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  • AI & Alife HOWTO
    This howto mainly contains information about, and links to, various AI related software libraries, applications, etc. that work on the Linux platform. All of it is free (gratis) for personal use and most of it is truly free (libre).
  • Alpha Miniloader Howto
    describes the Miniloader, a program for Alpha based systems that can be used to initialize the machine and load Linux. The Alpha Linux Miniloader (to give it it's full name) is also known as MILO
  • Amateur Radio AX.25 HOWTO
    The Linux operating system is perhaps the only operating system in the world that can boast native and standard support for the AX.25 packet radio protocol utilized by Amateur Radio operators worldwide. This document describes how to install and configure this support.
  • Aviation HOWTO
    an FAQ, HOWTO "like" document that provides pointers to software packages that run under the Linux operating system and are useful to private, commercial, or military pilots. The ultimate goal is to enable pilots to use the Linux operating system for all their aviation related computing needs
  • Belgian HOWTO
    This document describes how to configure Linux for Belgian users and lists Linux user groups, businesses and other resources in Belgium.
  • Benchmarking HOWTO
    The Linux Benchmarking HOWTO discusses some issues associated with the benchmarking of Linux systems and presents a basic benchmarking toolkit, as well as an associated form, which enable one to produce significant benchmarking information in a couple of hours.
  • Beowulf HOWTO
    This document describes step by step instructions on building a Beowulf cluster. This is a Red Hat and LAM specific version of this document.
  • Bootdisk HOWTO
    This document describes how to design and build boot/root diskettes for Linux. These disks can be used as rescue disks or to test new system components. You should be reasonably familiar with system administration tasks before attempting to build a bootdisk.
  • BootPrompt HOWTO
    This is the BootPrompt-Howto, which is a compilation of all the possible boot time arguments that can be passed to the Linux kernel at boot time. A discussion of how the kernel sorts boot time arguments, along with an overview of some of the popular software used to boot Linux kernels is also included.
  • Building and Installing Software Packages
    a comprehensive guide to building and installing"generic" UNIX software distributions under Linux. Additionally, there is some coverage of packages targeted specifically for Linux
  • Burning a RedHat CD HOWTO
    describes how to make your own CDs from the Red Hat Linux distribution equivalent to the ones commercially available from Red Hat. The structure of the distribution is described, as well as the procedure needed to include updated RPMS into the distribution. Prerequisites are a good network connection, and a CD-writer
  • Bzip2-HOWTO
    tells how to use the new bzip2 compression program
  • C++ Programming HOW-TO
    This document provides a comprehensive list of C++ URL pointers, links to C++ online textbooks, and programming tips on C++. This document also provides a C++ library which imitates Java-language, and which has various methods to avoid memory problems in C++.
  • C-C++ Beautifier HOW-TO
    This document will help you to format (beautify) the C/C++ programs so that it is more readable and confirms to your site C/C++ coding standards.
  • Cable Modem HOWTO
    This document was written to assist the Linux user in configuring a cable modem for internet access using a cable network.
  • Cable Modem Providers HOWTO
    This document attempts to answer basic questions on how to connect your Linux box to cable modem or cable Internet provider.
    This document describes how to install, configure, and use CD-ROM drives under Linux. It lists the supported hardware and answers a number of frequently asked questions.
  • Chinese HOWTO
    This document demonstrates how to implement Chinese available on Linux system, including those common problems encountered on Linux/UNIX system while using Chinese, the ways to obtain, and shows how to install and setup a variety of different Chinese softwares. Finally, we would like to take a bit little glance at the work for making a complete Chinese environment with Linux system.
  • Chroot-BIND HOWTO
    This document describes installing the BIND 9 nameserver to run in a chroot jail and as a non-root user, to provide added security and minimise the potential effects of a security compromise. Note that this document has been updated for BIND 9; if you still run BIND 8, you want the Chroot-BIND8 HOWTO instead.
