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Linux /lee'nuhks/ or /li'nuks/, *not* /li:'nuhks/ /n./ The free Unix workalike created by Linus Torvalds and friends starting about 1990 (the pronunciation /lee'nuhks/ is preferred because the name `Linus' has an /ee/ sound in Swedish). This may be the most remarkable hacker project in history -- an entire clone of Unix for 386, 486 Pentium, Alpha, and Sparc machines, distributed for free with sources over the net. The secret of Linux's success seems to be that Linus worked much harder early on to keep the development process open and recruit other hackers, creating a snowball effect.

"Linux is a free Unix-type operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers around the world. Linux is an independent POSIX implementation and includes true multitasking, virtual memory, shared libraries, demand loading, proper memory management, TCP/IP networking, and other features consistent with Unix-type systems. Developed under the GNU General Public License, the source code for Linux is freely available to everyone."
-- From Linux Online




Linux Documentation

  • The Linux Documentation Project
  • The Linux Kernel Hacker's Guide
  • The Linux HOWTO
  • The Linux FAQs



    Linux Web Sites

  • Erik's Linux Page
  • Linux Online
  • The Linux Weekly News
  • Linux NoWhere
  • Todd's Linux Page
  • LinuxHQ
  • Linux Now
  • Linux Games



    Linux Distributions

  • Slackware
  • Debian
  • RedHat
  • SuSe
  • OpenLinux
  • TurboLinux
  • Stampede Linux
  • Alpha Linux
  • MkLinux
  • LinuxPPC



    Linux Projects


  • ATM on Linux - experimental release, which supports raw ATM connections and some basic IP over ATM. Preliminary signaling support is included in the latest release.
  • Beowulf Project Description
  • COAS Project - Caldera Open Administration System - Its goal is to improve the way users administer their Linux systems.
  • Corporate Desktop Linux - initiative to make the Linux operating system ready for widespread deployment as the standard enterprise desktop.
  • Linux on Coldfire - port of the Linux Operating System to the Motorola Coldfire family of processors.
  • Linux Router Project - A networking centric mini-distribution of Linux.
  • Linux SMP
  • Linux System Hardware Monitoring
  • Linux/IR Project - implementation of the IrDA standards specifications for the Linux kernel.
  • PAPERS: Purdue's Adapter for Parallel Execution and Rapid Synchronization - a system allowing multiple Linux PC's to act as a fine-grain parallel computer.
  • RPM Browser for Windows - allows you to browse RPM files from the Windows 9x/NT platform. Also, allows file extraction from RPM files via 32-bit port of CPIO.
  • Trinux: A Linux Security Toolkit - 2-3 disk Linux distribution that runs in RAM and contains the latest network security and monitoring tools.
  • vMac for MkLinux - emulates the CPU and other hardware of a Mac Plus. The latest version is capable of running System 7.5.5.
  • FAQ - OpenGL for Linux



    Linux FAQs

  • Linux (cam.ac.uk)
  • Linux DOOM - what you really want to know.
  • Linux Info Sheet
  • Linux Journal FAQ
  • Linux m68k
  • Linux Meta FAQ
  • Linux on PowerPC
  • Linux Syquest Parallel Port FAQ - answers various questions about using a Syquest parallel port drive under Linux.
  • Linux Threads
  • Linux with Answers - the hypertext version and mirrors
  • FAQ - S.u.S.E.



    Linux USENET Groups

  • alt.os.linux
  • comp.os.linux.admin - Installing and administering Linux systems.
  • comp.os.linux.advocacy - benefits of Linux compared to other operating systems.
  • comp.os.linux.announce - Announcements important to the Linux community. (Moderated)
  • comp.os.linux.answers - FAQs, How-To's, READMEs, etc. about Linux. (Moderated)
  • comp.os.linux.development - Ongoing work on the Linux operating system.
  • comp.os.linux.development.apps - Writing Linux applications, porting to Linux.
  • comp.os.linux.development.system - Linux kernels, device drivers, modules.
  • comp.os.linux.hardware - Hardware compatibility with the Linux operating system.
  • comp.os.linux.help - Questions and advice about Linux.
  • comp.os.linux.misc - Linux-specific topics not covered by other groups.
  • comp.os.linux.networking - Networking and communications under Linux.
  • comp.os.linux.setup - Linux installation and system administration.
  • comp.os.linux.x - Linux X Window System servers, clients, libs and fonts.



    Useful Linux Software Sites

  • Metalab (used to be sunsite)
  • Red Hat FTP archive
  • Caldera FTP Archive
  • Debian FTP Archive
  • GNU Archives
  • The Linux Kernel Archive
  • Linus' Personal FTP Site
  • TSX-11



    Places to buy Linux and accessories

  • The Linux Mall
  • Red Hat
  • Cheap Bytes
  • Walnut Creek CDROM
  • CDROM Shop

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