The Openmoko project is one of the most interesting efforts
with Linux, daringly seeking to free the mobile phone from
the grip of proprietary and closed-source software, and
to bring the bazaar model of development to this rapidly
"This welcome addition to the Linux bookshelf provides real insight into the black-art of debugging. All too often debugging books concentrate solely on the tools but this book avoids that pitfall by concentrating on examples. The authors dissect and discuss each example in detail; in so doing they give invaluable insight into the Linux environment."
—Richard J Moore, IBM Advanced Linux Response Team-Linux Technology Centre
"A plethora of Linux books exist but this guide offers a definitive overview of practical hints and tips for Linux users.
Adobe announces Linux
Version of AIR 1.5
Adobe has released Adobe AIR 1.5 for
Linux. Adobe AIR 1.5, a key component
of the Adobe Flash Platform, enables
Web developers to use HTML,
open source Flex framework to deliver
Web applications outside the browser.
Linux has come a long way in a short time. Computing itself is still relatively young by any
standard; if the era of modern computing started with the invention of the microchip, it’s still
less than 50 years old. But Linux is a youngster compared even to this; it has been around for
only 15 of those years.
In that brief time span, a student’s personal project has grown to where it now runs many
computers throughout the world.
ALinux distribution is basically the sum of the things that you need to run Linux on your com-
puter. There are many different Linux distributions, each with their own target audience, set of
features, administrative tools, and fan club, the latter of which is more properly known as a user
community. Putting aside the downright fanatics, most of the members of the user community for any
Linux distribution are people who just happen to find themselves using a distribution for one reason or
Why should you learn about Linux? It’s a fast-growing operating system,
and it is inexpensive and flexible. Linux is also a major player in the
small and mid-sized server field, and it’s an increasingly viable platform for
workstation and desktop use, as well. By understanding Linux, you’ll
increase your standing in the job market. Even if you already know Windows
or MacOS and your employer uses these systems exclusively, understanding
Linux will give you an edge when you are looking for a new job or if you are
looking for promotion.
This is a book about Linux, a free, open source operating system that's changing the world of
computing. In this book, we show how you can completely change the way you work with
computers by exploring a powerful and free operating system. Linux goes against
the traditional computing mainstream, being developed by a loosely organized group of
thousands of volunteers across the Internet.
Linux is a member of the large family of Unix-like operating systems. A relative newcomer
experiencing sudden spectacular popularity starting in the late 1990s, Linux joins such wellknown
commercial Unix operating systems as System V Release 4 (SVR4), developed by
AT&T (now owned by the SCO Group); the 4.4 BSD release from the University of California
at Berkeley (4.4BSD); Digital Unix from Digital Equipment Corporation (now Hewlett-
Packard); AIX from IBM; HP-UX from Hewlett-Packard; Solaris from Sun Microsystems; and
Mac OS X from Apple Computer, Inc....
Welcome to the fascinating world of open source software that is Linux.
In this book, I introduce you to the wonders of the Linux operating
system, originally created as a labor of love by Linus Torvalds in the early
1990s. My goal is to initiate you into the rapidly growing ranks of Linux users
and enthusiasts busily rewriting the rules for the operating system marketplace.
If you’ve contemplated switching to Linux but find the prospect too forbidding,
you can relax. If you can boil water or set your alarm clock, you, too, can
become a Linux user. (No kidding!)...
This HOWTO is dedicated to all the (soon to be former?) DOS and Windows users who have decided to
switch to Linux, the free UNIX clone. The purpose of this document is to help the reader translate his or her
knowledge of DOS and Windows into the Linux environment, as well as providing hints on exchanging files
and resources between the two OSes
The Linux market started from a few distributions available only from FTP servers, to full feature
commercial distributions available in stores and online including a printed manual and phone support.
