[hemmerling] Linux 4/8 - Linux Applications, Linux Tools and Linux Drivers

Software Components of Linux

Linux Desktops

GNOME

KDE

XFCE

Printing on Linux

  • Nowadays, as of 2013-11, Linux systems load a hardware-specific kernel module, to enable general printing support. You need a special kernel module for each different printer( e.g. one module for PCL5, one for EPSON, one for PostScript,..) The printing is then configured by the helpof CUPS.

The POSIX and Unix environment subsystem for Windows

Tools & Toolsets for Linux

  • BusyBox: The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux - “BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single small executable. It provides replacements for most of the utilities you usually find in GNU fileutils, shellutils, etc. The utilities in BusyBox generally have fewer options than their full-featured GNU cousins; however, the options that are included provide the expected functionality and behave very much like their GNU counterparts. BusyBox provides a fairly complete environment for any small or embedded system”.
  • Roaring Penguin "RP-PPPoE" - “free PPPoE client for Linux”.

Drivers for Linux

Appropriate OpenDirectory Directory Pages

 
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