|Revision 0.5pre-r1||01 February 2005||Revised by: WWW|
|Version bump for Anish Muttreja's request to put in msmtp for Mutt.|
|Revision 0.5pre||03 October 2004||Revised by: WWW|
|Thanks to Ali for section on Evolution. I am done with basic configuration for Mutt; and with Jamie's stuff on KMail we've populated the Mail section somewhat. I will release 0.5 proper once I finish with advanced config options with Mutt (spam filtering, procmail sorting, ldap query).|
|Revision 0.3||01 October 2004||Revised by: WWW|
|Contents are starting to be added. Most of the section on Networking are done (except the Wireless part, which I will write once I figure it out myself).|
|Revision 0.1||30 September 2004||Revised by: WWW|
|Moved to DocBook. Built Template|
Are you tired of DOS? Bored with Windows? Looking for something more exciting than OS/2? Then try Linux! Linux is a copy-lefted 32-bit version of Unix for the Intel x86 architecture (IBM PC's and compatibles). It is completely free and released under the GNU General Public License
Developed from scratch by Linus Torvalds, with the assistance of a loosely-knit team of hackers from across the internet, Linux aims towards POSIX compliance. Linux is a "full-fledged" implementation of Unix, with all the expected features, including true multitasking, virtual memory, shared libraries, demand loading, shared copy-on-write executables, proper memory management, and TCP/IP networking. For more information on Linux, read the Linux-FAQ
The purpose of this HOWTO is to help Linux users in Princeton to configure their system and take full advantage of the computing resources at Princeton (for example, Dormnet and cluster printers). This assumes
you have a Dormnet compatible machine, and
you already have Linux installed, or are going to do so.
There are many different flavors of Linux available now-a-days. From Red Hat to SUSE, from Debian to Mandrake, from Gentoo to Slackware, each distribution has its quirks and specificities. This document does no pretend to be all encompassing. After all, this is written by users like you for other users like you; we can only rely on our experiences on familiar systems.
Also, we do not aim at providing an installation guide for any distribution at this moment. If you need help with that, you can always consult the internet via Google or The Linux Documentation Project (TLDP). TLDP is an authoritative compilation of all the mainstream HOWTOs and guides.
This document is constantly evolving. The list of names way up top are the people who helped make this document a reality. If you think something is missing and ought to be included, please let us know. If you have errors to report or entries to submit, and wish to be immortalized on the list of names above, please e-mail us at <email@example.com>, or try to contact the maintainer of the document.
This document is not the Gospel. Nobody is responsible for what happens to your machine but yourself. Distribut as-is, YMMV, use at your own risk, yada-yada. If unfortunately your machine does catch fire and destroy all your data (and your bed, your clothes, your dignity), please let us know, so we can warn others about the mistake...
As in speech; But most Linux distributions are free as in beer also.
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