Interesting Places in the Linux World

(far from exhaustive and very subjective)

Information in Russian

General Information
Welcome to the Linux Home Page
Linux on the Web
A list of linux resources on the Web
*The Linux Counter
Registering the number of Linux users all over the world.
*Mission Critical Linux Counter
Linux Documentation Project Home Page
*Linux Software Map
*Linux Software Map
*Query Interface to the Linux Software Map Harvest Broker
*Search Linux for...
Linux Applications and Utilities Page
Linux Benchmarks
*The Lugnut page -- GNU/Linux Groups
Linux Users and Developers Directory Services
*Linux International (in the USA)
*Linux International (in the UK)
*Linux: Give Your Computer A New Beginning
*What the press are saying about Linux
*Commercial Software Vendor Index
*Linux Commercial-HOWTOCommercial sign
*Linux for the Commercial Market?
*Cygnus Support InformationCommercial sign
Cygnus Support provides commercial support for *Sourceware solutions.
*The comp.os.linux.announce home page
Press
Linux JournalCommercial sign
Linux Gazette A freely available, online gazette. All kinds of tips, tricks, ideas, and suggestions for making Linux fun.
*ftp://ftp.ssc.com/pub/lg/
http://www.ssc.com/lg/mirrors.html
Distributions
Linux Distributions Compared
Debian Project
Debian is best known for its upgradability. Users can upgrade individual packages or entire systems when they become available without having to reformat and reinstall.
RedHat
A 100% packaged-ized distribution, express install program, X-based configuration utilities, etc.
*CalderaCommercial sign
Caldera, Inc., delivers Linux for business through the Caldera Network Desktop for Internet Access.
*Walnut Creek
*InfoMagic
*Yggdrasil
Linux Internet Archives (6-CD set), Yggdrasil Plug & Play CD
*Lasermoon
Linux-FT CD sets
*Craftworks
Assorted Archives
In Ekaterinburg
ftp://eugene.mplik.ru/
In Moscow
*http://www.kiae.su:8090/___[Kiarchive_root_directory]/linux
Linux - free unix-compatible operating system
*http://www.kiae.su:8090/___[Kiarchive_root_directory]/linux/ELF/andrew/
The famous ANDREW toolkit compiled in ELF format.
*http://www.kiae.su:8090/___[Kiarchive_root_directory]/linux/mini-linux/
MiniLinux distribution (4 diskettes)
*ftp://ftp.demos.su/pub/os/linux
In Zelenograd
*ftp://www.orgland.ru/pub/unix/Linux/
In Helsinki
*ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/Linux/PEOPLE/Linus/
In the U.S.A.
*http://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/
*http://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/MIRRORS.html
MIRRORS list on sunsite
Support
*The Linux Problem Solving Page
*Software Victims of the 1.3 Kernel Development
*Bleeding Edge Linux
Documentation
*http://www.kiae.su:8090/___[Kiarchive_root_directory]/linux/doc/
Linux Documentation Project
*ftp://ftp.mplik.ru/pub/books/Docs/
Unix documentation (in Russian)
*Linux Programmers Guide
System
Admin
*Linux Security WWW
*Cygnus Network Security
Cygnus Network Security (CNS) is built upon Kerberos - MIT's Project Athena client-server network security system.
*secure telnetd
The correct placement for this, once downloaded, is /usr/sbin/in.telnetd in Slackware 3.0.
*The shadow password suite
Kernel
*The Scrdrv Project
The scrdrv project is intended to provide a General Graphics Interface (a bit like Windows GDI Concept) for ALL applications.
*Supermount patch
Supermount will automatically take care of mounting and unmounting the sub-filesystem, msdos or iso9660, as disks are inserted and removed.
*The MD device driver, which is a raid project for Linux
*A CGI browser for the Linux kernel source
*Linux kernel change summaries
*Linux 2.0 Unofficial Kernel Patches
Mail
User Agents
*Mutt
The Mongrel of Mail User Agents
News
*Knews Home Page
A threaded newsreader with an X Window interface. The articles in a thread are displayed as nodes in a tree.
*slrn newsreader
Mailhandlers
*UUDeview
Smart multi-file multi-part decoder for UUencoded, XXencoded and Base64-encoded files. Also includes a similarly powerful encoder.
Network
Admin
*TIS Firewall Toolkit on Linux
Management
*A linux packet sniffer
A tool to print all the information going through a socket transparently, to see the actual data, not the TCP packets.
Info systems
*GRAIL
Grail is an extensible Internet browser. Grail is written and extensible in *Python, a free object-oriented programming language.
*Welcome to Arena
Arena: W3C's HTML3 browser.
It supports elements of HTML3, including tables, math and experimental style sheets.
*Netscape
WWW browser. Nice email support.
*Woven Goods for LINUX
It is a collection of WWW Applications and Hypertext-based Information about LINUX.
*The Java-Linux Porting Project
Mirror *ftp://ftp.webconn.com/pub/java/blackdown/
*CandleWeb
extends HTML browsers with interactive animations.
VRML
*The VRML Repository
*The VRML Repository
*The Virtual Reality Web Browser
VRweb is a browser for 3D worlds and scenes modeled in the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML).
*Geomview
An interactive geometry viewing program. It can be used as a standalone viewer for static objects or as a display engine for other programs which produce dynamically changing geometry.

