Getting Started with Linux

Lauber Systems Solutions, Inc.

Specializing in Linux and Unix

Distributions 

  • Red Hat | The Open Source Leader http://www.redhat.com
    Documentation, support, training, news, etc.
  • Fedora Project, sponsored by Red Hat http://fedoraproject.org/
    Get involved with an OpenSource product.
  • Suse Linux Enterprise http://www.novell.com/linux/
    Documentation, support, training,news, etc 
  • OpenSuse sponsored by Novell http://en.opensuse.org/Welcome_to_openSUSE.org
    Get involved with Suse Linux
  • CentOS  http://www.centos.org/
    The Community ENTerprise Operating System
  • Ubuntu http://www.ubuntu.com/
    Preloaded on some Dell systems and frequently recommended for individual users.
  • Knoppix  http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html
    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  http://trilug.org
    Most areas have a local LUG like this one.
  • The Cathedral and the Bazaar http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-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 http://www.slashdot.org
    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 http://www.linux.org
    Resources and links for linux information including books and software and tutorials.
  • Linux.com: The Enterprise Linux Resource  http://www.linux.com
    Commercial resources and links for Linux training and support.
  • freshmeat.net: Welcome to freshmeat .net  http://freshmeat.net
    Technical news. Includes announcements of new software or portions of software.
  • SchoolForge  http://www.schoolforge.net/
    Where Schools Meet Free Software for Education, Open Source, Educational Resources.
  • Linux Journal  http://linuxjournal.com
    Additional information for a print magazine. When the next issue reaches the newsstand, the current issue will be available online.
  • Sobell Books  http://www.sobell.com
    Good introductory books.
  • The table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux. http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng.html
    Find the linux tool to replace a windows project.
  • UNIXGuide.net http://www.unixguide.net/
    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:/ /www.icculus.org/lgfaq/
    Also search for "linux gaming" to get a number of other sites .