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Fedora 11 Tutorial


Linux is the most important operating system on the Internet. It's recognized everywhere as the cost-effective way to operate all kinds of servers and desktops. With the support of powerhouses like IBM, Dell, HP, and Sun, demand for Linux is growing. Fedora 11 is the latest in a line of community-supported releases from Red Hat. It is also the test bed for the upcoming release of the enterprise-ready Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. This "how to" course by author, Mike Jang, uses practical examples to demonstrate the skills you need to use Fedora 11 on the desktop. To begin learning today, simply click the links.

Introduction

Welcome
System Requirements

Fedora & Red Hat

Fedora & Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Fedora Community Support
Download or Buy Fedora Media
Test Fedora's Live Media
The Live Media Hardware Check
New Desktop Features in Fedora 11

The Installation Process

An Installation Plan
A Partition Plan
If You're Dual Booting with Windows
Start the Installation Process
Partitions & More
Custom Bunches of Software
The First Time You Boot
The Graphical Login Screen
When You Need Administrative Access

A View of the Desktop

Alternative Desktop Environments
Main Menu Applications
System Applications
Change the Menus
Fedora Places & Files
The Static Network Connection
The Wireless Connection
Desktop Hardware & System Preferences
Desktop Look & Feel
Modify Desktop Resolution
Beagle/Search Tool

Online Activity

The Firefox Web Browser
Firefox Add-ons
Thunderbird for E-mail
Evolution for E-mail & More
Instant Messaging Clients
FTP Access
Alternatives for Browsers & E-mail

Working with Windows

Browse Shared Directories
Sharing Directories on Windows Networks
If Windows is on the Same System
Install Windows Programs with WINE
Connect to Shared Printers

Desktop Services

Configure a New Printer
Share that Printer
Add a User
Change the Date & Time
Service Management
Remote VNC Control

Security & Speed

Delete Packages for More Security
Security Enhanced Linux
Firewalls
More Firewalls
Regular Updates
The Special Issue: Kernel Updates

Get More Stuff

Browse Available Packages
Select/Install/Use
Enable Updates & More
If Updates are Too Slow
Third Party Packages for Fedora
Other Downloads

Multimedia

Sound Server
Encryption Issues
Fedora Music Players
Fedora Movie Players
Real Player
Burning Media

Productivity Applications

OpenOffice.org Writer
OpenOffice.org Calc
OpenOffice.org for Presentations
More OpenOffice.org Tools
Alternative Office Suites
Acrobat & More

More Applications

Fedora Has Accessories
Fedora Has Games
Photo Management
Backups
A Personal Website

Basic Troubleshooting

Disks & Power
The System Monitor
Read a Log
A Bit About the Command Line
Identify the Network Problem

Basic Administration

You Already Know Some Administration
More GUI Administrative Tools
If You Really Want a Server
Rescues If All Else Fails

Conclusion

Wrap Up

Credits

About this Author


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