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These links are a presented here for readers of the manual "Alindis - A GNU/Linux Distribution" as a starting point for further studies. I either found some description (or added one myself) for these links, and frequently wrote a small comment in italics.

I hope you have use for it,
Felix Rabe

General links

The Linux Documentation Project


For (almost) everything else you need to know about GNU/Linux.

Links extending 'Chapter 1, Package management'

Debian GNU/Linux


The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer. - I intend to adapt its package management facilities for Alindis GNU/Linux.



The Fink project wants to bring the full world of Unix Open Source software to Darwin and Mac OS X. Fink uses Debian tools like dpkg and apt-get to provide powerful binary package management. You can choose whether you want to download precompiled binary packages or build everything from source. - The part with "or build everything from source" is what interests me here ;-).

FreeBSD Ports


The FreeBSD Ports and Packages Collection offers a simple way for users and administrators to install applications.



The GAR system is a similar system to the BSD ports collection. It's a mechanism for automating the compilation and installation of third-party source code.

Gentoo Linux


Gentoo Linux is a versatile and fast, completely free GNU/Linux distribution for x86, PowerPC, Sparc and Sparc64 that's geared towards GNU/Linux power users.



Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom GNU/Linux system. - I can only recommend reading it - it's an excellent book!

PGI: Progeny Graphical Installer


PGI is a multi-architecture graphical installer creation system for Debian GNU/Linux, originally developed by Progeny Linux Systems, Inc. for their Debian-based "Progeny Debian" operating system. - An interesting option to text-based installing for a later Alindis release between 0.2.0 and 1.0.

Links extending 'Chapter 2, Packages'

Blender Foundation

http://www.blender3d.com/ - http://www.elysiun.com/

Blender3d.com will be hosted as a platform to keep the worldwide user-base informed on the NaN Holding proceedings and on a possible new future for Blender.

elYsiun.com is a site dedicated to provide services for Blender users. Blender is a free complete 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post production and realtime package.

After it's released under the GNU GPL, there's nothing wrong with integrating it into Alindis. Remember that the Blender Foundation has to pay 100'000 Euro for getting at Blender's source code, and both of these organizations (especially the Blender Foundation on Blender3d.com) are looking for donations, so please send them some money for helping Blender to become Free Software with a viable user community on Elysiun.com.

Kernel links


Index of documentation for people interested in writing and/or understanding the Linux kernel. - A huge list of documentation about Linux!

Links extending 'Chapter 3, Installation'

The Linux Bootdisk HOWTO


This document describes how to design and build boot/root diskettes for GNU/Linux. These disks can be used as rescue disks or to test new system components. - Very good stuff, I used some of it for chapter 3, "Installation".

From Power Up To Bash Prompt


This is a brief description of what happens in a GNU/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.

Other sites

Links (more)
Debian GNU/Linux
Linux From Scratch
Blender Foundation




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Updated: 2002-07-17 22:50:19.