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    * * * * All New Linux Forum Links * * * *

    Welcome to the all new Linux Forum Links Sticky Thread.

    Eggs old links sticky had a fair number of old or dead links so I've started to revamp it.

    To submit a link, or report a broken link, either PM one of the following forum moderators or post it in the forums:


    Previous forum stickies are listed below so they're still easy to locate.

    Previous Stickies

    Eggs Useful Links
    Fedora dual boot problems
    PC Perspective Distro

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    Last edited by Ned Slider; 03-01-2005 at 05:40 AM.

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    Re: Linux Forum Links

    Linux Distro's

    What is a Distro

    A Linux distro (or distribution) is simply the Linux kernel packaged together with a set of other useful linux software. A modern Linux distro typically comes on one or more CDs (or DVDs) and is downloaded as an ISO image to be burned to a CD (or DVD) and contains a selection of modern applications covering everything for internet tools such as web browsers and e-mail applications, a full office suit of applications right through to server software. The main deviation from this is the recent introduction of Linux LiveCD's, such as knoppix, that are bootable Linux CD's that allow the user to boot and run Linux purely from the CD without having to install the OS onto their hard disk.

    Which distro should I use

    We quite simply can't answer that. There are so many different distro's aimed at so many different target users and none of us are able to try them all, and we all have our own personal favorites that you may or may not like. We can give some generic advice though. Generally, LiveCD distro's are ideal for first time users who just wish to quickly try out Linux for the first time and get a feel for it as they do not require installing to your hard disk. There are many, but knoppix is probably the best well known, has good hardware detection and good support so is an excellent place to start. Next up are the main class of distro's, which you should progress on to when you're ready to try an install (dual boot or stand alone); the more popular distro's are listed below. Gentoo Linux is probably the main exception in that it's design goal is to provide a totally customizable system but the install process is for more advanced users. If you really want to jump straight in at the deep end then Gentoo won't disappoint you. The best advice is to try a few, but when choosing try to consider factors such as it's intended target users, intended usage and availability of help (yes, you will need help at some point).

    Meridian's Linux distros for beginners

    To help assist new users decide which distro to choose, Meridian has written some reviews of various distros and can be read here: Linux distros for beginners

    Arch Linux

    Main site: http://www.archlinux.org/
    Download: http://www.archlinux.org/download/
    Community: http://bbs.archlinux.org/
    Current version: Arch Linux 2007.08-2

    CentOS (Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone)

    Main site: http://www.centos.org/
    Download: http://www.centos.org/modules/tinyco...ndex.php?id=13
    Community: http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/
    Current version: CentOS 5

    Debian

    Main site: http://www.debian.org/
    Download: http://www.debian.org/distrib/
    Community: http://www.debianhelp.org/
    Current version: Debian 4.0

    Fedora (Red Hat)

    Main site: http://fedora.redhat.com/
    Download: http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html
    Community: http://fedoraforum.org/forum/index.php?
    Current version: Fedora Core 9

    Gentoo

    Main site: http://www.gentoo.org/
    Download: http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/where.xml
    Community: http://forums.gentoo.org/
    Current version: Gentoo Linux 2007.0

    GNULinEx

    Main site: http://www.linex.org/ or http://www.gnulinex.net/
    Download: http://apt.linex.org/linex2006-rc2.iso
    Community: ?
    Primary Language: Spanish
    Current version: 2006-rc2

    Kanotix (Debian sid based)

    Main site: http://kanotix.com/
    Download: http://kanotix.com/downloads.html
    Community: http://forum.kanotix.net/
    Current version: Kanotix 2007-RC7

    Knoppix LiveCD

    Main site: http://www.knoppix.org/
    Download: http://www.knoppix.org/
    Community: http://www.knoppix.net/forum/
    Current version: Knoppix 5.3.1

    Linux Mint

    Main site: http://linuxmint.com/
    Download: http://linuxmint.com/download.php
    Community: http://www.linuxmint.com/getinvolved.php
    Current version: Linux Mint 4.0 'Daryna'

    Mandriva (formerly Mandrake)

    Main site: http://www.mandriva.com/
    Download: http://www.mandrivalinux.com/en/ftp.php3
    Community: http://forum.mandrakeclub.com/
    Current version: Mandriva Linux 2008

    Mepis (Debian based)

    Main site: http://mepis.org
    Download: http://www.mepis.org/node/1462
    Community: http://www.mepislovers.org or http://www.mepis.org/forum
    Current version: SimplyMepis 7.0

    PCLinuxOS

    Main site: http://www.pclinuxonline.com
    Download: http://www.pclinuxos.com/page.php?7
    Community: http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php
    Current version: PCLinuxOS 2007

