Diversified Linux Resources

Following on this earlier post, here are links to on line resources that would aid in building, configuring, and using a Linux based computer.


Systems and related information:

Shell Scripting:

Advanced concepts:


  1. #1 jake
    May 29, 2009

    Hmmmm, I’d switch out the CPU with the Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache, get a $25 case, and use the savings to buy a 32mb cache HD. You could also get a similar priced Gigabyte mobo that can up to 16gb.

  2. #2 Kelson
    May 29, 2009

    I’d look at fedora for new users as well. Fedora 10 was extremely well done, much better than 9 and is very friendly to set up. A better option for KDE fans than Kubuntu in my opinion. (I like the distinct root user as well, ubuntu’s implementation of sudo bothers me from a long term security stand point sometimes)

  3. #3 rpsms
    May 29, 2009

    ASUS VH222H monitor: highly recommend. 1080p, vga+hdmi+dvi-d

    About 160$

  4. #4 Todd
    May 29, 2009

    What’s the fascination with booting faster? The only time I ever boot is when I’m working on my work Windows XP laptop and I’m forced to reboot, but even then it’s pretty rare?

  5. #5 Tristanm
    May 30, 2009

    Linux from scratch? Ouch, that’s some high level stuff. I’d recommend starting out with Gentoo Linux before messing with LFS. Gentoo is a source-based distro as well, and Portage makes for a very good platform to work with source from. I’d experiment with Gentoo before you try Linux From Scratch.

  6. #6 Jason Thibeault
    May 30, 2009

    Great compendium of links, though I’m now hearing a voice in my head say in Carl Sagan’s voice:

    “To install Linux from scratch… you have to first create the Universe (repository).”