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OS - Linux our top pick

Linux for hearts and minds our top pick

This list does not attempt to be exhaustive. It provides links to sources we have found particularly useful, and to other more comprehensive lists of sources on the subject.

List Organizations and Interest Groups

List Pointers

List Linux Distributions

List Secure Linux Distributions

List Linux Encryption

Segment  Linux Security

List GUIs, Window Managers and Desktop Environments

List Shells

List Journaled and other advanced File Systems

List Linux Resources including Documentation

List Linux Software Sites

List Browsers

List Editors

List Office Suites - word processing & spreadsheets

List Word Processing

List Spreadsheets

List Databases

List Accountancy and Enterprise Management Software

List Remote Computing

List Revision Control (Development)

List Other Software

List With Windows

Elsewhere off this site: Segment  Fresh Memes in Software Development Segment  Linux News Links

Segment  Scripting and Development Languages Segment  Backup & Versioning

Organizations Interest Groups

External Link  Linux International "a non-profit association of groups, corporations and others that work towards the promotion of growth of the Linux operating system and the Linux community.

External Link  Linux Standard Base "Standardizing the Penguin" of the External Link  Free Standards Group

External Link  The Linux Documentation Project

External Link  Documents The Linux Documentation Projet

External Link  Computer Manuals - Linux

External Link  Linux (a homepage)

External Link  Linux headquarters

External Link  LinuxNow!

External Link  Linux Center and links to External Link  Journals and Gazettes

External Link  Linux UK

External Link  Linux Org UK

External Link  Euro Linux

External Link  Linux Certification Org

External Link  Linux/ Open Source Channel at Internet dot com

Segment  Relevant Memes in Linux Software Development

Pointers

External Link  Linux @ Google

External Link  Linux @ Dmoz

External Link  Open Source Advocacy @ Google

External Link  Open Source Advocacy @ Dmoz

Kernel

External Link  Linux Kernel Archives

Linux Distributions

External Link  Linux Distributions DistroWatch

External Link  Linux Distributions Linux HQ

External Link  Linux Distributions Linux Online

External Link  Linux Standard Base "Standardizing the Penguin" of the External Link  Free Standards Group

External Link  Debian GNU/Linux our top pick our top pick

One of the more difficult distros to install; but such a joy to maintain and update that it more than makes up for this. Developers choice. our top pick
It is also worth knowing about the External Link  Debian Social Contract

External Link  Debian Social Contract

External Link  Debian Documentation

External Link  Debian FAQ

External Link  Search Debian Packages

External Link  Search Debian

External Link  weekly news

External Link  Learning Debian GNU/Linux by Bill McCarty 1st Edition September 1999 (full text on-line) 1-56592-705-2, O'Reilly, Order Number: 7052

External Link  The Linux Cookbook by Michael Stutz

External Link  Apt-rpm Questions and Answers

External Link  OpenOffice in Debian

External Link  Linux - Gentoo our top pick

External Link  Libranet Debian based commercial distro

External Link  Libranet

External Link  Linux - Mandrake our top pick

External Link  Linux - Red Hat

External Link  Unofficial Red Hat FAQ

External Link  Linux - Slackware

External Link  Documentation

External Link  Linux - SuSE our top pick External Link  US

External Link  SourceForge Open Source Project Site hosted by External Link  VA Linux

External Link  Gnu/Savannah Development Projects

External Link  Yellowdog Linux for Apple PPC & G series & IBM RS/6000

External Link  Cygnus - GNUPro Toolkit

External Link  Linux Kernel Archives

External Link  IAG

External Link  Free Standards Group Linux Internationalization Initiative

Secure Linux Distributions - Distributions which default to achieve a secure installation of Linux

See also Segment  Encrypted FileSystems for Linux

External Link  NSA - Security Enhanced Linux National Security Agency

External Link  EnGarde Secure Linux

External Link  RSBAC - Rule Set Based Access Control for Linux

External Link  Castle (RSBAC)

External Link  Immunix

External Link  SuSE

External Link  SuSE Security Announcements External Link   

External Link  Linux - Mandrake high security default installation option in Mandrake 7.0 onwards

External Link  kha0S Linux

External Link  Bastille Linux

External Link  EnGarde Secure Linux

External Link  Security-Enhanced Linux

Linux Encryption

See also Segment  Linux Encryption Solutions

External Link  GPG - The GNU Privacy Guard (Open PGP)

External Link  Project Ägypten (Free Software Sphinx-Clients) for Linux "The Sphinx project launched by German authorities aims to improve secure email exchange... Proprietary products are already on the way, but with the project Ägypten there is now also a Free Software solution going to be realized for popular mail user agents (sphinx-enabling KMail and mutt are essential goals)."

