Section A.3. World Wide Web Sites


A.3. World Wide Web Sites

This section lists just a few of the thousands of Linux web sites on the Internet, broken down into somewhat arbitrary categories. Due to the dynamic nature of the Web, some of these sites may no longer be active and many new ones will undoubtedly exist by the time you read this.

A.3.1. General Documentation

These sites offer online documentation , articles about Linux, or information geared to specific areas of Linux.

Web site

Description

http://www.andamooka.org

A web site with a number of free online books, some of which are Linux-related, such as KDE 2.0 Development

http://www.justlinux.com

A site of news and forums

http://www.linas.org/linux

Linux Enterprise Computing site

http://www.linux-laptop.net

Linux on Laptops site

http://www.linuxfocus.org

Linux Focus, a free online magazine

http://www.linuxgazette.com

Linux Gazette, a monthly online magazine

http://www.linuxjournal.com

Web site for Linux Journal magazine

http://www.linuxmagazine.com

The web site for Linux Magazine

http://www.linuxquestions.org

Linux Questions, a very popular and information-rich site

http://www.tldp.org

Main site for the Linux Documentation Project


A.3.2. Open Source Projects

Listed here are web sites for some of the more popular open source and free software projects.

Web site

Description

http://freedesktop.org

Freedesktop.org, a project supported by several vendors to harmonize desktop projects and provide new functionality in common

http://koffice.kde.org

The KDE Office Suite project

http://www.abisource.com

The AbiWord word processor

http://www.alsa-project.org

Alternative Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) sound driver project

http://www.apache.org

The Apache web server project

http://www.cups.org

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS)

http://www.gnome.org

The GNOME Desktop project

http://www.gnu.org

The GNU Project

http://www.isdn4linux.de

ISDN4Linux, supporting ISDN on Linux

http://www.kde.org

The K Desktop Environment (KDE)

http://www.kernel.org

The official Linux kernel site

http://www.linux-usb.org

The Linux USB project

http://www.mozilla.org

The Mozilla web browser project

http://www.mysql.com

The MySQL database

http://www.openoffice.org

The OpenOffice.org office suite project, the open source version of StarOffice

http://www.postfix.org

The Postfix mailer project

http://www.povray.org

The Persistence Of Vision ray tracer

http://www.winehq.com

The Wine project

http://x.org

Maintainers of the X Window System


A.3.3. Programming Languages and Tools

These sites are related to popular Linux programming languages and to the hosting of Linux software projects.

Web site

Description

http://www.sourceforge.net

A site that hosts many Linux software projects, providing a place for documentation, a source code repository, bug tracking, and software building

http://savannah.gnu.org

GNU Savannah, a site offering features similar to SourceForge, but officially endorsed by the Free Software Foundation because all the hosting software is licensed under the GPL

http://www.blackdown.org

The home page of the Linux Java porting project

http://www.perl.com

Official site of the Perl programming language

http://www.php.net

Web site for the PHP programming language

http://www.python.org

Home page of the Python programming language


A.3.4. News and Information Sites

These sites offer news of interest to Linux users.

Web site

Description

http://www.desktoplinux.com

A site dedicated to Linux on the desktop

http://www.linux.com

A general Linux information and news site (with a very desirable URL)

http://www.linuxtoday.com

Linux Today web site

http://www.lwn.net

Linux Weekly News web site, which has in-depth coverage of the kernel and other developments

http://linuxsecurity.com

News and general information on Linux security issues

http://www.newsforge.com

NewsForge web site

http://www.slashdot.org

The popular news and discussion site that bills itself as "News for Nerds. Stuff that Matters."

http://www.theregister.co.uk

The Register, a UK site for IT industry news with a pro-Linux slant

http://www.varlinux.org

VarLinux news site, for Value Added Resellers (VARs)


A.3.5. Linux Software Directories and Download Sites

Listed here are some sites that maintain large searchable libraries of Linux software with links to download sites.

Web site

Description

http://www.freshmeat.net

A huge directory of Linux and open source software

http://www.icewalkers.com

The large Icewalkers Linux software directory site

http://www.linuxberg.com

The Linuxberg software directory site


A.3.6. Linux Distributions

Here is a long but by no means comprehensive list of some of the different Linux distributions available. These range from those backed by large companies, such as Red Hat, to specialized distributions developed by individuals or small groups. The DistroWatch site (http://distrowatch.com) has interesting news and statistics on the many available distributions.

Web site

Description

http://www.debian.org

Debian GNU/Linux, a popular community-developed distribution

http://fedora.redhat.com

Fedora Core, an open source version of Red Hat that undergoes rapid development

http://www.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux, a fast-moving community project that focuses on source distribution

http://www.knoppix.net

Knoppix, a live CD good for trying out Linux and doing system recovery

http://www.kubuntu.org.uk

Kubuntu Linux, a version of Ubuntu that offers the KDE desktop

http://linspire.com

Linspire, a stable, end-user, desktop commercial product

http://www.lycoris.com

Lycoris

http://www.mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux

http://www.opensuse.org

OpenSUSE, the open source version of SUSE Linux

http://www.redhat.com

Red Hat Linux

http://www.slackware.com

Slackware Linux

http://www.suse.com

SUSE Linux, now distributed by Novell

http://www.turbolinux.com

Turbolinux, a distribution popular in East Asia

http://www.ubuntulinux.org

Ubuntu Linux, an end-user desktop system

http://www.xandros.com

Xandros Desktop Linux

http://www.yellowdoglinux.com

Yellow Dog Linux, a distribution for Macintosh hardware


A.3.7. Commercial Linux Software Companies

Listed here are some companies that offer commercial software and services, other than Linux distributions, for the Linux platform.

Web site

Description

http://www.codeweavers.com

CodeWeavers, developer of CrossOver Office and CrossOver Plugin, products based on the software of the Wine project that offer the ability to run Windows applications on Linux

http://www.trolltech.com

TrollTech, developer of Qt, a cross-platform graphical toolkit. Qt is used as the basis for the KDE.

http://www.vistasource.com

VistaSource, formerly Applix, is the developer of the Applixware Office Suite.

http://www.vmware.com

VmWare sells virtual machine software that allows running one operating system on top of another, such as Windows on Linux, and vice versa.


A.3.8. Internet RFCs and Other Standards

These are a few of the many sites that host standards used by Linux and the Internet.

Web site

Description

http://www.faqs.org/rfcs

An archive site for Requests For Comments, or RFCs, the technical documents that describe many of the protocols around which the Internet is built. It also includes many other standards documents and FAQs.

http://www.freestandards.org

The Free Standards Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the use and acceptance of open source technologies through the development, application, and promotion of standards.

http://www.linuxbase.org

The Linux Standard Base, a project of the Free Standards Group that develops and promotes a set of standards to increase compatibility among Linux distributions and enable software applications to run on any compliant Linux system.

http://www.w3c.org

The World Wide Web Consortium, an organization that develops specifications, guidelines, software, and tools for the World Wide Web.


A.3.9. Miscellaneous

Finally, here are some sites that defied categorization in any of the other sections.

Web site

Description

http://counter.li.org

The Linux Counter, a unique site that collects data in an attempt to estimate the total number of Linux users worldwide.

http://www.li.org

Linux International, a nonprofit organization that works toward the promotion of Linux and the Linux community.




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ISBN: 0596007604
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Year: 2004
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