Welcome to the Linux Documentation Project (LDP) Homepage!
Last Modified on 26 March, 1997
[97/03/26] -- A help page for running Netscape under Linux.
[97/03/26] -- Spanish translations of the *man pages.
[97/03/26] -- *Linux Thai Project, with information about creating a Thai environment and some translations.
[97/03/26] -- *LINUX Kernel Internals, by Michael Beck, et al published by *Addison Wesley.
[97/03/23] -- The *Linux OPaC Project, a C++ GUI library is being ported to Linux.
[97/03/23] -- *Using GNU Libc 2, contains information about how to use glibc 2 with Linux.
[97/03/18] -- FreeBuilder, a free, high quality Java IDE.
[97/03/14] -- *Centro LINUX de la Universidad del Valle, provides Linux information and monthly articles in Spanish.
[97/03/13] -- University of Singapore's *Mobile IP implementation.
[97/03/10] -- *"Linux in a Gray Flannel Suit", an article from Byte Magazine about Linux in a commercial setting.
[97/03/10] -- A *Linux-Oriented Web Page in Singapore, with information about connecting to Singnet.
[97/03/10] -- *Korean Linux information.
[97/03/02] -- The *Italian Linux Documentation Project (ILDP).
[97/03/02] -- A Hypertext version of the *Linux 2.0.28 kernel source.
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General and introductory Linux information.
The Linux Documentation Project (LDP) is working on developing good, reliable documentation for the Linux operating system. The overall goal of the LDP is to collaborate in taking care of all of the issues of Linux documentation, ranging from online documentation (man pages, HTML, and so on) to printed manuals covering topics such as installing, using, and running Linux.
Here is the Linux Documentation Project Manifesto and Copyright License for LDP works. You can search the LDP guides and HOWTOs with the *Harvest system.
This manual is a guide to the Linux kernel, ranging from concepts to development. If you're interested in writing a device driver, or just general kernel hacking, this is the book for you.
This guide supplements the System Administrators' Guide and cover all of the diverse issues of networking under Linux, from UUCP to serial connections to TCP/IP. Many Linux users won't have access to such a network, so this information is in a separate manual. It contains an intro to TCP/IP and UUCP (for those who have never used such networks before, lots of background information), TCP/IP, UUCP, SLIP, and DNS configuration, configuration of mail systems such as sendmail and Smail, setting up NNTP and news, and NFS.
This is the third book in the main LDP series, and assumes knowledge of everything in the Installation and Users' Guides. It will cover all of the aspects of keeping the system running, handling user accounts, backups, configuration of the system, installing and upgrading software, and more. Whereas some of this information is in the Installation Guide (just to get the system off the ground) this book should be much more complete.
This book covers all of the user-end aspects of Linux, from sitting down at the first login session to using complex tools such as gcc, emacs, and so on. It assumes no previous Unix experience, so not only will it serve as an introduction to Linux, but to Unix in general as well. This manual won't cover system administrator tasks (i.e. anything that needs to be done as root) - it's for the J. Random User who has a working Linux system sitting in front of them.
You can purchase printed books from vendors such as Red Hat Software, and Yggdrasil Computing which are listed under Commercial Products.
You can *search the man pages (fully cross-referenced!), too.