Here are the main choices you have when looking for a Linux distribution:
· You can download any Linux distribution from its FTP server. To take a few examples,
RedHat can be downloaded from ftp://ftp.redhat.com, Slackware from ftp://ftp.cdrom.com and
Debian from ftp://ftp.debian.org. That method is free, but requires you to have a fast Internet
Many people think of Ubuntu as an operating system that is way over their
heads—that only techies can use this strange, arcane OS with the funny name.
For all of you who have been having these thoughts, this book is here to tell you
that this is simply not the case. Ubuntu, and Linux, in general, have become very
easy for everyday home and business users to install and use.
Now you can find out for yourself, in just one weekend, how easy it is to get
started using Ubuntu and discover that there is life beyond Vista....
This book is a gentle introduction to Linux, and as such, it is not intended as a
comprehensive guide. On the contrary, great effort has gone into this book to
keep it from becoming yet another comprehensive reference guide. I’ve been
selective about covering the topics you are most likely to use early in your
Linux hacking career.
One of the interesting things about Linux, and UNIX in general, is that
learning new ways and tools is almost an endless task. There are many
tools—too many to cover even in several “comprehensive” volumes.
As Bill Lubanovic and I were putting the final touches on this book, I overheard a
conversation between two coworkers in our Cisco lab discussing Linux. The senior
networking guru of the two made an interesting remark. He said that despite all his
knowledge, he felt incomplete as a professional because he had never learned Linux.
A moment later he and the other gentleman turned to me and looked me square in
the eyes. I smiled and went on working.
That evening, our director of Information Technology made an offhand remark to
me during a conference that struck me as unusual.
If you truly enjoy working with computers, Linux is the operating system of your dreams. It is more
fun than any other computer operating system around. However, the reason why Linux is truly
revolutionary is that it is Open Software. Our science and technology works owing to the free
availability of information and peer review.
This book is intended for Linux users who want to learn more about the inner workings of Linux and how the
various pieces of the Operating System fit together. This book will guide you step−by−step in creating your
own custom build Linux system from scratch, using nothing but the sources of software that are needed.
This book is also intended for Linux users who want to get away from the existing commercial and free
distributions that are often too bloated. Using existing distributions also forces you to use the file system
structure, boot script structure, etc.
Fit-PC Slim: Smallest Linux PC
How about a fanless Linux-powered PC that uses a mere 4 to 6 watts of power?
CompuLab has launched the Fit-PC Slim, measuring 11x10x3 centimetres, weigh
380 grams, and powered by an AMD Geode LX800 500 MHz processor and 512
MB of RAM. The general specifcations of the PC
include: VGA output for display, pre-installed 60
GB HDD, 10/100 Ethernet with RJ45 connector,
optional 802.11b/g WiFi Ethernet, 3xUSB 2.0 (2
front-panel, 1 rear) and 1x serial (with proprietary
connector). The operating temperature of the
device is 0 to 45 degrees Celsius. ...
Other Linux resources from O’Reilly
Building Embedded Linux Systems Designing Embedded Hardware Linux Device Drivers Linux Kernel in a Nutshell Programming Embedded Systems Running Linux Understanding Linux Network Internals Understanding the Linux Kernel Linux Books Resource Center
linux.oreilly.com is a complete catalog of O’Reilly’s books on Linux and Unix and related technologies, including sample chapters and code examples. ONLamp.com is the premier site for the open source web platform: Linux, Apache, MySQL and either Perl, Python, or PHP....
Linux.oreilly.com is a complete list of O'Reilly book on Linux and Unix and related technologies, including chapters and sample code. ONLamp.com the top sites for open source web platform: Linux, Apache, MySQL and either Perl, Python, or PHP.
Insert the DVD or CD that comes with this book into a PC. Within five minutes, you’ll be able to try out Linux with a full range of desktop applications. Within an hour, you can have a full-blown Linux desktop or server system installed on your computer. If you are like most of us who have been bitten by the Linux bug, you won’t ever look back.
Linux Bible 2010 Edition is here to open your eyes to what Linux is, where it came from, and where it’s going. But, most of all, the book is here to hand you Linux...