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Contents

New User's Guide Table of Contents

Part 0: About this guide

   Purpose and Audience
   Matthew Daniels


Part I: Fedora and Linux

   Introducing Fedora
   Introducing Linux
   Explaining open source


Part II: Starting up Fedora

   Installing the operating system
   Using GNOME
   Using KDE
   Important differences from Windows
   Important differences from OS X
   Matthew Daniels
   Basics of finding and installing software
   What is a desktop environment, and which is for me?


Part III: Your Graphical Desktop

   Customizing look and feel
   Setting your background
   Selecting a screensaver


Part IV: Being Productive

   Office suites and editing documents
   Matthew Daniels
   Setting up an email client
   Matthew Daniels
   Setting up peripherals
   Managing the print server


Part V: The World Wide Web

   Browsing the web
   Using email
   Setting up instant messaging services
   Playing online games
   Transferring files online


Version Break

Everything above here should (read: must) be completed for Fedora 12. Focus on that stuff before moving on to what's below.

Part VI: Multimedia

   A word on freedom and codecs
   Syncing an iPod, Zune, or other media device


Part VII: Photos and Graphics

   Managing your photographs
   Photography tools
   Editing graphics with the GIMP


Part VIII: Staying Secure

   Backing up your computer
   A word on viruses and worms
   A word on administration and the root account
   The inherent security of Unix
   Fedora's security model


Part IX: Migrating from Windows

   Alternatives for Windows applications
   Running a Windows application in Fedora
   Running Windows inside Fedora
   Running Windows and Fedora on the same machine

Version Break

Everything above here should (read: must) be completed for Fedora 13. Focus on that stuff before moving on to what's below.

Part X: Migrating from other *nix-based systems

   Transferring user preferences


Part XI: The Command Line Interface

   Why bother to learn?
   Essential commands
   Understanding I/O pipes and redirection
   Survey of powerful commands
   Command line editors
   Bash and its alternatives
   Basic system administration


Part XII: Advanced software management

   Going beyond 'yum install'
   Introducing the RPM file
   Installing from source