EFNetLinux Homepage

  • GNOME 3.38 Desktop Environment Officially Released, This Is What's New
  • An introduction to Kubespray
  • Linux hardware: The history of memory and storage devices
  • Succeeding GNOME 3.38 Will Be "GNOME 40" - Yes, GNOME Forty
  • This PinePhone Multi-Distro Image Lets You Run 13 Distros on the Linux Phone
  • How to Configure Static IP Address on Ubuntu 20.04
  • Setting up port redirects in Linux with ncat
  • How To View Linux System Statistics With Saidar
  • Install Puppet Master and Agent on Ubuntu 20.04
  • Slashdot


  • Sony Makes It Official: PlayStation 5 Won't Natively Support PS1, PS2, PS3
  • Hubble Captures Crisp New Image of Jupiter and Europa
  • Encrochat Investigation Finds Corrupt Cops Leaking Information To Criminals
  • Facebook Will Stop Recommending Health Groups
  • Nintendo 3DS Discontinued After Almost a Decade
  • US Charges Chinese and Malaysian Hackers In Global Hacking Campaign
  • DuckDuckGo Is Growing Fast
  • Why Passenger Jets Could Soon Be Flying In Formation
  • Is Apple One a Bargain? It's Complicated
  • WeChat Users Won't Be Targeted By Trump's Order, US Says
  • FBI Director: It's a Mistake To Get Election Information on Social Media
  • Amazon Defends Working With Oil Companies To Reach Its Zero-Carbon Goal
  • Twitter Orders Politicians, Journalists To Fortify Passwords Before Election
  • Mozilla Shuts Down Firefox Send and Firefox Notes Services
  • A Utah Company Claims It Invented Contact Tracing Tech
    Search Slashdot stories

  • Linux! and the EFnet IRC channel #Linux

    Linux is a Unix-like operating system, originally designed by Linus Torvalds, for the x86 platform. It has since been ported to Alpha, Macintosh, and other platforms. It is freely available via WWW or ftp. Can also be purchased on CDROM at a minimal cost.


    The Linux operating system comes in different distributions. Popular distributions include Slackware, Debian, SUSE, Red Hat, and many more. Do NOT ask us what the "best" distribution is, any of the major dists should be fine for you to try. Just avoid anything that runs from a windows (UMSDOS) partition.

    The main differences between the various distributions are the formats of the software packages, the package maintenance programs, and minor directory structure changes.

    Hosted by DifferNet

    Copyright 2010 EFNet #Linux