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What is Linux?

Linux is a freely distributed, open-source operating system. This means that the source code used to make the operating system is made public for anyone to view, unlike Microsoft Windows. It is very much like the UNIX operating system, and is suited for use by people with quite a bit of computer knowledge. Linux is also more reliable than Windows NT. This makes Linux the ideal operating system for network servers where reliability is crucial.
However, Linux is not for everyone. Inexperienced computer users may have difficulties installing and using Linux. This is because Linux is not as user-friendly as Microsoft Windows. Linux also does not support a wide range of hardware, so if you have Microsoft Windows installed now and are thinking about switching to Linux, make sure all of your hardware is compatible with Linux. Even advanced computer users have problems getting Linux to work with their computer hardware.
Currently, I have installed and been evaluating RedHat Linux 8.0.

Linux Links

New events in the Linux community.
Another great site for the Linux community.
Linux Kernel Archives
A good place to download the latest Linux kernel, such as the new 2.4 kernel.
Linux Hardware.net
Technical information about what hardware Linux supports.
Samba allows a computer running Linux to act as a file and print server on a Microsoft network. This would include Windows NT/2000 and Windows 95/98/Me. With their newest release, 2.0, Samba can be used to replace or support a Windows NT Primary Domain Controller.

Linux Application Links

A good editor for Linux. It started as a Notepad clone, but now it has evolved into much more than that.
POV-Ray 3.02 for Linux
A 3d-image renderer, used to make 3d images such as the ones found in my 3D Art Gallery.
RPM Finder
A list/archive of many RPMs (software packages). Currently the archive has 49,258 MB of RPMs available to download.
A listing of Linux software with links to download them.
Linux Applications and Utilities Page
A listing of Linux open source, commercial, shareware and freeware applications (like Tucows.com). Some categories are: system tools, utilities, applications, telecom and web, games and multimedia, and programming.

Linux Game Links

Game Tomb News
Information about current Linux games and links to download them.
Linux Games
More technical information about running games under Linux. Also includes a list of people who port games.
Penguin Play GSDS
A software development kit for creating games that run under Linux.

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