Beginning Fedora: From Novice to Professional

Beginning Fedora: From Novice to Professional

by Keir Thomas, Shashank Sharma
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Beginning Fedora: From Novice to Professional by Keir Thomas, Shashank Sharma

Beginning Fedora: From Novice to Professional guides you through the tasks most new Linux users desire to perform, while explaining potentially confusing concepts along the way. It will steer you through system customization opportunities and common tasks like listening to audio CDs and MP3s, watching movies, and performing office- and Internet-related jobs. A large part of the book is dedicated to advanced command-line techniques necessary to maintain your system and become a true Linux master!

Highlights of this title include the following:

  • Provides an illustrated, step-by-step guide to Fedora installation and hardware configuration
  • Includes a DVD consisting of the latest Fedora operating system. Just place the disk into your drive and begin!
  • Eases the transition from the Windows to the Linux desktop by focusing on key everyday tasks such as file management, peripheral configuration, MP3/video playback, and office tasks
What you’ll learn
  • Install and configure the Fedora operating system. Youll also learn how to install it alongside Windows, allowing you to switch between the operating systems at will!
  • Browse, manage, edit, and view your MP3s, movies, and pictures
  • Manage office files using OpenOffice, the open source alternative to Microsoft Office!
  • Execute key administration tasks such as user management, backups, and remote access
  • Navigate the Linux environment using the powerful Bash shell
Who this book is for

This book was written for individuals seeking to make the most of the Fedora Linux distribution and the many useful open source software applications that collectively offer a powerful alternative to Microsoft Windows.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781430202974
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 08/05/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 519
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Keir Thomas is an award-winning author who has written several best-selling beginning-level Linux titles for Apress. A former computer magazine editor, he has been writing about computers, operating systems, and software for a decade. He has also edited many computing titles and works as a full-time author. He lives on the side of a mountain in England, and his hobbies include hiking and playing musical instruments.
Shashank Sharma has contributed articles extensively to and NewsForge. He conducts classes on various aspects of Linux at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. Using Linux since 1997, Shashank has helped several newbies with his 1,000+ posts at the popular forum board. Interested in the workings of free/open source software licenses, he actively participates in the discussions on the Creative Commons mailing list. His blog,, focuses on licensing and is regularly linked to by major web sites such as IPcentral and LXer.

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