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for discussion about Linux, a chat room and much more. Feel free
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Linux is a multi-user,multitasking,
very stable and very secure operating system that allows you to take full
control of your computer. While Linux is good for multi-users it
also serves very well as a stand alone system. You can tailor Linux
to do just about anything you want.
The stability of Linux is very good
how many times has Windows crashed on you lately and why should you have
to reboot every time you do virtually anything to the system. If
you change anything under Linux the effects are emediate with no need to
reboot. This can save time and effort having to log in again and
Linux is simply more powerful and
alot more stable than alot of other operating systems. Considering
you can install Linux on a computer along side your existing operating
system such as Windows and boot into either you have nothing to loose by
trying Linux out for yourself. I am sure once you try it and get
used to Linux you will keep Linux as a valuable tool in your computer.
There are lots of commands used in Linux
some of them are very similar to those used in DOS others are different.
The following list of commands is just a sample of some Linux Commands
there are many more but these should get you started. Simply type
help or use the man feature to get help on a particular command e.g man
cp will give you the manual page for the cp command showing all the switches
and giving an explaination of its use. Linux is very powerful and
has a large vovabulary of commands and switches to do various things and
often more than one way to do one thing. This means Linux is open
to personal preference as to how you prefer to do some things.
cp This is the
copy command e.g copy filling hydro This will copy the file filling
and call it hydro
You can specify paths to copy to other directories.
Usage This displays
how much memory is being used by each directory below in level
to your current directory. For example if you run it fromt he root
it will show the size of every directory including any mounted directories.
size will be shown in units of 1k.
show the begining of a file. For example head filling will show the
first ten lines of the
file named filling. You can specify how many lines to show (by defaul
this is set to ten) by
including something similar to head -15 filling will show the first fifteen
lines of the file filling.
mkdir This command
will make a directory. e.g mkdir hello this will create
the directory hello
mv This is the
move command it will move a file from one location to another
e.g mv filling /home/hhtp/filling
Directory This will
display the path of the directory your are currently in.
rm This command
will delete files e.g rm extrastuff This will delete
the file named extrastuff
rmdir This command
deletes directories e.g rmdir hello will remove the directory named hello
This is similar to the head command only it shows the last lines of a file
tail filling will show the last ten lines of the file named filling.
Again the amount of lines can
be altered by typing something similar to tail -20 filling to display the
last 20 lines of the
file named filling.
There are lots of extra modules for
linux such as Netscape Communicator (and Navigator), GIMP (graphics and
image design), Word Perfect 7 and lots more. Alot of these come with
the various packages available for Linux and most of them are free of charge.
A very good graphics and image program.
Similar to Abode or Photoshop for Windows only The GIMP is free of charge
and readily available on the internet for downloading and upgrading.
This is a very good web browser
that is virtually the same as the Netscape for Windows alot of people prefer
Netscape as there browser so it is nice to see it is readily available
for Linux. You can download the source code from the Netscape home
This forum is open for public discussion
about Linux. Simply select the link below and and another window
will open up with the Linux forum. You can post messages or read
what is already posted by others. Simply close the forum window to
get back here. This service is free and open for all.
This chat room is open to the public
for general chatting. Simply click the link below to open another
window in which the chat room will appear. Simply close the chat
room window to get back here and end the chat (you should log out first).
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A short History
Linux Related Links
Linux on IRC
Linux User Groups
Here are some good linux newsgroups.
There are of course hundreds more and if you know any other good newsgroups
let me know so I can check them out.
Linux Web Sites
There are many IRC servers around.
Here are a few of them to try out. If you want to add one here that
you feel is good let me know in an email. Send the server address
(including the ports used) and the channel name.
to Get Linux
Linux is free in its pure form however
several packages are available that include extra applications for Linux
and customer support. Most of these packages are available at a cost
however you can get free packages as well but you will not recieve any
support or guarantee if you do so. Some of the best free packages
available are Red Hat (very easy to install) and Devian. These are
two I have tried and found to work very well. You can also build
your own Linux by downloading the various modules from the internet or
obtaining copies from various sources. Though it is a bit more difficult
to build your own Linux platform it is a great way to learn all about how
is the Best Package Available?
This is a difficult question to
answer. There are alot of very good Linux packages available the
best ones I have tried are Red Hat, Devian, Caldera, Sues and Slackware.
These are easy to install and have very good resources on the web.
Mind you there are many other Linux packages I haven't tried that are very
good if you know any good ones let me know.
Package Do Your Use?
Why not let me know what Linux Package
you use and you opinion of it (email me).
How to Install
There are thousands of newsgroups
relating to Linux I have include just a few here that I consider to be
good newsgroups for the general Linux user. If you know any others
let me know. Thanks.
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news, ideas and lots more. Simply down load the file directly from
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basis. Why not contribute something to the newsletter. You
can write short articles, scripts, send in suggestions, ideas, links or
anything else you feel may be of interest to other Linux users.
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that all the links will work in the HTML version
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