The perfect companion for mastering the latest version of Fedora and RHEL As a free, open source Linux operating system sponsored by Red Hat, Fedora can either be a stepping stone to Enterprise or used as a viable operating system for those looking for frequent updates. Written by veteran authors of perennial bestsellers, this book serves as an ideal companion for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) users and offers a thorough look at the basics of the new Fedora 12. Step-by-step instructions make the Linux installation simple while clear explanations walk you through best practices for taking advantage of the desktop interface. You'll learn how to use the Linux shell, file system, and text editor. Plus, the authors describe key system administration skills, such as setting up users, automating system tasks, backing up and restoring files, and understanding the latest security issues and threats. Walks you through new features of Fedora 12, the open source Linux operating system sponsored by Red Hat Covers the latest networking, desktop, and server enhancements to Fedora 12 Shares tips for taking advantage of the desktop interface; using and customizing the desktop menus, icons, window manager, and xterm; and automating system tasks Demonstrates how to backup and restore files and handle security threats Shows you how to create and publish formatted documents with Linux applications Accompanying DVD and CD-ROM include Fedora Linux 12 and an official Fedora 12 LiveCD Whether a new or power user of Fedora, you'll benefit from Fedora 12 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible .