A List of Linux Links at Other Sites
With an emphasis on using Linux as a scientific workstation platform.
Note: This page is under construction. If you know of a good
site that's not listed, please pass on the information.
General Linux Links
These are sort of "meta-links" which collect general linux information
of interest to all users.
- The (official?)
Linux Home Page.
This is probably the single best source of general Linux
info. The HOWTO documents on the Linux Home Page
are an invaluable source of information for getting your
system up and running smoothly.
- Follow this link to the
Linux Documentation Project page. It can also be reached from
the Linux Home Page link above. Particularly useful here
are the links to Matt Welsh's book on installing and running Linux.
The LDP site contains links to HTML, PostScript, and ASCII versions
of this book.
- Take a look at
The Linux Security Page for information on making
your system secure. Security Bulletins are also archived
here. These are announcements about software you should upgrade
on your systems to plug a specific security hole.
- Getting Linux --- I recommend the
Red Hat distribution, which is
the easiest to maintain and set up tha I've seen. This link will
tell you how to get it by ftp or by ordering a CD-ROM.
includes the Red Hat distributions, along with others, on their CD-ROM.
If you want to get Linux by ftp, there are several choices.
A list of links can be found from the Linux Home Page link above.
You can pick up the slackware or debian distributions
which is the MIT Linux site.
Links to Pages About Scientific Uses of Linux
These pages either compile links and information about various
science-oriented software packages, or they describe what a
particular research site is doing with their linux boxes.
- Steve Baum's software encylopedia. You can start
for a quick map of the encylopedia, or you can start out at
table of contents.
- Herng-Jeng Jou's
Applications on Linux page is very comprehensive, and
there is a Netscape 2.0 enhanced version for true yahoos.
- A High-Energy Computing
with Linux page from the Queen Mary and Westfield College HEP group
- Wolfgang Wander's
page describing experiences of the HERMES group
Linux, along with some software and hardware tips. HERMES is
a high-energy physics experiment being run by a bunch of nuclear
- The Center for Wave
at the Colorado School of Mines has a
Linux Resources page.
- The CERN Program
Library contains much scientific software and
is more or less the standard scientific package in Nuclear and
Particle Physics. It is available free of charge after you've
registered your site.
Pages with General Information (not science-specific) related
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