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If you have any information regarding the illegal reselling or Duplication of this Guide, please report it to [email protected] for your reward. Warnings Before installing any software on your computer, please make sure your system Meets the minimum system requirements. This step only applies to extremely old Computers. If your computer is capable of running Windows XP, then it will Definitely work with PinguyOS and other Linux OS. Although there are no viruses, security flaws if any they get patched quickly, and Linux is much safer Than Windows, it is important to apply patches updates are shown on the computer. Table of Content 1.Introduction 1 Amateur Radio Linux Alternative V3 Copyright © 2016 JMD | All Rights Reserved. 2.Open Source versus Proprietary Software 3.The Major Problems With Windows 4.Stealing Files On Windows Computer 5.Computer Security 6.Linux is not Windows 7.Windows Under Linux 8.Minicom 9.Ham Radio Linux OS 10.Linux OS For Hams 11.SourceForge Linux Ham Radio 12.Antispyware 13.Linux Platform Ham Radio Programs 14.Wireless Router Project 15.Linux Ham Radio Links 16.Linux VoIP 17.Programming 18.Linux and mostly Linux 19.Glossary 20.Internet base radio station 21.Linux Matters 22.Launch Pad 23.International Distress Frequency 24.Amateur Radio by VE3SRE 25.Google Code Archives 26.LinBpq 1.Introduction Linux ham radio software is at the cutting edge of technology, free to install and use. Because Linux is also open source, you can even modify the software if you like! You will find a list of ham radio applications as you go along reading the manual Are you a mac or windows user thinking about the wonderful open-source Linux distros (Operating System). Your computer life is now going to change, ask yourself one question do you have a learning curve with mac and windows. Can you design the type of operating system you want to use with mac and windows, the answer is ''no'', with Linux and open-source the sky is the limit, you have alternative choices, based on your needs and likeness. Getting our youths involved from an early age into open source is a good way for parents to enhance their thinking and ability to be creative and imaginative. Do you know many of the electronics gadgets people use are run by Linux, please watch the video How Linux is Built. 2 Amateur Radio Linux Alternative V3 Copyright © 2016 JMD | All Rights Reserved. While Linux is running our phones, friend requests, tweets, financial trades, ATM’s and more, most of us don’t know how it’s actually built. This short video takes you inside the process by which the largest collaborative development Project in the history of computing is organized. Based on the annual report“Who Writes Linux,” this is a powerful and inspiring story of how Linux has become a community-driven phenomenon. The Choice is Yours A learning curve-Very easy to manage-Free operating system-No anti virus software to worry about Get to learn more about the computer and open source software you use Social Media;Office, Art, Video, Skype, Facebook, Mumble, Instagram, Netflix and plenty more. For Amateur Radio and other hobbyist tons of software to install already preinstall in synaptic Package Manager or Muon Package Manager Here are your choices Upgrade to Linux. Yes there is a learning curve and Massive Development building your own Operating System with a Software Bank of over forty thousands plus software. Linux Desktops Have Better User Interface and Unix As Compared To Windows And Mac! The quality of Linux from using the distros. It has the most attractive User Interface and elements now. Leading Linux distro companies like Canonical are hiring young and talented designers to improve the looks and User Interface of Linux platform. The user experience is not just about themes anymore. The progress of User Interface changes is real and measurable now. Linux distros are best at customization. Since Linux is an open source OS, companies releasing new distros are offering much more customization options as compared to Windows or Mac OS X. You can do anything you want with Linux, users have access to the code, core features, packages, repositories and every single thing. Proprietary operating systems like Windows and Mac lack at flexibility in User Interface. While Linux likes to continue its minimalistic approach towards all the User Interface elements, proprietary OS are little complex. The changes in Linux User Interface can be done with great ease. No wonder why Linux has such massive active developers community. User can easily install and configure dock within few clicks on Linux distros. Installing a theme is an easy task too. Proprietary OSs lack these kinds of customization options. The 3 Amateur Radio Linux Alternative V3 Copyright © 2016 JMD | All Rights Reserved. window decoration and positioning of User Interface elements is neat and tidy in Linux. Distros like Fedora 21, Arch Linux, elementary OS, Ubuntu distros have very beautiful User