  • Configuration HOWTO
    This HOWTO would be the main doc from which every others can refer to configure most common hardware and services.
    This document is a "practical guide" to very quickly setup CVS/RCS source code control system. This document has custom shell scripts that are wrappers on top of CVS. These scripts provide an easy user interface for CVS. Several shell scripts are provided to make RCS easier to use. The information in this document applies to Linux and as well as to all other flavors of Unix like Solaris, HPUX, AIX, SCO, Sinix, BSD, SCO, Apple Macintosh (which is BSD unix) etc.. and BeOS.
  • Cyrillic HOWTO
    How to configure Linux for use with the Cyrillic character set
  • Cyrus IMAP HOWTO
    A comprehensive guide to installing, configuring, and running Cyrus Imap and Cyrus Sasl.
  • Danish HOWTO
    This document describes how to configure Linux and various Linux applications for Danish locale standards such as keyboard, font, paper-size etc. It is hoped that Linux users from other places in Western Europe will find this document useful too.
  • Danish/International HOWTO
    This document describes how to configure Linux and various Linux applications for Danish locale standards such as keyboard, font, paper-size etc. It is hoped that Linux users from other places in Western Europe will find this document useful too.
  • DHCP mini-HOWTO
    This document attempts to answer basic questions on how to set up your Linux box to serve as a DHCP server or a DHCP client.
  • Diskless Linux with PXE
    Diskless Linux with PXE explains how to create a boot image and server setup to boot a diskless linux client via PXE and NFS.
  • DOS/Win to Linux HOWTO
    This HOWTO is dedicated to all the (soon to be former?) DOS and Windows users who have decided to switch to Linux, the free UNIX clone. The purpose of this document is to help the reader translate his or her knowledge of DOS and Windows into the Linux environment, as well as providing hints on exchanging files and resources between the two OSes.
  • DSL HOWTO for Linux
    This document examines the DSL family of high speed Internet services now being deployed in various markets worldwide. Information is included on the technology behind DSL as well as subscribing, installing, configuring, and troubleshooting, with an emphasis on how this impacts Linux users.
  • Ecology-HOWTO
    discusses ways Linux computers can be used as a mean to protect our environment, by using its features to save power or paper
  • Emacs-Beginner HOWTO
    Emacs-Beginner HOWTO introduces Linux users to the Emacs editor. It assumes minimal familiarity with vi or a similar editor.
  • Encryption HOWTO
    describes how you can use the International Kernel Patch and other packages to make harddisk contents and network traffic inaccessible to others by encrypting them.
  • English-language GNU/Linux distributions on CD-ROM
    intended to show prospective users or administrators of a GNU/Linux system the range of choices open to them when deciding on a distribution for the first time. It also aims to help experienced users track the state of the GNU/Linux distributions market. It emphatically does not aim to be a complete list of all GNU/Linux distributions for all platforms and in all languages
  • Enterprise Java for Linux HOWTO
    How to set up an Enterprise Java environment on Linux including a Java Development Kit, a Web server, supporting Java servlets, accessing a database via JDBC, and supporting Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs).
  • Esparanto HOWTO
    How to use Esperanto in general and ISO-8859-3 in special with Linux
  • Ethernet HOWTO
    Information on Ethernet hardware compatibility for Linux
  • Finnish HOWTO
    How to configure Linux for use with the Finnish character set
  • Firewall and Proxy Server HOWTO
    This document is designed to describe the basics of firewall systems and give you some detail on setting up both a filtering and proxy firewall on a Linux based system.
  • Font HOWTO
    Optimal Use of Fonts on Linux provides a comprehensive source to act as a starting point for any and all font questions about Linux.
  • Framebuffer HOWTO
    A HOWTO for using the Linux kernel framebuffers on all architectures.
  • From Power Up To Bash Prompt HOWTO
    This is a brief description of what happens in a Linux system, from the time that you turn on the power, to the time that you log in and get a bash prompt. Understanding this will be helpful when you need to solve problems or configure your system.
