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Dream Distros
A Linux distribution consists of the Linux kernel
and a combination of other software to make a com-
plete Unix-like environment. Most distributions
are available for free download via the Internet or
can be purchased in supported form.
Some of the more popular distributions are:
Ubuntu (amd64, i386, ppc)
ubuntu.com/
Fedora (i386, x86 64, ppc)
fedora.redhat.com/
Debian GNU/Linux (i386, IA64, Alpha, Sparc,
m68k, PPC, Arm, HPPA, Mips, S390)
debian.org/
Mandriva Linux (i586, x86 64)
mandriva.com/
SUSE Linux (i586, x86 64, ppc)
opensuse.org/
Yellow Dog Linux (PPC)
yellowdoglinux.com/
Smoothwall Internet firewall/router (i386)
smoothwall.org/
OpenWRT Wireless Router Distribution
openwrt.org/
Complete distribution lists can be found at:
distrowatch.com/
lwn.net/Distributions/
Resources
Below are some of the key resources to help you
with your Linux questions.
Resource websites
Loads of Linux Links
loll.sourceforge.net/linux/links/
Freshmeat Linux Applications
freshmeat.net/
Linux Documentation Project
tldp.org/
LinuxQuestions.org
linuxquestions.org/
YoLinux Information Portal
yolinux.com/
Linux Brochure Project (LBP)
lbproject.sourceforge.net/
News websites
LWN
lwn.net/
LXer: Linux News
lxer.com/
Slashdot: News for Nerds; Stuff That Matters
slashdot.org/
Online Zines
Linux Journal
linuxjournal.com/
Linux Gazette
linuxgazette.net/
Linux Magazine: Open Source, Open Standards
www.linux-mag.com/
LinuxDevices.com Embedded Linux Resource
linuxdevices.com/
Newsgroups
groups.google.com/groups?group=comp.os.linux
vlug.org/linux/newsgroups.html
An introduction to Linux;
a secure, powerful, and free
operating system for computers
of all types.
Linux Brochure
Linux is an operating system initially created in
1991 as a hobby project by a young student, Linus
Torvalds, at the University of Helsinki in Finland,
and then released to the Internet as an Open
Source project.
Since then thousands of programmers have con-
tributed to make Linux one of the most stable
and full-featured operating systems available in the
world.
Tux, the penguin shown above, is the official Linux mascot.