Interface. Distros like Ubuntu have employed the powerful Unity Unix in the system too. Everything in the latest versions of leading Linux distros is very neat and professional. If you compare the User Interface in next generation Linux distros., it makes Windows and Mac OS X look extremely encumbered. Linux has the breath of fresh air. The freedom that Linux gives is just incomparable. tch the video Easing into open source 2.Open Source versus Proprietary Software Get a betting understanding of open source and propriety software Proprietary software are those that are created by companies to turn a profit. On the other hand, open source software are created by individuals and open source communities alike to promote access to the product’s source materials etc, that will create economic and social development for those who do not have in society. Read more Definition - What does Proprietary Software mean? Read more Open Source: Is It Too Good to Be True? PCWorld The Hottest Tech Arguments Open Source vs. Proprietary Software 3.The Major Problems With Windows Do nothing. Keep using XP. No learning curve. No expense and Development. Upgrade to the latest windows Yes there is an expense and someone spying on you via a back-door protocol Having to used useless products like registry cleaners and system tuners that waste your money, but how do you go about cleaning up after uninstalling shady Windows base freeware software? With Windows You don’t. You always have to avoid installing nonsense on your PC it is constant and become a way of life At the presence computing development all Windows base freeware software is bundled with spyware, crapware, adware, or with a back-door protocol to spy on you, which includes things like the awful Ask Toolbar or the terrible Trovi browser hijacker malware. Every other download site is either wrapping crapware filled freeware with their own crapware, or they are just distributing installers full of crapware. Some of them will only bundle the crapware if you are using Internet Explorer — so you think you’re recommending a clean source to your family because you’re using Chrome, only to help them get infected because they are still on IE. Even Windows base open-source software 4 Amateur Radio Linux Alternative V3 Copyright © 2016 JMD | All Rights Reserved. isn’t safe. New Windows base Computers The useless, irritating programs that come pre-installed on your PC or sneak onto your system a midst an innocuous download aren’t malicious, but they will clog up your system and get in your face constantly. It’s almost worse than malware, because instead of just nuking your computer, they stick around and make your experience dreadful. Every Microsoft Word document you create contains a hidden log of everything you did to it, ever. Specifically, it contains a revision history showing who touched the document, and when. You'd think this would be the sort of thing military intelligence would care about when creating sensitive word documents, but you'd be wrong they are totally unaware. Everyone who is unaware of the dangers of back-door entries in Microsoft Windows and associated software including governments make the mistake of posting online in its original Word documentation this mistake its revision history is visible to anyone who know where to look and find other information, this is how in many cases leaks are obtained from IT Spies and computers sniffers Inspect documents for hidden data and personal information Microsoft Support while they try to address the problems just by using your keyboard with specific commands and recovery software the information can be retrieve, it's stores on the hard drive. Now that you have this information about Microsoft Word Document are you still crazy for it and wanting to use it. 4.Stealing Files On Windows Computer How safe are you using a windows' computer, is it that easy to steal files on the windows as is said by many IT Specialist how true is it to steals files. Can anyone comprise your computer if sensitive data is stored on the computer, it is that easy ready the following articles and see for yourself if it that easy. How to secretly copy (steal) files from a computer to a USB Flash drive How your washing machine can steal computer files Trojan horse designed to steal your photos 5.Computer Security Why Linux Is More Secure Than Windows Ten Reasons to Dump Windows and Use Linux How to secure your Linux system Basic Ubuntu Security Guide, Desktop Edition Seven Free Security Tools for Linux 5 Amateur Radio Linux Alternative V3 Copyright © 2016 JMD | All Rights Reserved. 