*WWW VIEWER TEST PAGE
Discussion of how to get/set up viewers for all sorts of context types as well as some links to pages on MIME and .mailcap.
*Spinner
A modularised, object oriented, high performance WWW server.
*XS-HTTPD
A very small and fast WWW server.
*Web Servers Comparison
The list includes all Web servers which seem to be currently supported.

*Linux Mobile-IP
supports transparent host mobility across TCP/IP networks.
*STREAMS for Linux
*DCE-RPC For Linux
*DCE Core Services for Linux
*ISDN for Linux
List of ISDN solutions for Linux.
*Newton/Linux Communication System
*ATM on Linux
*Linux drivers for Sangoma Frame Relay cards
*Cyber Radio 1
Internet radio broadcast software - client-server system.
*voicechat
Two-person bidirectional voice (and text) chat via a small-bandwidth TCP/IP network.

*NetWare client filesystem
With ncpfs you can mount volumes of your novell server under Linux.
*lwared
NetWare server emulator and IPX routing daemons.
Emulators
Dosemu
*Remote DOSEmu Development Control
*The DOSEMU RoadMap
*ftp://dspsun.eas.asu.edu/pub/dosemu/
*WINE FAQ
Wine is both a program loader and an emulation library that will allow Unix users to run MS Windows applications on an x86 hardware platform.
*Wine: How Are Applications Running?
Pthreads
*General Information
Pthreads is the POSIX 1003.1c thread standard put out by the IEEE standards committee.
*Pthreads (POSIX threads)
Pthreads is a C library which implements POSIX threads for SunOS 4.1.x, Solaris 2.x, SCO UNIX, FreeBSD and Linux.
Distributed Processing
*Linux SMP
*Linux in High Performance Computing
ELF
*Linux & ELF
*Getting ELF on your Linux system
*Getting ELF on your Linux system
Applications
Engineering and Scientific Stuff
*Some Free Scientific Software Under Linux
Some Commercial, MatLab Alike, Mathematics and Statistics, Signal and Image Processing, Finite or Boundary Element, Numerical Analysis, CAD, Graph and Visulization, Plotting, Word Processing or Typesetting, X-Window GUI Builder, Misc and Others...
*Graphics and analysis software
Data management and graphics
Numerical analysis and number crunching
Data formats
*ftp://beaver.chemie.fu-berlin.de/pub/linux
CAD, process control, data aquisition, engineering and scientific stuff.
*ftp://ftp.tx.ncsu.edu/pub/Linux/
Analog/digital channel device driver (CIO-DAS16).
*The Linux Lab Project
Development of data collection and process control software for LINUX.
Math
*MapleCommercial sign
Waterloo Software Maple V for Linux.
*MuPAD
MuPAD is a (parallel) general purpose computer algebra system. You won't notice many differences between Maple and MuPAD.
*Linux for Hams
Graphics
*Bitmap to vector-based
Take pbm (bitmap) files and convert them to FIG 2.1 files.
Databases
*Postgres95 Home Page
While Postgres95 retains the powerful data model and rich data types of POSTGRES, it replaces PostQuel with an extended subset of the intergalactic dataspeak, SQL. It is free and the complete source is available.
*ESM (Exodus Storage Manager)
Client-server, distributed and very fast.
*SHORE (Scalable Heterogeneous Object REpository)
Shore represents a merger of object-oriented database and file system technologies.
*Oracle7 on Linux
HOWTO on the installation of Oracle7 for SCO on Linux.
*FlagShipCommercial sign
FlagShip is a superset of Clipper 5.x and Dbase III for Unix. FlagShip is source code compatible with CA/Clipper 5.x, FoxBase 2.x (With FoxKit), and Dbase III. Very fast.
*dBMANCommercial sign
dBASE III+ compatible DBMS
*The Just Logic/SQL Database ManagerCommercial sign
is a relational database system made to be used from C and C++ applications.
*Software AG's ADABAS DCommercial sign
on Caldera's Linux
*The Free Database List
is an attempt to enumerate all known free databases.
CAD
*FELT, a free 2D Finite Element analysis program
*Linux-MicroStation - A Campaign
MicroStation is a cool CAD program
*SISCAD-P
SISCAD-P is a powerful parametric 2D CAD system
Text Processing
*LyX
LyX combines the comfortable usage of a WYSIWYG-wordprocessor with the high quality of LaTeX. LyX is easier to use than a losedows-wordprocessor and produces a *MUCH* nicer output. You can edit much larger texts on a small PC than with commercial WPs under another well known Operating Systems.
*HyperTeX
HyperTeX is a system for putting electronic links directly in TeX documents.
*Linuxdoc-SGML
Linuxdoc-SGML is a text-formatting package based on SGML, which allows you to produce LaTeX, HTML, texinfo, and plain ASCII (via groff) from a single source.
*MathSpad document preparation system
A structure editor that acts as a quasi-WYSIWYG interface to ascii mark-up languages. It is particularly oriented to the creation of (La)TeX documents but can also be used for writing html, troff or whatever.
*Ciceros WWW-Home-Page
Cicero is a WYSIWYG wordprocessor running under X11R6.
*Caldera to Provide WordPerfect 6.0 for LinuxCommercial sign
*XWord
Based on LessTif - Free Motif clone.
Utils
File
Managers
*Midnight Commander
Video
*Live VideoCommercial sign
input from a VCR or Camera.
Development
*The world's first trace-and-replay debugger.
*xDuel for xxgdb,gdb
Enables to DRAW data structures - arrays, lists and trees.
*NAG Fortran 90 Commercial sign
*Sather
Sather is an object oriented language designed to be simple, efficient, safe, flexible and non-proprietary.
*Python
Python is an interpreted object-oriented programming language, and is often compared to Tcl, Perl or Scheme. It can function as a scripting/extension language, as a rapid prototyping language, and as a serious software development language.
*Oberon
*Phantom
Phantom has similar goals to Java, but was developed independently.
*Java(tm) Home Page
*The Java-Linux Porting Project
*The Virtual Reality Modeling Language
*GNUStep
GNUStep is going to be an implementation of the *OpenStep API (Application Programming Interface) published by *NeXT.
*The Mesa 3-D graphics library
Mesa is a 3-D graphics library with an API which is very similar to that of *OpenGL.
*Ygl
Emulates *SGI's GL routines under X11.

