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Linux® For Dummies®, 8th Edition by Richard Blum, Dee-Ann LeBlanc

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Appendix B. About the DVD-ROM

The DVD-ROM included with this book contains everything you need to install and run Fedora 7. This is the equivalent of the CD-ROM collection you would have to download from the Fedora Project’s Web site and includes the following:

Fedora 7: A complete copy of the software for the latest and greatest version of the Red Hat–sponsored free version of Linux, for your computing pleasure. If you are interested in the source code, you can download it directly from Red Hat’s Fedora Project site at http://fedora.redhat.com.
RPM (Red Hat Package Manager) and Yum: The Red Hat software distribution and installation management environment, wherein Linux updates and new facilities are packaged for easy installation on your Linux machine. Yum makes it easier to install and update software, running behind the scenes of the graphical tools to take care of things for you.
KDE (the K Desktop Environment) and GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment): The two leading graphical user interfaces for Linux. You can pick the one you like best! We focus on GNOME in this book.
Mozilla Firefox: The best-of-breed Web browser for your Linux machine, just waiting for your surfing pleasure.
Samba: The best way to integrate Linux servers with Windows users. Samba lets your Linux machine masquerade as a Windows server so that Windows users can grab files and print documents hassle-free.
Apache Web Server: The world’s most popular (or at least, most frequently used) Web server ...

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