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
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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 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.
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.
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
The link below is linked to a site that contains information on Linux alias control and use.
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 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.
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 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.
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).
As you can imagine there are hundreds of Linux Web Sites so I can't list them all on this page. I will create a list on another page and link it here soon but for now these links should 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.
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.
Australian 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 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.
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.
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