6.Linux is not Windows Are you're a relatively new Linux user who's having some problems making the switch from Windows to Linux. This causes many problems for many people, hence this article was written. Many individual issues arise from this single problem, so the page is broken down into multiple problem areas. Read the article Linux is Not Windows. Read Windows to Linux: A Beginner's Guide 7.Windows Under Linux There are a certain number of applications, both open-source and commercial, that will allow Windows applications to run under Linux. They are referred to as emulators, meaning that they replicate the functions of Windows on a Linux platform. Many MS Office applications, games and other programs can be run using an emulator with varying degrees of success ranging from nearnative speed and functionality to only basic performance. Wine is the primary open-source Windows emulator for Linux. It is a kind of compatibility layer for running Windows programs, but does not require Microsoft Windows to run the applications. Installed through any Linux distro via the software center Package Installer. Wine versions are rapidly packaged by the Community Repository members and made available to users. Wine is pre-installed on all Linux operating, it can be downloaded from the software center (aka apps store) 8.Minicom Minicom is a text-based serial port communications program, similar to Cutecom. It is used to talk to external RS232 devices such as mobile phones, routers. It's available for all versions of the Ubuntu family. Links to several specific guides for configuring hardware are detailed in the 'Useful Links' section below. Website Serial Communication Linux comes with many serial text and gui based serial communication programs. My favorite is minicom - friendly menu driven serial communication program. If you are addicted to DOS / Windows TELIX (a telecommunications program originally written for DOS and was released in 1986), minicom is for you under Linux / UNIX. Website Minicom For Linux Read More Using Minicom to give commands to a modem Read More Minicom serial video how to Watch The Video Serial Console HowTo Linux Serial Console HOWTOby Van Emery Intro to Linux (for Ham Radio Operators) Tanner Lovelace 6 Amateur Radio Linux Alternative V3 Copyright © 2016 JMD | All Rights Reserved. 9.Ham Radio Linux OS DX Zone Amateur Radio Linux Distribution hamOS- Sourceforge net project hamOS - A Debian based Linux respin for Amateur Radio Operators Description A Debian based Live and Installable operating system for radio amateurs. hamOS contains many preinstalled ham radio applications as well as a custom menu. This respin is geared toward the newer Linux user. hamOS uses the lightweight LXDE desktop environment and is therefore suitable for older hardware (I've used it on a PII 300mHz machine w/ 256mb ram). Check out the Get Extras folder on the desktop to run some custom scripts that will automatically grab flash, codecs, and other non-libre software. Instructions for fixing the repositories in hamOS 12.48. Download the sources.list file and the thirdparty.list files to your Downloads folder. Open up the file manager (icon looks like a filing cabinet) and navigate to your Downloads folder. Open up a terminal in the Downloads folder by pressing the F4 key on your keyboard. Copy the following command to the terminal and hit ENTER (You will be asked for your password). sudo cp sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list && sudo cp thirdparty.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/thirdparty.list && sudo apt-get update This should copy the correct sources and update the available software. Harv's Hamshack Hack Shackbox The most advance Linux distribution for ham radio operators (current version to download) User / password: herve / 123456789 root / 123456789 By default, keymap layout is set to french, don t forget to change it! THERE IS A MISTAKE IN THE FILE ON SHACKBOX DESKTOP FOR HELP YOU TO FIX INTERNET CONNECTION! Instead of type « name server » as said in the file please type nameserver Sorry for that, that ll be fixed in next version. Ham Radio Linux LiveDVD Ver. 14 supports RTL-SDR, HackRF and more KB1OIQ - Andy's Ham Radio Linux 10.Linux OS For Hams Arch Linux 7 Amateur Radio Linux Alternative V3 Copyright © 2016 JMD | All Rights Reserved. You can find a selection of amateur radio packages in AUR. Follow the instructions in the AUR User Guidelines to install the packages. Use an AUR Helper to assist with installing packages and dependencies. Centos The CentOS Linux distribution is a stable, predictable, manageable and reproduceable platform derived from the sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). We are now looking to expand on that by creating the resources needed by other communities to come together and be able to build on the CentOS Linux platform. And today we start the process by delivering a clear governance model, increased transparency and access. In the coming weeks we aim to publish our own road map that includes variants of the core CentOS Linux. Since March 2004, CentOS Linux has been a community-supported distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by Red Hat. As such, CentOS Linux aims to be functionally compatible with RHEL. We mainly change packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork. CentOS Linux is no-cost and free to redistribute . CentOS Linux is