    Slackware

    Main site: http://www.slackware.com/
    Download: http://www.slackware.com/getslack/
    Community: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...php?forumid=14
    Current version: Slackware 12.1

    SuSE (Novel)

    Main site: http://www.opensuse.org/
    Download: http://en.opensuse.org/Download
    Community: http://slforums.typo3-factory.net/index.php? and http://www.suseforums.net/
    Current version: OpenSuSE 10.3

    Ubuntu (Debian based)

    Main site: http://ubuntu.com
    Download: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
    Community: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/ and http://www.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/FrontPage
    Current version: Ubuntu 8.04

    Yoper

    Main site: http://www.yoper.com/
    Download: http://www.yoper.com/download.html
    Community: http://www.yoper.com/forum2/
    Current version: YOPER Linux 3.1

    Generic Sites

    http://www.linuxiso.org/
    http://distrowatch.com/
    The Linux LiveCD List

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    Last edited by Ned Slider; 05-24-2008 at 07:45 AM. Reason: updated some distros to latest versions

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    Re: Linux Forum Links

    Help, HOWTO's and FAQ's


    General

    http://web.telia.com/~u46503923/bons...linux_FAQ.html - Bonso's Newbie FAQ

    http://www.faqs.org/docs/lnag/ - Linux Newbie Administrators Guide

    http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.p...3&page=1&pp=30 - Linux FAQ

    http://tldp.org/ - The Linux Documentation Project. A central repository of FAQ's, HOWTO's and guides for Linux.

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/ - Red Hat Linux Manuals in pdf and html format. Still a great resource, especially for Fedora users. Well written and easy to read.

    http://www-106.ibm.com/developerwork...wto/index.html - IBM's Linux resources.

    http://www.linuxlinks.com/ - A Portal of links for all things Linux


    Linux Commands

    http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/cli.html - If you're a linux newbie, go take this tutorial now!

    http://www.unixguide.net/linux/linuxshortcuts.shtml - Linux shortcuts and commands

    http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/linux/cmd/ - Alphabetical directory of Linux commands

    http://www.scottklarr.com/topic/115/...te-collection/ - Ultimate Linux cheat sheet collection


    Recommended Linux Books

    Red Hat Linux Bible (Christopher Negus, published Wiley) - Great reference for beginners and advanced users alike.

    Running Linux 4th Edn. (Welsh et al., published O'Reilly) - A little long in the tooth now, but still a great book for the old school.


    Kernel

    http://www.kernel.org/ - Official Linux kernel

    http://www.digitalhermit.com/linux/K...ild-HOWTO.html - Compile kernel guide

    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=170 - Another compile kernel guide


    Hardware

    http://linux.yyz.us/sata/ - Linux and SATA

    http://linux.yyz.us/sata/faq-sata-raid.html - Linux and SATA RAID


    Software

    http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng.html - Linux to Windows software equivalents list

    Security Related

    http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=432469 - IPTables Tutorial

    http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=433216 - Securing SSH

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    Last edited by Ned Slider; 03-14-2008 at 03:42 PM.

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    Post Provicemo's Handy Links

    #######################################################################
    ################Where To Get ISOs######################################
    #######################################################################

    --Ftp Links to CD images--
    http://www.linuxiso.org/
    http://fedora.redhat.com/download/
    http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/ftp.php3
    http://download.novell.com/index.jsp...ages=&x=60&y=8
    http://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/
    http://www.knoppix.net/get.php
    http://www.mepis.org/book/view/1462
    http://www.yoper.com/download.html
    http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/where.xml
    http://www.archlinux.org/download.php
    http://alphageek.dyndns.org/linux/sl...-mirrors.shtml

    *Many distributions also maintain torrents, which tend to download more reliably that ftp

    #######################################################################
    ################Non-Distribution Specific Links########################
    #######################################################################

    --Linux Google--
    http://www.google.com/linux

    --Great Starts for Begineers--
    http://www.linuxquestions.org/
    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/index.php -- A very large Linux Bulletin Board
    http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Main_Page -- Great wiki site for beginners

    --Distro News and Links--
    http://distrowatch.com/

    --The Linux Documentation Project--
    http://www.tldp.org/

    --The linux kernel homepage--
    http://kernel.org/

    --A Nice Kernel Guide--
    http://www.digitalhermit.com/linux/K...ild-HOWTO.html

    --The Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Standard--
    http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html

    --Laptops Support--
    http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/
    http://tuxmobil.org/

    --Wireless Support--
    http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/
    http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/p...p/Installation

    #######################################################################
    ################Software for Linux#####################################
    #######################################################################

    --Sites with software--
    http://sourceforge.net/ -- Many linux projects are hosted by sourceforge
    http://freshmeat.net/ -- Hosts projects
    http://rpm.pbone.net/ -- A search engine for RPMs

