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Kernel / Device Drivers / Filesystems
- Device Drivers
- The Coda Filesystem,
an advanced networked file system developed at CMU.
- Configurable Access Control Methods for Linux.
- dtfs, a
log-structured filesystem for Linux.
a unified documentation storage and retrieval system project for Linux.
adds transparent file de/compression to the ext2 filesystem.
a file system driver that allows OS/2 to access Linux ext2fs partitions.
- HFS for Linux,
implements the Apple Macintosh HFS (Hierarchical File System).
- Linux FAT32 Support.
- Linux Joliet CDROM
Support, allows you to read Microsoft extensions to the ISO 9660 filesystem.
- The NTFS (NT
filesystem) project, and NTFS Documentation.
- Reiserfs, a file system
project based on balanced trees.
- TCFS, the Transparent Cryptographic File System for Linux.
- XFS, a high-performance journaling file system.
- Linux International,
a non-profit organization supporting Linux development.
- Information about XFree86, and the
XFree86 FAQ. The XFree86
Project is a non-profit organization maintaining a free port of the
X Window System to Linux and other UNIX platforms.
- Debian GNU/Linux is a development
effort to create a completely free Linux distribution. You can also
read the Debian GNU/Linux FAQ.
- The Linux+BSD CD/Hardware/Literature Giveaway.
- The Linux Directory Service for Linux Users and Developers.
- The Linux User Groups World Wide (LUGWW).
- The Linux Buyers' Consortium,
a non-profit effort to make Linux CDs available as cheaply in the UK as they
are on the other side of the pond.
- The 86open Project, a project
between key Intel Unix OS developers to work on a common programming and binary interface.
- The International Alliance for Compatible
Technology (IACT), is working for greater freedom of choice in software,
for better access to computer-based services & technology, and for open standards,
including higher standards of compatibility.
- A Linux Standardization Effort,
a standards effort to create written, published, open, free, GPL'd specifications
for Linux distributions.
- The LinuxStart -
Development : Projects, a list of Linux projects.
- Linux Business Solutions Project,
a project to provide more coherent, comprehensive documentation on how Linux can
be used to solve common business problems.
- Red Hat Advanced Development Labs (RHAD Labs),
this division of Red Hat Software will act as an independent development group focusing
on the accessibility and usability of free software, such as Linux.
- Package and Resource Database (PARD),
a Linux software database.
- Simple End-User Linux (SEUL), a project to
help create a computing environment for the average person.
- Linux Standard Base.
- Linux Games Development Center,
a site for games development under Linux.
- Project: Computer Bank,
an initiative in Australia to collect and donate Linux systems to
people who would not be able to afford them.
- The UNIX versus NT Organization,
is dedicated to getting the facts straight about the various commercial
and Open Source UNIX operating systems as they relate to Microsoft Windows NT.
- Linux Educational Needs Posting Pages,
a site where schools can post requests for Linux help and hardware.
- sourcepower.org, a membership-based
organization dedicated to promoting the use and development of Free and
Open Source software.
- The Free Standards Group,
Umbrella organization for such projects as the Linux Standards base,
Linux Internationalization Initiative and Linux Development
Linux and Free or Open Source Software
a free web browser project, coordinated by Yggdrasil Computing.
- Artificial Intelligence Desktop Interface.
- WineHQ, the Windows emulator headquarters
has all sorts of information about Wine (a MS-Windows emulator for x86-Unix systems).
- The Purdue
Compiler Construction Tool Set is available for Linux.
- Linux Software Map, a database of
software developed and ported to Linux, with search
engines at Boutell.Com.
- Objex (Ox), a full object model
for Linux. The system will allow the user (and the programmer) to do anything
in an object-oriented paradigm.
- K Desktop Environment (KDE), a
powerful graphical desktop environment.
- Linux Phone Project.
- Mnemonic, a WWW browser project.
- The Linux Game SDK Project,
is creating a full development environment under Linux for professional
video games developers.
- How to program a computer using the
Oberon-2 Compiler on Linux.
- The Linux OPaC Project,
a C++ GUI library is being ported to Linux.
- The MIT Wearable Computing Project
runs Linux on their wearable computers.
- Berlin, a next-generation
- The Linux-GGI Project,
a kernel-level graphics driver.
