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Chapter 1. Introduction

This guide covers installation of Fedora, a Linux distribution built on free and open source software. This manual helps you install Fedora on desktops, laptops, and servers. The installation system is flexible enough to use even if you have no previous knowledge of Linux or computer networks. If you select default options, Fedora provides a complete desktop operating system, including productivity applications, Internet utilities, and desktop tools.

This document does not detail all of the features of the installation system.

1.1. Background

1.1.1. About Fedora

To find out more about Fedora, refer to To read other documentation on Fedora related topics, refer to

1.1.2. Getting Additional Help

For information on additional help resources for Fedora, visit


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