My professional career is computers and information technology (IT) but at the desktop, I’ve always been a Windows user. I’ve use linux on servers for years and have installed it on computers at home to play around, but always go back to Windows because I use the applications and not the operating system.
A major linux magazine stars amateur radio on the cover of it’s January 2010 issue.
The contents of the issue include articles on:
Linux Journal’s Ham Shack:
Come chat with us about everything Linux and amateur radio related in our Ham forum (or see forum topics below).
Listen to our podcast to hear editors Shawn Powers and Kyle Rankin discuss our Amateur Radio special issue.
Little known fact: Did you know a feature article in Linux Journal issue number one was Linux and Hams?
Linux Amateur Radio Resources:
A guide for users of Fedora amateur radio software – http://jjmcd.fedorapeople.org/amateur-radio-guide/
Hamsoft – Linux Software for the Hamradio community – http://radio.linux.org.au/
FBB Packet-radio BBS mini-HOWTO (covers the installation and use of the most popular
amateur packet-radio BBS server software “FBB”) – http://cryptnet.net/mirrors/LDP/HOWTO/text/FBB
Ham radio programs for Linux – http://www.dxzone.com/catalog/Software/Linux/
A complete LiveCD for HamRadio operators by F0FAK – http://shackbox.net/
Ubuntu Software Packages in “karmic”, Subsection hamradio – http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/hamradio/
Debian Software Packages in “lenny”, Subsection hamradio – http://packages.debian.org/stable/hamradio/
Maybe it’s time to install Ubuntu again and check out the above stuff.
73 and happy holidays,