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Welcome to Linux.  Here  you will  find all manner of resources including
a listing of  Linux commands, a forum  for discussion about Linux, a chat
room and much more.  Feel free to contact me with ideas about this site,
I try to keep this site original  as possible but I  am also looking for ways
to improve it and your feed back will be appreciated.                             

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Please be advised that this site is still under construction.  I am working on this site virtually
nightly for the  next few weeks then  updated regularly.  Please enjoy what  is already here
and be sure to return in the future when the site is even better and alot bigger.                    

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This section lets you quickly find what your looking for.  You can either scroll through the site
in the  usual manner or  you can  simply on one of the links  below to go to the related section
then simply click on the Quick Find link (lower left corner of each section) to get back here.

Why Use Linux
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 make Linux to do what you want.
Linux is 100% free and although it requires a little technical know how to set up you can purchase all manner of packages and books to help on Linux or simply ask around and you will find people who will help you out (check newgroups, IRC and ask your friends).
The security of Linux is next to devine you can decide how others can use your programs and access your data.  Every time you log in Linux recognises your access to files etc and if someone else doesn't have the same access as you then they won't see what you don't want them too (privacy issues and security).
Linux is simply more powerful, more stable and less expensive than most 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.  Just be sure to ask around before you try Linux and find any ideas or tips, I use both Linux and Windows and you are well advised to get as much advice as possible before setting Linux up.  I am sure once you try Linux and get used to its way and rules then you will become a Linux fan and simply wante more, more, more.
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Linux Commands

There are of course thousands of Linux related commands and procedures. The link below links to a site that contains information about Linux commands and how to use them.

Linux Commands


The Linux Home link (at the bottom of the page) will get you back here.

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Linux Alias Power Tailoring Linux For You

The power to create alias commands in Linux is next to divine because it means you can completely adapt linux to your needs and preferences. An alias is simply a word that causes a command or series of commands to be performed. Linux allows you almost complete freedom to create any alias you please.
The link below is linked to a site that contains information on Linux alias control and use.

Linux Alias Power Tailoring Linux For You


The Linux Home link (at the bottom of the page) will get you back here.

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Linux Text Editors

There are many linux text editors available within any Linux system. Here you will find how to use some of the more common ones and how to find some that are less common but still good to use.
The link below links to a site that has information on Linux text editors and there use.

Linux Text Editors


The Linux Home link (at the bottom of the page) will get you back here.

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Linux Permissions (Changing the Mode)

Linux has very good security control on its file structure the owner of a file can nominate who is able to view, execute or alter the files they own.
The link below links to a site containing information about Linux permissions and security.

Linux Permissions (Changing the Mode)


The Linux Home link (at the bottom of the page) will get you back here.

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Linux Extras
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.

The GIMP
A very good graphics and image program.  Similar to Abode or Photoshop (better if you learn how to use it properly) for Windows only The GIMP is free of charge and readily available on the internet for downloading and upgrading.
The Gimp

The GIMP Tool Kit
A very good tool kit for the GIMP image application?
The Gimp Tool Kit

Netscape Composer/Navigator
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 site.
Netscape

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Linux Forum
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.

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Linux Chat Room
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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Guest Book
Why not sign my Guest Book and let me know your comments?
You can also view the messages left by others.

Click here to enter the forum

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A Short History of Linux

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Linux On Line
Linux On Line Linux User Groups
Linux on IRC

Linux Related Links
Here are some links to linux related sites on the internet. There are of course thousands more but these will get you started. Linux on IRC
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.
 
irc.linux.org.au     Port 6667 #linuxaus
. . .
#linpeople
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#debian
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#humbug
efnet.telstra.net.au     Port 6667 #linux
sydney.oz.org     Port 6667 #linux

Linux User Groups
   A user group is generally considered to be a group of people who share a collective interest that meet on a regular basis.  In this case the interest is Linux and the meetings vary in regularity though in general they are monthly meetings.
   There are many Linux User Groups around the world (thousands of them) here are some of the better ones.  If you know a good group let me know about it.  Simply send the name of the User Group the location of where it meets (so I know geographically where it is) and if it has any specialities.

Linux Newsgroups
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.

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How to Get Linux
Free Packages
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 Linux works.

What 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.
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How to Install Linux

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Newsgroups

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.

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Linux News and Gossip
This section will contain news articles and stories about Linux

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Common Linux Services Quick Find
Linux Directory Set Up
The Linux System is set up using various directories that usually hold specific information and are used for particular feature in the Linux System. While it is possible to set Linux up in any way you please this section will contain the more common directories and what they contain. I am currently working on this section so more will be added in time.

This link will take you to The Linux Directory site the Linux Home link will bring you back here.

The Linux Directory Structure
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