Getting Started with Linux

Lauber Systems Solutions, Inc.

Specializing in Linux and Unix


  • Red Hat | The Open Source Leader
    Documentation, support, training, news, etc.
  • Fedora Project, sponsored by Red Hat
    Get involved with an OpenSource product.
  • Suse Linux Enterprise
    Documentation, support, training,news, etc 
  • OpenSuse sponsored by Novell
    Get involved with Suse Linux
  • CentOS
    The Community ENTerprise Operating System
  • Ubuntu
    Preloaded on some Dell systems and frequently recommended for individual users.
  • Knoppix
    A live CD or DVD environment for testing and recovery.  One of the first and most popular.  Many distributions now offer their own Live image versions as well.

News, Documentations, Books, Tips, and more

  • TriLUG - Triangle Linux Users Group
    Most areas have a local LUG like this one.
  • The Cathedral and the Bazaar 
    A book available to read free online or purchase from O'Reilly. Can be read by managers, admins, and programmers. Discusses how OpenSource works and how free is not just cheap or beta.

  • Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters
    Online news site. Mostly computer related, lots of linux, and more. Check the categories on the sidebar (linux, books, games, science,...)

  • The Linux Home Page at Linux Online
    Resources and links for linux information including books and software and tutorials.
  • The Enterprise Linux Resource
    Commercial resources and links for Linux training and support.
  • Welcome to freshmeat .net
    Technical news. Includes announcements of new software or portions of software.
  • SchoolForge
    Where Schools Meet Free Software for Education, Open Source, Educational Resources.
  • Linux Journal
    Additional information for a print magazine. When the next issue reaches the newsstand, the current issue will be available online.
  • Sobell Books
    Good introductory books.
  • The table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux.
    Find the linux tool to replace a windows project.
    LInks to UNIX and Linux distributions, knowledge bases, man pages, administration guides and more including a table of command comparisions for AIX, Solaris, HPUX, FreeBSD, Red Hat, and True64.
  • Linux Gamers' FAQ http:/ /
    Also search for "linux gaming" to get a number of other sites .