  • Ftape HOWTO
    Information on ftape drive compatibility with Linux
  • German HOWTO
    Information on using Linux with German-specific features
  • Glibc2 HOWTO
    The glibc 2 HOWTO covers installing and using the GNU C Library version 2 (libc 6) on Linux systems.
    HOWTO configure amateur radio software for Linux
  • Hebrew HOWTO
    This `Frequently Asked Questions' (FAQ) / HOWTO document describes how to configure your Linux machine to use Hebrew characters on X-Windows and Virtual Consoles.
    Auto to keimevo periexei plnrofories gia tnv ru8misn tou Linux gia upostnri3n twv idiaiterotntwv twv Ellnvwv kai tns ellnvikns glwssas. This document is part of Hellenic (el) LDP project.
    This document describes the use of products available in the Hewlett-Packard (HP) catalog with Linux and some free software. It gives the state of the support for hardware, software to use, answers to some frequently asked questions and gives elements of sizing.
    Generic introduction to the Linux operating system
  • InfraRed-HOWTO
    an introduction to Linux and infrared devices and how to use the software provided by the Linux/IrDA project.
  • Ingres II HOWTO
    This document helps install the Ingres II Relational Database Management System on Linux. It covers the setup of both the free Software Development Kit and the full version of Ingres. Further sections try to make it easier to start working with Ingres.
  • Installation HOWTO
    This document describes how to obtain and install Linux software. It is the first document which a new Linux user should read to get started.
  • Intranet Server HOWTO
    This document describes how to setup an Intranet using Linux as the server which binds Unix, Netware, NT and Windows together. Hence by just establishing the connection to the Linux box you are provided transparent access to all the various platforms. Detailed explanations are provided for setting up HTTP using the NCSA server and connect to it using TCP/IP clients from Novell, Microsoft under Windows3.1, WFWG,Win95 and WinNT and MacTCP on the Apple PowerMac.
  • IP Masquerade HOWTO
    describes how to enable IP masquerade feature on a Linux host, allowing connected computers that do not have registered Internet IP addresses to connect to the Internet through your Linux box
    This document aims to describe how to obtain, install and configure the enhanced IP firewalling chains software for Linux, and some ideas on how you might use them.
    This document aims to describe how to obtain, install and configure various tools available for the the Linux operating system that use the Linux kernel IPX protocol support.
    The Infrared-HOWTO provides an introduction to Linux and infrared devices and how to use the software provided by the Linux/IrDA project. This package uses IrDA(TM) compliant standards.
  • ISP Hookup HOWTO
    This document describes how to use Linux to connect to an Internet Service Provider via a dial-up modem TCP/IP connection. As well as the basic dial-up procedure and IP establishment, email and news handling is covered.
  • ISP-Setup-RedHat HOWTO
    Outlines the setup of a single RedHat box for dialins, virtual web hosting, virtual email, POP3 and ftp servers.
  • Italian HOWTO
    How to configure Linux for use with the Italian characterset
  • Java-CGI HOWTO
    This HOWTO document explains how to set up your server to allow CGI programs written in Java and how to use Java to write CGI programs.
  • Jaz-drive HOWTO
    Covers the configuration and use of the 1Gb and 2Gb Iomega Jaz drives under Linux.
  • Kiosk HOWTO
    This document provides a guide for setting up a WWW-based kiosk using Linux, X11R6, FVWM2, Netscape Navigator 4.X, and a customized trackball. It outlines the methods that were used to create a public kiosk for the Hands On Biodiversity Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.
  • Laptop HOWTO
    covering laptop related Linux features, such as installation methods for laptops (via PCMCIA, without CD drive, etc.), laptop hardware features and configurations for different (network) environments.
  • Large Disk HOWTO
    All about disk geometry and the 1024 cylinder and other limits for disks.
  • Large Disk HOWTO
    All about disk geometry and the 1024 cylinder and other limits for disks.
