red Hat Linux on the market, Red Hat Fedora 5 Unleashed includes new and additional material based on the latest release of Red Hat's Fedora Core Linux distribution. Incorporating an advanced approach to presenting information about Fedora, the book aims to provide the best and latest information that intermediate to advanced Linux users need to know about installation, configuration, system administration, server operations, and security.

 

Red Hat Fedora 5 Unleashed thoroughly covers all of Fedora's software packages, including up-to-date material on new applications, Web development, peripherals, and programming languages. It also includes updated discussion of the architecture of the Linux kernel 2.6, USB, KDE, GNOME, Broadband access issues, routing, gateways, firewalls, disk tuning, GCC, Perl, Python, printing services (CUPS), and security. Red Hat Linux Fedora 5 Unleashed is the most trusted and comprehensive guide to the latest version of Fedora Linux.

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Whenever a new version of Fedora arrives, the cognoscenti always know where to turn for really thorough coverage of it: that big, red Unleashed book. So it is again with Fedora 5 and Red Hat Fedora 5 Unleashed. Paul and Andrew Hudson cover Fedora 5 (and, by extension, much of Red Hat) from every standpoint: installation, configuration, usage, system administration, server operations, security, performance tuning, and even programming.

There’s a good deal of new coverage in this edition, from Fedora’s many new and updated applications to its improved hardware support (for instance, AMD64 and better wireless networking). Among the most exciting improvements for those who want to use Fedora to reduce costs in business: a new chapter on Xen, the powerful new virtualization system that lets you run multiple operating systems on one computer. (Think VMware, only free.)

Fedora 5 remains gigantic. (So it’s really handy that Red Hat Fedora 5 Unleashed comes with the entire distro on DVD-ROM.) Having said that, The Fedora Project’s leaders have tried to slim down the core distribution somewhat. This means many users will be spending more time with the yum package management tool. Fortunately, the authors cover yum in depth, from basic to advanced usage. If you’re supporting a network of Fedora boxes, you’ll even learn how to set up your own local repository to save bandwidth.

As always, you can rely on Red Hat Fedora 5 Unleashed to cover pretty much everything: client applications like Firefox and OpenOffice.org; user management; backup/restore; remote access; automating administrative tasks; Apache; database services; file/print; DNS; LDAP; Python; PHP; Perl; kernel management; and more. Whether you’re in the mood for games or a command line “master class,” it’s in here. Bill Camarda, from the June 2006 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780672328473
Publisher:
Sams
Publication date:
06/02/2006
Series:
Unleashed Series
Pages:
1069
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.40(d)

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Paul Hudson is a recognized expert in open source technologies. He is a professional developer and full-time journalist for Future Publishing. His articles have appeared in Internet Works, Mac Format, PC Answers, PC Format and Linux Format, one of the most prestigious linux magazines. Paul is very passionate about the free software movement, and uses Linux exclusively at work and at home. Paul's book, Practical PHP Programming, is an industry-standard in the PHP community.

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Red Hat Fedora 5 Unleashed 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Fedora Core 5 was released in March of 2006 so getting this book to press in June was a huge undertaking and the author's have done an excellent job of including tons of information into this book. The Step-by-Step installation chapters include screen shots of the whole process. These are always a great addition to any instructional book. 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.