External Link  The Linux Encryption-HOWTO Homepage External Link  Linux Encryption HOWTO by Marc Mutz

External Link  Encrypting Disks

External Link  Encrypting your Disks with Linux Doobee. R. Tzeck

External Link  Encrypting Disks (Linux) HowTo

External Link  PPDD requires recompiling (patching) the Linux kernel to allow strong encryption and a special device. Good documentation.

External Link  TCFS involves the running of a daemon which exports an encrypted filesystem as an NFS share.

External Link  Crypto Kernel Patch a patch for any given Linux kernel to make the loopback device use encryption algorithms.

Security

External Link  Linux Security (.com)

External Link  comp.os.linux.security FAQ by Daniel Swan

External Link  Linux Security HOWTO by Kevin Fenzi & Dave Wreski

External Link  Linux Security Resources

External Link  Linux Security on Google

Shells

External Link  Bash Bourne again shell, Linux standard

External Link  Zsh our top pick

External Link  Zsh

External Link  Zsh Manual

External Link  Zsh Guide

External Link  Zsh (SourceForge)

Multiplexing Consoles

External Link  SCREEN - the terminal multiplexer External Link  Screen at FSF

External Link  Twin External Link  Twin at FSF

GUIs Windows Managers and Desktop Environments

External Link  Window Managers for X

External Link  X Window Managers

External Link  Themes . org

External Link  Themes

External Link  E n l i g h t e n m e n t our top pick External Link  Rasterman (Carsten Haitzler)

External Link  E

External Link  Enlightenment - it's time to rethink everything

External Link  Enlightenment themes

External Link  Fluxbox our top pick a minimalistic window manager with tabbing & grouping

External Link  Fluxbox

External Link  Blackbox on which Fuxbox is based

External Link  Gnome desktop environment

External Link  Ion our top pick our top pick - Search for a graphical usable interface not for everyone, but my pick

External Link  KDE (K Desktop Environment)

External Link  K Develop

External Link  Sawfish External Link  +

External Link  Window Maker

External Link  GnuStep

External Link  Simply GnuStep

External Link  Classic themes dot org External Link  themes dot org

External Link  UMENU - Universal Menu External Link  download

Journaled and other advanced File Systems for Linux

FTP Ext3fs (Ext2 with metadata journalling (and completely reversible)).

External Link  JFS Journaled File System Technology for Linux, IBM. Data+metadata journalling

External Link  ReiserFS our top pick our top pick Metadata journalling + filesystem in B-trees (enhance access speeds), (uses a hashing algorithm to sort the files).

External Link  XFS our top pick SGI External Link  + "A high-performance journaling file system" data+metadata journalling External Link  SGI's 64-bit journaled file system, an "SGI crown jewel achievement"

External Link  Tux2 phase-tree filesystem. by Daniel Phillips.
(phase tree superior to journalling? - provides guarantee of consistent filesystem (as data+metadata journalling), without the performance hit).

Linux Resources including Documentation

External Link  LDP - Linux Documentation Project External Link  x

External Link  Linux Open Book

External Link  Linux Online - About the Linux Operating System

External Link  Linux Frequently Asked Questions with Answers

External Link  Linux from Scratch Installing Linux from scratch

External Link  "The Ultimate Guide On Linux For Beginners"

External Link  Linux Programming

Recommended text to buy:

External Link  Running Linux Matt Welsh, Matthias Kalle Dalheimer & Lars Kaufman 3rd Edition, 1999 O'Reilly

see also the free online:

External Link  Learning Debian GNU/Linux By Bill McCarty 1st Edition September 1999 (full text on-line) 1-56592-705-2, O'Reilly, Order Number: 7052

External Link  Linux Hardware Database

External Link  Geocrawler Linux e-mails, "Knowledge Archive"

External Link  New Linux Users Michael Burns (focus on Red Hat)

External Link  Google Linux Search External Link  Google Linux Directory

External Link  Linux Support Services

External Link  Linux Links

External Link  Just Linux portal - a complete guide to the Linux community

External Link  Generic Linux Links Emuse

External Link  The Linux Webring

External Link  Linux on Laptops laptop support by Kenneth E. Harker Mail e-mail kharker@cs.utexas.edu

External Link  Advanced Horizons Linux Page

External Link  UNIX is a four letter word Christopher C. Taylor

External Link  Linux Primer

External Link  Mindspring - Linux Links

External Link  Linux Lynx

External Link  Linux Information Page

External Link  Linux Help Online

External Link  Linux Start the External Link  Linux Support Line and the External Link  Linux Newbie Project