  • LDAP Linux HOWTO
    Information about installing, configuring, running and maintaining a LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) Server on a Linux machine is presented on this document. The document also presents details about how to create LDAP databases, how to add, how to update and how to delete information on the directory.
  • Lex & YACC HOWTO
    this document tries to help you get started using Lex and YACC
  • Linux 2.4 Routing HOWTO
    explains using the advanced iproute2 tools, documenting how these tools can be used, and what their output means
  • Linux and Psion HOWTO
    describes how to use Psion palmtops with Linux, but does not cover running Linux on a Psion palmtop
    explains how to install Linux on an Intel Pentium compatible computer with an ATA RAID Controller (onboard chip or seperate card), single or multiple processors and atleast two hard disks. Currently, this document covers installing RedHat Linux 7.2 with Promise FastTrack ATA RAID Controller only
  • Linux MIDI-HOWTO
    describes the hardware, software, and procedures needed to play and sequence using MIDI under Linux. It covers configuring your MIDI interface, playing MIDI files, sequencing, controlling external MIDI equipment, MIDI-controlled software-based sound synthesis, and example MIDI code
  • Linux Quake Howto
    attempts to be a comprehensive source of information about all aspects of Quake, QuakeWorld and Quake II under Linux
  • Linux USB HOWTO
    This document is an early draft of a guide to using the USB sub-system under Linux.
  • Linux-Mobile-Guide
    The Linux-Mobile-Guide is a guide for users of Linux and laptops, notebooks, PDAs and other mobile computers. This guide was former known as Linux-Laptop-HOWTO but was now extended to cover Linux and mobile computer devices in general (laptops, PDAs, mobile cell phones, digital cameras, calculators, wearables, ...) These devices are different from desktop/tower computers. They use certain hardware such as PCMCIA cards, infrared and BlueTooth ports, batteries, docking stations. Hardware parts cannot be changed as easily as in a desktops, e.g. the graphic card. Often their hardware is more limited (e.g. disk space, CPU speed).
  • LinuxDoc+Emacs+Ispell-HOWTO
    This document is aimed at writers and translators of Linux HOWTOs or any other paper for the Linux Documentation Project. It gives them hints at using tools including Emacs and Ispell.
  • Loopback Encrypted Filesystem HOWTO
    This document explains how to setup and then use a filesystem that, when mounted by a user, dynamically and transparently encrypts its contents. The filesystem is stored in a regular file, which can be hidden or named non-conspicuously such that it would most likely be overlooked. This allows for a high level of secure storage of data.
  • Mail-Administrator HOWTO
    This document describes the setup, care and feeding of Electronic Mail (e-mail) under Linux. It is primarily intended for administrators, rather than users.
  • Mail-User HOWTO
    This document is an introduction to the world of electronic mail (email) under Linux. It focuses on user-level issues and typical configurations for Linux home and small-business machines connected to the net via an ISP.
  • Majordomo and MajorCool HOWTO
    This document is intended to guide a user through an installation of the Majordomo Mailing List Software and MajorCool. MajorCool is a utility for managing Majordomo lists via a CGI script; many people who are unfamiliar with Majordomo's text-based nature prefer the more user-friendly, web-based interface of MajorCool.
  • Medicine HOWTO
    some pointers to Linux software (mostly GPLed) for medical science
    This FAQ describes the MIPS port of the Linux operating system, common problems and their solutions, availability and more.
  • Modem-HOWTO
    Help with selecting, connecting, configuring, trouble-shooting, and understanding modems for a PC. See Serial-HOWTO for multiport serial boards
    This document describes the hardware, software and procedures needed to encode, play, mix and stream MP3 sound files under Linux.
  • Multi-Disk HOWTO
    This document describes how best to use multiple disks and partitions for a Linux system. Although some of this text is Linux specific the general approach outlined here can be applied to many other multi tasking operating systems.
