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."
The Linux Documentation Project
The Linux Kernel Hacker's Guide
The Linux HOWTO
The Linux FAQs
Linux Web Sites
Erik's Linux Page
The Linux Weekly News
Todd's Linux Page
ATM on Linux - experimental release, which supports
raw ATM connections and some basic IP over ATM. Preliminary signaling support is included in the
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 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
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
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 DOOM - what you really
want to know.
Linux Info Sheet
Linux Journal FAQ
Linux Meta FAQ
Linux on PowerPC
Linux Syquest Parallel Port FAQ -
answers various questions about using a Syquest parallel port drive under Linux.
Linux with Answers - the
hypertext version and mirrors
FAQ - S.u.S.E.
Linux USENET Groups
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
The Linux Kernel Archive
Linus' Personal FTP Site
Places to buy Linux and accessories
The Linux Mall
Walnut Creek CDROM
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