All About LINUX

July, 2008         Version K

Compiled By Mike Brown

This page consists entirely of links to other pages that I find interesting, helpful or fun.  All have proven useful for LINUX install, trouble shooting and learning about LINUX.

And believe me, there is a lot to learn !

Random LOST Snippet: A Random Linux Tip
These come from Linux One Stanza Tips.

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Bottom or The End Graphics More resources Star Office Help
All LINUX devices

Hardware Help Network and Network Trouble Shooting Help System Admin
All Things KDE
Newbie stuff
Tips and Tricks
Applications (In General)

Audio CD's
HTML Editors NTFS and LINUX Toys and wasted resources
Backup and recovery

Bruker Stuff you will need
Intrusion Detection NTPD Training and certification
BASH and BASH Scripting IP Tables Office Applications True Type Fonts
Basic programming in LINUX IPV6 PNG Tutorials
Command Line tips and tricks JAVA Programming Ports Tux Organization
Crontab Help Keyboard Scan Codes Printing Undelete
Drawing KDE

Dual Boot Applications

VI and VIM
Desktop Managers LILO Programming in LINUX Unicode
Directory Structure of LINUX LINUX Commands (MAN pages) Red Hat Enterprise WS-3 USB Port
Distributions LINUX Cook Book Red Hat FTP Server Webmin
Documents LINUX Books Red Hat Linux 7.3 Web Services
LINUX for the Beginner Red Hat Manuals Wireless and LINUX
Dual Boot LINUX Link Lists Repair of a sick system X CD Roast
Equivalent Linux Software to Windows software LINUX Magazines and E-zines Resources XINETD
Everyday LINUX Book LINUX on a laptop RPM Help X windows
Faq's LINUX Software Map Rute Admin Guide Yum
LINUX Tidbits Samba and SWAT Zip Drives and Linux
Fire Walls and Security LINUX Tools Scientific Applications for LINUX
Floppies and Linux LINUX Trouble Shooting Screen Dumps
From Windoze to Linux

FTP Server LINUX Web Ring Securing and Optimizing LINUX
Gcc Compiler Magazines Shells
Man Pages

Gnome Applications and Home Page Manuals Small Linux
GNU Documentation MATH Source Code
Gnu Plot Midnight Commander SSH Bottom or The End


The very Best LINUX Resources on the NET. 
The very best, the most useful, and my favorite resource on the web.
The LINUX Documentation Project One of the very best resources for the newbie and old hand too.  You can also search the Archives with this link: Linux Archive Search
This is probably one of the best if not the best Page on the net for learning Linux, for the beginner and the Guru too!
Linux Command Org
SuperMan pages, Learning the shell,
Writing shell scripts,
Script library, and very best of all SuperMan pages
One of my all time favorite LINUX Links !
Focus on Linux
They have a very good search engine. They also have a lot of advertising, visit with JAVA off to avoid the numerous banners and other annoyances.

Another very good resource about LINUX, probably one of the best sites to learn LINUX.
This is a very good source of information, but the link is unreliable.
The Digital Hermit
Covers a lot of LINUX, math, film and science. Don't let the weird quote on the first page fool you, its good stuff.

More Useful Stuff
This has a lot of links and a lot of information that may prove useful to you. Read it and learn.
Linux Notebook Index
Ccovers nearly all subjects about Linux including:
Apache Awk Bash C cftp daemontools DHCP djbdns DNS Emacs Email ezmlm Fetchmail find GDB Hardware HTML HTTP Intro ISDN less Make Math mc mirrordir MySQL Peripherals Perl PHP3 pppd qmail Regexps Shell System Tables test To do Typical ucspi-tcp Versions

Linux Reviews
Information, reviews and lots of other useful information. Excellent site for learning Linux too.

Andamooka: LINUX From Scratch,  Open support for open content. Read and annotate books on line. A complete book about how to make your own LINUX. Very good resource to learn the basics and advanced stuff. 

Andamooka Reader Important Books for LINUX support

EUROLINUX LINUX documentation and applications for our European friends, get stuff in your own language.

Everything LINUX  (From Australia) T shirts, logos, bumper stickers and everything else about LINUX

The LINUX Cookbook Tips and Techniques for Everyday Use A complete book free for the reading. And its very useful. Quite bit of very good information, background, step by step stuff. 

LINUX Help Site  A very handy resource. And an extensive list of HOW-TO's. Nearly every thing you would ever want to know about LINUX. 

Focus on Linux
One of the most information packed LINUX resources on the net.

The LINUX Documentation Project (LDP) LINUX Documentation for the geeky amongst us all, Newbie and Advanced

Linux information and technical support is available from a wide variety of locations here are a few.
From the LINUX DOC source.

An overview of what can be done with LINUX
From LINUX Headquarters

Linux Links from Ref Desk
Ref Desk is a very useful site for all sorts of information.
One of the slickest Administration tools you can  ever use.

The Book of Webmin
If you aren't using Webmin to administrate your system you are missing out on a very easy method.

Add on Modules
here are Currently 327 Modules for Webmin, and 18 Themes for Webmin in the Database.

Webmin - Default branch
On Fresh Meat of course.

IBM Intro to WEbmin

Webmin Book (pdf)
This book was written by the guy who wrote Webmin.

More Resources

The LINUX Operating System Section Background Everything you would possibly want to know about LINUX when or if you are new to it. 

Computer Hope
A long listing of entries in a search engine (from Computer Hope) about various LINUX help pages, command help and other information.
This is a very unreliable server, may appear to be broken, try again later.
Tux  Organization Tux.Org is an umbrella organization supporting the efforts of Users Groups and Developers. Their primary focus is supporting and advocating the development and use of software and systems whose source code and specifications were openly developed and are freely available to the public. A great place to learn about LINUX. A top quality LINUX portal.

LINUX DOCS from Die.Net
Seems to have a complete MAN page directory as well as other useful stuff.

Articles from LINUX

IBIBLIO the publics library and digital archive This project purports to keep a record of every document, FAQ, HOW-TO of every LINUX application there is, Articles and distributions. Even a FTP server. 

You can visit our forum where LINUX newbies can ask questions and LINUX experts can offer advice. Topics include security, installation, networking and much more. Feel free to browse the board, perform a search, view the man pages on line or view the index. The even have an Archive of old and past questions. 

LINUX Compatible
News,  views, help and an all around excellent web site for the new and guru type LINUX user. Excellent resource!

Help Site Computer Manuals
This site covers DOS, VAX/VMS, NT, XP, 2000, Hardware, OS/2, 2000, 95, 98, Me, Unix, and of course LINUX. With side bars about the Internet, Networking, and Programming. They even have a section on the MAC, what ever that is.

The LINUX Radio Show interesting Audio discussions about LINUX and related subjects

LINUX Video Resources Nice resource, video and specific LINUX stuff.

LINUX Device Drivers Full text of a book, obscure, but useful. A very complete introduction and advanced reference work to LINUX Device Drivers

Linux Step-By-Step
A tremendous number of articles with very helpful, authoritative information. Seems to have a lot of information on Caldera Linux. But most of the articles are not specific, and can be applied to almost any distribution.


The IPV-6 protocol organization.

Kame Project A web site that supports IPV6 conversion with links and information

X Windows for LINUX

XFree86 X-Servers for PC based graphics cards. Very useful information about the hardest part of a LINUX install

X Windows Commands and Calls
Stuff such as xvidtune, xdpyinfo are presented. As well as some fun stuff like xeyes, oclock and  xclock.

The X Window System Written by Christopher Browne

Window Managers Quite few articles about the basics too. You have to have Java and Java Script for this to page to work properly. 

Accelerated X X drivers 

XFCE A light weight window manager for UNIX systems

The X Organization.
News, downloads, information and documentation about X in general. Useful, and they have a lot of obscure information on X too. FAQ
All sorts of interesting and useful questions and answers about X and various X applications.

Graphics FAQ
Includes Screen dumps in Linux and much other stuff.

Partitions and File Systems

Partition Types List of partition identifiers for PCs. Useful for LINUX and UNIX.

Partition Primer
Written specifically for NON-LINUX systems, but you get the idea. A real useful utility to have on your Boot Floppy.

Minimal partition table specification About those partition tables, are you sure? Read this and make sure. 

File system HOW-TO

Linux Partitions: A Primer Hard Drive Basics
From LINUX Planet.

LINUX Partition HOW-TO

Partition HOW TO
Another one can be found here.

PC Guide Hard Disk Primer and Reference Guide
Everything you could ever need to work with Hard Drives.

How to Partition your Hard Drive (Correctly)

Installing and partitioning From UW Madison For Red Hat 8 and 9 

LVM-How To How to re-partition without data loss. But back it up any way!
In the Advanced file system implementor's guide, Daniel Robbins shows you how to use the latest file system technologies in LINUX 2.4.  Article 1 
 Article 2
 Article 3
 Article 4
 Article 5
 Article 6
 Article 7
 Article 8
 Article 9
 Article 10
 Article 11
 Article 12
 Article 13
From IBM, there are 13 of these articles, and they cover all you would need to know about the different file systems that are in the LINUX 2.4 Kernel. There are links to every home page of every type of File System implemented in LINUX Kernel 2.4. This is a very good set of articles, and very useful for one and all.
Some related works about File systems RAID 1
Raid 1 and 2 and what they mean to you. 
The latest version of RAID TOOLS can be found here.

AXCEL216 MS-DOS undocumented commands
Occasionally you may need some of these, very rare and hard to find information about some of those old DOS commands. You may need them some day...

Helpful manuals
Red Hat LINUX Manuals Some very useful material for LINUX installs and maintenance, see below .

Red Hat Linux Enterprise Manuals
Includes the Install guide, Security Manual, Ste-by-Step guide and some others. They can be downloaded in PDF, and HTML versions.

Red Hat Doc's All of Red Hat's doc's about all versions of RED HAT, see below .

