Excerpts from the Introduction:
(which, up until release 7, was known as Fedora Core) is the ideal choice for those looking for a Linux distribution that always contains the latest and greatest open source technology.
The Fedora Linux distribution is always sure to contain the newest graphics effects combined with early access to the enterprise class tools that are being developed as the foundation of the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
. For these reasons, Fedora one of the most exciting of all the currently available Linux distributions.
Fedora Linux Essentials
is an online book designed to provide detailed information on the use and administration of Fedora Linux. For beginners
, the book covers the basics of configuring the desktop environment, resolving screen resolution issues and configuring the email client to send and receive email messages via web based services such as GMail. Installation topics such as dual booting with Microsoft Windows and configuring wireless networking are covered together with all important security topics such as configuring a firewall.
For the experienced user
, topics such as configuring email and web servers, Xen virtualization, Secure Shell (SSH), remote desktop access and file sharing are covered in detail to provide a thorough overview of this popular, cutting edge operating system.