What you glance at is the Florida Linux Users website. We are a Linux User Group(LUG) based in Gainesville, Florida, home of the University of Florida, and devoted to the spreading of knowledge and propaganda about the Linux operating system. We strongly encourage anyone with an interest in Linux (whether new or experienced) to come out to a meeting and see what we have to offer.
Information about the monthly meetings (current month’s topic, directions, and a history).
Local Linux Links:
LINUX-L is a local Linux mailling list hosted by the University of Florida. To join the list simply email LISTSERV@lists.ufl.edu the following information in the body of the message: subscribe linux-l
General Linux Information Sites:
Slashdot – News for Nerds is just what you need to stay current on technology that interests Linux users.
LinuxToday has the latest news on the Linux community.
The Linux Documentation Project is the place you should go when you someone tells you to RTFM.
Freshmeat will help keep you current on the latest releases in the fast changing Linux software arena.
Sourceforge hosts many open-source development projects intended for Linux and other OS’s.
The Linux Kernel Archives is the official home of Linus Torvalds’ Linux kernel.
The GNU Project is what got this whole thing started in the first place. Go here to find out about the GNU General Public License and what free software really means.
Red Hat, purveyors of the popular Red Hat Enterprise Linux commercial distribution.
SuSE, the most popular commercial distribution in Europe, now a product of Novell.
Fedora, is the distribution project formerly known as Red Hat Linux.
Debian GNU/Linux, yet another popular Linux flavor containing totally free(as in speech) software, and developed entirely by volunteers. It supports a boatload of platforms, and many swear by its package managment system, APT.
If you are just getting started with Linux, then Mandrake is another popular choice.
Slackware, as maintained by Patrick Volkerding. The oldest commercial Linux distribution in active development.
Gentoo, a purely source-based distribution inspired by the *BSD ports system.
Xandros, many consider this Debian derivative, originally developed by Corel, to be the easiest Linux distribution ever for those requiring Windows similarity and compatability.
If none of the above can satisfy you, then do-it-yourself with help from Linux From Scratch.
A complete listing of currently active Linux distributions is available at DistroWatch.