    --Desktop Enviroments/Window Managers--
    http://www.kde.org/
    http://www.gnome.org/
    http://www.xfce.org/
    http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/
    http://icculus.org/openbox/
    http://www.fvwm.org/
    http://enlightenment.org/pages/main.html
    http://rox.sourceforge.net/rox_session.html

    --Desktop Enhancements--
    http://www.kde-look.org/ -- The source for all things KDE and QT
    http://www.gnome-look.org/ -- Source for all things GTK and Gnome
    http://themes.freshmeat.net/

    --Windows/Linux Software Equivalents--
    http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng.html

    --Popular Linux Software--
    http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/ -- Firefox: web browser
    http://gaim.sourceforge.net/ -- Gaim: instant messaging
    http://www.openoffice.org/ -- OpenOffice: office suite
    http://www.k3b.org/ -- k3b: CD/DVD burning
    http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thunderbird/ -- Thunderbird: mail client
    http://www.gimp.org/ -- The GIMP: image creation/manipulation
    http://www.xmms.org/ -- XMMS: audio player
    http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html -- Mplayer: video player
    http://www.cups.org/ -- Common Unix Printing System: print server
    http://www.apache.org/ -- Apache: web server
    http://www.mythtv.org/ -- MythTV: watch/record tv
    http://anjuta.sourceforge.net/ -- C/C++ IDE
    http://www.xchat.org/ -- XChat: IRC Client
    http://gdesklets.gnomedesktop.org/ -- gDesklets: desktop eyecandy
    http://netdragon.sourceforge.net/ -- Super Karamba: KDE-only desktop eyecandy
    http://members.dslextreme.com/users/...m/gkrellm.html -- GKrellM: system monitoring tool

    #######################################################################
    ################Distrubution Specific Materials########################
    #######################################################################

    ***********************************************************************
    ****************RPM Based Distributions********************************
    ***********************************************************************

    --Mandrake Linux--
    http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en-us/ -- Main site
    http://www.mandrakeusers.org/index.php?act=idx -- Mandrake Users Forums
    http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/walte...rpm-howto.html -- Urpmi info
    http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ -- An easy tool for configuring urpmi
    http://mandrake.vmlinuz.ca/bin/view/Main/WebHome -- Mandrake Wiki

    --Fedora Core--
    http://fedora.redhat.com/ -- Main site
    http://www.fedorafaq.org/ -- Great Fedora FAQ
    http://www.fedorafaq.org/#installsoftware -- Howto install software in Fedora

    --SUSE Linux--
    ***Note: SUSE is going the way of RedHat and becoming Enterprise software***
    http://www.novell.com/linux/suse/ -- Main Site
    http://susefaq.sourceforge.net/howto/rpm.html -- A guide for rpms
    http://slforums.typo3-factory.net/index.php? -- SUSE specific forums


    **********************************************************************
    ****************Debian(apt) Based Distributions***********************
    **********************************************************************

    --Debian--
    www.debian.org/ -- Main Site
    http://www.debian.org/doc/ -- Debian's Offical Documentation Page
    http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap.../index.en.html -- Offical Debian Apt howto
    http://wiki.debian.net/?DebianWikiTopics -- Debain Wiki

    --Knoppix--
    http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html -- Main Site
    http://www.knoppix.net/forum/ -- Knoppix Forums

    --Simply MEPIS--
    http://www.mepis.org/ -- Main Site
    http://www.mepis.org/book/view/1324 -- MEPIS apt-get guide
    http://www.mepis.org/book/view/1083?...9da0f522f3b95b -- MEPIS howto page
    http://www.mepis.org/forum -- Offical Mepis forums

    --Yoper--
    http://www.yoper.com/ -- Main Site
    http://www.yoper.com/forum2/index.php -- Forums
    http://www.yoper.com/yoperwiki/index.php/Main_Page -- Yoper Wiki



    **********************************************************************
    ****************Other Distributions***********************************
    **********************************************************************

    --Gentoo Linux--
    http://www.gentoo.org/ -- Main Site
    http://forums.gentoo.org/ -- Offical Gentoo Forums
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...?part=0&chap=0 -- Gentoo Handbook
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...?part=2&chap=0 -- Working with Portage
    http://gentoo-wiki.com/Main_Page -- Gentoo Wiki

    --Slackware--
    http://www.slackware.com/ -- Main Site
    http://www.slackware.com/config/packages.php -- Slackware pkgtool

    --Arch Linux--
    http://archlinux.org/ -- Main Site
    http://bbs.archlinux.org/ -- Offical Arch Forums
    http://wiki2.archlinux.org/ -- Arch Wiki

    ...Ned added Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Standard link
    Last edited by Ned Slider; 08-02-2006 at 08:31 PM.

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