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Last modified on December 10, 1997
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Upcoming Linux and Linux-related Events:
[97/12/10] -- Linux Penguin Sticker Movement, all about making Linux stickers.
[97/11/30] -- Designed With Linux, a project to create a list of products and services produced entirely with Linux.
[97/11/30] -- Knights of the System Table, an unbiased OS online magazine (includes Linux-related articles).
[97/11/30] -- SCO's letter to Linux users, from November 7, 1997 sinks to mud-slinging levels.
[97/11/30] -- The Linux Maintenance Project, home of the v2.0 kernel maintenance team.
[97/11/19] -- An As-Yet-Unnamed OCR Project, a project to produce a freeware OCR (Optical Character Recognition) application for Unix platforms.
[97/11/19] -- System Optimization Information, a PC hardware information site. Some of it is very Windows-specific, but it still has a lot of useful information for Linux users.
[97/11/16] -- Web browsers for Linux, lists production and development web browsers.
[97/11/16] -- The Linux Manual (Portuguese).
[97/11/14] -- The Linux IP Masquerade Resource page has a new home.
[97/11/14] -- Linux 2.x Bank, has several Linux links, along with searchable newsgroup archives.
[97/11/14] -- OS Holy Wars, a recent article in InternetWeek tests web server platforms, including Linux.
[97/11/14] -- Linux Joliet CDROM Support, allows you to read Microsoft extensions to the ISO 9660 filesystem.
[97/11/13] -- The Linux Lab Project (LLP), a project to help people with development of data collection and process control software for Linux.
[97/11/13] -- InxUtil, has Linux information on Informix Tools, and an interview with Linus Torvalds.
[97/11/13] -- Linux Book Reviews.
[97/11/13] -- The Debian Linux User's Guide, available free online from Linux Press.
[97/11/13] -- Information about the Intel Pentium Processor invalid instruction, also known as the "F00F" bug. The problem is fixed in Linux 2.1.63 and should be available in a 2.0.3x version soon.
[97/11/04] -- Arminius: SCI Coupled Linux-PC's.
[97/11/04] -- Topcat, a Beowulf class supercomputer project at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.
[97/11/04] -- Australian Personal Computer has a number of Linux-related articles in the November 1997 edition.
[97/11/04] -- Linux Banners, advertising-style web banners for Linux, with advocay, logo and graphics links.
[97/11/04] -- Corel readies NCs, a recent article in InfoWorld, mentions that Corel is using Linux as the OS for it's new network computers.
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.
The Linux man Pages (version 1.17) 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: