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About Linux – What is Linux?
Linux operating system
Why doesn’t Linux need defragmenting?


BIOS – the setup program used in personal computers – Page 1 of 2

Books and tutorials

Doctor Bob’s Lowfat Linux Classes
Free GNU/Linux Books |
O’Reilly Default Stylesheet and Word List
Rute User’s Tutorial and Exposition
The Linux Cookbook: Tips and Techniques for Everyday Use – Analyzing Text


First computer bug
Fix for wrong video colors
Heisenbug definition from the Jargon File
Heisenbug – Wikipedia
How to create useful crash reports in KDE
How to Report Bugs Effectively
KDE Bug Tracking System Login
nvidia 256.52 xorg-server 1.9.0 performance regression – nV News Forums

Command line

10 Seconds Guide to Bash Shell Scripting
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Arguments – Greg’s Wiki
A to Z Linux Bash Commands
Bash by example, Part 1
BashFAQ – Greg’s Wiki
Bash Guide for Beginners
Bash Hackers Wiki
Bash Programming Cheat Sheet
BASH Programming – Introduction HOW-TO
BASH Programming – Introduction HOW-TO
Bash Prompt HOWTO
Bash Reference Manual:
Bash Shell: Replace a String With Another String In All Files Using sed and Perl -pie Options
Bash Shell Scripting Tutorial
Bash – Simple Phone Book using kdialog
Can a Bash script tell what directory it’s in? – Stack Overflow
CLI challenge: handle weird filenames without the use of copy-paste
Command-line Fu < The best UNIX commands on the web
EnglishFrontPage – Greg’s Wiki
Heiner’s SHELLdorado
HOT BASH TIPS: Control Statements, Conditional Labels, Command Grouping
How to set JAVA_HOME in Ubuntu « CDS 43
Introduction to Shell Programming by Michael Paoli
Linux Commands – A practical reference
Linux Shell Scripting Tutorial – A Beginner’s handbook
Making The Linux Command Line A Little Friendlier – Make Tech Easier
Shell Colors: colorizing shell scripts
Shell Scripting with KDE Dialogs
The Geek Stuff
UNIX Shell Quote Tutorial
Unix shell scripting with ksh/bash
UNIX tips: Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits
Useful Commands For The Linux Command Line
Using The Terminal
Wicked Cool Shell Scripts
Words… [Bash Hackers Wiki]
A quick guide to writing scripts using the bash shell


KDE UserBase


Debian Admin
debian and ubuntu – sudo vs. su – linux.debian.user | Google Groups
Debian KDE team
Debian — Live install images
Debian on CDs
Debian Sources List Generator
Debian User Forums
Debian Wiki
Dual Booting Debian Linux And Windows
How to set up sudo in Debian
The Debian KDE maintainers website


awesome window manager
How to Easily Create a Custom Lightweight Desktop Environment
How to install Xfce on Ubuntu
HOWTO: Transparent Eterm on Desktop – Ubuntu Forums
Install & Tweak Classic Gnome Desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise
Linux Desktop Faceoff: GNOME 3 Shell vs Ubuntu Unity
Mate-Desktop-Environment – GNOME2 fork
Plasma FAQ
Trinity Desktop Environment – About
Window Managers for X
Your rough guide to Plasma

Diagnostics and repair

Comprehensive Sound Problem Solutions Guide – Ubuntu Forums
DAG: Problem Solving HOWTO
Grub From the Ground Up
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
Linux Troubleshooting Guide: Fix the Most Common Problems | Maximum PC
No Sound No Wireless Ubuntu Studio –
(R)ecovery (I)s (P)ossible Linux rescue system
Sound – Community Ubuntu Documentation
SoundTroubleshooting – Community Ubuntu Documentation
SysRq: The Process-nuke
System information Tools


Email Deliverability & RFC 2142: Everything you wanted to know and never dared to ask
E-Mail Server Administration 101
Maildir to Mbox
RFC 2822 – Internet Standards
setting up sendmail/fetchmail do i need to?
Setting up the mail subsystem in Linux
The Face Header
The Face Header (X-Face)
The Grumpy Editor’s guide to graphical mail clients

