Red Hat Fedora Linux 2 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Red Hat Fedora Linux 2 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

by Naba Barkakati

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Overview

  • 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764567933
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/21/2004
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 874
Product dimensions: 7.42(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.99(d)

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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

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.

Index.

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