A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux, Second Edition: Fedora Core and Red Hat Enterprise Linux There are also books here about Red Hat Linux 8 and 9 and other too.

Running a Perfect Internet Site with Linux
Extensive and very deep discussion about installing, setting up, configuration of Internet Servers. Including WU_FTP.

RED Hat Staff Books
Such as Maximum RPM

Fedora Core 5 Release Notes From the Fedora Project   Fedora Documentation can be found here.

Fedora FAQ Also from Red Hat


Yet one more information packed resource about TTF and LINUX All about the X-windows Font Server too!

A HOW TO on True Type Fonts with LINUX You can download free fonts from here.

Xfstt True Type Font Server Just the thing for getting your LINUX system to use all of those nice True Type Fonts.

8 bit utf UNICODE Home Page Unicode is closely related to fonts and here is a very good page that tells all about it. "Fancy unicode symbols made easy" A very good article about Unicode and how to use it.
Commonly confused characters.

Joel on Software Why we use Unicode, what it is and the history of it. A very easy to understand article.

Excellent Resource
With Tons of helpful hints and info. 

LINUX Head Quarters Production and Development Kernels and documentation

Zip drives and LINUX A helpful HOW-TO about Zip drives.
HOW-TO mount a ZIP drive on LINUX

XINETD Xinetd Tutorial, instructions, samples configurations, and FAQ

LINUX guides This is a very good guide to general day-to-day operation of a LINUX system. Installing, system administration, it has cheat sheets and is very useful.

UNIX Intro Not specifically about LINUX, but UNIX in general, includes a history of UNIX. 

Every Day LINUX
"Everyday LINUX, 1/e published by Prentice Hall" a complete book, on line. About LINUX covers installing and running, and every subject you could think of about LINUX. 

Linux Guides
These are from the Linux Documentation Project. Excellent source of information about various basic and advanced subjects in the LINUX world.

Basic Directory Structure of LINUX
This is from the LINUX and Unix web site. Which contains a History of LINUX

File system Hierarchy Standard
The home of the File system Hierarchy Standard (FHS).

The Unix Haters Site
Some great information here about the history of UNIX (all flavors) and LINUX in particular. Great site and its funny too.

System Administration 

How LINUX works

Linux Box Admin
Micro How-Tos
Information about system administration

UNIX system administration resources

MATool Mark's Administration Tool, you can manage an entire cluster of servers and or workstations remotely, you don't even have to get up from your desk, or get out of bed. 

The Experts Exchange

NET Admin tools

Password and Password Shadow Files From IT World

UNIX Guru Universe
Really useful guide too ! Guide to IP Layer Network Administration with LINUX This little useful Guide has an excellent Link list to documentation and software for network trouble shooting.

The LINUX System Administration Guide Security Guide

Red Hat LINUX System Administration Interesting set of pages from HP about LINUX. 

LINUX Articles Some are quite Useful. Excellent in fact. 

Net Administration Tools Specifically for UNIX, but most of the articles can be applied to LINUX too. 

Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition On line edition of the really famous and very good Book. By Paul Sheer. 

LINUX System Administration notes

Some Basics of Red Hat LINUX System Administration

Cygwin is a LINUX-like environment for Windows.
Some day you may be stuck with a windows system that does not support BASH commands. Here is how to fix it.

Cheops This is a graphical network management tool

LINUX Newbie Admin Guide Covers everything you could possibly want to know!

Xinetd Home Page Xinetd is a secure replacement for inetd

JDisk Report
Free ware, JAVA based full disk report with a really slick well thought out interface. Its a hassle to get to work on your system (LINUX) but it is worth it so much easier than the old " du -s -k * | sort -n " commands.
  LILO LILO Boot error codes
When LILO loads itself, it displays the word LILO. Each letter is printed before or after performing some specific action. If LILO fails at some point, the letters printed so far can be used to identify the problem. Extracted from the The LINUX Boot disk HOW TO

How to Screw around with your LILO boot screen.

LILO How-to In my humble opinion the LILO boot loader is easier to understand than the GRUB boot loader.  Multi boot with LILO,

A short tutorial and HOW-TO about LILO

LILO to GRUB Just in case you want to go back.

Very useful resource.

LILO Man page
Another useful  page about LILO.

Don't forget to password protect LILO

LILO.conf Man page
LILO.conf has some neat things you can do. Make sure you back it up.

From Power Up To Bash Prompt
Really informative HOW-TO. Why aren't more written like this one ?

Administer LINUX on the fly
Use the /proc file system to get a handle on your system. This is a useful article from IBM.

LINUX Security
A very important part of System Administration is Security. These files are very helpful in setting Security up properly at you site.

LINUX Security Web Site
Get the early skinny on Security related NEWS.

Network and Network Trouble Shooting Help
Repair of a sick LINUX system may also be useful.
LINUX IP Networking
A Guide to the Implementation and
Modification of the LINUX Protocol Stack

Trouble Shooting TCP/IP
Its for windows, but the scheme and overall theory is the same for LINUX.

Linux Network Troubleshooting
This is one of the best articles I have ever read on LINUX Network Troubleshooting. And it could be a tremendous help when you come across that diskless client that won't boot.

Linux Home Networking
Great trouble shooting and setup info here.
Some useful Network trouble shooting programs, especially if you are trying to get SAMBA to work on your network.
NBTScan. NetBIOS Name Network Scanner.
NBTscan is a program for scanning IP networks for NetBIOS name information. It sends NetBIOS status query to each address in supplied range and lists received information in human readable form. For each responded host it lists IP address, NetBIOS computer name, logged-in user name and MAC address.

This is another program that does the same thing, but in a slightly different way.

This is a Linux tool that acts a lot like Windows nbtstat /a command.  You can use this to get the netbios information of any system that you know the ip address of.

Contains an excellent table on trouble shooting

LINUX Network Trouble shooting
By Steve Litt from Trouble Shooting Magazine

Chapter 9. Files -Networking Functionality
This is chapter 9 (networking) of an excellent on line book
"Securing and Optimizing LINUX, Red Hat Edition. A Hands on Guide" By  Gerhard Mourani

Cool Tools: Network View - a network node discovery tool
Some of the tools listed here, I have used and they work great to discover what is on the network. Great stuff.

HOW-TO Ethernet Cables
The physical part of networking.

Excellent for learning networking and its ins-and-outs.

Networking 101
Don't forget Advanced TCP/IP

Trouble shooting network connections with arp
Something very similar happened to me once at a customer site, but it took me much longer to figure it out.  ARP is on nearly every LINUX box, and its a useful trouble shooting tool.

LINUX Ethernet-How
by Paul Gortmaker, Version 2.9, Aug 25, 2003
Excellent Trouble Shooting Tool for ASP_ST2
For those of you that have a spect attached!
DarkStat is a network traffic analyzer. It's basically a packet sniffer which runs as a background process on a cable/DSL router and gathers all sorts of useless but interesting statistics.

DarkStat User Manual
From the man pages.

dark stat - Article form LINUX Focus Magazine
A real nice article about this excellent, handy little tool.
Useful but obscure information about Networking and Networking trouble shooting
Port Numbers
Inter networking Technology Handbook
MAC address to Manufacturer search
This last one is from CISCO and is very good for figuring out what TCPDUMP, ARPWATCH and DarkStat is telling you.

Sniff makes the output from TCPdump easier to read.

Ethereal Network Protocol Analyzer
Very useful program for learning what is wrong with your network. Great trouble shooting tool.

Network Trouble Shooting Links

Intrusion Detection Cheat Sheet

AIDE (Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment) is a free replacement for Tripwire. It does the same things as the semi-free Tripwire and more.

Tripwire software is a tool that checks to see what has changed on your system. The program monitors key attributes of files that should not change, including binary signature, size, expected change of size, etc

LINUX Trouble Shooting

Trouble Shooting LINUX with Syslog
This link has been up and down more times than a strippers zipper. So if it is dead wait an hour it will be back up soon. 

NFS Trouble Shooting Hints
Some very helpful tidbits here.

How to locate an OOPS!
Useful if yo are compiling your own Kernel and you are having freeze ups with it.
Source Code Help

Cross Referencing LINUX The full text of the Source Code, Version 1.09 to 2.5.56 With appropriate links to sub routines and comments. Fully cross referenced.  If you want to understand LINUX this is where to go to find out how it works. 

The LINUX Source Code Navigator

Printing with LINUX

LINUX Printing The LINUX Printing page; home of the Printing HOW TO and the LINUX Printing Database. Tons of Drivers for all sorts of printers from all or nearly all manufacturers

Data Base of Supported Printers Drivers and other information about LINUX printing.

CUPS Common Unix Printing System DOCS


PPD Documentation

LPD Documentation

PDQ Documentation PDQ web site on Source Forge

PPR Documentation

HP OfficeJet LINUX driver
Seems to be a site especially for HP Office Jet drivers.

HP Products Supported: Single-Function Printers



Main LINUX FAQ, with answers.  

LINUX FAQ's from the IBIBLIO project

Word Perfect on LINUX FAQ Download sites, install instructions, information, bug fixes.

A very useful FAQ for figuring out what it all means.

LINUX Meta-FAQ FTP sites, LINUX on physical media and documentation
These are some excellent little tips and tricks. The LINUX FAQ 
Version: September 09, 2003

LINUX Backups mini FAQ



Nearly any subject about LINUX you can know. Lots of X-windows stuff too, very specific for various cards and monitors.


Frequently asked question about the LINUX floppy driver
This also contains a brief, but useful intro to the fdutil packages.

Yet one more Red Hat FAQ

XFree86 version 4.4.0 FAQ

comp.lang.c FAQ A FAQ for the "C" language news group

The Motif FAQ

Web Authoring FAQ Mostly HTML stuff

LINUX Tips and Tricks for the beginner and the old hand.

LINUX information Sheet and FAQ Provides basic information about LINUX, including an explanation of LINUX, a list of features, some requirements, and some resources. 

