I would be remiss to not say something about the culture of free software development from which Linux has thrived and will continue to thrive. The copyright for Fedora and other Red Hat Linux systems is covered under the GNU public license. That license, which most free software
Author rights — The original author retains the rights to his or her software.
— People can use the GNU software in their own software, changing and redistributing it as they
It is important to remember that there is no warranty on GNU software. If something goes wrong, the original developer of the software has no obligation to fix the problem. However, the Linux culture has provided resources for that event. Experts on the Internet can help you iron out your problems, or you can access one of the many Linux newsgroups to read how others have dealt with their problems and to post your own questions about how to fix yours. Chances are that someone will know what to do — maybe even going so far as to provide the software or configuration file you need.
The GNU project uses the
Linux is a free computer operating system that was created by Linus Torvalds in 1991 and has grown from contributions from software developers all over the world. Fedora Core and Red Hat Enterprise versions of Red Hat Linux are distributions of Linux that package together the software needed to run Linux and make it easier to install and use.
Linux is based on a culture of free exchange of software. Linux’s roots are based in the UNIX operating system. UNIX provided most of the framework that was used to create Linux. That framework came from the POSIX standard, the System V Interface Definition, and the Berkeley Software Distribution, pieces of which have all found their way into Linux.
A simplified installation procedure is one of the best reasons for using a Linux distribution such as Fedora Core 3. In many cases, for a computer dedicated to using Fedora, you can just pop in the DVD(that come with this book), choose from several preset configurations, and be up and running Linux in less than an
If you want to share your computer with both Linux and Microsoft Windows, Fedora offers several ways to go about doing that. If your computer doesn't have a DVD drive, network and hard disk