mirror.vcu.edu & ftp.vcu.edu


Most users will want to preceede to one of these links: Directory of Downloadable files (http) - Directory of Downloadable files (https) - Directory of Downloadable files (ftp)


If you have any questions about this site, contact the mirror master Last Update: 26 June 2014


Linux Distributions hosted here:

Fedora - http://fedoraproject.org/
Centos - http://www.centos.org/
Ubuntu Releases - http://www.ubuntu.com/
Kubuntu Releases - www.kubuntu.org/
Ubuntu Ports Releases - http://www.ubuntu.com/ - for non x86 cpus
Ubuntu Archive - Ubuntu Archive
Parted Magic - http://partedmagic.com/
PuppyLinux - http://www.puppylinux.org/

Other Projects hosted here:
Cygwin - http://www.cygwin.com/
LibreOffice - http://www.documentfoundation.org/
The Open Disc for Windows - http://www.theopendisc.com/
The Ultimate Boot Disc for Windows - http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/


Selected Linux Live Discs

If you want to try Linux, but don't know where to start, try one of the following Linux Live Discs. A Linux live disc is usually burned to a writable CD or DVD and allows one to boot linux onto a computer without installing it. On all of these, one can also install that distribution onto the computer as well. Recently purchased computers all have 64-bit cpus, except Netbooks. If you are unsure which Live Disc to try choose either Fedora Gnome 32-bit or Ubuntu 32-bit. On computer which already have an operating system installed (typically windows) a new user should seek help if they wish to dual boot between the two operating systems.

How to burn a live disc These directions are for Fedora, but will apply to any bootable iso image file.

Fedora 20 32-bit CD image 64-bit CD image
Centos 6.5 32-bit CD image 64-bit CD image
Ubuntu 14.04 Long Term Support 32-bit CD image 64-bit CD image
PuppyLinux Slacko 5.7 - Linux for older computers 32-bit CD image

Here are links to lists of other Live CDs: Wikipedia and Linux Links


Documentation:

The Linux Documentation Project
GNU Manuals Online
Linux Gazette
LinuxFocus (English)

Fedora Documentation

Ubuntu Documentation

All Red Hat Enterprise Linux Manuals

Linux Users Groups in Richmond, Virginia:

VCU LUG - a student group meeting weekly at VCU
RVaLUG - Richmond's community linux user group. Meets monthly.


HowTo Play mp3s on RedHat 8.0 or 9
HowTo Enable DMA on IDE Drives on RedHat 7.3+
Fedora Solved
Fedora News - many Fedora Tutorials and HowTos
The Unofficial Fedora FAQ
ed End of Life
RedHat Public Mailing Lists - including Fedora discussion lists
RedHat Bugzilla - including Fedora bugs
Errata for RedHat releases
System Tuning Info for Linux Servers
RHAS 2.1 & Oracle 9
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Manuals"
Fedora Core site
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora Project Wiki

Viruses, Worms & Spam:

SpamAssassin - SpamAssassin Wiki
Clam Anti-Virus

Security Enhanced Linux:

Fedora SELinux Project Pages
Getting Started with SELinux HOWTO
NSA SELinux site - FAQ
Fedora Core 5 SELinux FAQ - Fedora SELinux List Archive
Gentoo SELinux HOWTO & FAQ
Unofficial SELinux FAQ

Other:

rpm.livna.org - another community based distribution of rpm packages
Linux Dell Community Web
Dell Linux Engineering Mailing Lists
Linux & NVIDIA Graphics Forum
Bastille Hardening Script for Linux and Unix
Simple firewall rule generator
Easy Firewall Generator for IPTables
Blackdown Java for Linux
Helix/Real Player for Linux - Installing RealPlayer 10 Beta for Linux
Macromedia Flash Player for Linux
Wine - Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix
Simple firewall rule generator
Easy Firewall Generator for IPTables
Crossover Plugin - Allows Quicktime & other media to be viewed under Linux. (Commercial Product)
WineX - Wine + Direct X support (Commercial Product)
VMware - run Windows under Linux, or vice versa (Commercial Product)


Can't find what you want? Try these mirror sites:
ftp://carroll.cac.psu.edu I2
ftp://www.ibiblio.org I2
ftp://distro.ibiblio.org I2
ftp://ftp.dulug.duke.edu I2
Bit Torrent Site for Fedora Core I2
ftp://mirrors.umbc.edu I2
ftp://ftp.tux.org
archive.progeny.com
ftp://mirror.hiwaay.net
Center for Digital Discourse & Culture at VaTech

Sites marked with I2, have an Internet2 connection from VCU