January 4, 2004

Linux Toy Projects Makes Use Of Old Computers

In the world of computer operating systems, Linux is like those colonial upstarts back in 1776 that wanted to be free and democratic. Linux is a free Unix-type operating system originally created by Swede [sic] Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers around the world. The source code for Linux is freely available to everyone.Gig Harbor, Washington writer Chris Negus is a recognized Linux OS authority. He is the bestselling author of âRed Hat Linux 9 Bibleâ and all previous editions, with more than 200,000 copies sold.

He recently co-authored a new book called âLinux Toys,â published by Wiley. The book contains 13 projects you can build with a PC, free open source Linux software, and a few odds-and-ends. His cool projects include transforming an answering machine into an e-mail converter, building an MP3 music jukebox, building a car entertainment center, and creating a TV video recorder/player.

Link: webtalkguys.com


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