Download Beginning Fedora Desktop: Fedora 18 Edition by Richard Petersen PDF

By Richard Petersen

Beginning Fedora machine: Fedora 18 Edition is an entire advisor to utilizing the Fedora 18 computing device Linux liberate as your day-by-day motive force for mail, productiveness, social networking, and extra. writer and Linux specialist Richard Petersen delves into the working approach as an entire and provides you a whole remedy of Fedora 18 laptop deploy, configuration, and use.

You'll notice the right way to set up Fedora 18 laptop on any undefined, examine which functions practice which features, the right way to manage software updates, assistance and tips for the GNOME three and KDE computers, necessary shell instructions, and either the Fedora management and community tools. 

Get the main out of Fedora 18 computer -- including free workplace suites, editors, ebook readers, track and video functions and formats, electronic mail consumers, net and FTP browsers, microblogging and IM purposes -- with a replica of Beginning Fedora laptop: Fedora 18 Edition at your part.

What you’ll learn

  • how to put in Fedora 18 laptop on any hardware
  • the on hand GUI offerings, together with KDE, GNOME, and substitute computing device environments
  • how to exploit notice processors, spreadsheets, presentation, and electronic mail software
  • how to take care of your approach and again it up
  • how to take part in social networks utilizing open resource clients

Who this ebook is for

Beginning Fedora laptop: Fedora 18 Edition is for amateur to intermediate clients who're trying to set up Fedora 18 as their basic computing setting.

Table of Contents

  1. Fedora 18 advent
  2. Installation and improve
  3. Usage fundamentals: Login, laptop, and support
  4. Installing and Updating software program: YUM, PackageKit, and RPM
  5. Office functions and Editors
  6. Graphics and Multimedia
  7. Mail (E-mail) and information
  8. Internet functions: net and FTP
  9. Social Networking: Microblogging, IM, VoIP, and Social computing device
  10. GNOME three
  11. The okay machine surroundings: KDE
  12. Shells
  13. Additional computers
  14. Fedora method instruments
  15. System management
  16. Network Configuration
  17. Printing
  18. Show description

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The Keyboard button displays an image showing all the keys. A text box to the right lets you test the keyboard. The Options button lets you specify which keys to use to switch layouts. Figure 2-9. Keyboard selection On the Installation Summary screen, click the Installation Destination icon to open the Installation Destination screen, where you can choose the hard disk device on which to perform the installation (see Figure 2-10). 27 Chapter 2 ■ Installation and Upgrade Figure 2-10. Installation Destination The top icon bar shows your installation devices.

The different steps are listed on a side pane, with an arrow progressing through each one as you complete a task. Click the Forward button to continue to the next screen. You are initially asked to approve the GNU General Public License for this distribution. The steps are listed here: Welcome License Information Create User Date and Time Figure 2-27. Fedora first time setup 41 Chapter 2 ■ Installation and Upgrade Create User The Create User screen lets you create a normal user account (see Figure 2-28).

Fedup-cli --device "/var/run/richard/Fedora 18 x86_64" For a download ISO file, specify the full pathname of the ISO file. The full pathname for an ISO file in a user directory begins with /home and the name of the user. Include the full name of the ISO file. The following upgrades from the Fedora DVD 64-bit ISO file located in the user Richard’s Download directory. iso GRUB is not upgraded by the upgrade process. You have to reinstall and upgrade GRUB2 manually. See the section on re-installing the bootloader that follows.

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