LINUX FAQ's Large number of questions and answers

Small LINUX FAQ The smaller the better

A very good sets of FAQ's Index Page for a bunch of FAQ's

RFC 1149 A little humor never hurt any one.
Pine Just in case you are stuck with a piece of Micro$oft software

Red Hat LINUX Frequently Asked Questions
From Red Hat itself !
Floppy Tools

A very handy "MC" like set of tools for working with floppies

Work with a floppy or a USB stick without mounting them.

The fdutils package contains utilities for configuring and debugging the Linux floppy driver, for formatting extra capacity disks (up to 1992K on a high density disk), and for sending raw commands to the floppy controller.

Repair of a "sick" system 

BBC LINUX This is a complete distribution of LINUX that will fit on a single Business card size CD. Excellent for fixing that PC that won't boot. 

An article that explains the use of Knoppix LINUX to fix an ailing system

System recovery with Knoppix
(another one)
You can get KNOPPIX LINUX here.  Knoppix know how, how to use Knoppix to repair that sick silly system.

Using Knoppix as a rescue disk can be scary, but if you read this you will have a much easier time of it. 

Here is an article from IBM that explains what to do with KNOPPIX. Excellent article.
A neat system to recover any computer system. Windows or Linux. RIP stands for Recovery Is Possible

Recover Program for LINUX
This may prove valuable for some folks. Recover Program for LINUX  And of course there is the Recover Net at Source Forge. You can download various versions of the RECOVER program here.

Data recovery, Password recovery and Security A set of wonderful utilities. And can prove very useful for those that cannot remember their Root Password.

Article about how to un-delete on a LINUX system

CD-Based LINUX Distros There seems to be a lot of these too, some are meant to be used for Rescue and some are meant to be used for demonstration of LINUX. 

Lost your Root password ? Read this !
It could happen to you some day !

and yet one more way to recover that root password

Snapshots of /etc Files
Useful for partial recovery of a "sick" system. Especially if you plan ahead.

Syslinux is a very easy to use Boot Loader. If you run Mondo (see above) you may need to load syslinux for the restore to work properly.
Backup and recovery
Mondo One of the neatest Backup and Recovery packages around !
This works on RHEL_WS3. Get the docs, the man page sucks!

This is very easy to setup for DVD or CD or network backup. And if you are clever you can get it to backup to a NFS mounted volume.

On the download page he has every rpm you could possibly need for the install.

System Imager An easy app that will back up your system to a server and allow you to restore your system easy.
here is an article that expalins the procedure in detail.

Also see Repair

How to Avoid Complete Disaster, BACK IT UP! From LINUX Magazine

LINUX Backups mini FAQ

TOMSRTBT you may be able to recover the Root Password with this.

Excellent Tutorials on LINUX In General 

LINUX Home Networking

Adding Users

Using SUDO Allows non root users to run selected "root only" commands and programs on a LINUX system. 

UNIX Tutorials

Telnet, TFTP and XINETD

The Apache Web Server Official Apache web site, great and useful

How to run LINUX without a monitor, headless.

Debian Tutorial a very good introduction to all things LINUX

LINUX Tutorials
From Basic to advanced. From the IBM Developer Works site.
One of the best ones on the net.
The Linux Tutorial
Introduction to Operating Systems, Linux Basics, Shells and Utilities, Editing Files, Basic Administration, The Operating System, The X Windowing System, Networking, and Solving Problems  are some of the better ones on this excellent site.
Great Tutorials here
Tutorials From LINUX Planet
Many excellent tutorial on such things as adding a second disk, the bash shell, moving files, burning CD's, partitions and netstat

MAN Pages 

LINUX Command Library (Man Pages)
LINUX Command Library
Shell Commands
This set of MAN pages is as close to complete and up to date as you can get. And seems to be fairly well laid out.

You can also find the following:
Related Articles
man - LINUX Command - Unix Commands
LINUX Shortcuts and Commands
LINUX Commands and Shell Commands Libraries
LINUX Resources Help Links
man - LINUX Command - Unix Commands

Man pages with an excellent search engine
This is one of the best and most complete set of man pages I have found. It has an excellent search written in PHP.

A near complete list of MAN pages from O'Reilley. You can read the book called "LINUX in a Nutshell here."  But you have to subscribe.

LINUX MAN pages  from Die.Net
Very good MAN page directory

LINUX Commands man pages A huge list of commands explained properly. 

Still another Source for Man pages HTML versions  No search function. 

Debian and GNU man pages

Yet one more useful source for Man pages

Yes one more source for MAN pages !

Super MAN Pages
Every Possible MAN page is located here some where.
Disk Commands sfdisk parted badblocks fsck mkfs fdisk sfdisk
Be very careful with these commands. They can eat your lunch or they can save your rear.

Linux Man Page Viewer
From Media College which has lots of other stuff on Linux too.

LINUX Training and Certification

Overview and Link Page for LINUX Training

LINUX Training from HP

LINUX Training data base of Certification and Training Courses.

LINUX and UNIX TRAINING COURSES (On line courses and most are free) 

LINUX Training
They also have 2 LINUX training modules in pdf format ready for download. These are excellent courses and cover nearly everything you would want to know about LINUX.  They also have training on such things as Apache, Perl and SAMBA. They also have some stuff available for C and C++ training.

Steve's RHCE Study Guide
This is really good! I used it to pass the exam. Great cram notes !


Secure Programming for LINUX and Unix HOW TO

Jahhan's Linux Corner
About 30 or 40 different HOW-TO's that You will not find anywhere else.

LINUX Hardware HOW-TO Find out if that old Monitor is LINUX capable. 

The latest, Newest HOW-TO's from LINUX Planet
Some of these are very useful for the novice and for the experienced LINUX Guru too!

Another Version of the Index, pdf, html, plain text and gzipped versions. Translated Versions are here also

HOW-TO setup a diskless node network using LINUX Sources for software, and hardware very useful.

HOW-TO for Large Disks

HOW-TO Create a LUG

UNIX and Internet Fundamentals HOW-TO


A File system How-To

HOW-TO's sorted by date of last update.

Articles, Tips, HOW-TO's About LINUX, Solaris and UNIX in general. 

HOW-TO install a Cable Modem Many different types are listed
This is a very good source of information, but the link is un-reliable. Kernel-Build-HOW TO

Text Terminal HOW-TO

HOW-TO mount a ZIP drive on LINUX Useful and very well explained

HOW-TO mount a JAZZ drive on LINUX
Another useful and well written HOW-TO

HOW-TO Hook up PPP


Every HOW-TO on the planet is listed here. And they are all the Latest Versions too.

Ed's HOW-TO's Information about setting up Dual Boot stuff is here also.
These last three are from Berto LINUX. A very good resource for the system administrator. Kernel Analysis-HOW-TO
This document tries to explain some things about the LINUX Kernel, such as the most important components, how they work, and so on. This HOW TO should help prevent the reader from needing to browse all the kernel source files searching for the"right function," declaration, and definition, and then linking each to the other. You can find the latest version of this document at Berto LINUX. If you have suggestions to help make this document better, please submit your ideas to me at the following address:

Sat (Satellite Technology) HOW-TO
Sat technology is starting to become a great resource for Internet users, allowing high bandwidth in downloading and many other interesting services. This document wants to investigate "State of Art" of Sat connections in LINUX environment, how to get them speeder and to share with many clients.

Voice Over IP is a new communication means that let you telephone with Internet at almost null cost. How this is possible, what systems are used, what is the standard, all that is covered by this How to.

The LINUX Installation HOW-TO
Very Helpful

Linux Headquarters HOW-TO
A list of short and simple how-to's. How to add a new user, how to add a group simple stuff mostly for the beginner.

How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
A very useful HOW TO. The answer and the usefulness of the answer depends upon how you ask for help. Read this and ask your questions correctly. You will be more likely to get a useful answer.  A list of USER GROUPS that may be able to help you. And finally a LUG HOW TO.

Partitions and File systems HOW-TO's This is a list of all of the various HOW-O's that pertain to file systems and partitions. Including the Partition Rescue HOW TO

How To become a hacker


HOW TO Burn a CD

With  XCDROAST  (the manual for XCDroast is also very helpful. ) Here is another way to burn a CD without the use of XCDroast.

CD record ProDVD
You will need this and the key.  Copy and paste the key into your Xcdroast setup. AFTER you have down loaded Xcdroast-prod DVD and installed it.

You will need to read this if you are trying to burn DVD's with XCDROAST.

DVD RTools information and dvdrecord
Linux dvd-rw/dvd-r writing made easy and free...

DVD+RW/+R/-R[W] for Linux
Very useful information for DVD recording.

Tutorial on burning a CD with Linux. This little tutorial contains nearly every command you can use to burn a CD on a Linux Box.

Command Line CD burning More command line stuff

You can use DD to burn a bootable DVD too!

This is the most useful method for burning DVD's.  And it is easy to get working.
The free alternative to XCDROAST for your RHEL WS3 KDE system.

Bash Burn Home Page

CD-Recordable FAQ This is also a good source of knowledge for one and all.

Linux CD Burn Software List

CD Information
Definitions and a glossary with a very good index.
Command Line DVD and CD burning, without making coasters.
Coasterless CD Burning

Coasterless DVD Burning

Making a bootable CD from a bootable floppy image

Installing Your ATAPI CDRW Drive in Linux
All of these very helpful articles are from Troubleshooting Professional Magazine.  Very useful and full of very good information, technical, philosophical, kind of like a Geeks Blog.


A Writer's View of the LINUX Wireless Dream From LINUX PLANET  Tutorials

LINUX Wireless Tools

Wireless LAN resources for LINUX

A LINUX Wireless Access Point HOW TO
A LINUX Wireless Access Point is a LINUX system capable of integrating with other Access Points in a wireless network to provide connectivity between fixed nodes and roaming wireless clients. This HOW TO describes one method for configuring a suitable system.

