Fedora Unleashed: My 2003 Gateway into Linux

I was happy  to be interviewed for Fedora Magazine about How [I] Fedora and I mentioned that there was a Fedora book that led me to pick Fedora. (I also mentioned that on this blog here) Recently I’ve been cleaning up my bookshelves as I have run out of space for physical books. While I’ve mostly gone digital, Goodread’s Advanced Reading Copies are currently only distributed as physical books and sometimes it’s nice to have printed deluxe copies of comics. I decided it was probably time to get rid of this incredibly heavy book (that’s moved 3 times with me), but before doing so I’d document some of the contents for historical purposes.  What follows are some of the pages I had bookmarked or highlighted.

Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Cover
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Cover
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Sound Cards - setting them up used to be so much more complicated. Now they more or less just work. At least for motherboard sound.
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Sound Cards – setting them up used to be so much more complicated. Now they more or less just work. At least for motherboard sound.
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed GIMP vs Photoshop - I haven't kept up with GIMP, but I think these are still issues...sadly
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed GIMP vs Photoshop – I haven’t kept up with GIMP, but I think these are still issues…sadly
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Installing from source and Check Install - I didn't really do much installing from source back then and not much now either. I wonder if this Checkinstall is still a thing. I don't think I've ever used it, but it sounds neat.
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Installing from source and Check Install – I didn’t really do much installing from source back then and not much now either. I wonder if this Checkinstall is still a thing. I don’t think I’ve ever used it, but it sounds neat.
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Installing nVidia 1 - It used to be so coimplicated, now you just install it from RPMFusion
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Installing nVidia 1 – It used to be so coimplicated, now you just install it from RPMFusion
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Installing nVidia 2 - It used to be so coimplicated, now you just install it from RPMFusion
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Installing nVidia 2 – It used to be so coimplicated, now you just install it from RPMFusion
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Installing Unreal Tournament 2003 - Never played it, but it was ALWAYS touted whenever people complained about the lack of games on Linux. Thankfully this is becoming less and less of an issue thanks to Valve's Steam and SteamOS
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Installing Unreal Tournament 2003 – Never played it, but it was ALWAYS touted whenever people complained about the lack of games on Linux. Thankfully this is becoming less and less of an issue thanks to Valve’s Steam and SteamOS
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Learning about OGG - And now I mostly just use FLAC!
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Learning about OGG – And now I mostly just use FLAC!
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed My Notes - some notes I found in the book on games I really enjoyed playing
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed My Notes – some notes I found in the book on games I really enjoyed playing
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Setting up Wifi - another task that's more or less a cakewalk now
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Setting up Wifi – another task that’s more or less a cakewalk now
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Video Codecs and Flash - another thing that's now super easy thanks to RPMFusion
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Video Codecs and Flash – another thing that’s now super easy thanks to RPMFusion

And here’s the software that came on the DVD for the book (essentially a record of what came with Fedora Core 1:

Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Whats on DVD 1
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Whats on DVD 1
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Whats on DVD 2
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Whats on DVD 2

Finally, the back cover:

Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Back Cover
Red Hat Linux and Fedora Unleashed Back Cover

Author: Eric Mesa

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