Linux toys : 13 cool projects for home, office, and by Christopher Negus, Chuck Wolber

By Christopher Negus, Chuck Wolber

* Christopher Negus is the bestselling writer of crimson Hat Linux eight Bible (0-7645-4968-5) and prior models, with greater than 125,000 copies sold
* Readers discover ways to construct 16 enjoyable and necessary units for domestic and place of work, utilizing spare elements and loose software
* initiatives comprise remodeling an answering desktop into an electronic mail converter, development an MP3 track jukebox, construction a motor vehicle leisure heart, and making a television video recorder/player
* tasks paintings with any model of Linux
* spouse website comprises really expert drivers and software program interfaces, plus tune and online game software program

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Microsoft Windows (95, 98,2000, NT, ME, and XP) and Mac are other operating systems. as • Do I need a commercial operating system, such as Microsoft Windows, on my PC? You don't. No commercial software is needed with our projects; you can erase your hard disk and use only free software. In fact, Red Hat goes to great lengths to not bundle in any software (even some software claiming to be free) that may infringe on legal patents or limit redistribution of the operating system. We try to do the same.

Most of these lists let you either have messages sent right to your e-mail address or access an archive of past messages that you can go through. Red Hat Inc. com/ mailman/listinfo. Usually, the best way to join a mailing list, however, is to go to the project site that interests you. Here are some links to mailing lists that you can use to get different Linux features and hardware discussions: • Sound Cards-www. alsa-proj ect. org Imailing-lists. xfree86. html • CDDB -www. freedb. org (click on Mailinglists) Linux Users Groups In the past few years, Linux Users Groups (LUGs) have been popping up all over the world.

Net When the LinuxToys . net domain became available a short time ago, I snapped it up. My vision was to take the projects we are building and set up LinuxToys . net to be the focal point for continuing development and community support. Figure 1-3 shows the LinuxToys . net Web site. net for the latest project information. You need to visit LinuxToys . net to see its current features, since we intend the site itself to evolve. However, you can expect to find at least the following features when you visit LinuxToys .

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