Why Linux?

By Thomas Vachon

Linux is now rapidly becoming the operating system of choice in many core areas of business. It is transforming information technology in many exciting ways from being used in products ranging from cell phones and PDAs to cars and mainframe computers. In addition to being cost-effective, it is constantly being updated and refined with the latest technologies. As Linux gains greater acceptance in todays Information and Communication Technology, more and more companies are supporting Linux both application and hardware compatibility.

Like its many uses, Linux has a variety of printed and electronic guides to show you what to do. The specialist guides are highly detailed focusing on narrow areas of excellence. The encyclopedic guides for beginners focus on Linux fundamentals and then only introduce you to more specialized topics. Everyone can start learning this spectacular and versatile Operating System from beginner users to having the confidence of an expert.

Types of Linux:

Distribution PCLinuxOS - (Desktop Linux)
Home Page http://www.pclinuxos.com/
Mailing Lists http://docs.mypclinuxos.com/Mailing-list
Documentation http://docs.pclinuxos.com/

Distribution Ubuntu - (Desktop/Server Linux)
Home Page http://www.ubuntu.com/
Mailing Lists http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/
Documentation https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDocumentation

openSUSE - (Desktop Linux)
Home Page http://www.opensuse.org/
Mailing Lists http://en.opensuse.org/Communicate/Mailinglists
Documentation http://en.opensuse.org/Documentation

Distribution Fedora Project - (Desktop Linux)
Home Page http://fedoraproject.org/
Mailing Lists http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicate
Documentation http://docs.fedoraproject.org/ http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs

Distribution Debian GNU/Linux - (Desktop/Server Linux)
Home Page http://www.debian.org/
Mailing Lists http://lists.debian.org/
Documentation http://www.debian.org/doc/

Distribution Mandriva Linux - (Desktop Linux)
Home Page http://www.mandrivalinux.com/
Mailing Lists http://www.mandriva.com/en/mailing_lists
Documentation http://www.mandriva.com/en/community/users/documentation

Distribution CentOS - (Server Linux)

Home Page http://www.centos.org/
Mailing Lists http://www.centos.org/modules/tinycontent/
Documentation http://www.centos.org/docs/

Distribution KNOPPIX - (Desktop Linux)

Home Page http://www.knoppix.com/
Mailing Lists http://lists.debian.org/debian-knoppix/
Documentation http://www.knoppix.net/docs