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4.8. Miscellaneous

Topics covered in this section include:

Section 4.8.1 Authoring / Documentation
Section 4.8.2 Linux Advocacy / Getting (and Staying) Involved
Section 4.8.3 Hobbies and Special Interests

4.8.1. Authoring / Documentation

  • DocBook-Install, DocBook Install mini-HOWTO

    Updated: March 2001. A detailed practical guide for novices to quickly getting DocBook installed and processing SGML files into HTML, PostScript and PDF on a GNU/Linux system.


    Updated: July 2000. Lists the tools, procedures, and hints to get LDP authors up to speed and writing.

    Replaced July 2000 by the LDP Author Guide.

  • Howtos-with-LinuxDoc, Howtos-with-LinuxDoc mini-HOWTO

    Updated: March 2001. This is about how to write HOWTOs using the simple LinuxDoc markup. It's primarily for Linux Documentation Project authors (and future fledging authors who want to get started fast). If you want to use the more advanced DocBook markup (including XML) see the LDP Author Guide.

  • LDP-Reviewer-HOWTO, Linux Documentation Project Reviewer HOWTO

    Updated: May 2001. This document will help you review LDP documentation. It includes procedures, tips and techniques to make the process easier.

  • LinuxDoc+Emacs+Ispell-HOWTO, LinuxDoc+Emacs+Ispell HOWTO

    Updated: February 1998. Aimed at writers and translators of Linux HOWTOs or any other paper for the Linux Documentation Project. Gives hints at using tools including Emacs and Ispell.

  • Linuxdoc-Reference, Linuxdoc Reference - An Introduction to the linuxdoc DTD

    Updated: January 2000. Intended to be a reference for the SGML document type definition linuxdoc.

  • Man-Page, The Linux Man Page mini-HOWTO

    Updated: January 2000. Explains what you should bear in mind when you are going to write on-line documentation -- a so called man page -- that you want to make accessible via the man(1) command.

4.8.2. Linux Advocacy / Getting (and Staying) Involved

  • Advocacy, Linux Advocacy mini-HOWTO

    Updated: May 2000. Suggestions for how the Linux community can effectively advocate the use of Linux.

  • Commercial-Port-Advocacy, Commercial Port Advocacy mini-HOWTO

    Updated: December 1999. Discusses methods that can be used to approach commercial software companies to convince them to port their programs to Linux.

  • Linux Consultants HOWTO

    Updated: April 2001. A listing of companies providing commercial Linux related support.

    Replaced by the Linux Consultants Guide.

  • Event-HOWTO, Event HOWTO

    Updated: November 2000. The purpose of this document is to show you how to create good presentations for almost any sort of Linux event.

  • META-FAQ, Linux Meta-FAQ

    Updated: October 1997. Mainly a list of valuable sources of information for Linux. Use these sources if you want to learn more about Linux, or have problems and need help.

  • Online-Troubleshooting-HOWTO, Online Troubleshooting Resources HOWTO

    Updated: July 2000. Directs Linux users to resources available on the Internet that provide access to a vast amount of Linux-related information useful in troubleshooting problems.

  • Reading-List-HOWTO, The Linux Reading List HOWTO

    Updated: March 2001. Lists the books the author thinks are most valuable to a person trying to learn Unix (especially Linux) top to bottom.

  • Update, The Staying Updated mini-HOWTO

    Updated: October 2000. How to stay updated and abreast of the development that takes place in the Linux world of development.

  • User-Group-HOWTO, Linux User Group HOWTO

    Updated: April 1998. A guide to founding, maintaining, and growing a Linux User Group.


    Updated: August 1999. Contains a listing of service companies which do not manufacture hardware or create packaged software, but add value to existing products.

4.8.3. Hobbies and Special Interests

  • Access-HOWTO, Linux Access HOWTO

    Updated: March 1997. Covers using adaptive technology to make Linux accessible to those who could not use it otherwise.

  • Astronomy-HOWTO, Linux Astronomy HOWTO

    Updated: April 2001. Document shares tips and resources to utilize Linux solutions in the pursuit of Astronomy.

  • AX25-HOWTO, Linux AX25-HOWTO, Amateur Radio

    Updated: October 1997. How to install and configure support for the AX. 25 packet radio protocol utilized by Amateur Radio Operators worldwide.

  • Coffee, COFFEE-HOWTO

    Updated: November 2000. Yes, Linux DOES make coffee, and it tastes good.

  • Ecology-HOWTO, Linux Ecology HOWTO

    Updated: November 2000. Discusses ways Linux computers can be used as a means to protect our environment, by using its features to save power or paper.

  • FBB, FBB Packet-radio BBS mini-HOWTO

    Updated: March 2001. Covers the installation and use of the most popular amateur packet-radio BBS software FBB.

  • Medicine-HOWTO, Linux Medicine-HOWTO

    Updated: November 2000. Some pointers to Linux software (mostly GPLed) for the medical sciences.

  • Netrom-Node, Netrom-Node mini-Howto

    Updated: October 1998. How to setup the ax25-utilities package for Amateur Radio such that it makes Netrom Nodes for the Node program and the BBS software from John-Paul Roubelat, F6FBB.

  • Wearable-HOWTO, Wearable HOWTO

    Updated: November 2000. Nomadism is one of the major trends of our society, now most of the people can work with a laptop computer, but few did the next step: to live, or if you prefer to wear one computer - that is a wearable.