Chapter 10. Software Selection
By default, the Fedora installation process loads a selection of
software that is suitable for a desktop system.
Figure 10.1. Task Selection Screen
To include or remove software for common tasks, select the relevant
items from the list:
Office and Productivity
This option provides the OpenOffice.org productivity suite,
the Planner project management application, graphical tools
such as the GIMP, and multimedia applications.
This option provides the necessary tools to compile software
on your Fedora system.
This option provides the Apache Web server.
to specify the software
packages for your final system in more detail. This option causes
the installation process to display an additional customization
screen when you select
||Installing Support for Additional Languages
to install support for
additional languages. Refer to Section 10.3, “Additional Language Support”
for more information on configuring language support.
10.1. Core Network Services
All Fedora Core installation include the following network services:
centralized logging through syslog
email through SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
network file sharing through NFS (Network File System)
remote access through SSH (Secure SHell)
resource advertising through mDNS (multicast DNS)
The default installation also provides:
network file transfer through HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol)
printing through CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System)
remote desktop access through VNC (Virtual Network Computing)
Some automated processes on your Fedora system use the email
service to send reports and messages to the system administrator.
By default, the email, logging, and printing services do not
accept connections from other systems. Fedora installs the NFS
sharing, HTTP, and VNC components without enabling those services.
You may configure your Fedora system after installation to offer
email, file sharing, logging, printing and remote desktop access
services. The SSH service is enabled by default. You may use NFS
to access files on other systems without enabling the NFS sharing