Games Category Reviews – Linux Games
Games4Linux – Linux games
Games For Linux
‪Gaming In Linux‬‏
How to install & play World of Warcraft : Ubuntu (5.10 / 6.06.1 / 6.10)
How To Install & Run WorldofWarcraft In Ubuntu
If I had W.I.N.E. running under my Ubuntu could a Windows Virus wreck my Ubuntu?
Linux Gamers’ FAQ
Linux Gamers’ Game List
Linux games
LinuxGames – Embrace your inner penguin
Linux Links – The Linux Portal: Software/Games
Linux MMORPGs – MMO Hut
Linux Software list: Games
PlayDeb Beta 2
PlayOnLinux – Run your Windows applications on Linux easily !
[SOLVED] Command line Wine desktop syntax? – Ubuntu Forums
Wikipedia category: Linux games
Wine Apps
Wine HQ
WineHQ – Installing the latest Wine on Ubuntu
[Wine] uninstall winetricks packages


58 Cool Hacks
A (cool) list of Linux tools
Command Line Warriors
FLOSS Manuals (en)
Free Software Foundation
Highly useful Linux commands & configurations
How to use Cron to update the system
How to write How Tos for TLDP
ibiblio – index of
ibiblio – index of
Jobs – GNOME Live!
Lazy Linux: 10 essential tricks for admins
Learn UNIX in 10 minutes
Linux Basics
Linux Counter
Linux Home Automation
Linux is NOT Windows
Linux man pages online
Linux Survival :: Where learning Linux is easy
Linux :: the How-To Geek
Linux tutorials and information
LOST: Linux One Stanza Tips
LXF Wiki
One Laptop per Child (OLPC): Participate > Ways to Give
Open CourseWare for Linux Geeks: 50+ Resources | College@Home
Open Directory – Find a Linux: User Group (LUG) near you
Open vs. Closed Formats
“Powered by Linux” Stickers
Random beeps
Runlevel – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some Useful Linux Commands
The Linux Home Page at Linux Online
The Linux Kernel Archives
The TTY demystified
TLDP HOWTO Generator
TLDP – The Linux Documentation Project

Hardware – graphics

ATI Radeon Driver – Ubuntu How To
BinaryDriverHowto/Nvidia – Community Ubuntu Documentation
Getting NVIDIA video card drivers working in Debian Lenny

Hardware – keyboards

Care and feeding of an IBM Model M 1391406 keyboard
Keyboard hotkeys
Unicomp bought rights to IBM clicker keyboard
Unicomp home page

Hardware – miscellaneous

Multiseat computer with Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu certified hardware
Format USB Stick or Drives – KDE Partition Manager – Kubuntu 10.10 – YouTube
[Phoronix] Linux Hardware Reviews, Benchmarking, & Gaming

Hardware – printing

CUPS Documentation – Common UNIX Printing System
CUPS local page
CUPS Software Users Manual

Hardware – webcams

Driver for cameras
HOWTO: logitech, labtec webcams with qc-usb driver [Archive] – Ubuntu Forums
SPCA50X USB Camera Linux Driver for Intel Create & Share
SPCA50X USB Camera Linux Driver for Intel Create & Share – Development Branch
Webcam – Community Ubuntu Documentation

Install – choose a distribution

Almost 9 Distros in Almost 6 Minutes | Linux Journal
Bedrock Linux
Distro chooser
Linux Distribution Chooser
Linux distro timeline
LWN Distributions List
Small and Floppy-based Linux distributions

Install – dual boot

Dual booting – Windows & Linux
Installing a dual-Boot with Windows and Ubuntu

Install – Linux on Macs

How do I dual boot Ubuntu Linux & Mac OS X?
rEFIt – An EFI Boot Menu and Toolkit

Install – miscellaneous

All Ubuntu downloads (FTP)
Boot and run Linux from a USB flash memory stick
BootOptions – Cheat Codes
BurningIsoHowto – Community Ubuntu Documentation
Installation of Ubuntu Linux 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)
Installing Ubuntu 6.10 on a Thinkpad T60p
Installing Ubuntu Or Fedora From A Windows Or Linux System With UNetbootin
Linux From Scratch
Modest Spec or Barebones Installation of Ubuntu
Rescatux and Super Grub2 Disk home page
Slax: your pocket operating system
Switching To Ubuntu From Windows
Ubuntu Graphical Install
UbuntuHashes – md5 hashes for the different versions of Ubuntu and its derivatives
Ubuntu Installation – Community Ubuntu Documentation
UNetbootin – create bootable live USB drives for Ubuntu
Wubi – The Easiest Way to Linux


Kubuntu Forums
Kubuntuguide – all versions
Kubuntu wiki
KUDOS – Kubuntu is a User-friendly Desktop OS
Why Kubuntu is Good for KDE

Live CD

Linux Live scripts – How to build a Live CD
The Live CD List


Lubuntu LXDE wallpaper changer with no memory usage and no crazy scripts


From Microsoft: C# and CLI under the Community Promise – Miguel de Icaza
Here we go again – why Mono doesn’t suck
Microsoft promises to never sue anyone regarding Mono
thank you, Miguel « Robert Millan’s blog
The ECMA C# and CLI Standards – Port 25: The Open Source Community at Microsoft

Networking – collaboration

EtherPad realtime collaborative text editing

Networking – NFS

Linux NFS configuration services
NFS How To Mount Shares – Knowledge76
NFS Server and Client Configuration in Ubuntu
NFS Version 4 Open Source Reference Implementation
Setting up an NFS Client
Setting up NFSv4 + Kerberos on Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 (Lucid)

Networking – SSH

Linux Home Server HOWTO SSH

Networking – static IP

Change Ubuntu Server from DHCP to a Static IP Address
How to set a static IP the proper way!
Howto: Ubuntu Linux convert DHCP network configuration to static IP configuration | nixCraft
Linux Basics – Set A Static IP On Ubuntu
Set Static IP In Ubuntu 9.10

Networking – traffic

Linux Advanced Routing & Traffic Control HOWTO


Canonical kicks Kubuntu to the kerb • The Register
Hans Reiser: Once a Linux Visionary, Now Accused of Murder
Happy spamiversary! Spam reaches 30
Linux in Business
SPE IDE – Stani’s Python Editor: How to make money with free software…
Support free software! Buy this copy of Windows Vista Ultimate!
Why Ubuntu Isn’t Mainstream Yet


File Permissions Joke
How to be a Programmer
Instant Hacking
LinuxPlanet – Tutorials – A Beginner’s Guide to Free Software Programming Languages – Of King C and Friendly Python
Non-Programmer’s Tutorial for Python 2.6
Non-Programmer’s Tutorial for Python 3
Open Object Rexx
Rosetta Code
The Cathedral and the Bazaar – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
X2 Programmer’s Editor


But That’s Just My Opinion. I Could Be Wrong.
debian and ubuntu – sudo vs. su – linux.debian.user | Google Groups
HOWTO: Linux Firewalls Using iptables
Interested in securely sharing a secret?
KDE Kiosk Mode (locked down computer)
LIDS Project – Secure Linux System
Linux Help – Set Up Sudo In Debian
Linux malware, sure it’s possible « Rarrrrrrrgh
Linux vs. Windows Viruses
RootSudo – Community Ubuntu Documentation
Running Sudo Graphically
Securing Debian Manual
The short life and hard times of a Linux virus
Tutorial: The Linux virus writing and detection HOWTO
Various ways of detecting rootkits in GNU/Linux

Software – compiling

Compiling Software

Software – find software

100 open source gems – part 1 | TuxRadar
Cool applications you use that others might not know of – Ubuntu Forums
Free Download A Day
Free Software Directory
GetDeb – Software you want
GnomeFiles – GNOME/GTK+ Software Repository
Linux App Finder
Linux for business: 50 apps to get your office on open source
Linux Software
Softpedia Linux Downloads

Software – holiday

How to gear up your desktop for the Christmas holidays

Software – Linux equivalents

Linux App Finder (Windows Alternatives)
LinuxQuestions software equivalent to Windows software
Linux Software Alternatives
Open source as alternative
Software Equivalents
The Linux Alternative Project
The table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux
Ubuntu list of software alternatives
Ubuntu Windows applications equivalents

Software – package management

An apt-get / dpkg primer
APT HOWTO – Managing packages
aptitude versus apt-get
AptProxy – Ubuntu How To
Packaging/PPA Overview
X Updates PPA (uses the latest NVIDIA drivers) : “Ubuntu-X” team