LINUX Wireless How to
Wireless is a new technology in networking cards, with high speed rate (up to 11 Mbps). This document explains how to setup Wireless in LINUX, compatibility problems, something about geographic requirements and more. Latest release of this document can be found at Berto LINUX

Wireless HOW-TO This is a brief mini-how to on how to build a LINUX based wireless router out of what amounts to spare parts, using the LINUX router project's single disk router software.

Some WIRELESS Ethernet references

Recipe for a LINUX 802.11b Home Network
From the O'Reilley Wireless DEV Center

Intel® PRO/Wireless 2100 Driver for LINUX
An open source 802.11b driver for the ipw2100

LINUX wireless networking
A look at WLAN, Bluetooth, GPRS, GSM, and Infrared Data on LINUX. From IBM Developers Center.

Wireless Networking Reference - LINUX


APPLICATIONS A huge amount of Applications and LINUX compatible software

Abiword A neat and clean Word Processor for LINUX

John's World of XV Multi-format image viewer with some editing capabilities. For X-windows. 

PERL The programming language that makes LINUX work just a little better,  Perl is a stable, cross  platform programming  language. It is used for  mission critical  projects in the public  and private sectors  and is widely used to  program web  applications.

PYTHON The definitive search programming language.  Python is an open-source, interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language, often compared to Tcl, Perl, Scheme or Java. Python can be extended in a systematic fashion by adding new modules implemented in a compiled language such as C or C++. Such extension modules can define new functions and variables as well as new object types.

University of Linköping, National Supercomputer Centre
list of Helpful LINUX/Fortran links
Commercial distribution
FORTRAN Abisoft Pro Fortran is an advanced Fortran development system, including highly optimizing compilers, graphical multi-language debugger, libraries and tools. Pro Fortran conforms to LSB (LINUX Standard Base), ANSI/ISO Fortran 95 and F77 language specifications, DoD MIL-STD 1753, FIPS 69-1, and POSIX standards, and includes support for most popular VAX/VMS extensions including RECORD, STRUCTURE, POINTER, and UNION, as well as others from IBM/VS, Cray, Sun FORTRAN, as well as FORTRAN 66 conventions.
Lists of Commercial and Free distributions
The LINUX Fortran Page
Fortran is the language of the past, and one of the languages of the present, as far as physics is concerned.
This I like. Completely useless, but it does look interesting for Windows users.  RPM Browser for Windows !
Novell bought out a company called Ximian. This is really nice software, but now that Novell has it... Only the future will tell if it gets screwed up or what. The 2003 version (put out by Ximian) of the Evolution works really swell and is nearly flawless.
Novell Evolution Novell Evolution is the award winning personal and work group information management solution for LINUX and UNIX based systems. The software seamlessly integrates email, calendaring, meeting scheduling, contact management, and task lists, in one powerful, fast, and easy-to-use application. Novell Evolution is also powerful collaboration software that connects to popular corporate communications architectures like Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes, and other messaging systems. Novell Evolution supports a broad range of leading LINUX distributions and UNIX variants. 

Novell also has a desktop that may prove useful for one and  all. 

Krusader File Browser
This is a really good File Browser for KDE. It is very similar to MC and works very well on KDE 3.1 and above. It is an adjunct to the standard KDE file browser Konqueror

SAL (Scientific Applications on Linux) is a collection of information and links to software that will be of interest to scientists and engineers. The broad coverage of Linux applications will also benefit the whole Linux/Unix community. There are currently 3,070 entries in SAL.

BZIP2 project home page The bzip2 and libbzip2 official home page 
A compression and decompression  utility that is very useful.

Ham Radio Applications Easy to install and very useful Xastir, Qsstv, KWorldClock

Comprehensive list of SSH applications Notes on SSHand how to set it up. SSH Tutorial

LINUX Apps Searchable index of official home pages and distribution sites.

LINUX LINUX Software. Free shareware, free ware, and demo downloads all for LINUX distributions. 

Building and Installing Software Packages for LINUX
Excellent guide for building and installing some of those stubborn software packages you downloaded.

X circuit A LINUX based schematic drawing program. 

Links to download Mozilla and Mozilla is probably the best browser for LINUX, opinions differ. 

A set of Tutorial on basic Computer Science Very Basic. 

Caldera Open LINUX, the LINUX Step-By-Step This site specializes in providing notebook style, first person accounts of installing software and hardware on a LINUX system. These guides are intentionally specific, and try to shy away from a generalized nature.

Apps from LINUX ORG Well categorized too. 

FTP daemons for LINUX An extensive list

SoftMaker Makers of TextMake 2000 He, a nearly full featured office suite. 
GNU Documentation
This link goes to a huge list of GNU/FSF manuals that are on line updated frequently and are very good such things as bash, gcc, glibc, gmp, grep, libmatheval, tar and wget are covered in fine detail. 
GNU web site The home of the GNU Project. From this site, you can download a staggering array of sophisticated free (as in freedom) software applications. Among them is the GNU C library, which is part of every GNU/LINUX system

GCC home page The home of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). GCC is the primary compiler used on GNU/LINUX systems, and includes compilers for C, C++, Objective C, Java, Chill, and Fortran.

Books From Other sources than the FSF/GNU
There are quite a few books listed about GNU/FSFS programs and projects. There are published by other folks.

Tucows for LINUX LINUX Software  and applications. (tons of it too!)

Free ware for LINUX

The GIMP Video manipulation environment. 

Grokking the GIMP
How to use GIMP like Photoshop, of course without all that hassle associated with Photoshop. Its easy and the learning curve is very shallow. You should be doing graphics quick and easy with GIMP, read this.

Gimp savvy
More really good stuff about the GIMP.

Installation and Setup of ProFTPD FTP Server Great for APACHE Users

Gimp Print
I found this did not work really well on my printer ans system, it may on yours.

WU-FTP Developement Group
FAQ about wu-ftp

Cygwin Just in case you are forced (at gunpoint) to do WINDOZE

Wine HQ Just in case you really have to run Windoze stuff. 

Code Weavers Windoze emulation Suite. 

Visual TCL for LINUX Easy programing environment. 

LINUX Sounds and MIDI stuff In case you want to hear it too. 

PCB Layout Software

Mozilla Web Browser 1.0.2  Netscape without the Hype ! 

LINUX for HAMS A single page of applications for HAM radio operators. There will be more, I am sure. 

FSF/UNESCO Free Software Directory Free GNU software, over 2,644 packages 
indexed ! A lot of applications are very useful indeed.

XDrawChem: Molecule structure drawing
You cannot install it on Red Hat 7.3, but it works really great on Red Hat 9.0 and Fedora Core 1 and 2. There is also a Kemistry drawing program that is real slick for Red Hat 9


BKChem is a free (as in free software :o) chemical drawing program. It was conceived and written by Beda Kosata.

BKchem is written in Python, an interpreted and very nice programming language. This implies some of the program features:

  • platform independence - BKchem should run on any platform that Python does.*
  • performance - as Python is interpreted language you should not expect the performance of a native code compiled application (in present days a very cheap trade off for platform independence). However BKchem should be pretty usable on all modern systems.

Software Downloads for LINUX
And some  Scientific Software that may prove useful,

LINUX Software Map
From A very interesting web site.

Math Applications for LINUX
From the Digital Hermit.

SUN software for LINUX
To give customers the freedom to choose the solution that best meets their business needs, Sun brings a comprehensive systems approach to Linux. Sun provides Java technology, x86-based hardware, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server along with Sun's Java Enterprise System and Sun Java Desktop System -- all supported by Sun services. The result -- everything you need -- developed, integrated, and tested by the world's leading supplier of network computing systems.

Blender is the open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback. Available for all major operating systems under the GNU Public License.

Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

Creating professional documentation with Linux tools
Nice article with links to the applications.
Tellico is one tough application to install, but it is worth it.
Tellico is a KDE application for organizing your
collections. It provides default templates for books, bibliographies, videos, music, video games, coins, stamps, trading cards, comic books, and wines.

Clam Anti Virus
A GPL virus scanner with all sorts of nice and nifty features. I use it on my systems and I am very very happy with it.


Gnome office seems to have disappeared from the Internet. But there is still some sort of office suites in existence for Gnome. (Even though you should use the much more useful and better KDE).  I like KDE much better than GNOME.
Gnome Office Applications
GNOME Office is a meta-project, with the mission to coordinate productivity applications for the GNOME Desktop. They intent to produce intend to produce a productivity suite composed of entirely free software. There are some excellent applications in this package. Such as GNUCASH and GNUMERIC.

Siag Office A Free Office Package for Unix. Siag Office is a tightly integrated, free office package. It consists of the spreadsheet Siag, the word processor PW, the animation program Egon, the text editor Xe

Koffice Suite KOffice is a free, integrated office suite for KDE, the K Desktop Environment.

TextMaker Office Suite
It looks to be in BETA version, still testing.  It may  not be free.
Star Office
A really good one from Sun. It uses JAVA so be careful when you install it on the same system as TopSpin, which also uses its own JAVA suite. The free version of Star Office.

A large link list of LINUX office software

LINUX office Suites a large list from LINUX Review
List of LINUX Office suites and a brief comparison: The leading office suite for LINUX is currently Star Office 7.0 from Sun. The pure open source version is available as Open Office 1.1 ( It supports Microsoft Word, Excel and Power point document files. OpenOffice also includes a draw package and math symbol graphics package.


Web Services Server side and Client side

Official Apache web site, great and useful

WWW Search Engine Software

Apache FAQ

The Apache Web Server

Mozilla, FireFox and Camino Web Browsers

Screen Dumps and Graphic Software
XV All Things XV XV (RPM)  can be downloaded from here. Its even available for Windows systems, but you must have an X window system running. Such as Hummingbird Xceed.  You can get this for SGI's also. 

Screen Dumps and Screen Shots
A list of some nice methods including dewq And another fairly simple way to capture Screen Shots is with KDE and the clipboard.
XnView Software
One of the best graphics programs I have seen. It can view almost any format graphic file there is. And it can also convert graphics files from or to nearly any format. It has an excellent graphic browser and a wonderful slide show. Wonderfully written software, and intuitive to use.  Which is very fortunate, the documentation sucks.

