- Distro Watch
— A Guide to Linux Distributons.
- Red Hat — Popular Linux
- Fedora Linux Home Page —
Get latest distribution here.
- Fedora Project —
Unsupported version of Red Hat distribution.
Mirrors — The main site is overloaded and often inaccessible. Try one
- CentOS —
Free distro comparable to non-free Red Hat enterprise distro (RHEL).
- White Box
Enterprise Linux — Free distro comparable to non-free Red Hat
enterprise distro (RHEL).
- Suse — Popular Linux
distribution, recently purchased by Novell.
Debian — Popular Linux
- Ximian — Red carpet
express, recently purchased by Novell
Mandrake — Popular
Slackware Linux Project
— Popular Linux distribution.
Gentoo — Popular Linux
Linux Beta — Source for all
kinds of beta releases, for those who like to live on the bleeding edge.
- Mepis — Built on
Debian, KDE. Can boot, run, and install from "live CD".
- Ubuntu — Built on
Debian, Gnome. Can boot, run, and install from "live CD".
- Knoppix — Built on
Debian. Have KDE and Gnome versions. Can boot and run from "live CD"
which provides good test of hardware.
Repositories for instllations and upgrades
Administration, modules, upgrade tools
- Multiple devices
- Video, graphics
- OpenGL — 3D video
drivers can provide smoothe transitions and game support.
- Winmodem, Dial-up
- CD & DVD
Spam & virus defense
You may want to use a combination of the following:
- Fetchmail —
Utility to retrieve email from remote server.
- Sendmail — Mail Transport
Agent (MTA) utlity to manage email.
- Procmail — Mail processor
for mail servers.
- Milter — Mail filter for
mail servers, to exclude spam and viruses.
- ClamAV — Antivirus
— Mail filter for mail servers, to exclude spam.
- Enterprise IT Planet
Linux Products — Linux applications.
- Sourceforge — Hosting
site for development projects of all kinds, not just for Linux.
- Freshmeat — Linux
- Linux.com — Resource for
enterprise Linux solutions.
- Linux Directory —
Everything and Anything for Linux!
- Mozilla — Leading suite of
browser, email, web editor, IRC, and related functions.
- Open Office — Word
processor, spreadsheet, and other functions.
- Xandros — Distribution
that focuses on compatibility with Microsoft Windows.
- Wine HQ — Main site for the
Wine emulator, with source.
- Crossover Office —
Commercial Wine. Run MS Office and other Windows programs on Linux.
- Transgaming —
Commercial Wine. Run Windows games on Linux.
- Advanced Linux Sound
Architecture (ALSA) Project — Focus on audio and MIDI
- Cute — Editor for
programmers, more user-friendly than Emacs.
- Nvu — HTML editor derived from
- Bluefish — Advanced
web editor for HTML, DHTML, PHP, and other web page development functions.
- Quanta — Advanced
- LyX — GUI for LaTeX, better
than a word processer, especially for technical publishing.
— Translator from LaTeX to HTML.
- Linux Printing —
Focus on printing functionality.
for Linux — Download binaries for various platforms from here.
- LinuxTV — Digital video on
- Linux and GNU
— GNU Project — Free Software Foundation (FSF).
- The Gnome Project — Popular
implementation of X-Windows and a desktop environment.
- The K Desktop Environment (KDE)
— Popular implementation of X-Windows and a desktop environment.
- GIMP - Gnu Image Manipulation
Program — Aspires to become the Photoshop for Linux. Can launch a
scanner to acquire an image.
- Rascal — Scientific
- Mathematica — Symbolic
mathematics calculation, derivation, and display package.
- Nested Interactive Array Language
(Nial)— Implemented as Q'Nial, natural successor to APL, LISP and
— MIT implementation of the scheme dialect of the LISP language.
- Horde — Multi-user personal
information manager (PIM): Manages email, news, address book, calendar,
meetings, tasks, want list, notes, bank accounts, time tracking & billing,
- Bulk Mailer —
Sends messages to lists of recipients through sendmail. Open source.
- Limez — High performance
mailing list manager that can broadcast messages to large numbers of recipients
from files or databases.
- CRM-ctt — Customer
Relationship Managment - customer tracking system.
- eGroupware —
Collaboration utiity. Need meeting management functions, such as conference
edit and parliamentary procedure.
- IntraSmart —
Proprietary groupware product, many useful features.
- Asterisk — Utility to turn
your computer into a telephone PBX, and support voice-over-IP (VOIP).
- Gnophone — VOIP
- GnuCash — Competition for
Microsoft Money and similar products.
- Scribus —
Desktop publishing package.
- Blender —
Graphics 3D modelling and rendering package.
- Ardour — Tool for
- Rosegarden4 — MIDI
sequencer, competition for Cubase.
- Gaim — Instant
messaging client, supports multiple protocols.
- Mplayer — Competition
for Windows Media Player.
- Xine — Competition for Windows
- CVS — Version
control and configuration management tools.
MailArmor — Virus protection product, proprietary.
- Chandler — Calendaring, event, agenda management.
Various Site Utilities — Many tools for webmasters.
Simulation Tools for Linux Systems — Includes some for web
- HAL — Hardware
Abstraction Layer, intends to make Linux "plug-and-play".
- D-BUS —
Intends to create a messaging system so that, for example, firewire devices can
be detected and mounted for read-write access when physically connected, and
umounted when disconnected.
Project — Support for accessing NTFS filesystems on a Linux
- LUFS (Linux Userland
File System) — Enables one to mount a non-Linux partition, attached
device, or remote computer's file system, which is accessible by various means
(ftp, ssh, etc.).
- Despam — Spam filtering
Knowledgebase, Site Indexing, and Document Management Products
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Linux groups, sponsors
Wireless & Internet in general