Master Red Hat Fedora 4 with the most comprehensive guide to the latest version of Red Hat's open-community Fedora Linux Distribution available. Red Hat Fedora 4 Unleashed will help you gain a greater understanding of intermediate-level Linux networking and system administration issues. Also included is coverage on the new applications, web development, peripherals and programming languages involved with this latest Red Hat Linux distribution. In keeping with the tradition of offering the best and most comprehensive coverage of Red Hat Linux on the market of the previous editions, Red Hat Fedora 4 Unleashed will provide you with everything you need to know about the installation, configuration, system administration, server operations and security of Red Hat Fedora 4.
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Perhaps the most popular instantiation of linux has been the Red Hat Fedora. If you are inclined to adopt it, then the book offers comprehensive support, whether you are brand new to linux, or an experienced linux sysadmin. Along related lines, the book can be used for either sysadmin purposes, or by a general user. For the latter, don't be taken aback by the size of the book. You do not have to sequentially plumb through most of the book before applying it. Many chapters can be read in any order, depending on your needs. For general purpose usage, Chapter 8 is worth looking at. It covers surfing, email and reading newsgroups. The first two tasks were, and remain, the killer apps of the Internet. For surfing, the book recommends Firefox, which might be described as an improved Mozilla (from which it was derived). Somewhat surprisingly, given the 1100 odd pages of the book, only a few pages are devoted to Firefox. The authors may have taken the view that Firefox is so simple to use that there was little else they could add about it. For sysadmins, the book offers help with crucial and common tasks like running an Apache web server or a database server. For server side applications, open source solutions running on linux are a very attractive configuration to many, and the book addresses this need. The default database server that arrives with Fedora is MySQL. Which is the most popular open source database server. However, the book also includes guidelines for using PostgreSQL.