Maximum Linux w/ free Mandrake = $8 newstand
I just picked up a copy of the premier issue of Maximum Linux, a child rag of MaximumPC. It included a full install of Linux Mandrake with it. The magazine was ok, but I think it will improve as it goes on. The kicker is that with every magazine, they'll be putting out a CD full of the latest Linux whatever. [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img] So for all of those still on dialup connections, this could be a lifesaver.
I've already sent in my subscription card 6 issues/6 CDs for $30, a steal in my opinion.
Mod w/ an attitude
Joel: What a coincidence, I just picked up my copy of the mag this morning also.
I have never even seen Linux before let alone set it up and run with it. I have been using Windows sicnce version 1.0 (black and white version before color monitors were available).
I have gotten it installed and running as a stand alone, but I am totally lost on setting up my dial-up PPP connection and getting my network machines mascquering on the internet. I want to try Linux since I am tired of all of the hassles and reloads that Windows 98 SE causes me.
Can you suggest somewhere that I can get more of a step by step setup guide? E-mail me if you have the time.
Why not just carry it on here where others can see? I'm sure there are others that would be interested in hearing about the setup.
The Linux Documentation Project ( www.linuxdoc.org ) is INVALUABLE. You'll be there almost every day or more. [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
If you are using a graphical PPP login as I am, then it's pretty easy. If you are using an internal modem, you need to find out the IRQ and the first I/O address it is using, then use the setserial command to set a ttySx serial port to that IRQ/address. Here's mine for an example:
setserial /dev/ttyS3 uart 16550 port 0xa800 irq 11
I don't know if you're using KPPP which is the KDE PPP dialup, but if you are, then it's a very easy setup. If not, then check out the HOWTO or mini-HOWTO on modems and PPP access at the Linux Doc Project.
OK, I had a MURDEROUS time getting masq. working (read 17+ hours in 3 days on that one issue), but after doing it, I have the experience I need to avoid my problems again. Basically, you need to set up the routing and use the IPChains command to set up the masquerading. The Howtos are at the Linux Doc Project (what can I say - it's a great place).
Once you get a grasp of how it should work, which will likely take a little less than an hour, then check out my own rc.masq script which I have rc.local call. FYI, rc.local is called by the bootup process and so runs whatever is referenced in it at bootup. Think of it as the Linux version of the autoexec.bat. Here's the link to my rc.masq: http://home.earthlink.net/~jkleppinger/rc.masq
You'll probably need to modify something in there depending on your network, but that should get you started. One thing I haven't done yet is begun the process of making my masq box a true firewall to help keep out those potential intruders. There's always something to be done. [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
Hope that gives you something to do for the next couple of hours or so. [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
Now if I can just get SAMBA working right, I'll be a very happy man. [img]/forum/frown.gif[/img]
Does this mag have a webpage? i ddint see it at any of the bookstores near me...(havnet tried borders yet)...if you could post the page that would be cool.
Mod w/ an attitude
They are supposted to have a web page, but it is not up yet. I have been checking avery day since last Friday for it.
Hi, Joel! I got that copy on Saturday. The Mandrake copy is very similar to Mandrake 6.2. I was very disappointed with their evaluation of SUSE 6.1 because I think is a great value for the first time user. It includes Star Office and some other softwares. The installation is very easy, even for the first time user. The manual is also very well written. The magazine says that the installation is long and a very disappointing. In terms of hardware support, it supports a lot of video drivers and soundcards. Of course, my favorite is Mandrake Deluxe, the Macmillan edition. In the editorial, the writer argues about the origins of Linux and Unix. In fact, he does not like the idea as Linux as a "Unix operating system". We know that Linux has improved since the early days but its origins and its strentgh comes from the Unix platform. I found that Linux Maximum is a very fresh and provocative in their approach towards the industry. I wish them good luck!
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