  • MultiOS HOWTO
    This HOWTO covers the procedures for using removable hard disks to install and manage multiple alternative operating systems while leaving a single fixed disk to permanently house and protect the primary operating system. It is very scalable and offers a good degree of protection to and a stable disk environment for the primary operating system.
  • Mutt-i, GnuPG and PGP HOWTO
    This document briefly explains how to configure Mutt-i, PGP and GnuPG in its diferents versions (2.6.x, 5.x and GnuPG), noting the common problems that can occur while sending signed or encrypted mail to be read by mail clients not PGP/MIME compliants as defined in RFC2015 and in other operating systems. It also includes an example of procmail configuration to send the public keys automatically to received e-mails asking for it, as a key servers does.
  • Networking Overview HOWTO
    The purpose of this document is to give an overview of the networking capabilities of the Linux Operating System and to provide pointers for further information and implementation details.
    This document describes the best practice guidelines around how to configure Linux NFS properly in production environments. It discusses server and client configuration, as well as security and performance tuning.
    This document describes how to configure Linux as NIS(YP) or NIS+ client and how to install as NIS server.
  • Online Troubleshooting Resources HOWTO
    Troubleshooting a Linux-related issue is often perceived as a difficult task. But, often, the solution is just a few clicks away on the internet. This document will direct Linux users to resources available on the Internet that provide access to a vast amount of Linux-related information useful in the troubleshooting problems.
  • Optical Disk HOWTO
    Describes the installation and configuration of optical disk drives for Linux.
  • Oracle Database HOWTO
    A guide to installing and configuring the Oracle Database Server on a Linux system.
  • Palm OS Desktop HOWTO
    Explains how to use your Palm OS device with a Linux system. Although HOWTO documents are targeted towards use with the Linux operating system, this one is not dependent on the version of unix used.
  • Parallel Processing HOWTO
    This document discusses the four basic approaches to parallel processing that are available to Linux users: SMP Linux systems, clusters of networked Linux systems, parallel execution using multimedia instructions (i.e., MMX), and attached (parallel) processors hosted by a Linux system.
    Information on what works with Linux and PCI-boards and what does not.
    Describes how to install and use PCMCIA Card Services for Linux, and answers some frequently asked questions.
  • phhttpd HOWTO
    An HTTP accelerator. It serves fast static HTTP fetches from a local file-system and passes slower dynamic requests back to a waiting server. It features a lean networking I/O core and an aggressive content cache that help it perform its job efficiently.
  • PLIP Install HOWTO
    This paper describes how to install a Gnu|Linux distribution on a computer without Ethernet card, or CD-ROM, but just a local floppy drive and a remote nfs server attached by a Null-Modem parallel cable. The nfs server has a cdrom drive mounted and exported.
  • Plug-and-Play-HOWTO
    Help with understanding and dealing with the complex Plug-and-Play issue. How to get your Linux system to support Plug-and-Play.
  • Polish HOWTO
    Information on using Linux with Polish-specific features
  • Portuguese-HOWTO
    This document is a reference guide for configuration of Linux and its programs
  • Postfix-Cyrus-Web-cyradm-HOWTO
    guides you through the installation of the Postfix mail transportation agent (MTA), the Cyrus IMAP server. The goal is a fully functional high-performance mailsystem with user-administration with Web-cyradm, a webinterface. Data like virtualusers, aliases etc. are stored in a mysql database
  • PostgreSQL HOWTO
    A "practical guide" to very quickly setup a SQL Database engine and front end tools on a Unix system. It also discusses the International standard language ANSI/ISO SQL and reviews the merits/advantages of the SQL database engine developed by the world-wide internet in an "open development" environment.
    PPP HOWTO shows how to connect your Linux PC to a PPP server, how to use PPP to link two LANs together and provides one method of setting up your Linux computer as a PPP server.The document also provides help in debugging non-functional PPP connections.
