Beginning Fedora Desktop: Fedora 18 Edition by Richard Petersen

Beginning Fedora Desktop: Fedora 18 Edition by Richard Petersen

By Richard Petersen

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

You'll realize tips to set up Fedora 18 computer on any undefined, examine which purposes practice which features, the best way to manage software updates, counsel and methods for the GNOME three and KDE computers, helpful shell instructions, and either the Fedora management and community tools. 

Get the main out of Fedora 18 computing device -- including free place of work suites, editors, booklet readers, song and video purposes and formats, electronic mail consumers, net and FTP browsers, microblogging and IM purposes -- with a replica of Beginning Fedora machine: Fedora 18 Edition at your facet.

What you’ll learn

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

Who this publication is for

Beginning Fedora computing device: Fedora 18 Edition is for beginner to intermediate clients who're seeking to set up Fedora 18 as their fundamental computing surroundings.

Table of Contents

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

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Both are configured automatically. For power management, Fedora uses System Settings Power. On a laptop, the battery icon displayed on the panel will show how much power you have left, as well as when the battery become critical. It will also indicate an AC connection, as well as when the battery is recharging. For network connections, Fedora uses Network Manager. Network Manager will detect available network connections automatically (see “Network Manager Wireless Connections” later in this chapter).

For chat availability you can specify Available, Busy, or Unavailable. Lock Screen locks your screen, displaying a lock screen prompt. The Log Out entry returns you to the GDM login screen. Clicking on the user icon opens the User Accounts dialog, which you can unlock to manage all user accounts on the system. The Notifications switch lets you turn notices on and off. System Settings opens the GNOME 3 System Settings dialog, which lists GNOME 3 configuration tools such as power management, keyboard, and display.

The sessions of users already logged on will continue, with the same open windows and applications running when the user switched off. You can switch back and forth between logged-in users, with all users retaining their session where they left off. When you switch off from a user, that user’s running programs will continue in the background. Important Laptop Features To work on a laptop, you need two important operations: power management and support for multiple network connections, including wireless and LAN.

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