By Andrew Hudson
Fedora Unleashed, 2008 variation provides entire insurance of Fedora eight, the preferred Linux distribution constructed through the crimson Hat-sponsored Fedora undertaking. This booklet offers particular info on fitting, utilizing, and administering Fedora. You’ll easy methods to manage a computer pc or a high-powered server, and you’ll locate whole info on Yum, Fedora’s easy-to-use laptop and productiveness software. Fedora Unleashed, 2008 variation covers a variety of issues, from utilizing the software program you would like on a daily basis for paintings, equivalent to the OpenOffice.org productiveness suite and the Firefox net browser, to configuring your Linux machine to run easily utilizing a number of printers, shell scripts, and more. set up and configure the Fedora eight Linux distribution deal with Linux providers and clients Run a printer server with CUPS hook up with an area community and the web organize and administer an internet server with Apache safe your computer and your community from intruders Rebuild and set up a brand new Linux kernel study shell scripting Run different working structures on Fedora with Xen proportion documents with home windows clients utilizing Samba Get effective with OpenOffice.org Play video games on Linux Use Linux multimedia courses Use a database with Fedora organize a firewall manage a DNS server paintings with the X Window procedure research Linux programming (including Mono) Fedora eight on DVD: DVD contains the Fedora eight binary distribution with all of the base Fedora programs plus thousands of extra courses and utilities. loose improve! buy this booklet every time in 2008 and obtain a loose Fedora nine improve package through mail (U.S. or Canada purely) after Fedora nine is published. See inside of again conceal for info.
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