Post Script Utilities PSUTILS a major source of utilities for manipulating the Post Script Files that seem so universal in LINUX work. 

Post Script Overview A good introduction to PS. Another good one can be found here

A GNU general purpose PS generating facility.

Gif to PNG software And some documentation too. 

GTK home page
GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off projects to complete application suites.
The Gimp Gimp GIMP is a full featured image manipulation program. It is better than that Adobe stuff too, free and open source. You can't beat it. It just happens to have a screen dump facility. Gimp Links. Here you can find GIMP documentation.

Photo magic with Gimp
Pseudo 3D with Gimp
Creating fire effects with The GIMP
Free font, True Type and patterns with The Gimp

A whole World of Screen shot methods One method the guy left out is XWPICK. You have to do a search for it. But the programs are out there and it works on 8 bit pseudo color screens and windows.
Screen Shooter
Screen Shooter  Its a Gnome feature but it works pretty good on KDE download it from here.
I have never used this one, but I have heard and read some good things about it. Its supposed to have some pretty good utilities. 
FBgrab is a frame buffer screen shot program,
capturing the Linux frame buffer and converting it
to a PNG image. Here is some more info on this little gem.
Image Magick
Image Magick Home Page There are all sorts of tricks you can do with Image Magick a few are listed here in an article in LINUX Focus magazine. Some of the tricks you can do are quite amazing too. The gentle introduction and a real good tutorial are here. Command line Image manipulations can also be done, see here for examples, you can also find some stuff here.

Make sure you use PNG for all your graphics
PNG in web pages You can download the "official" PNG documents from here, (this is a FTP site).
This is the famous PNG The definitive Guide
This is an O'Reilly book that is NO longer in paper production, this link leads to the HTML version of this excellent little tome.

ImageMagick Examples page

LibTiff graphics programming for TIFF images.  LibTiff 1

Lib Tiff 2

TIFF is an extremely common but quite complex raster image format. LibTiff is a standard implementation of the TIFF specification that is free and works on many operating systems. 

More graphics from the command line
From the IBM Developer Works Site Cover the GIMP, ImageMagick and other graphics and Image manipulation programs.  All from the command line.

While not really a graphics program, I found this to be the neatest screen saver and desk top locker around and it is real pretty too.

VIPS is a free image processing system. It is good with large images (images larger than the amount of RAM in your machine), and for working with color. VIPS has been used and developed in the EU projects CRISATEL, VASARI, MARC, VISEUM, ACOHIR, ARTISTE and MUSA. The Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton use it as an image processing framework in student projects and PhD research. It's used at The National Gallery, London for much of their imaging research. VIPS is used in a number of other museums and galleries around the world, mostly for infra red reflectogram mosaic assembly.

Manipulating and making Graphics and Images

XDIA XDia is a gtk+ based diagram creation program released under the GPL license. XDia is designed to be much like the commercial Windows program 'Visio'. It can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams. It currently has special objects to help draw entity relationship diagrams, UML diagrams, flowcharts, network diagrams, and simple circuits. It is also possible to add support for new shapes by writing simple XML files, using a subset of SVG to draw the shape.

Electric Electric is a sophisticated electrical CAD system that can handle many forms of circuit design. 

VectaPort A free scientific and spatial data application development
A real steep learning curve, but very powerful Povray The Persistence of Vision Raytracer is a high-quality, totally free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics.  Command line based image creator. 

Radinace RADIANCE is a highly accurate ray-tracing software system for UNIX computers that is licensed at no cost to users for non-commercial use

RAY SHADE Rayshade is an extensible system for creating ray traced images. It is written in C, yacc, and lex, and runs on many different platforms.

XFig XFig is an interactive drawing tool which runs under X Window System Version 11 Release 4 (X11R4) or later,.

XPaint XPaint is a simple paint program for X, suitable for producing simple graphics. It does offer some advanced features such as image processing functions and gradient fill.

PicBook PicBook automatically produces a photo album in HTML format of your images like this one. It come with automatic image processing, slide show,  transition effects and other nifty stuff. It is easy to customize due to a configuration file and HTML-templates.

LINUX Drawing, Scientific Graphics and Drafting Applications The next section down also has some nice applications. 
LINUX Drawing, Scientific Graphics and Drafting Applications

SCI Graphics SCI Graphics is a scientific application for data analysis and technical graphics. It fully supplies plotting features for 2D, 3D and polar charts. A Very nicely done application. 

Cycas CAD 2D and 3D CYCAS is a 2D + 3D CAD package for drafting and design in high quality and for creating 3D presentations and technical illustrations easily. Some of its features include an easy-to-handle user  interface, special architectural elements and functions, a WYSIWYG display, printing, plotting, import  and export filters, photo realistic rendering with POV-Ray, documentation and tutorials, example  drawings, and an extendable 2D/3D symbols library. 

VariCAD Professional CAD system, especially for LINUX, open source software.
Useful, but complicated, the learning curve is steep ! Scilab Home Page Scilab is a scientific software package for numerical computations. This is probably the most useful math package around, its free and it works on WINDOZE too. ( Scilab development  page )

PGP Plot A very nifty type of Scientific Plotting program for LINUX.  Installation program, source code

How to use PGPPLOT for interactive Graphics

DIA Vector Graphics drawing program Dia Links
DIA documentation.

Resources for Xfig and related software. Another LINUX based drawing program. 

QCad Home page 2D Free open source CAD package for LINUX. QCad has a distribution for Windows also. 

The free ware to have for plotting.  This also works on windoze. And you can plot nearly anything your mind can conceive.  Gnuplot Central The absolutely very best chart, graphics software. 

Sketch, vectorial drawing under LINUX The home page for SKETCH, a vector based drawing program. Excellent little program. And there is SKENCIL a related program. 

JAVA and LINUX Development

JAVA-LINUX project Has general information about the Java port to LINUX. 

RPM Finders and RPM's in General 

Fresh RPMs
This link will take you to the part of Fresh RPM that has all of the various operating systems, such as Fedora Core, Yellow dog.

Dries RPM repository

How to install anything in UBUNTU Linux
These Techniques also work on Red Hat type installations of Linux.

RPM Find Spartan, but very fast and very useful.

Its down (Oct 2005) hopefully it will be back up soon.

All sorts of useful downloads.

RPM Org Seems to have nearly every version of every RPM around. 

RPM Pbone These guys are fairly new, but they have an excellent search engine. Quite a few obscure RPM's are listed. 
If you have the very good fortune to work  with a Bruker system. You will need these RPM's either 7.3, RHEL_WS_3 or WS_4. Very useful web site.
This may be helpful also.

Quite a few RPM's for KDE

File watcher
I haven't used it, but it does look interesting.

Care and feeding of RPM

Red Hat RPM Search Search the Red Hat software for RPM's, any version, any application

RPM's in Red Hat LINUX 9.0
RPM's for 8.0
RPM's for 7.1
RPM's for 7.2
RPM's for 7.3
This is from the Computer Helper Guy (?) They are "ls-Ral" listings of the Red Hat distribution CD's. 

The ultimate source for all Red Hat distributions

Taking the Red Hat Package Manager to the Limit A HOW-TO about RPM's 

Using rpm2cpio How to extract and install 1 component of a RPM. 

Maximum RPM, Taking the Red Hat Package Manager to the Limit by Edward C. Bailey A complete text on the subject of RPM's 

RPM Re Build Just in case that RPM install goes astray

RPM Find Mirrors

Short list of RPM commands
This also contains some information and commands line help on Debian installer and tarballs. How to install software easily and the correct way. From here.  The LINUX Administrator's Security Guide, by By Kurt Seifried. Very useful guide to LINUX Security. 

Managing Software with yum
Some people like YUM for managing the packages on their Linux Box. I am not so sure it is a good thing. But here is all you would want to know about YUM in one easy package.

A Quick Guide to YUM
This is a really god intro to YUM and all of its commands.

Star Office Help and Documentation. 

Star Office 7

Star Office 7 documentation

Star Office Office Suite

Star Office Intro and Tips Some slick tips and help. A set of instructions for installing in Windows too. 

Open Office Just like Star Office, only its free to down load. And it has better features, and is easier to use that Word, Power Point and Excel, from Micro$oft. 


Keyboard scan codes Obscure, but useful information 

HOW-TO LINUX and Keyboards, input devices in general. There is a lot of very useful information here.

LINUX on Laptops Excellent reference for one and all, especially if you are running a laptop with LINUX. 

More Stuff about Laptops and LINUX

The Definitive LINUX on a laptop site!

Tux Mobile LINUX Infrared HOW-TO also 

Serial ATA (SATA) chipsets — Linux support status
This information is accurate today (Mon Mar 13 10:09:21 PST 2006)

Serial ATA (SATA) Linux status report
This data was accurate on January 25, 2006.
This status report applies to the latest SATA driver release, found in kernels 2.4.33-pre1 and 2.6.15.

Creative Consultants LINUX Boxes and clusters custom made and off the shelf.

The Unix Hardware Buyer HOW TO

Linux Documentation Project Links: Hardware
Lots of useful hardware links

Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO
More useful information.

Tyan Web Site Mother Boards 

LINUX Central Products include books, applications, distributions, hardware, and merchandise.

Super PC Links to various hardware manufacturers and retailers. 
Great hardware site! Vendors: Hardware
Companies that manufacture and sell hardware and peripherals that are Linux-friendly. If you're looking for drivers or need to know if your hardware is supported, this is a good place to find out.

Linux Compatibility Testing
KeyLabs (supposedly) vendor-neutral Linux Compatibility testing, the first program of its kind to provide hardware vendors with a way to show potential customers their computer hardware is both compatible with the Linux OS and has been tested for complete functionality. They also test for RHEL and Fedora Core compatability.

