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Last modified: Thursday, July 14, 2005 

Pronounced lee-nucks or lih-nucks. A freely-distributable open source operating system that runs on a number of hardware platforms. The Linux kernel was developed mainly by Linus Torvalds. Because it's free, and because it runs on many platforms, including PCs and Macintoshes, Linux has become an extremely popular alternative to proprietary operating systems.

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Related Links's Linux/Open Source Channel 
A comprehensive channel for links to Web sites for open source developers and users, from the beginner to the seasoned expert.

Linux Journal 
Provides a comprehensive set of links for Linux. Some categories include: FAQs, Linux commands, newsgroups, journals, international organizations, documentation projects, related sites, and news.

Linux Now! 
Linux Now! hosts an extensive collection of Linux resources including Linux top sites, documentation, source code and libraries, a discussion area, system benchmarks, FAQs, and background information.

Linux Online! 
Excellent collection of general Linux resources on the Web, as well as news items, distributions, applications, hardware, support, projects. vendors, and user groups.

A Guide to the Linux Operating System

Necroscope's Linux links 
This user site contains a comprehensive collection of links to Linux information. Included are file archives, links to related sites as well as the Linux Web ring, publications, software, newsgroups, and user groups.

Open Source Development Network 
Press releases, question exchange, useful links, development information, and much more.

Red Hat Linux home page 
Red Hat Software is a computer software development company that sells products and provides services related to Linux. Their home page offers links to their Red Hat Linux product, news, support, and company information.

Unix Cities 
Unix, FreeBsd, and Linux news, Unix tutorials, and a message board.

Getting Started with Linux
PC World article (March 1999) with instructions for installing Red Hat Linux 5.2.

Homepage of the Open Source Initiative
The latest OSI news, an index of licenses with definitions, open source links, translations of the Open Source Definition and the history of the OSI and its board of directors.

Linux Documentation Project home page
A comprehensive set of links to documentation for the Linux operating system.

Linux Gazette
The Linux Gazette is an online publication that provides basic tips, tricks, suggestions, ideas and short articles about Linux.

Linux information sheet
Provides an comprehensive introduction and overview of the Linux operating system.

Linux WebRing
Home page of the Linux WebRing. It contains links to a collection of sites with Linux related information.

Comprehensive Linux Webzine covering how-to articles, news, interviews, technical information, and related resources.

My First Linux Server
How to make your first Linux installation like a day at the beach. Linux is a lot simpler than you might think. And it sure can save you a few clams.

Parallel processing and Linux
This is a repository for practical information pertaining to complete parallel environments using Linux.

Penn State Linux Links
Collection of links to Linux information and software.

Yahoo!'s Linux FAQs page
Yahoo!'s directory of FAQs for Linux.

Yahoo!'s Linux software map page
Yahoo!'s directory of Linux software maps (a database of many of the packages that have been written for, ported to, or simply compiled for Linux and made available).

Yahoo!'s operating systems page
Yahoo!'s directory of links to operating systems.

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