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A popular Open Source computer operating system, Linux (pronounced 'Lih-nucks') is the result of the collaborative effort of thousands of computer enthusiasts and companies worldwide. From its humble beginnings as a Minix clone developed by Linus Torvalds, Linux has grown to become one of the most popular UNIX platforms for both desktop and server computing due to its flexibility, stability and non-proprietary nature.
Whilst the name Linux is often used to describe the complete operating system, it is technically correct to call the system's kernel Linux, with the remainder of the operating system tools and applications being interchangeable. In fact, there are many such 'packages' known as distributions, some of which are listed below. Hence the term Linux does not imply a single operating system, rather a class of operating systems which are built around the Linux kernel.
- RPM help
- Wine HQ - Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Frank's Corner has a list of Wine supported apps and games
- Nvidia Drivers
- Unofficial ATI Linux Driver Wiki
- Getting winmodems working
- Lucent winmodem specific
- DVD/CD Firmware Upgrading
Note: Information on LOTS of distro's at Distrowatch.
- RR4 & RR64 (Gentoo Live DVD)
- Kororaa (Gentoo XGL Live CD)
- Julex (Cool Live CD)
- RedHat (popular in Enterprise/business environments)
- Fedora (a subproject of RedHat, used as a testbed for RedHat Enterprise Linux)
- KnoppMyth (Currently MythTV is the most mature project for a home grown PVR)
- Clarkconnect (Popular Multipurpose Gateway)
- Smoothwall (Popular Firewall)
- Handehelds.org wiki Linux on handheld devices. Check if your PDA is supported here
- Pacific mirror good Slackware-current tree
- FTP Search - FTP search for all the free FTP servers (QLD)
Note: For the bandwidth limited - distro's for dial-uppers thread.
- TLMP (The Linux Mirror Project) for bittorrent downloads:
Documentation / Help
- The Linux Documentation Project
- Reading list HOWTO: The Linux Reading List
- Newbie reading/forum
- Kernel hacking
- Got a question?
- Simply Linux - distro install/config step by step guides
Note: Need an answer FAST?
- Server: irc.freenode.net
- Channel: linuxhelp
Note: Courtesy of User:stmok's forum sig
- How do I give Linux a go?
- Install Nvidia drivers on SUSE 9.3 or OpenSUSE 10.0 Linux
- Backing up DVDs in Linux (Links)
- Documented transition from Windows to Ubuntu Linux
Linux / Bsd at Google
Some X window managers / desktops
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