External Link  Linux Newbie Information FAQs

External Link  The Linux Newbie Administrator Guide

External Link  LAME - Linux Administration Made Easy by Steve Frampton

External Link  Linux Newbie Guide External Link  Linux Commands

External Link  Linux FAQ

External Link  Global Linux

External Link  Linux World Night Hawk

External Link  Linux Raw Power

External Link  Contents

External Link  Linux Power Org Question and Answer Archives

External Link  Linux Today

External Link  Linux Weekly News

External Link  Linux Journal

External Link  Linux Lounge - Ziff Davis UK

External Link  Linux for Business Users - Ziff Davis

External Link  Linux - Ziff Davis External Link  Smart Resallers online Linux - Ziff Davis

External Link  SlashDot

External Link  FreshMeat

External Link  Linux OSonline

Linux Software Sites

External Link  LinuxApps

External Link  Linux Software

External Link  Freshmeat

External Link  Debian a free/open distribution and massive resource

Some Specific Software

External Link  The Gimp by SSC and edited by Michael J. Hammel

External Link  Samba - file services

External Link  Gnu SQL

External Link  OpenLDAP Open source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.

External Link  Predawnia chat and Linux resource

Linux Browsers

External Link  Galeon

External Link  Konqueror

External Link  Mozilla

External Link  Netscape

External Link  Opera

External Link  Opera for Linux

Viewing PDF

External Link  Acrobat Reader

External Link  GhostView® & GSview

External Link  Xpdf

Editors

External Link  VIM (vi improved) not for everyone - but my pick our top pick

External Link  Vim Tips

External Link  Vim Tips Search

External Link  Vim New Riders book

External Link  Vim Cookbook by Steve Oualline

External Link  Vim Sourceforge

External Link  Vim Sourceforge Download

External Link  Vim Documentation External Link   

External Link  Vim Documentation

External Link  Vim Manual

External Link  Vim HowTo

External Link  Vim Help

External Link  Vim Tips

External Link  Vim Scripts

External Link  Vim Messages

External Link  Gnu Emacs

External Link  XEmacs

External Link  Nedit (all purpose editor - programming, web... - for Linux)

External Link  SciTE

External Link  Scintilla External Link  documentation

External Link  Bluefish HTML editor

External Link  Open Source Editors Google Directory

External Link  Linux Editors Google Directory

External Link  Code Crusader (code development environment - for UNIX)

Office Suites (integrated - word processors, spreadsheets, databases etc)

External Link  Applix (Linux) External Link  Applix Office External Link  Applix Linux site

External Link  Hancom Office

External Link  KOffice a free, integrated office suite by External Link  KDE (K Desktop Environment) for and Linux/Unix

External Link  KOffice FAQ

a free, integrated office suite by External Link  KDE (K Desktop Environment)

External Link  Gnome Office

External Link  OpenOffice

External Link  Projects OpenOffice

"an Open Source community project building the next generation of office-productivity software. Sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc., and hosted by CollabNet, Inc., OpenOffice.org provides the full infrastructure for global, Open Source community work and growth."

External Link  Star Office External Link    Sun

External Link  StarOffice Sun

External Link  ThinkFree Office

External Link  AbiWord seamlessly cross-platform, Open Source Word Processor by AbiSource External Link  GNOME Office - AbiWord

Word Processors

List See Office Suites

External Link  AbiWord seamlessly cross-platform, Open Source Word Processor by AbiSource

Spreadsheets

List See Office Suites

External Link  GnuMeric External Link    External Link   

External Link  KSpread

Databases

External Link  PostgreSQL

External Link  MySQL

External Link  MySQL dot com

External Link  SAP on Linux

External Link  DB2 for Linux IBM

External Link  DB2 Linux Howto

See TOC linked .html Databases in Data Management, Search Engine Developers and Linux Databases

Accountancy & Enterprise Management

External Link  Nola Software "accounting, inventory, point of sale, contact management, billing, purchasing, and reporting all in one integrated package" & with "Rock solid stability" (uses Apache & MySQL) license GPL

External Link  SQL-Ledger Accounting "a multiuser, double entry, accounting system written in Perl. Data is stored in a SQL server, display and data entry is through a GUI or text based browser." license GPL

External Link  WyattERP - Enterprise Resource Planning "from contact management to sales/orders, fulfillment to shipping, invoicing to accounting, from vendor management to purchase orders, receiving to inventory, human resources to payroll, in one fully integrated solution." license OPL (Open Public License)

External Link  mySAP

External Link  GnuCash (Personal) Accounting Software for Linux

External Link  Accounting at LinuxLinks

Graphics Editors

External Link  The Gimp

Scanning & OCR

External Link  The SANE project Scanning software (Linux)

Remote Computing

External Link  VNC - Virtual Network Computing

External Link  OpenSSH

Firewalls

External Link  Shorewall our top pick

External Link  Firewall Builder

Windows issues

External Link  Samba - file services

External Link  Wine "a free replacement of Windows for Unix"

External Link  Win4Lin External Link  NeTraverse "Run Windows out of a box"

External Link  Plex86 - OS Freedom of Choice!

External Link  VMware - OS Freedom of Choice!




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