Red Hat Fedora Core 6 Unleashed

Red Hat Fedora Core 6 Unleashed

by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson

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Red Hat Fedora Core 6 Unleashed by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson

Red Hatr FedoraT Core 6 Unleashed presents comprehensive coverage of Fedora Core 6, the popular Linux distribution developed by the Red Hat-sponsored Fedora Project. This book provides detailed information on installing, using, and administering Fedora. You'll learn how to set up a desktop workstation or a high-powered server, and you'll find complete details on Yum, Fedora's easy-to-use desktop and productivity software. Red Hatr FedoraT Core 6 Unleashed covers a wide range of topics from using the software you need every day for work, such as the productivity suite and the Firefox web browser, to configuring your Linux desktop to run smoothly using multiple printers, shell scripts, and more. For the hardcore Linux enthusiast, there is complete coverage of the X Window system, Linux programming (including Mono), web server administration, and network administration.
• Install and configure Red Hat's Fedora Core 6 Linux distribution
• Manage Linux services and users
• Run a printer server with CUPS
• Connect to a local network and the Internet
• Set up and administer a web server with Apache
• Secure your machine and your network from intruders
• Rebuild and install a new Linux kernel
• Learn shell scripting
• Run other operating systems on Fedora with Xen
• Share files with Windows users using Samba
• Get productive with
• Play games on Linux
• Use Linux multimedia programs
• Use a database with Fedora
• Set up a firewall
• Watch television on your computer
• Set up a DNS server

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780672329296
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 01/05/2007
Series: Unleashed Series
Edition description: Includes DVD
Pages: 1128
Product dimensions: 7.03(w) x 9.06(h) x 2.27(d)

About the Author

Andrew Hudson is a regular contributor to Linux Format magazine, the UK’s largest Linux magazine. His particular area of expertise is Red Hat—based distributions, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and The Fedora Project, having worked with the original Red Hat Linux since version 5. Seemingly obsessed with performance, he spends many an evening trying to squeeze more performance out of legacy hardware. Andrew lives in Wiltshire, England, with his wife Bernice and son John. Andrew does not like Emacs. Andrew can be contacted at

Paul Hudsonis a recognized expert in open-source technologies. He is a professional developer and full-time journalist for Future Publishing. His articles have appeared in Mac Format, PC Answers, PC Format, PC Plus, and Linux Format. Paul is passionate about Free Software in all its forms and uses a mix of Linux and BSD to power his desktops and servers. Paul likes Emacs. Paul can be contacted through

Table of Contents


Part I Installation and Configuration

1 Introducing Fedora

2 Preparing to Install Fedora

3 Installing Fedora

4 Post-Installation Configuration

5 First Steps with Fedora

Part II Desktop Fedora

6 The X Window System

7 Managing Software

8 On the Internet: Surfing the Web, Writing Email, and Reading the News

9 Productivity Applications

10 Multimedia Applications

11 Graphics Manipulation

12 Printing with Fedora

13 Games

Part III System Administration

14 Managing Users

15 Automating Tasks

16 System Resources

17 Backing Up, Restoring, and Recovery

18 Network Connectivity

19 Remote Access with SSH and Telnet

20 Xen

Part IV Fedora As a Server

21 Apache Web Server Management

22 Administering Database Services

23 File and Print

24 Remote File Serving with FTP

25 Handling Electronic Mail

26 Setting Up a Proxy Server

27 Managing DNS


29 News Servers

Part V Programming Linux

30 Using Perl

31 Working with Python

32 Writing PHP Scripts

33 C/C++ Programming Tools for Fedora

34 Mono

Part VI Fedora Housekeeping

35 Securing Your Machines

36 Performance Tuning

37 Command Line Masterclass

38 Advanced yum

39 Managing the File System

40 Kernel and Module Management

Part VII Appendix

A Fedora and Linux Internet Resources

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