Linux Hardware Compatibility Lists & Linux Drivers
Tons of Linux drivers for all sorts of hardware. from Mother boards to drives. Information on hardware vendors providing LINUX machines and other project news. Reviews of some hardware vendors too. 

Linux hardware stability guide, Part 1 Part 2
CPU and memory trouble shooting in part 1. Part 2 has testing methods for the drivers, PCI and latency.

Red Hat Hardware Catalog
The HCL from Red Hat support for RHEL WS 3 and 4.

Huge Clusters

Memory Testing Great little software for testing your memory. Great for testing the new memory stick you just bought. 


Distributions of LINUX 

Fedora Core 5 Downloads
If for some reason you need the earlier version of Fedora core check on some of the mirror sites. Quite a few will have leagcy fedora versions.

A review of Fedora Core 5
This guy has installed Fedora Core 5 on his laptop and then he reviews the installation for all of us. Good Stuff. he writes very intellegently too.

Frozen tech
Up to date LINUX distributions, I am pretty sure this has all of them listed. Its called Live CD.
Small LINUX  BBC LINUX This is a complete distribution of LINUX that will fit on a single Business card size CD. 
Small LINUX This is a distribution of LINUX that resides on a single CD-ROM. You can use it to demonstrate LINUX, you can use it to find out if ALL your fancy hardware will be recognized by the latest and greatest distribution. 

Debian info site
This site lists quite a bit of info on Debian. Installation, help and other stuff about Debian.

Knoppix uses the KDE desk top. Gnoppix uses the Gnome desk top.  It also uses
From the web site:
Gnoppix is a LINUX live CD based upon Debian GNU/LINUX 3.0 (woody). It can be compared to Knoppix but GNOPPIX uses GNOME as desktop environment.

All of the different distributions of LINUX

100 LINUX distributions, all of them from A to Z

One of the Primary distribution site for the LINUX Kernel Roll your Own LINUX ! 

2.6 Kernel
A series of White papers about the 2.6 kernel. very helpful if you want to compile your own kernel.

Step by Step guide to Re-compiling your own Kernel.
I tried this a few weeks ago on a system of my own, the first 3 times it cleaned my clock, but after I tried it once more the 4th time it worked like it should. Now the system id the fastest Linux system I own. Get the latest stable production Kernel here.

Kernel Rebuild How To
From the digital hermit

White Box LINUX
This product is derived from the Free/Open Source Software made available by Red Hat, Inc but IS NOT produced, maintained or supported by Red Hat.

The Goal of White Box LINUX
To provide an unencumbered RPM based LINUX distribution that retains enough compatibility with Red Hat LINUX to allow easy upgrades and to retain compatibility with their Errata srpms. Being based off of RHEL3 means that a machine should be able to avoid the upgrade treadmill until Oct 2008 since RHEL promises Errata availability for five years from date of initial release and RHEL3 shipped in Oct 2003.

Or more briefly, to fill the perceived gap between Fedora and RHEL.

Publicly available Distributions, including small ones

LINUXBeta is the source LINUX beta distribution news, downloads, screen shots, and reviews.

ROOT is an advanced GNU/LINUX operating system. It aims to be stable, flexible and fast. ROOT is a general-purpose system which includes software for both server and workstation use.

Building The Lo-Fat Linux Desktop
A how-to build a "less lardy" distribution of Linux for those systems that are "resource impaired".  Linux for low end systems.

E-zines, Magazines, News  and Journal Resources 

About LINUX Articles about LINUX, Forums and general News about LINUX and the World

LINUX Gazette (from LINUX : current issue | archives | translations

I suppose this is the commercial version of LINUX Gazette. There is no explanation of why there are two versions with the same name, but here they both are.  You can also get gzipped, tared back issues.

LINUX Gazette (from LINUX : current issue | archives | translations

Non-commercial on line web publication dedicated to two simple ideas: Making LINUX just a little more fun, Sharing ideas and discoveries. You can get tarred and gzipped back issues .

LINUX On line Comprehensive information and resources about LINUX. Distributions, downloads, documentation, books and hardware listings.

LINUX User and Developer They have an on line index of past articles which you can download quite few helpful and educational articles. 

LINUX Magazine Fully Searchable and down loadable Archive of numerous articles packed with LINUX Tips. 

Another LINUX Magazine

LINUX Planet Interesting little Journal about LINUX from all over. 
This is another un-reliable link. Its been up and down more than a Porn Star's zipper.
LINUX Dig Stock Quotes pertaining to LINUX and Technology articles about LINUX.

LINUX Today LINUX news mostly articles from industrial rags, some original content.
Tips and Tricks
LINUX Focus Magazine A very good search and index page also.

A bunch of useful, short articles and tips for everyone ! 

Linux Reviews
Linux News and Information

Solutions to LINUX problems
This guy has other stuff on his website too.

LINUX.Net News and views from those in the know. 

The LINUX weekly News Chock full of various tid-bits of information. 

LINUX Gallery Penguins Galore. 

Trouble Shooting Magazine
Really a very good resource. Read it, Download it and study. Good tips and tricks.

LINUX Weekly News The Bleeding edge. News about new Kernels sources and their pitfalls too.  So, you need to get a subscription.

/Linux Forum Mag
A great little magazine.

Mozilla Continual Coverage of the browser wars,  (and plug ins for Netscape and Mozilla) for LINUX.

Programming in LINUX

Advanced LINUX Programing An on line book with information about all sorts of Advanced LINUX programing subjects. Download the book here

TCL/TK scripts, documentation software for LINUX A little bit of every thing for TCL/TK. 
PROGRAMING in  LINUX GCC home page A Compiler Collection, which currently contains front ends for C++ as well as libraries

GCC Manuals
These cover nearly all the different versions of the Gcc universe.

Shell Programing

INTEL's development Manuals Useful for developing LINUX applications for INTEL systems. 

AMD Development Site Useful for developing LINUX applications for AMD systems

The Linux Programmer's Guide
Version 4 from 1995. Very useful.  Other versions are also available.

Fortran under LINUX You can get some hints about running legacy FORTRAN under LINUX here. and here is the master page for programming of all sorts.

FORTRAN programming under LINUX A very good "FAQ" for FORTRAN is here

Information about running Fortran codes under LINUX
A big set of links about LINUX and FORTRAN programming.

INTEL Fortran Compiler for LINUX
Free for private use

Lahey/Fujitsu FORTRAN-95 programming May be a broken link

The CTDP LINUX Programmer's Guide Version 0.3.0 Excellent resource for the new programmer. 

LINUX GNU Security Site Primary information source for LINUX Security

The C Book
The C book is no longer in publication. You will not be able to find a copy anywhere (at least I have not been able to find one) But GBDirect has a copy on line here.

Dialog Home Page
Dialog is a utility to create nice user interfaces to shell scripts, or other scripting languages, such as perl. It is non-graphical (it uses curses) so it can be run in the console or an xterm. 

Xdialog Home Page
Xdialog is designed to be a drop in replacement for the "dialog" or "cdialog" programs. It converts any terminal based program into a program with an X-windows interface. The dialogs are easier to see and use while adding even more functionalities (e.g. with the treeview, the file selector, the edit box, the range box, the help button/box). Because Xdialog uses GTK+, it will also match your desktop theme. Documentation for Xdialog is here.

Why Linux needs Rexx
Rexx is a very important scripting language. You may be interested.

Teach your self programming in 10 years
Apparently you can't learn programming in 10 days. Who knew?

Parallel and Serial Port Programming and Information

Parallel Port Central A collection of files and links to material about the PC's parallel port,

External Parallel Port devices and LINUX
There is also a link to ZIP drives on the parallel port. How to install and get them to work properly.

Reference material

From BB electronics

External Parallel Port devices and LINUX Mailing list, archive and parallel port driver projects
Excellent hardware resource for the I/O ports on a PC. Jan Axelson's Lake view Research One source for information and tools relating to USB, parallel ports, RS-232 and RS-485 serial communications,  8052-Basic micro controllers, and making printed circuit boards. DIY projects, scads of information about the various I/O ports on a PC/LINUX Box.  Books too!


USB Bus tips and tricks

The LINUX USB sub-system

USB Devices and Drivers

This site has quite a bit of information about how to get various USB devices to work, great site and lots of information.

USBview and other USB stuff
USBView is a GTK program that displays the topography of the devices that are plugged into the USB bus on a LINUX machine.  It also displays information on each of the devices. This can be  useful to determine if a device is working properly or not.

USB Support for LINUX
From the USB Man site.

USB HID for Linux USB

LINUX support for Phillips USB web cams (and LINUX only)
Discontinued, but the downloads are still there.

Programming Guide for LINUX USB Device Drivers



List of USB ID's
Sorted list of the vendors, interfaces and ID codes for almost all USB devices. Very useful resource.

Home of the LINUX USB Project
Home for the LINUX USB Project., obscure, but very informative. Another one.

USB Development for LINUX

Stress LINUX
Supposedly, this is a LINUX that can boot from a USB memory stick or a floppy.  Try it and let me know how you make out with it.

USB tool and information

All LINUX Devices, including USB

Trials and Tribulations of USB a memory stick install
But, a happy ending.

Tools and Utilities 

DevShed Includes HTML tools, wu_ftp tutorials, free tutorials, development software, shareware, and free ware downloads.

Nifty and useful LINUX utilities gppps, Mgstat, Yawho (Yet Another Who), Whowatch, Scandetd and NotifyMe. All written by  Michael Suszycki

Vim the improved VI If you don't know or are not familiar with VI or Vim you are doing your self a disservice. So download it and learn it.

VIM Cheat Sheet

VI help guide

vi survival guide
 A really good tutorial on Vi and all of its commands, also applies to VIM.

Various Editors

Namo editor
The 1.2 release of GNU Namo attempts to move even closer to the goal of a 'compatible but enhanced' Picot clone.

VI tutorial

 NEDIT NEDIT is my favorite editor, its fast, easy and very easy to configure. And it is intuitive, no steep learning curve !

