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=== Welcome to the LXF Wiki Area === === Welcome to the LXF Wiki Area ===
-'''NOTE: Much of the Wiki content is outdated, because it was taken directly from the old LXF Wiki of a few years ago.'''+This site is intended to be a useful information resource for all visitors, created and maintained in co-operation with the community. The beauty of the Wiki is that you can edit it yourself. To edit or create pages, you'll need to register a username -- it only takes a few seconds. '''This front page is protected'''; if there is something you wish to change, email ''mike.saunders@futurenet.co.uk''. See [[SiteCopyright|this page]] for copyright information.
-This site is intended to be a useful information resource for all visitors, created and maintained in co-operation with the community. The beauty of Wiki is that you can edit it yourself, not just rely on poor old ''lxfadmin'' to add the information.+<table width="100%">
 +<tr><td valign="top">
-Although no doubt this site will grow organically with all sorts of information, we would like to keep it Linux specific. There are also a number of 'projects' we would like to house here to begin with:+<table width="100%"><tr><td>
-* [[Linux on Laptops]] - information about running Linux on your laptop, with details of which popular laptops work with Linux, and a few tutorials.+<h1>Current project</h1>
-* [[Linux Glossary]] - A list of terms, software etc with brief explanations+
-* [[LXF HOWTOs]] - Tutorials on all aspects of using Linux+
-* [[NewbieZone]] - guides and FAQs specifically for Linux Newbies+
-* [[Linux Format]] - about the magazine+
-* [[LXFC]] - plans for a community distro developed by LXF readers+
-* [[BugWiki]] - Check on work in progress, report bugs etc.+* '''[[The Answers Archive]]''' - converting solutions from the Answers section of the magazine
-Initially, this is just a trial. Wiki sites can be very powerful and useful, but because users how the ability to create and modify them, they can succomb to misuse. Linux Format cannot accept any responsibility for the material on this site. If you spot something you find offensive, libellous or otherwise illegal, you can either edit it yourself and/or contact the admin webmaster@linuxformat.co.uk. Only registered users can edit pages.+<h1>Featured articles</h1>
-=== WARNING - PARENTAL GUIDANCE ===+* '''[[Error Messages Explained]]''' - how to fix common problems
-Because we have no control over what content may be contained in this site at any one time, It may contain offensive material. Parents may wish to monitor or control access to this area, in much the same way as it is appropriate to monitor the use of newsgroups.+* '''[[Compiling Made Easy]]''' - build the latest apps from source code
-Please see the [[LXFWikiGuidelines]] for info on what is considered acceptable content.+<div style="float:right;padding:10px;">[http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/images/wiki/build_distro/result.png http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/images/wiki/build_distro/thumb-result.png]</div>
 +* '''[[Build your own distro]]''' - a complete guide to the tips and techniques for creating your own custom Linux flavour! Help to keep it up-to-date with your own methods ands ideas. Using the popular Knoppix Live distro, we show you how to open up its contents, change the default software selection, and customise the theme.
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 +</td></tr></table>
 + 
 +<br />
 + 
 +<table width="100%"><tr><td>
 +<h1>Community Conversion Project</h1>
 + 
 +Want to help convert Linux Format PDFs into wiki text? Visit the [[LXF Community Conversion Project]] page for more information!
 + 
 +</td></tr></table>
 + 
 +<br />
 + 
 +<table width="100%"><tr><td>
 + 
 +<h1>Popular articles</h1>
 + 
 +'''Documentation'''
 +* [[LXF HOWTOs]] - Walkthroughs written by the community
 +* [[Linux Glossary]] - A list of terms and software with brief explanations
 + 
 + 
 +'''Information'''
 +* [[Linux User Groups]] - Meet up with other Linux users
 +* [[Linux on Laptops]] - Information about running Linux on your laptop
