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Last modified on February 16, 1998
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Upcoming Linux and Linux-related Events:
[98/02/17] -- GroundZero, a new repository of hundreds of rapidly updated cutting edge GNU/Linux programs.
[98/02/17] -- Linux/Microcontroller, a porting effort to get Linux running on PalmPilots and SuperPilots.
[98/02/17] -- LDescent, a Linux Descent port.
[98/02/17] -- Comanche, a a graphical user interface for the Apache webserver.
[98/02/17] -- Zinux, a French online magazine.
[98/02/09] -- The Linux User Community wins InfoWorld's 1997 Best Technical Support Award and Red Hat 5.0 wins 1997 Product of the Year in the Operating Systems category.
[98/01/30] -- Linux Weekly News, a new Linux news page.
[98/01/30] -- Freed Software Winning Support, Making Waves, a recent article in Wired reports onthe Free Software revolution.
[98/01/30] -- MI/X, a free X Server for Windows and Macintosh.
[98/01/30] -- HFS for Linux, implements the Apple Macintosh HFS (Hierarchical File System).
[98/01/30] -- Casbah, a scripting and web development environment.
[98/01/28] -- IPv6 information and Linux-specific instructions.
[98/01/26] -- Package and Resource Database (PARD), a Linux software database.
[98/01/26] -- Stampede Linux a new Linux distribution.
[98/01/26] -- Red Hat Advanced Development Labs (RHAD Labs), this division of Red Hat Software will act as an independent development group focusing on the accessibility and usability of free software, such as Linux.
[98/01/26] -- The Linux Quake Resource, all about Quake for Linux.
[98/01/26] -- Basic Linux Training, a brief and very basic introduction to the Linux operating system is being taught online from Monday, 19 January through Friday, 12 March.
[98/01/23] -- The Linux Network Management Pages, have some interesting information about network management with Linux.
[98/01/23] -- Pŕgina principal de GLUB, has lots of information (Spanish).
General and introductory Linux information.
The Linux Documentation Project (LDP) is working on developing good, reliable documentation for the Linux operating system. The overall goal of the LDP is to collaborate in taking care of all of the issues of Linux documentation, ranging from online documentation (man pages, HTML, and so on) to printed manuals covering topics such as installing, using, and running Linux. Here is the Linux Documentation Project Manifesto and Copyright License for LDP works.
You can search the LDP Guides and HOWTOs with the Excite Search Engine, and search the the man pages (fully cross-referenced!) too.
This manual is a guide to the Linux kernel, ranging from concepts to development. If you're interested in writing a device driver, or just general kernel hacking, this is the book for you.
The kernel is at the heart of the operating system. This book is a guide to how the kernel fits together, how it works; a tour of the kernel.
This guide supplements the System Administrators' Guide and cover all of the diverse issues of networking under Linux, from UUCP to serial connections to TCP/IP. Many Linux users won't have access to such a network, so this information is in a separate manual. It contains an intro to TCP/IP and UUCP (for those who have never used such networks before, lots of background information), TCP/IP, UUCP, SLIP, and DNS configuration, configuration of mail systems such as sendmail and Smail, setting up NNTP and news, and NFS.
Also visit the System Administrators' Guide Homepage.
This is the third book in the main LDP series, and assumes knowledge of everything in the Installation and Users' Guides. It will cover all of the aspects of keeping the system running, handling user accounts, backups, configuration of the system, installing and upgrading software, and more. Whereas some of this information is in the Installation Guide (just to get the system off the ground) this book should be much more complete.
This book covers all of the user-end aspects of Linux, from sitting down at the first login session to using complex tools such as gcc, emacs, and so on. It assumes no previous Unix experience, so not only will it serve as an introduction to Linux, but to Unix in general as well. This manual won't cover system administrator tasks (i.e. anything that needs to be done as root) - it's for the J. Random User who has a working Linux system sitting in front of them.
The Linux HOWTOs and mini-HOWTOs are detailed "how to" documents on specific subjects. The HOWTO INDEX lists all HOWTOs and mini-HOWTOs along with short descriptions.
You can get HOWTOs in:
The mini-HOWTOs are available in:
There are also a few special HOWTOs which are available in HTML only.
The Linux man Pages (version 1.18) for sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 9 are available here (with some translations). Section 1 and 8 man pages (i.e., user commands) are available with the corresponding software packages. You also can see the latest man pages information.
You can purchase printed books with LDP works from: