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Tools & utilities
balenaEtcher "Flash. Flawless. Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives. Open Source" building IoT projects
Bourne Again Shell BashGuide & BashFAQ wiki
chrony "maintain the accuracy of the system clock on a computer"
Colortail "log colorizer.. to make log checking easier"
Disk Partition Rescue LILO, Linux Crash Rescue HOW-TO
fdisk hard drive partitioning "website specializing in free software & Internet networking technology" Brent Baccala Linux/NetMeeting kit + tcpmcu TCP Multipoint Control Unit etc
Geektools Whois proxy, traceroute resources etc
gentoo "modern, powerful, flexible, & utterly configurable file manager for UNIX systems, written using the GTK+ toolkit" Obsession Development di Disk Information Utility etc
Ghost for Unix g4u "Harddisk Image Cloning for PCs.. NetBSD-based bootfloppy/ CD-ROM"
GNUWin II "free software compilation for Windows" Ch + TheOpenCD "collection of high quality Free & Open Source Software.. run in Windows & cover the most common tasks such as word processing, presentations, e-mail, web browsing, web design, & image manipulation" Henrik Omma
Gpart "tool - Guess PC-type hard disk partitions.. in case the primary partition table in sector 0 is damaged, incorrect or deleted"
Internet connection sharing InfoHelp GNU/Linux networking link page section *****
ISO 9660 CD file system Wikipedia
Laffey Computer Imaging Aaardvark Shell Utils, rpl text replacement, whatmask wildcard bit conversion, spinner to keep ssh & telnet connections open, epoch display seconds, Patch for ifstat to prevent constant scrollback, Patch for courier mailserver, The Exorcist inoculation ...
LMBench2 Scale "benchmark system.. portable between various *nix type systems" Gelato ; bonnie/++ iozone dbench AIM7/9 chat Postal etc
The LESS Home Page
Managing Gigabytes "Compressing & Indexing Documents & Images" bk prog
Mondo "the premier GPL'd disaster recovery suite for Linux & Windows.. backs up your GNU/Linux server or workstation to tape, CD-R, CD-RW, NFS or hard disk partition" + FreeBSD
Open Source Free CD "compilation of high quality Open Source (& some Freeware) software for Windows ..bootable Slax Linux LiveCD" + TheOpenCD "high quality Free and Open Source Software" * * * * *
GNU Parted "for creating, destroying, resizing, checking & copying partitions, & the file systems on them" & ftp + QtParted "Partition Magic clone written in C++ using the Qt toolkit"
Pinfo "info & man reader.. similar to lynx.. configurable colors & key bindings" + tarfiles d/l various incl rfstool "ReiserFS for Windows"
Rescatux & Super Grub Disk * * * * * * * * * *
Roaring Penguin Software "Flexible enterprise anti-spam.. & e-mail filtering tools"
Screen console multiplexer & story kuro5hin 09Mar04
smartmontools "two utility programs (smartctl & smartd) to control & monitor storage systems using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis & Reporting Technology System (SMART) built into most modern ATA & SCSI hard disks. In many cases, these utilities will provide advanced warning of disk degradation & failure" ; badblocks + debugfs + Namesys ..
SpinRite "#1 mass storage data recovery & maintenance software" hdds Gibson Research Corp
SystemRescueCd "linux system on a bootable cdrom for repairing your system & your data after a crash.. based on the Gentoo LiveCd" + BG-Rescue Linux "two floppy disks or one eltorito-boot cd" & freshmeat project
SysWatch "CGI to display current information about your UNIX system" + GKrellM "single process stack of system monitors which supports applying themes to match its appearance to your window manager, Gtk, or any other theme" + Gnome System Monitor + Strace "debugging tool which prints out a trace of all the system calls made by a another process/program" + GDB The GNU Project Debugger
TNEF "decodes those annoying MS-TNEF MIME attachments that Microsoft mail servers helpfully use" + Weight + LiveJournal.lisp + PDB.lisp parsing etc
Ultimate Boot CD "diagnostic tools" sans fdd
Unionfs "A Stackable Unification File System" + Word of the Day + Versatility & Unix Semantics in a Fan-Out Unification File System docs + File System Translator "FiST: Stackable File System Language & Templates" + Universal Disk Format UDF for CDs
Ximian Red Carpet "Automated Software Maintenance & Version Management" ****
zcp "bash shell script utility.. to help in making compressed backups"
Which distro for you? chooser Cody 'EEDOK' Hollis-Perdue

Andy-Linus Tanenbaum-Torvalds Debate: Part II Vrije Uni Amsterdam
GNU/Hurd & Debian GNU/Hurd "not officially released yet, and won't be for some time" + The GNU Hurd talk Gael Le Mignot Jun03 + The Hurd Installation Guide * * * * *
KernelHQ "a small tribute to the Linux Kernel community, working hard" + File History Browser "to help people learn how operating system kernels work" Amit Singh blog + Solaris Linux FreeBSD Mac
KernelTrap "Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, & more" news forum etc
Linux Extended Attributes & ACLs "access control list" permissions
The Linux Kernel Archives "the primary site for the Linux kernel source.. much more than just kernels" + Kernel Traffic "group of newsletters" Zack Brown
linux kernel monkey log Myths, Lies, & Truths about the Linux kernel OLS 2006 Keynote, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Novell SuSE Labs
The Linux Kernel Source Finder
Linux Kernel Mailinglist LKML.ORG + The lkml FAQ
Is Linux Kernel 2.6 Primed for the Enterprise? Part 1 + Tips for Compiling & Installing a Linux 2.6 Kernel Part 2 + Trilogy Ends: Go Configure Part 3 EarthWeb
A small trail through the Linux kernel Andries Brouwer 1Jan01
Understanding the Linux Kernel Daniel Bovet & Marco Cesati, Safari Oct00
Project Mach "operating systems research project of the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science from 1985 to 1994" + license

GitHub "The world's leading software.. development platform inspired by the way you work. From open source to business, you can host & review code, manage projects, & build software alongside millions of other developers" global

UNIX + Computer Security InfoHelp link pages * * * * *

Manuals & Drivers
Getting Started with Linux Linux Online * * * * *
The Linux Documentation Project & Linux Installation HOWTO Eric S. Raymond + HOWTO ftp archive
Slackware Linux Essentials good intro info, for hands-on install * * *
Guide to Linux for newbies Andrea Benazzo It + progs
Use Linux at Home for Linux beginners in English & French
The INQUIRER guide to installing Linux "It's blindingly obvious" series
A Beginner's Guide to Linux Configuration etc Computer-Aided Engineering Center, Faculty Support Group, Uni Wisconsin-Madison + links * * *
Migrating from Windows to Linux Porting Gurus * *
The Journeyman's Guide to Hacking Linux Crutcher Dunnavant v0.1.1 2001 draft
LINUX: Rute User's Tutorial & Exposition Ver.1 Paul Sheer + here + d/ld Tar 1.35MB or Zip 1.61MB file. NB these compression ratios are instructive + buy * * * * *
Linux Config Linux Commands etc etc * * * * *
The Linux Cookbook "Tips & Techniques for Everyday Use" bk Michael Stutz + buy
Linux for Newbies: A Series for Beginners Gene Wilburn
Linux Newbie Administrator Guide Stan, Peter & Marie Klimas
Redefine the Fine Manual RTFM "Linux Tips & HowTo's Database" * * *
YoLinux Info Portal "tutorials, help, guides & links" + Tutorials * * * * * HOWTOs forum + links * *
Really Linux "International Site for Linux Beginners" + Linux in NZ article
reviewed linux tips & tricks "dedicated to linux howtos, tips, tricks & help"
Linux Reference Guide Bill Ball InformIT emag *
Linux Lessons Bryan Consulting "where Communications & Technology converge"
Linux Basics : First Steps Into Linux FreeOS 04Feb02
Bruce Perens' Open Source Series InformIT 260304 * * *
Computer Manuals Sternwarte Bonn HTML + links
Computer Tutorials youtube video etc
GNU/Linux World InfoHelp link page - for more tutorials * * * * *
CLI: Manual Pages HTML Andreu Bassols + The One Page Linux Manual commands pdf + "Learn the Linux command line. Write shell scripts" ***** + Advanced Bash Scripting Guide M Leo Cooper freshmeat & @TLDP 14Nov04 & Bibliography + Tip: Prompt magic "Enhancing the system prompt" IBM + Filesystem Hierarchy Standard FHS + Linux, Unix, /etc/
Modem: ITeX-based internal ADSL modem setup 2.4.16 + Dynalink/Askey PCI ADSL + NZ DSL Info + unix@home ADSL help etc + Data Technics IT "Problem drivers collection" UK + RP-PPPoE client Roaring Penguin + Olitec USB ADSL V3 Fr + ECI HiFocus ADSL USB & Globespan based flashtux ; Intel modem chipset drivers + "Linux Winmodem Support" + Linuxant drivers for Conexant chipsets - final free full-speed hsf & hcf betas + LTModem Drivers for Linux "Lucent/Agere Winmodems" Apollo & Mars docs & drvrs Christoph Hebeisen + Lucent Winmodem drivers mdk10 Kernel 2.6 + Motorola "Softmodem Driver Download" PCTEL AMR Modem Drivers SiS 630 / 635 / 730s + SmartLink "Linux drivers.. Riser: HAMR5600" etc & ftp + Winmodems are not modems "to identify consumer-grade modems systematically & to note compatibility with Linux as reported by you, the users" + Modem-HOWTO TLDP + scanModem identifier
Network InfoHelp GNU/Linux link page *
Print: Ghostscript artofcode Libart etc + The Not So Short Introduction to LATEX2e word processing + setup help + hp Linux Inkjet Driver Project & HP OfficeJet Linux driver & HP Linux Imaging & Printing HPLIP System forum + some EPSON Printer & Scanner drivers + Lexmark Linux Printer/AIO Driver Developer's Kit & HOWTO Lexmark Printers Gentoo + PP's ncpfs contributed code "CUPS printing to a Netware queue" etc + PyKota Print Quota & Accounting Solution for CUPS + Rasterbator "creates huge, rasterized images from any picture.. print the resulting multi-page pdf file & assemble the pages into extremely cool looking poster up to 20 meters in size"
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ALSA "audio & MIDI functionality" + AlsaOpensrcOrg + Debian, a Custom Kernel & ALSA Rob Knop + The Linux Sound HOWTO TLDP + Yamaha YMF724 PCI Sound Guide for Linux Exocore + Linux Audio Midi Video msg Noumea 15Jul05
Scan: Scanner Access Now Easy SANE compatibility etc ; GIMP plugin ; Kooka "raster image scan program for KDE" ; snapscan Sourceforge ; XSane "graphical scanning frontend"
Tape: MTX "SCSI Media Changer & Backup Device Control" & see Backup
USB: ; LiNUX-USB device overview ; Universal Serial Bus FAQ & news ; USB Prodrive install guide ; Using a USB flash drive with Linux ; Keyspan USB to Serial Adapters ; USB Serial console support patch 2.5.7 + USB Extender 100' & USB Active Extension Cable 25m ; USB Manager usbmgr "user-mode daemon which loads & unloads some kernel modules" ; udev "Persistent Device Naming in User Space" Greg Kroah-Hartman Linux Journal 01Jun04 + How to set up a removable USB Drive ; udev "persistent device names" etc + Writing udev rules Daniel Drake ; Wireless InfoHelp GNU/Linux Network software link page section ; LAN/WLAN Interface for Digital Cameras
Video: X.Org Foundation & xrandr "primitive command line interface to RandR extension" & xvidtune "video mode tuner" + Another Modeline Calculator amlc ; DRI Direct Rendering Infrastructure "3D for Xfree86" ; Framebuffer HOWTO Alex Buell ; GL Excess "The OpenGL Demo" & benchmarking ; nVidia & OSS drivers + Linux & NVIDIA Graphics etc nV News Forums + NVidia Settings gui PIX + Linux on Nforce2-Boards guide Asus A7N8X Deluxe Board ; Utah GLX "A hardware accelerated implementation of OpenGL & the GLX protocol" ; Video for Linux ; Linux on the Intel 810 chipset based motherboards "step-by-step guide" Exocore ; SciTech SNAP Graphics ; WebCam InfoHelp Software link page section
Misc: External Parallel Port devices & Linux Tim Waugh RH 02Jan00 Linux on the Fujitsu P2110 laptop, Mandrake -> Gentoo aka "Mandrake Expatriate Syndrome" + Tips + Scripts
Installfest-HOWTO + How to Prepare for an Installfest David Kirk
Linux support for Easy Access & Internet Keyboards Lineak
Open Source USB etc tips RH/Fdra Michael Hamilton CLUG?
Rick's Linux Resources + Yosemite quakes etc
Shared MIME Database Standard "Linux Howtos & Tutorials"

Laptop InfoHelp Linux setup documentation + links

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