FTP Directory of a FTP site. LINUX specific doc's, gnu fixed, kernel archive, libc.archive, man pages, utilities.

X Widgets from the Open Group

gv 3.5.8 gv allows to view and navigate through Post Script and PDF documents on an X display by providing a user interface for the ghost script interpreter. 

Xpdf Home page An Open Source pdf file viewer. 

TXT 2 PDF Convert those text files to Adobe Acrobat the easy way. 

LINUX Win modem Support The "official" win modem in LINUX site. Claims to act as a mother site of all LINUX modem projects.

Focus on LINUX Complete guide to the LINUX operating system (semi complete any way)

IMWheel Make that scroll wheel on that expensive mouse do what you want.

Colas Nahaboo X mouse wheel scroll page
I had to dig deep in this page to learn how to get my mouse wheel to work right.

Mouse hardware
How it works and what you can do with it

Dan Harkles Software A fairly large collection of General Utilities, home made, some are useful some are whimsical, all are interesting.
"The most GNU/LINUX on one floppy disk" . It is for rescuing your LINUX, without starting over. Emergency recovery, especially of the ROOT password. Every one should have one. 

(The root password I mean.) 

Window Managers and Desktops !

Window Managers for X windows
A guide to window managers and desktop environments for The X Window System, as used mainly by LINUX and UNIX operating systems. Here you will find descriptions, screen shots and configuration files for almost all popular window managers, along with related resources, including a news and discussion area

GUI and Window Managers  from LINUX Online 

XWC is a File Manager with Windows Explorer style. Very fast and easy to use. 

Official FVWM page

Window Managers Explained From the E-zine LINUX Planet

KDE is so much better than Gnome, try it you will like it. Gnome does have some interesting packages, but most of the real work is done with KDE.

Red Hat 7.3 and Enterprise
This section is for the Special People that are running Red Hat LINUX 7.3 and Enterprise WS 3,  you know who you are.  All Red Hat LINUX manuals are here For all versions of RED HAT LINUX. 

Install Guide RED HAT LINUX 7.3

Getting Started RED HAT LINUX 7.3

Customization Guide RED HAT LINUX 7.3

Reference Guide RED HAT LINUX 7.3

X86 Release Notes RED HAT LINUX 7.3

Very Important Documentation ERRATA for Red Hat 7.3 Manuals RED HAT LINUX 7.3

BUGZILLA for Red Hat LINUX Search BUGZILLA for bugs

Bugs Specific to Red Hat 7.3 RED HAT LINUX 7.3
Red Hat hardware compatibility list HCL from Red Hat

Red Hat LINUX Manuals Some very useful material for LINUX installs and maintenance. Also contains manuals for Fedora Core.

Red Hat LINUX Enterprise Manuals Includes the Install guide, Security Manual, Ste-by-Step guide and some others. They can be downloaded in PDF, and HTML versions.

All of these links are in HTML. If you need the pdf files go to the main page.
Red Hat Enterprise LINUX 3 Installation Guide for x86

Red Hat Enterprise LINUX 3 Introduction to System Administration

Red Hat Enterprise LINUX 3 System Administration Guide

Red Hat Enterprise LINUX 3 Reference Guide

Red Hat Enterprise LINUX 3 Security Guide

Red Hat Enterprise LINUX 3 Security Guide

Red Hat Enterprise LINUX WS 3 Release Notes

Red Hat Doc's All of RED HAT's doc's about all versions of RED HAT.

RED Hat Staff Books Such as Maximum RPM

Shell Basics and Programing 

K shell basics This is written primarily for Solaris, But it has a lot of Sh basics. 

Introduction to the C Shell and tcsh

Introduction to Shell Environments

The C Shell Built-in Commands

The C Shell - Customization with Shell Variables

Command Reference (mostly csh)

Shells and Utilities Lots of different types of Tutorials on LINUX, UNIX, and shells in general. 
BASH and BASH Shell Scripting
Bash by example, Part 1 Part 2 and of course Part 3
Informative little set of notes about BASH scripting. by IBM Developer Works.

BASH Reference Manual (2004 version)l
This text is a brief description of the features that are present in the Bash shell. Another source, and possibly more up to date is the GNU.ORG web site.

BASH Man Page
The man pages for the BASH shell is very useful when you are trying to get a shell script to work.  (because of all of the Java script banners, best visit with Java script off !)

Live from Cyberia: computer-related articles
An excellent series of articles on BASH scripting and some more on PERL programming. Excellent stuff. Read and learn a lot.

List of BASH Builtin Commands This is also very useful when you are trying to understand shell scripts.


BASH Scripting Clinic
A very useful little tutorial for scripting.

BASH guide for beginners

BASH Intro and downloading from the FSF/GNU


BASH Programming - Introduction HOW-TO
Useful examples in this guide.

Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide (2004 version)
Without the command line LINUX would be, well, Windows.  An in-depth exploration of the art of shell scripting

The simple ART of writing Linux Utilities

Command Line HELP!
LINUX Commands Tutorials A set of 8 very useful command line tutorials.

Alphabetical Directory of LINUX Commands
Nearly every LINUX command there is, is some where on here.

LINUX Learning the xTerm shell, shell scripting and some need applications for the shell.
A nice list of Linux Commands that can be considered cool.

LINUX Files and Command Reference Version 0.8.0
Also available in pdf format.

LINUX keyboard shortcuts - 2.0

LINUX Shortcuts Command line and GUI shortcuts
Midnight Commander
The commands line would be not so easy with out the Midnight Commander !

MC Help
MC man Page

Free and Commercial Online and Off-line Training A large link list of the choices available to you for learning LINUX. 

Introduction to Linux
Great stuff for one and all !

Linux Guide for NEWBIES
Read this if you want to know what it is all about.

If you are new to UNIX/LINUX Read this if you are lost. 

The LINUX Documentation Project (LDP) LINUX Documentation for the geeky amongst us all, Newbie and Advanced

Just LINUX Want to learn LINUX? This site contains news and help that caters to LINUX newbies.

LINUX Help files  Help files for the "un-knowing" 

TUX files for the new LINUX user Really helpful stuff. 

A really good LINUX Tutorial From IBM Developer Works, LINUX tutorial, valuable for the beginner. 

Focus on LINUX Excellent set of Resources, tutorials and information for the New LINUX User. 

How to use your CD-ROM under LINUX

LINUX for Beginners Beginner's (useful) LINUX tips and help. (English and Dutch)

The CTDP LINUX User's Guide Version 0.6.2  Useful overview of LINUX. has some great "tool" lists.
The next few are really good resources for the NewBie, for background and real learning.  LINUX Files and Command Reference Version 0.8.0 From CTDP 

The CTDP LINUX Startup Manual Version 0.5.0 From CTDP

How LINUX Works CTDP Guide Version 0.6.0 From CTDP

LINUX Brief CTDP How to Version 0.6.0 From CTDP

Getting Started with LINUX - Course A complete course that covers nearly all flavors of LINUX with separate lessons. Very good resource. 

The LINUX Virgin
Easy migration to LINUX for Windows users, One man's experience. An excellent web site for those folks that need to migrate away from Windoze.

Tutorials for the new user as well as the old hand


Basic and other LINUX Programing systems

X Basic This can work on Windows, Sun and IRIX too. 

Small Basic

WX Basic for LINUX

X -11 Basic

Gnome Basic

Miscellaneous programs tidbits and information

Color for your Terminal

Taming The LINUX Keyboard Keyboard Scan Codes Can be helpful. 

Information on the Console and terminal applications
Security LINUX security Trojan Horses, LINUX viruses. How to protect your poor computer.

Compile your own LINUX kernel Don't be scared,  this article will tell you how to re-compile your own new KERNEL.  Here is another article about compiling your own KERNEL. It really isn't all that difficult.

HOW-TO replace a WINDOWS Server with a LINUX server.
Camera Using a Minolta Dimage camera under LINUX HOW-TO use a Minolta Dimage camera with LINUX.

Information on Time and Frequency Services

NTPD Documentation

Small LINUX Distribution  LNX-BBC LNX-BBC is a mini LINUX distribution, small enough to fit on a business card size CD-ROM. It can be used to rescue ailing machines, perform intrusion post-mortems, act as a temporary workstation, and perform many other tasks that I can't imagine. 

Small LINUX FAQ The smaller the better This is a distribution of LINUX that resides on a single CD-ROM. You can use it to demonstrate LINUX, you can use it to find out if ALL your fancy hardware will be recognized by the latest and greatest distribution.

The PNG format.

How to use the Shell
A great way to amaze your friends !

LINUX Configuration and Diagnostic Tools
A list of LINUX configuration and diagnostic tools with a few links to the tools themselves.  This is from the The CTDP LINUX User's Guide Version 0.6.2 November 6, 2000. This is really useful for the beginner.

Red Hat Configuration HOWTO's
A fairly complete install and configuration list of How To's

Everything LINUX  (From Australia) T shirts, logos, bumper stickers and everything else about LINUX

Crontab Help!
And there is more here, and here. Very useful command for automating administration tasks.  The man page for Crontab is here.

Dual Boot Setup with WINDOZE 2000 From Little White (Follow Up)

Dual booting LINUX and Windows 2000/XP Excellent FAQ, dual boot on large hard disks. 
Best way to repair a Windows install is to re-format and install LINUX.  But some people just don't get it yet.
Repair of a WINDOWS 2000 Install Just in case you have to fix the MBR, from MicroCrap it self.

How to install and use Boot Part This is a Disk Partitioning tool
How to install PLIP PLIP is a partitioning tool for LILO, a LINUX boot loader. 

Transitioning from Windows to LINUX From IBM. 

LINUX : Articles, columns & tips From IBM


Migrating from Windows to LINUX
From IBM ! An entire series of articles on the process.

Tip: Dual-booting LINUX
How to build a dual-booting LINUX system on a single hard drive. Actually dual booting two different LINUX versions .

How to Make LINUX boot faster !
Always useful to know !