 +* [[Linux Format]] - About the magazine
 + 
 +</td></tr></table>
 + 
 +<br />
 + 
 +<table><tr><td>
 + 
 +<h1>Linux distros</h1>
 + 
 +[[CentOS]] | [[Debian]] | [[Frugalware]] | [[Gentoo]] | [[Knoppix]] | [[Mandriva]] | [[Red Hat]] | [[SUSE]] | [[Slackware]] | [[Ubuntu]]
 + 
 +</td></tr></table>
 + 
 +<br />
 + 
 +<table><tr><td>
 + 
 +<h1>New to Linux?</h1>
 + 
 +* [[What is Linux?]] - A friendly [[FAQ]] outlining the history of Linux, and what it can do for you
 +* [[Distros]] - What is a distro, and what's the difference between them?
 +* [[Recommended Reading]] - Links to newbie-friendly information where you can find out more.
 +* [[Linux and Games]] - Information about games running in Linux
 +* [[Hardware]] - Hardware that works with Linux
 +* [[Software]] - How to get software and how to use it
 +* [[LXF HOWTOs]] - Guides on using Linux
 + 
 + 
 +* [[NewbieZone]] - Visit our newbie zone for more information!
 + 
 +</td></tr></table>
 + 
 +<br />
 + 
 + 
 +</td>
 + 
 +<td valign="top" width="35%">
 + 
 +'''Featured tutorials'''
 + 
 +* [[Build your own distro]]
 +* [[58 Cool Hacks]]
 + 
 + 
 +'''Beginner's guides'''
 + 
 +* [[Package management tools (apt and rpm)]]
 +* [[Compression with Ark and File Roller]]
 +* [[Create a desktop for kids]]
 +* [[Set up your printer]]
 +* [[Safer browsing in Firefox]]
 +* [[Adding sound to videos]]
 + 
 + 
 +'''Using the shell'''
 + 
 +* [[Shell tutorial part 1|How the command line works]]
 +* [[Shell tutorial part 2|Text formatting]]
 +* [[Shell tutorial part 3|Arrays and ASCII art]]
 +* [[Shell tutorial part 4|Flow control and loops]]
 + 
 + 
 +'''Mastering Gimp'''
 + 
 +* [[Gimp part 1|Design an image gallery (pt 1)]]
 +* [[Gimp part 2|Design an image gallery (pt 2)]]
 +* [[Gimp part 3|Photographic techniques]]
 + 
 + 
 +'''Sound'''
 + 
 +* [[Audio production - JACK]]
 +* [[Audio production - Synthesis]]
 +* [[Audio production - Sound generation]]
 +* [[Audio production - Filters and effects]]
 +* [[Audio production - SuperCollider]]
 + 
 + 
 +'''Set up a VoIP phone system'''
 + 
 +* [[Asterisk tutorial]]
 + 
 + 
 +'''Programming with Mono and C#'''
 + 
 +* [[Programming with Mono]]
 + 
 + 
 +'''Fixing problems'''
 +* [[Troubleshooting code]]
 + 
 + 
 +'''Perl programming'''
 + 
 +* [[Perl - Getting started]]
 +* [[Perl - Regular expressions]]
 +* [[Perl - Flow control]]
 +* [[Perl - Modules]]
 + 
 + 
 +'''Using Subversion'''
 + 
 +* [[Subversion - Setting up]]
 +* [[Subversion - Accessing servers]]
 +* [[Subversion - Branches, tags and mergers]]
 + 
 + 
 +'''Coding with PHP'''
 + 
 +* [[PHP - Optimisation]]
 +* [[PHP - Handling tar files part 1]]
 +* [[PHP - Handling tar files part 2]]
 +* [[PHP - Performance tuning]]
 +* [[PHP - Optimising MySQL queries]]
 +* [[PHP - Output buffering]]
 + 
 + 
 +* [[PHP - Sockets]]
 +* [[PHP - Using PEAR]]
 +* [[PHP - Introducing PHP 5]]
 +* [[PHP - Magic functions and XML]]
 +* [[PHP - SQLite]]
 +* [[PHP - Forking processes]]
 + 
 + 
 +* [[PHP - Alarm functions]]
 +* [[PHP - Secure coding]]
 +* [[PHP - Interfict planning]]
 +* [[PHP - Interfict - how it works]]
 +* [[PHP - Interfict and SQL]]
 +* [[PHP - Interfict inventories]]
 + 
 + 
 +* [[PHP - Regular expressions]]
 +* [[PHP - Finishing Interfict]]
 +* [[PHP - MySQL 4.1]]
 +* [[PHP - Tidy extension]]
 +* [[PHP - Form handling]]
 +* [[PHP - Validating data]]
 + 
 + 
 +* [[PHP - Spell checking]]
 +* [[PHP - The Curl library]]
 +* [[PHP - Using ncurses]]
 +* [[PHP - The Monty Hall Problem]]
 + 
 +</td></tr>
 + 
 +</table>
 + 
 +=== WARNING ===
 + 
 +Wiki sites can be very powerful and useful, but because users have the ability to create and modify them, they can succumb to misuse. '''Linux Format cannot accept any responsibility for the material on this site.''' There is a chance someone could post offensive material, so parents may wish to monitor or control access to this area, in the same way it is appropriate to monitor the use of newsgroups. See [[LXFWikiGuidelines]] for info on what is considered acceptable content. If you spot something you find offensive, libellous or otherwise illegal, you can either edit it yourself and/or contact ''mike.saunders@futurenet.co.uk''

