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Book Review: Fedora Linux System Administration – A Hands-On Guide for Power Users

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For years, Ubuntu was my Linux love. Its popularity drew me in, and it served me well. But then I met Fedora. Its stability, cutting-edge features, and vibrant community slowly won me over. Soon, I wasn’t just using Fedora โ€“ I was living it. My work environment became almost entirely Fedora-powered, and even on machines where I couldn’t switch the base OS, a Fedora VM became my true workstation, nestled beneath Windows or macOS.

But while I fell in love with Fedora, mastering its administration? That was a different story. Documentation, blog posts, and Stack Overflow became my constant companions, guiding me through the intricacies of this amazing distro. Now, we don’t need to search for administration guides there. The book, “Fedora Linux System Administration” by Alex Callejas and the team at Packt is available now.

This book isn’t just about setting up a basic workstation. It dives deep into the heart of Fedora, starting with its fascinating history and project philosophy. Chapter 1 alone opened my eyes to so much I didn’t know about this community-driven powerhouse.

And it doesn’t stop there. The book meticulously guides you through:

  • Workstation configuration: Craft the perfect Fedora environment for your needs, from essential tools to fine-tuning performance.
  • Storage and network management: Master Stratis, Fedora’s unique storage management tool, and conquer network complexities with confidence.
  • Essential applications: Learn how to find and configure the apps you need, from text editors and LibreOffice to browsers and email clients.

But “Fedora Linux System Administration” doesn’t just cater to everyday users. Part 4 takes you into the realm of professional system administration, teaching you:

  • Performance tuning: Squeeze the most out of your Fedora system with expert tips and tricks.
  • SELinux configuration: Master this powerful security tool and safeguard your system like a pro.
  • Virtualization and containers: Demystify KVM, QEMU, Libvirt, GNOME Boxes, and even Podman, unlocking the world of virtual machines and containers.

Whether you’re a curious newbie or a seasoned Linux warrior, “Fedora Linux System Administration” has something for you. It’s comprehensive, practical, and up-to-date, packed with real-world examples that make learning a breeze. Alex Callejas’s clear explanations make even the most complex topics accessible, even for someone like me who wasn’t always a Fedora devotee.

In a nutshell: This book is a must-have for anyone serious about using and administering Fedora Linux. It’s the ultimate guide to unlocking the full potential of this remarkable operating system, helping you take your Linux skills to the next level. No matter where you are on your Fedora journey, this book will be your constant companion, empowering you to become a true Fedora power user.

So, ditch the documentation treadmill and pick up this book. It’s your passport to Fedora mastery!

P.S. Thanks to Marylou De Mello (Packt) for providing me with a copy of this amazing book!

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Gineesh Madapparambath is the founder of techbeatly and he is the author of the book - ๐—”๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น-๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ ๐—”๐˜‚๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป. He has worked as a Systems Engineer, Automation Specialist, and content author. His primary focus is on Ansible Automation, Containerisation (OpenShift & Kubernetes), and Infrastructure as Code (Terraform). (aka Gini Gangadharan -


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