*A comprehensive list of 3D graphics engines
*gd 1.2
A graphics library for fast GIF creation

*WillowsCommercial sign
MS Windows developers to migrate their applications cross platform with little or no effort.
*Software UNO Commercial sign
Porting C or C++ MS Windows applications to UNIX.
*ET Desktop
Executive Tools' port of the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) for Linux. CDE is a graphical user interface and application toolbox that is or will soon be provided by major UNIX system vendors, including DEC, IBM, HP, Sun and others.
CORBA compliant user interface
*Fresco
*ILU
Libs
*Home site for ld.so distributions
X11
X Applications
Editors
*CRISPCommercial sign
X windows graphical programmers editor 100% compatible with BRIEF(r).
*Ted : A New Editor for X Window
*HexEd
HexEd is a small binary editor
Graphics
*xearth home page
Xearth sets the X root window to an image of the Earth, correctly shaded for the current position of the Sun.

*Sceda: Scene Editor/Animator
X-based, constraint-oriented three dimensional modeller
*XAnim
XAnim is a program for viewing a wide variety of animation formats under X11. Has audio support.
*The GIMP: the General Image Manipulation Program
Math
*XessCommercial sign
The Advanced Spreadsheet For Business and Technology.
*WingzCommercial sign
The award-winning spreadsheet. For Linux is being released as shareware, with the same power and functionality as its commercial stablemates on other platforms.
Development
*XForms Home Page
A GUI toolkit based on Xlib for X Window Systems
*SWiMCommercial sign
A complete Motif Runtime and Development package.
*The Microshaft Project
LessTif - free Motif clone.
Window-managers
*AfterStep
Emulate some of the look and feel of the NEXTSTEP user interface.
Microkernel
*MkLinux
Linux on the OSF Microkernel
*ftp://riftp.osf.org/SW-mklinux/
Download MkLinux by ftp
*Lites Home Page
*Utah Lites Release 1.1.u2
Support for the ext2fs (Linux) and MS-DOS filesystems (x86 only)
A good start at full Linux host support (x86 only)
*Utah's version of the linux gnu tools
GNU tools that compile the Utah mach code.
*Mach4 kernel for the Intel x86 processor family
Support unmodified Linux network drivers.
*GNU Hurd information
A great place for Hurd information.
*Hurd info
*Linux on Mach
Hurd compatible ext2fs server.
Some Hardware Compatibility Issues
*Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO
*The Linux Laptop Home Page
Some Specific Laptops
*IBM ThinkPad
*NEC Versa M and P
*Texas Instruments TravelMate 4000M
*Compaq Concerto
*Compaq Contura Aero
*Linux, X, and the WD90C24 video chipset
Other Platforms
Alpha
*Linux/Alpha Home Page
*Directory of gatekeeper.dec.com:/pub/DEC/Linux-Alpha
*Linux-FT on the ALPHA PC
*Red Hat Linux/AXP 2.1 and the Red Hat HOWTO

*LINUX for intel 8086 and zilog Z80
*LINUX for Macintosh
*Linux for Power Macintosh
*Linux for PowerPC
*Linux for MIPS
*Linux for 68k
*Linux for Acorn
Miscellaneous
*The Beginning
Pictures from the *International Linux Symposium held 8-9 Dec, 1994 in Amsterdam.
Pictures from the *Linux Congress in Heidelberg, Germany.
*Running Linux T-shirts

Unix stuff

*Unix documentation (in Russian)
*Book source code on various unix and net topics
*UNIX REFERENCE DESK
References to different sources on computing in the UNIX environment (general, applications, programming, Linux, Sun Systems, X Windows, networking).
*Unix Haters Handbook
Critique of Unix