Current revision

Welcome to the LXF Wiki Area

This site is intended to be a useful information resource for all visitors, created and maintained in co-operation with the community. The beauty of the Wiki is that you can edit it yourself. To edit or create pages, you'll need to register a username -- it only takes a few seconds. This front page is protected; if there is something you wish to change, email mike.saunders@futurenet.co.uk. See this page for copyright information.

Current project


Featured articles

thumb-result.png (http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/images/wiki/build_distro/result.png)
  • Build your own distro - a complete guide to the tips and techniques for creating your own custom Linux flavour! Help to keep it up-to-date with your own methods ands ideas. Using the popular Knoppix Live distro, we show you how to open up its contents, change the default software selection, and customise the theme.


Community Conversion Project

Want to help convert Linux Format PDFs into wiki text? Visit the LXF Community Conversion Project page for more information!


Popular articles

Documentation

  • LXF HOWTOs - Walkthroughs written by the community
  • Linux Glossary - A list of terms and software with brief explanations


Information


Linux distros

CentOS | Debian | Frugalware | Gentoo | Knoppix | Mandriva | Red Hat | SUSE | Slackware | Ubuntu


New to Linux?

  • What is Linux? - A friendly FAQ outlining the history of Linux, and what it can do for you
  • Distros - What is a distro, and what's the difference between them?
  • Recommended Reading - Links to newbie-friendly information where you can find out more.
  • Linux and Games - Information about games running in Linux
  • Hardware - Hardware that works with Linux
  • Software - How to get software and how to use it
  • LXF HOWTOs - Guides on using Linux


  • NewbieZone - Visit our newbie zone for more information!



Featured tutorials


Beginner's guides


Using the shell


Mastering Gimp


Sound


Set up a VoIP phone system


Programming with Mono and C#


Fixing problems


Perl programming


Using Subversion


Coding with PHP





WARNING

Wiki sites can be very powerful and useful, but because users have the ability to create and modify them, they can succumb to misuse. Linux Format cannot accept any responsibility for the material on this site. There is a chance someone could post offensive material, so parents may wish to monitor or control access to this area, in the same way it is appropriate to monitor the use of newsgroups. See LXFWikiGuidelines for info on what is considered acceptable content. If you spot something you find offensive, libellous or otherwise illegal, you can either edit it yourself and/or contact mike.saunders@futurenet.co.uk