- Willows TWIN Libraries,
a cross-platform implementation of the Windows APIs.
- The GNOME Desktop Project (GNU
Network Object Model Environment), a project to develop a free and complete
set of user friendly applications and desktop tools, similar to CDE and KDE
but based entirely on free software.
- egcs, an experimental step in
the development of GCC, the GNU C compiler.
- The Linux Lab Project (LLP),
a project to help people with development of data collection and process
control software for Linux.
- LinuxMall.com, products and services for Linux.
- wxWindows, a C++ GUI framework.
- The Nirvana Project, a GUI framework project.
- PPA for the masses, drivers for
HP PPA (Printing Performance Architecture) DeskJet printers, such as the 720C, 820C, and 1000C.
- GUIDE, the Gnu Utilities Integrated Development Environment.
- FreeCASE, a free CASE development project.
- Linux ICQ page.
- Trove, a project to create
an open-source distributed archiving system for use at large software archive
sites (such as metalab).
- The Freefire Project,
a project to help the development of free security solutions.
- The Linux Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) project.
- The FreeTDS Project, an open source
implementation of the TDS (Tabular DataStream) protocol.
- Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL),
a multi-platform library to make it easier to write games.
- Digital Image Library Project,
a project to create an online image database and archive.
- ht://Dig, Internet search engine software.
- Various open source projects at SGI.
webbased groupware application - including calendar, email, todo list,
addressbook, trouble ticket system, file manager, new headlines, and more.
- KBasic is a programming language
which brings a complete BASIC to KDE. It will include an IDE
with a form designer and a complete binding to KDE-like controls
and other features.
- Java on Linux Developer FAQ.
- The Van, a migration tool from Windows onto Linux.
- freeVSD is a fully optimised, Open Source web hosting
platform for Linux. Allows ISPs to create multiple virtual servers on a physical machine,
each with it's own admin and set of applications (Apache, sendmail, etc.).
- Lemick Basic, a basic-like
Toolbox Videos; these videos are free as in speech (but not
beer), meant to help people who are already programmers expand their
boundaries and go further into the technology they use. Useful w/any
operating system, but Linux is focused on. Videos are VideoCDs recorded
Research and Scientific Groups
- High Performance and Parallel Computing
- The Linux-SMP page.
- Purdue's Adapter
for Parallel Execution and Rapid Synchronization.
- Cornell University's U-Net Project.
- Linux in High Performance Computing.
- Parallel Cluster.
- Beowulf Project at CESDIS,
a project to develop a clustered workstation from Linux machines.
- The Linux Parallel Processing Page at Purdue.
- Parallel Computing Using Linux.
- MPI Linux Cluster Project, at
the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik in Germany.
SCI Coupled Linux-PC's.
a Beowulf class supercomputer project at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.
- LoBoS, a Beowolf class computer in
the Molecular Graphics and Simulation Lab at the National Institutes of Health.
- Extreme Linux, a project to
improve Linux in scientific and high performance computing.
- TOP500 Supercomputer Sites, lists the
world's most powerful computers, several of which are Linux Beowulf systems.
- Beowulf Questionnaire (with results),
attempts to gather some information about the Beowulf systems people are using.
- The Smile Beowulf Cluster,
has information about the cluster and general information and tools for Beowulf clusters.
- "LINUX, INSECT and MOLLUSCS - The Linux Supercomputing Project" project to
an Intel80386 x 256 array supercomputer running Linux to make a very large
database pattern search.
an autonomous robot car project that uses Linux.
- Manufacture and Crafting.
- Software for Scientists.
- Scientific Applications on Linux.
- Project Andromeda,
a MkLinux distibution project.
- The Linux Router Project,
a networking centric mini-distribution of Linux. LRP is small enough to fit on
a single 1.44MB floppy disk, and makes building and maintaining routers, terminal
servers, and typically embedded networking systems next to trivial.
- hal91, a minimal
Linux system installed on one floppy.
- Stampede Linux.
- Linux-Mandrake, a meta-distribution
based on Red Hat Linux with KDE and other enhancements.
- tomsrtbt, a Linux distribution on a single floppy disk.
- MaxOS Linux, a full Linux distribution featuring
gui installer, auto partitioning-resizing tools, Rieser file system and a Desktop.