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“Your UNIX knowledge should evolve by grace and fascination, rather
— Paul Sheer
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Basics - Core
LDP Introduction to Linux: A Hands on Guide
What is linux; Quick start, Filesystem, Processes, I/O redirection, Text editors, Home directory, Printing, Backups, Network, Sound and video, Dos/Linux commands compared, Shell, ...
Learn UNIX in 10 minutes
"The purpose is to have on one page the basic commands for getting started using the UNIX shell ..."
Linux Shortcuts and Commands
"A practical selection of the commands we use most often."
Stan and Peter Klimas
Basics - More
Complete Concise History of GNU/Linux
How GNU/Linux evolved from a project started by a university student to the robust OS it is now. " With photos of the main guys.
Directory of Linux Commands
Alphabetical list of commands, with short summaries.
Siever, Weber, Figgins, Love, and Robbins
Linux Documentation Project Guides
Great stuff, for unix, GNU, shell. "The Linux Documentation Project (LDP) is working on developing good, reliable documentation for the Linux operating system. The overall goal of the LDP is to collaborate in taking care of all of the issues of Linux documentation, ranging from online documentation (man pages, HTML, and so on) to printed manuals covering topics such as installing, using, and running Linux."
Linux for You
Excellent and useful articles and info. Covers Linux in India, at all levels: Newbie, Power Users, IT Implementors, Developers, Corporate.
Linux for You
Practical info and code. Open Publication License. The longest-running of the on-line periodicals.
Live update of current magazine contents:
Very excellent information and tutorials. "An eBook which provides the most important introductory texts to Linux." So far has: Newbie Guide, Bash Guide for Beginners, Firewall and Proxy Server, Licenses
Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial
" ... in-depth information on a wide range of topics suitable for beginners, as well as advanced users. ... information on everything from using the shell to kernel internals
Linux Tutorial and Knowledge Base
More basic types of info.
Linux Newbie Administrator Guide
"A complete reference for new Linux users who wish to set up and administer their own Linux home computer, workstation and/or their home or small office network. The answers are meant to be simple, with just sufficient detail, and always supported with a readily usable example."
Linux Rute Users Tutorial
"Verbatim copies of the work may be redistributed through any electronic media." Famous free tutorial, that seems to be disappearing from the web. Has links to downloads at sourceforge, but nothing is there now.
Linux Tutorial (command line admin)
Not new, but it doesn't need to be: The timeless basics: the
root account, shutting down,
inittab, filesystem and mounting, user account management, backups, kernel upgrade, many other good pieces of info. This is very well written and worth it, just ignore the parts that are oudated, like floppies and lilo.
Linux Tutorial (command line user)
Not new, but it doesn't need to be: The timeless basics: making an account, using virtual consoles, command summary.
Excellent collection of links to sites about linux, with details about the sites, and searchable. Also many good, useful articles.
More Unix Basics
See unix links page in this directory for more info on unix basics, the vi editor, dos/unix compare, and more.
simple versions of Linux HOW-TOs
2nd edition. It's a book, not online. Excellent, worth getting.
Applications, Issues, Development, Devices, Internet, Multimedia, System Setup, Utilities, Web Serving, ...
mjm wired Resources
Useful linux info and howtos, mostly for fedora.
The Linux Documentation Project (TLDP)
The Center for the Linux HOWTOS. "LDP is a loosely knit team of volunteers who provide documentation for many aspects of Linux. There are several forms of documentation: Guides, HOWTOs, man pages, and FAQs."
The Linux HOWTOs:
The Linux OS; System Administration and Configuration; Hardware; Networking; Installing Applications; Programming; Languages
Hardware Devices that Support GNU/Linux, from FSF
a list of Linux drivers that require proprietary firmware.. Good resources for hardware info: "list of Linux drivers that require proprietary firmware.", and more.
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO
hardware compatibility. It doesnt look like this is really being kept up any more.'
The Linux Documentation Project
Linux hardware vendors
Companies that manufacture and sell hardware and peripherals that are Linux-friendly. Looks pretty good, organised with descriptions, links to companies.
"dedicated to providing the most in-depth computer hardware coverage available for the Linux operating system." Reviews, forum, search, contribute.
Ryan's Linux Inventory Aggregator
This script is designed to be a simple, self-contained (as much as possible) Perl script for gathering hardware information.
: December 2006
hardware - laptops
Bash Guide for Beginners
"Concepts useful in the daily life of the serious Bash user. While a basic knowledge of the usage of the shell is required, we start with a discussion of the basic shell components and practices in the first three chapters. Chapters four to six are discussions of basic tools that are commonly used in shell scripts. Chapters eight to twelve discuss the most common constructs in shell scripts. All chapters come with exercises."
"You have Linux installed and running. The GUI is working fine, but you are getting tired of changing your desktop themes. You keep seeing this "terminal" thing. Don't worry, we'll show you what to do." "When you are a child you use a computer by looking at the pictures. When you grow up, you learn to read and write."
William Shotts Jr.
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