LINUX and NTFS disks Be very careful when mounting a NTFS disk on a LINUX system  

LINUX and NTFS from Source Forge
The very useful "which rpm" script. And how to use it to install the correct NTFS/LINUX drivers

The NTFS and LINUX Documentation How to access that silly ntfs formatted disk with LINUX


SAMBA home page

SAMBA from LINUX Headquarters

Windows, LINUX And Samba

Using Samba This is the (near) complete text of the famous (and very useful) O'Reilly Book. This is a very good book for setting up Samba on a LINUX or UNIX system. 

Fire Walls and Security LINUX 

LINUX Administrator's Security Guide This is a very good site about Server Security. A giant list of ALL the ports on a common Computer and what they are used for is here. and here.  More Security info can be found More articles about LINUX Security can be found here

Red Hat Security and bug fixes for all versions are listed here.

FAQ Firewall Forensics. What am I seeing when I look at these logs?
There is an extensive list of Ports and which ones are used for legitimate purposes and nefarious exploits.

The Twenty Most Critical Internet Security Vulnerabilities (Updated) ~ The Experts Consensus
Tools for testing the vulnerabilities (pdf file)

Back Doors in LINUX And how to find them. 

AIDE, a free trip wire replacement.

Building a LINUX Based Router Firewall A do it yourself hardware and software project .
Software Version The Software to run the Firewall you just built. From KENO Technologies.  For some reason this site requires you to have JavaScript on to view. 

Bastille LINUX The Bastille Hardening System attempts to "harden" or "tighten" Unix operating systems. It currently supports the Red Hat, Debian, Mandrake, SuSE and Turbo LINUX LINUX distributions along  with HP-UX and Mac OS X.

INFO Security Magazine Not specific to LINUX, but to all operating systems.

IP Tables

Tutorial on IPTABLES This is an excellent article from Just LINUX. Very useful and helpful. 

IPTable Basics

IPFilter and PF resources

LINUX Based Anti Virus Software

AVG Anti Virus


Wicked Cool Shell scripts
Written by Dave Taylor. Excellent Book for Shell scripts in the BASH shell.

A link list to free LINUX books A list of links to free LINUX technical books. All of which are on line. Some are quite good.

LINUX Guides and Books on Line
These are from the LINUX Document Project.

Andamooka: LINUX From Scratch,  Open support for open content. Read and annotate books on line. A complete book about how to make your own LINUX. Very good resource to learn the basics and advanced stuff.
A set of later instructions can be found here at the LINUX From Scratch Web Site.

LINUX Device Drivers Full text of a book, obscure, but useful. A very complete introduction and advanced reference work to LINUX Device Drivers

Practical Guide to Red Hat LINUX 8 Its a book (you have to buy it)  about RED HAT 8, a very good practical guide, introduction and advanced reference.

Using Samba This is the (near) complete text of the famous (and very useful) O'Reilly Book. This is a very, very good book for setting up Samba on a LINUX or UNIX system.

Safari Book Shelf from O'Reilly
You subscribe (Its free for 14 days) and then you can read the O'Reilly LINUX book of your choice.

Linux Network Administrator's Guide, 2nd Edition
O'Reilly Book

Linux Device Drivers, 2nd Edition
O'Reilly Book

PNG PNG, The Definitive Guide (2nd Edition)
O'Reilly Book

RED Hat Staff Books Such as Maximum RPM Red Hat books

Free on line LINUX books

Online Linux Books from Linux Headquarters
Some are old, some are new, all are useful.

LINUX Toys and Hardware

LINUX Toys Hardware and Software projects for LINUX. A very interesting web page. 

anticAPSLOCK How to disable that useless and often annoying CAPS LOCK key in LINUX ! 
All Things KDE

KDE Stuff

Krusader File Browser This is a really good File Browser for KDE. It is very similar to MC and works very well on KDE 3.1 and above. It is an adjunct to the standard KDE file browser Konqueror

Documentation for KDE A directory view

Koffice Suite KOffice is a free, integrated office suite for KDE, the K Desktop Environment.
KDE Real Site ! Apps, Doc's, FAQ's and HOW-TO's
KDE commercial Site This is a commercial site ail about KDE, they need a sponsor. So does KDE-APPS.

KDE news KDE is a powerful graphical desktop environment for UNIX/LINUX workstations.

Education APPS for KDE
Good stuff for young Kids to learn.

More Apps for KDE

Writing Plug ins for KDE apps

Moby Disk Consulting
Neat articles and their is one about Upgrading KDE here.

Another article about upgrading KDE
And yet once more is here.
Audio CD's

 CD paranoia Home Page
A real slick and easy way to rip CD's
Simple Audio Player
A really easy to set up and use Wav file player. It also can work on Windows and FreeBSD. It can play several different formats too.
Not so simple, but very nice player.
Noatun KDE's Media Player
The ultimate media player for WAV, MP3, OggVorbis, MPEG-1, and DivX. It's for KDE 3. Noatun features audio effects, a six-band graphic equalizer, a full plug in architecture, network transparency, and several KDE (and not so KDE) look and feels!


Useful Things from GNOME
I do not like Gnome (nor for that matter Blue Curve) But
The GNOME Home Primary site for GNOME distribution.
There are a few useful thing (applications) in Gnome.
DIA Home page

Here is my list of the useful applications.
Abi Word
Kind of a Word Pad clone, small, fast and easy to use.

The very best image processor around. Better than Photoshop. and easier to use too.

Mozilla is some sort of Gnome application.

Sawfish is a window manager. I tried it and did not like it, but you might.

Midnight Commander
The easiest and bets way to manage files from the command line.

Lists of Gnome Applications
But no links to the applications.

Glade is a free user interface builder for GTK+ and GNOME. It is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

A real slick CD Player. Works great and is small and un-obtrusive.

Nautilus File Manager
An excellent File Manager. kind of like a graphic Midnight Commander

GNU Aspell
GNU spell check.

Gnome Software Map
A sort of map of all the different types of GNOME applications and tools.

Gnome project application list.

LINUX Link Lists

149 of the best LINUX links
A human did this apparently.

Introduction to Linux
Great stuff for one and all.

At least there are some good ones here.

Free and Commercial Online and Off-line Training A large link list of the choices available to you for learning LINUX.

Link List Large helpful list.

LinuxBazis Search Engine
Covers Linux search engines, distributions, beginners, documentations, How to, books and much more about Linux.

Another huge list of LINUX links A well categorized link list

Thomas Ruedas - GNU/LINUX links

LINUX Office software Link List.
All sorts of Office type software is listed here, Word processors to Image manipulation stuff.

LINUX links
A really huge list, well categorized

This is on Geocities. So look for it to be broken. There must be a hundred or so links here.

A link list to free LINUX books
A list of links to free LINUX technical books. All of which are on line. Some are quite good.

Yet one more LINUX Link List
Well categorized, and therefore useful.

"Lotsa LINUX Links"

The SourceForge Software List, huge.
Drill down the links to the software you want. But there is a lot of Windows stuff there also.
Really useful guide too ! Guide to IP Layer Network Administration with LINUX

This little useful Guide has an excellent Link list to documentation and software for network trouble shooting.

Tux Files
A very good resource with lots of good LINUX information.

Linux Mafia
They have a real slick, well organized Link List here. It is in the form of a Knowledge Base, and covers almost everything about Linux you could possibly want to know.

Netgear PrintServer PS110 by Rob Fantini

CUPS and Netgear PS110 by Rob Fantini
HOW TO get a Net Gear PS110 to work as a Print server in a LINUX only network . Really works too !  It seems that this little Print Server will make almost any Printer usable with LINUX.

Selected Linux Links
From the e-zine Linux Focus

The Constitution Society
One of the best sets of LINUX links I have found. Its well organized, easy to read, and there is quality stuff here.

More Links. Well categorized and very useful.


This is a real nice command line based Math package, it can produce some nice plots and some amazing results. Learning curve is not so steep.

SciGraphica is a scientific application for data analysis and technical graphics. It pretends to be a clone of the popular commercial (and expensive) application "Microcal Origin". It fully supplies plotting features for 2D, 3D and polar charts. The aim is to obtain a fully-featured, cross-platform, user-friendly, self-growing scientific application. It is free and open-source, released under the GPL license. Also listed here.

The all time best graphing software for Linux. It does every thing you want, including regression and Statistics.  Listed here also.
I have not tried this but its supposed to be nice.
MuPAD is a mathematical expert system for doing symbolic and exact algebraic computations as well as numerical calculations with almost arbitrary accuracy. For example, the number of significant digits can be chosen freely. Apart from a vast variety of mathematical libraries the system provides tools for high quality visualization of 2- and 3-dimensional objects.

Math Apps for LINUX from the DIGITAL Hermit

The R Project for Statistical Computing
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. This software has some really good graphical DEMO's. 

Scilab is a scientific software package for numerical computations providing a powerful open computing environment for engineering and scientific applications. Scilab includes hundreds of mathematical functions with the possibility to add interactively programs from various languages (C, Fortran...). It has sophisticated data structures (including lists, polynomials, rational functions, linear systems...), an interpreter and a high level programming language. Also listed here

Other Packages you may like.

HTML Editors and Related things

A near complete Web Authoring System for Linux Desktop users as well as Microsoft Windows and Macintosh users to rival programs like FrontPage and Dreamweaver.

Quanta+ Quanta Plus is a highly stable and feature rich web development environment. The vision with Quanta has always been to start with the best architectural foundations, design for efficient and natural use and enable maximal user extensibility.

HTML Editors in Linux - A Comparison
WebMaker, August, WebDesigner, Coffeecup, Quanta+ and Bluefish Are compared and reviewed.

From Windoze to Linux

Tom's Hardware Version

From DOS/Windows to Linux HOWTO
There is even a HOW-TO !

IBM's version
This is a ery good introduction to Linux for beginners too.

Moving elderly dad, mom from Windows to Linux
In case you need something like this.

Compiled by MIke Brown

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