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Beginning Fedora Desktop

Fedora 28 Edition

Authors: Petersen, Richard

  • Complete guide to using Fedora as your daily driver for mail, productivity, social networking, and more
  • Written by Richard Petersen, Linux expert and author of multiple programming books
  • Completely updated for the most recent Fedora Desktop Linux release, Fedora 28
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3882-0
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About this book

Get the most out of Fedora 28 Desktop, including free Office suites, editors, e-book readers, music and video applications. In addition to those features, you’ll also work with codecs, email clients, web browsers, FTP and BitTorrent clients, VoIP clients, and IM applications. The major Fedora 28 desktop spins are covered in detail, including the Plasma desktop (KDE), Cinnamon, Mate-Compiz, LXDE, Xfce, and LXQT.

This is your complete guide to using the Fedora 28 Desktop Linux release as your daily driver for multimedia, productivity, social networking, administrative tasks, and more. Author and Linux expert Richard Petersen delves into the operating system as a whole and offers you a complete treatment of Fedora 28 Desktop configuration and use.

With Beginning Fedora Desktop at your side, you’ll discover how to install and update the Fedora 28 Desktop, as well as access various software repositories. You’ll also learn which applications perform which functions, how to manage software, use of the desktop configuration tools, useful shell commands, and both the system administration and network tools.

What You'll Learn

  • Review the available desktop choices, including GNOME, KDE, and alternative desktops
  • Administer your system, add users, manage printers and perform backups
  • Configure network connections and firewalls with FirewallD
  • Access network resources with Samba

Who This Book Is For 

Novice to intermediate users who are looking to install Fedora 20 as their primary computing environment.

About the authors

Richard Petersen holds an M.L.I.S. in library and information studies (UC Berkeley). He is the author of numerous books on C programming, UNIX, and Linux. His research background includes artificial intelligence applications to information retrieval. He has taught computer science programming and Unix at UC Berkeley.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Fedora 28 Introduction

    Petersen, Richard

    Pages 3-16

  • Installation and Upgrade

    Petersen, Richard

    Pages 17-41

  • Usage Basics: Login, Desktop, and Help

    Petersen, Richard

    Pages 43-113

  • Installing and Updating Software: DNF, GNOME Software, Packages, DnfDragora, and RPM

    Petersen, Richard

    Pages 115-168

  • Office Applications, Email, Editors, and Databases

    Petersen, Richard

    Pages 171-210

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3882-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-3881-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Fedora Desktop
Book Subtitle
Fedora 28 Edition
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Richard Petersen
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-3882-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-3882-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-3881-3
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXV, 595
Number of Illustrations and Tables
382 b/w illustrations
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