  • PPPOE with Bandwidth Management for OpenBSD
    The PPPOE with Bandwidth Management for OpenBSD Howto is a document which explains how to build an OpenBSD based router for a small flat-sharing community with four residents.
  • Printing HOWTO
    A collection of information on how to generate, preview, print and fax anything under Linux (and other Unices in general).
  • Psion HOWTO
    Describes how to use Psion palmtops with Linux, but does not cover running Linux on a Psion palmtop.
  • Quake HOWTO
    Quake HOWTO explains how to install, run and troubleshoot Quake, QuakeWorld and Quake II on an Intel Linux system.
  • RedHat CD HOWTO
    Describes how to make your own CDs from the Red Hat Linux distribution equivalent to the ones commercially available from Red Hat.
  • RedHat-CD HOWTO
    RedHat-CD HOWTO describes how to make your own CDs from the Red Hat Linux distribution equivalent to the ones commercially available from Red Hat. The structure of the distribution is described, as well as the procedure needed to include updated RPMS into the distribution.
  • Root RAID HOWTO cookbook
    provides a cookbook for creating a root mounted raid filesystem and companion fallback rescue system using linux initrd. There are complete step-by-step instruction for both raid1 and raid5 md0 devices. Each step is accompanied by an explanation of it's purpose. Included with this revision is a generic linuxrc initrd file which may be configured with a single three line /etc/raidboot.conf file for raid1 and raid5 configurations
    How to use the Red Hat Package Manager (.rpm)
  • Secure Programming for Linux HOWTO
    provides a set of design and implementation guidelines for writing secure programs for Linux systems. Such programs include application programs used as viewers of remote data, CGI scripts, network servers, and setuid/setgid programs
  • Security HOWTO
    This document is a general overview of security issues that face the administrator of Linux systems. It covers general security philosophy and a number of specific examples of how to better secure your Linux system from intruders. Also included are pointers to security-related material and programs.
  • Serial HOWTO
    This document describes the UART serial port features other than those which should be covered by Modem-HOWTO, PPP-HOWTO, Serial-Programming-HOWTO, or Text-Terminal-HOWTO. It lists info on multiport serial cards. It contains technical info about the serial port itself in more detail than found in the above HOWTOs and should be best for troubleshooting when the problem is the serial port itself.
  • Shadow Password HOWTO
    This document aims to describe how to obtain, install, and configure the Linux password Shadow Suite. It also discusses obtaining, and re]installing other software and network daemons that require access to user passwords.
  • Slovenian HOWTO
    Addresses Linux localization issues specific to Slovenian users.
    This document describes how to use the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, also called the Session Message Block, NetBIOS or LanManager protocol, with Linux using Samba.
    This HOWTO reviews main issues (and I hope solutions) related to SMP configuration under Linux.
  • Software Release Practice HOWTO
    This document describes good release practices for Linux open-source projects. By following these practices, you will make it as easy as possible for users to build your code and use it, and for other developers to understand your code and cooperate with you to improve it.
  • Software-RAID HOWTO
    This HOWTO describes how to use Software RAID under Linux. It addresses a specific version of the Software RAID layer, namely the 0.90 RAID layer made by Ingo Molnar and others. This is the RAID layer that is the standard in Linux-2.4, and it is the version that is also used by Linux-2.2 kernels shipped from some vendors.
  • Sound Blaster AWE 32/64 HOWTO
    This document describes how to install and configure a Sound Blaster 32 (SB AWE 32, SB AWE 64) card from Creative Labs in a Linux System using the AWE Sound Driver Extension written by Takashi Iwai. It also covers some special tools and players for the SB AWE series.
  • Sound HOWTO
    Describes sound support for Linux. It lists the supported sound hardware, describes how to configure the kernel drivers, and answers frequently asked questions.
  • Sound Playing HOWTO
    This document lists applications for Linux that play various sound formats.
  • Spanish Linux HOWTO
    The target audience of this document is the growing family of Linux users in Spain and Latin America, so this How-To is of course in Spanish.
