- This essential reference organizes material into a set of nine stand-alone, task-oriented minibooks that enable readers to understand all aspects of the Fedora OS, the latest release of the most popular Linux distribution
- Each minibook covers a different aspect of Fedora, such as getting users started with Fedora, the various workstations and applications, OpenOffice.org, networking, system administration, security, running Internet servers on a Fedora system, and programming
- More experienced readers can use this desktop reference to look up how to perform specific tasks, such as hooking up to the Internet, using a cable modem, or reading e-mail
- Includes the full Fedora Core distribution with source code on DVD and all of the CD content that comes with Fedora, saving readers hours of download time
About the Author
Naba Barkakati is an electrical engineer and a successful computer-book author who has experience in a wide variety of systems, ranging from MS-DOS and Windows to UNIX and Linux. He bought his first personal computer — an IBM PC-AT — in 1984 after graduating with a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park. While pursuing a full-time career in engineering, Naba dreamed of writing software for the emerging PC software market. As luck would have it, instead of building a software empire like Microsoft, he ended up writing successful computer books. Currently, Naba is a Senior Level Technologist at the Center for Technology and Engineering in the U.S. General Accounting Office.
Over the past 15 years, Naba has written over 25 computer books on a number of topics ranging from Windows programming with C++ to Linux. He has authored several bestselling titles, such as The Waite Group’s Turbo C++ Bible, Object-Oriented Programming in C++, X Window System Programming, Visual C++ Developer’s Guide, Borland C++ 4 Developer’s Guide, and Linux Secrets. His books have been translated into many languages, including Spanish, French, Polish, Greek, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Naba’s most recent book is Red Hat Linux 9 Professional Secrets, also published by Wiley.
Table of Contents
Book I: Fedora Basics.
Chapter 1: Introducing Fedora Core.
Chapter 2: Installing Fedora Core.
Chapter 3: Troubleshooting and Configuring Fedora Core.
Chapter 4: Trying Out Fedora Core.
Chapter 5: Cool Fedora Core Install Projects.
Book II: Workstations and Applications.
Chapter 1: Exploring the GUI Desktops.
Chapter 2: Learning the Shell.
Chapter 3: Navigating the Linux File System.
Chapter 4: Exploring Fedora Core Applications.
Chapter 5: Using Text Editors.
Book III: OpenOffice.org.
Chapter 1: Writing with OpenOffice.org Writer.
Chapter 2: Preparing Spreadsheets with OpenOffice.org Calc.
Chapter 3: Making Presentations with OpenOffice.org Impress.
Chapter 4: Drawing with OpenOffice.org Draw.
Book IV: Networking.
Chapter 1: Connecting to the Internet.
Chapter 2: Setting Up a Local Area Network.
Chapter 3: Adding a Wireless Ethernet LAN.
Chapter 4: Managing the Network.
Chapter 5: Cool Networking Projects.
Book V: Internet.
Chapter 1: Exchanging E-Mail and Instant Messages.
Chapter 2: Using the Web.
Chapter 3: Reading Newsgroups.
Chapter 4: Transferring Files with FTP.
Book VI: Administration.
Chapter 1: Performing Basic System Administration.
Chapter 2: Managing Users.
Chapter 3: Managing the File System.
Chapter 4: Managing Applications.
Chapter 5: Managing Devices and Printers.
Chapter 6: Upgrading and Customizing the Kernel.
Book VII: Security.
Chapter 1: Understanding Network and Host Security.
Chapter 2: Securing the Host.
Chapter 3: Securing the Network.
Chapter 4: Performing Security Audits.
Book VIII: Internet Servers.
Chapter 1: Managing the Servers.
Chapter 2: Running the Apache Web Server.
Chapter 3: Setting Up the FTP Server.
Chapter 4: Serving Up Mail and News.
Chapter 5: Setting Up DNS.
Chapter 6: Running Samba and NFS.
Book IX: Programming.
Chapter 1: Fedora Core Programming Essentials.
Chapter 2: Programming in C.
Chapter 3: Writing Shell Scripts.
Chapter 4: Programming in Perl.
Appendix: About the DVD.