Software – various programs

Andrew’s HOWTO: Setup slrn
Back In Time
Bazaar version control in five minutes
Command-Line Multitasking with Screen
Conglomerate XML editor
Cook up tasty custom Ubuntu live CDs with UCK
Cron Generator Utility
Debian polygen (PolyGen is a program for generating random sentences according to a grammar definition) grammars
GRUB bootloader – Full tutorial
How to add a new target to txt2tags
HOWTO: Install and use the latest FFmpeg and x264 – Ubuntu Forums
Installing Flash on Ubuntu
KDE TechBase Plasma theme tutorial
K Menu Gnome
LibreOffice 3.3 RC1 PPA
Linux Benchmark Suite
Making desktop recordings with recordmydesktop
Managing The GRUB Bootloader With QGRUBEditor On Ubuntu 7.10 | HowtoForge – Linux Howtos and Tutorials
Medibuntu Documentation
Notebox Mismanager.
PDFShuffler Is Wonderful Dave Richards – City of Largo Work Blog
Plop – Boot Manager – Free Boot Manager, builtin usb driver, native usb, boot different operating systems, cdrom, usb, freeware, option rom bios
Rescue Old, Damaged CDs with an Ubuntu Live CD
SQL Buddy – Web based MySQL administration
SysAdmin to SysAdmin: The beauty of screen
txt2CYOA : “choose your own adventure”
Ubuntu Forums – How to Install and use the latest FFmpeg and x264
Ultamatix – Building your O/S
Unix/Linux news servers
Using screen for remote interaction
Version Control with Subversion
VI and VIM editor: Tutorial and advanced features
WikidPad – wiki notebook for Windows/Linux/Mac OS


Akkana’s Linux information Page
Linux Tips: Modify ctrl-alt-del behavior
Reduce your Linux memory footprint
Securing XFCE’s Control over the desktop Against Nautilus
Swap This! Swap Setup


[all variants] Comprehensive Multimedia & Video Howto – Ubuntu Forums
Ask Ubuntu – Stack Exchange
Back-up, Restore, and Set-up Ubuntu Quickly and Easily
Change gnome-terminal default size – Ubuntu Forums
Cleaning up a Ubuntu GNU/Linux system | Ubuntu Geek
Debian and Ubuntu Linux run levels
Download the Linux Starter Pack
Howto Reinstall all of currently installed packages in fresh Ubuntu install — Ubuntu Geek
How To Switch Between GNOME & KDE 4.5 On Ubuntu 10.04
Know Thy Ubuntu
Medibuntu – Community Ubuntu Documentation
Official Ubuntu Documentation
Playing VCDs in Ubuntu
Recording screencasts in Ubuntu
Restricted Formats in Ubuntu
Restricted Formats/Playing DVDs in Ubuntu
Testing/Applications – Ubuntu Wiki
Ubuntu Advertisement
Ubuntu « atik’s blog
Ubuntu brainstorm
Ubuntu Cheat Sheet | FOSSwire
Ubuntu distributions index
Ubuntu Forums
Ubuntu Forums – Cool applications you use that others might not know of
Ubuntu GNOME terminal default size
Ubuntuguide – all versions
Ubuntu Howtos and Tutorials
Ubuntu –
Ubuntu Linux Resources
Ubuntu Mailing Lists
Ubuntu Manpage Repository
Ubuntu Manual Project
Ubuntu Packages Search
Ubuntu Pastebin
Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference
Ubuntu release notes
Ubuntu Releases
Ubuntu shop
Ubuntu Sources List Generator
Ubuntu team wiki
Ubuntu :: the How-To Geek
Ubuntu tutorials : Add PPA Key To Your Apt Keyring
Ubuntu User Magazine
Ubuntu wiki
Ubuntu Women
YouTube – How To Fix Fullscreen Flash in Ubuntu 10.04
YouTube – ubuntu boot on macbook
PeopleUbuntuCom – Ubuntu Wiki


How to leave Ubuntu

Virtual machines

Debian in kvm mini howto
Debian User Forums – Debian 5.7.0 screen resolution in Virtualbox solved
How to set up host interface networking for VirtualBox on Ubuntu — Ubuntu Geek
Setting up a bridged network for virtualbox on ubuntu linux (Host Interface)
Sharing files between guest and host without VirtualBox shared folders
tun/tap on ubuntu
Ubuntu Server Edition JeOS
VirtualBox – Community Ubuntu Documentation
VirtualBox OSE on Debian/Ubuntu Linux


InterfaceLIFT: Wallpaper sorted by Date

Women In Linux

HOWTO Encourage Women in Linux
LazyGirl Network Limited
Ubuntu Women

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