  • SRM Firmware Howto
    This document describes how to boot Linux/Alpha using the SRM console, which is the console firmware also used to boot Compaq Tru64 Unix (also known as Digital Unix and OSF/1) and OpenVMS.
  • SSH with Keys HOWTO
    shows how you can use SSH with keys, passphrase and ssh-agent under console or the X Window System
  • Tcl and Tk HOWTO
    This document describes the Linux approach to Tcl, a scripting langua ge. It is an easy to learn interpreted language that uses a typeless approach to achieve a higher level of programming and a rapid application development. The Tk toolkit is a programming environment for creating graphical user interf aces (GUI) under X Window System.
  • teTeX HOWTO
    Covers the basic installation and usage of the teTeX TeX and LaTeX implementation.
  • Text-Terminal-HOWTO
    Explains what text terminals are, how they work, how to install and configure them, and provides some info on how to repair them. It may be of some use even if you don't have a terminal manual.
  • Thai HOWTO
    This document describes how to use Thai language with Linux. This will cover setting Thai fonts, Thai keyboard and some Thai applications.
  • The Linux Virus Writing HOWTO
    Describes how to write parasitic file viruses infecting ELF executables on Linux/i386. Though it contains a lot of source code, no actual virus is included. Every mentioned infection method is accompanied with a practical guide to detection.
  • Tips HOWTO
    This HOWTO contains those hard to find hints and tweekings that make Linux a bit nicer.
  • TrinityOS
    a step by step, example driven, HOWTO on building a very functional Linux box with strong security in mind
  • Unicode HOWTO
    This document describes how to change your Linux system so it uses UTF-8 as text encoding.
  • UPS Howto
    helps you connect an uninterruptable power supply to a Linux box
  • User Group HOWTO
    A guide to founding, maintaining, and growing a Linux User Group.
    UUCP HOWTO describes the setup, care & feeding of UUCP under Linux. You need to read this if you plan to connect to remote sites via UUCP via a modem, via a direct-connection, or via Internet.
    Contains a listing of service companies which do not manufacture hardware or create packaged software, but add value to existing products.
  • Virtual Services Howto
    This document came about to satisfy the ever increasing need to know how to virtualize a service.
  • VME Howto
    This document shows the embedded system community how to run Linux on their VMEbus Pentium and other PCI local bus based VMEbus processor designs.
  • VMS to Linux HOWTO
    This HOWTO is aimed at all those who have been using VMS and now need or want to switch to Linux, the free UNIX clone. The transition is made (hopefully) painless with a step--to--step comparison between commands and available tools.
    This HOWTO describes how to set up a Virtual Private Network with Linux.
  • VPN Masquerade HOWTO
    How to configure a Linux firewall to masquerade IPsec- and PPTP-based Virtual Private Network traffic, allowing you to establish a VPN connection without losing the security and flexibility of your Linux firewall's internet connection and allowing you to make available a VPN server that does not have a registered internet IP address.
  • Wearable-HOWTO
    Dealing with the soon to be hot topic of Wearable computing.
  • Wireless LAN Howto
    explores the magical world of Wireless LANs and Linux. Wireless LAN is not a very widespread and well known technology
    This document contains information about setting up WWW services under Linux (both server and client). It tries not to be a in detail manual but an overview and a good pointer to further information.
  • X Window User HOWTO
    This document provides basic information on understanding and configuring the X Window System for Linux users. This is meant to be an introductory level document. A basic knowledge of software configuration is assumed, as is the presence of an installed and working X Window System.
  • XFree86 HOWTO
    Describes how to obtain, install, and configure version 3.3 of the XFree86 version of the X Window System (X11R6) for Linux systems.
  • XFree86 Video Timings HOWTO
    How to compose a mode line for your card/monitor combination under XFree86. The XFree86 distribution now includes good facilities for configuring most standard combinations; this document is mainly useful if you are tuning a custom mode line for a high-performance monitor or very unusual hardware

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