developed by a small but growing team of core developers. In turn the core developers are supported by an active user community including system administrators, network administrators, managers, core Linux contributors, and Linux enthusiasts from around the world. Ham radio Software on Centos Linux - Configuring multitudes of Amateur / HAM Radio software for Centos6 / Centos5 Enabling everything HAM radio on Centos Linux! This document is my journey into Linux-assisted HAM radio with Centos. This covers many topics along my personal discovery which started with AX.25 packet radio, then into HF digital modes, and most recently SDR and D*star technologies! This doc will be constantly evolving but here is the index to give you an idea of what it covers today. Debian WHAT is Debian? The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a Free operating system. This operating system that we have created is called Debian. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. At the core of an operating system is the kernel. The kernel is the most fundamental program on the computer and does all the basic housekeeping and lets you start other programs. Software Packages in "wheezy", Subsection hamradio Recommended Linux base distro for Amateur Radio Operators less updates than Ubuntu and Ubuntu base distro. Fedora 8 Amateur Radio Linux Alternative V3 Copyright © 2016 JMD | All Rights Reserved. What is the Fedora Project? The Fedora Project is a partnership of free software community members from around the globe. The Fedora Project builds open source software communities and produces a Linux distribution called “Fedora.” Our Mission The Fedora Project's mission is to lead the advancement of free and open source software and content as a collaborative community. Elements of Fedora's Mission The three elements of this mission are clear: The Fedora Project always strives to lead, not follow. The Fedora Project consistently seeks to create, improve, and spread free/libre code and content. The Fedora Project succeeds through shared action on the part of many people throughout our community. Fedora Amateur Radio Sig Fedora Amateur Radio Guide Gentoo Gentoo is a highly configurable and adaptable Linux distribution. The Portage system allows you to choose which packages to install and how to configure them on a very fine-grained level. Amateur radio software can be found in the portage tree mainly in the categories PSKmail on puppy Linux Puppy Linux is an excellent operating system to run PSKmail, both the client and the server.It runs on fairly old hardware, and is much faster than UBUNTU or Windows openSUSE The openSUSE distributions all have most of the AX25 drivers built into the kernel as modules. Ham radio packages are now available through the build service repositories. SUSE SUSE distributions all have most of the AX25 drivers built into the kernel as modules. Ham radio packages are now available through the build service repositories. UbuntuHams UbuntuHams Ubuntu. com 9 Amateur Radio Linux Alternative V3 Copyright © 2016 JMD | All Rights Reserved. Ubuntu. org Ubuntu packages 11.SourceForge Linux Ham Radio Sourceforge.net Ham Radio Software Python Sourceforge Linux ham radio Recently Updated Sourceforge Linux ham radio Search Sourceforge Directory over 2200+Pages of Open Source Software 12.Antispyware Nixory Nixory is a free and open source antispyware tool written in Python/PyGTK aimed at removing malicious tracking cookies from your browser. It currently supports Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. It runs on all OS, including Windows, Linux and Mac OSX. 13.Linux Platform Ham Radio Programs DX Zone Ham Radio Programs For Linux Platform A Gnome Multimode HF Terminal GNU/Linux for the Radio Amateur amateur radio information technology electromagnetic wave propagation Ham Radio India Linux Hamsoft The Linux operating system is perhaps the only operating system in the world that can boast native and standard support for the AX.25 packet radio protocol utilized by Amateur Radio operators worldwide. This document describes how to install and configure this support. NEW/UPDATED Software ALL Software ANTENNA Software DIGITAL Software DISTRIBUTION Software DOCUMENTATION Software ELECTRONICS Software LOGGING Software MORSE Software 10 Amateur Radio Linux Alternative V3 Copyright © 2016 JMD | All Rights Reserved. OBSOLETE Software PACKET Software PROPAGATION Software RIGCONTROL Software SATELLITE Software SDR Software UTILS Software 14.Wireless Router Project Broadband-Hamnet™ (formerly called HSMM-Mesh™) DD-WRT DD-WRT is a Linux based alternative OpenSource firmware suitable for a great variety of WLAN routers and embedded systems. The main emphasis lies on providing the easiest possible handling while at the same time supporting a great number of functionalities within the framework of the respective hardware platform used. 15.Linux Ham Radio Links BeagleBone Black vs Raspberry Pi for Digital Ham Radio From The Key Of N1ABS KF8GR Main Page Welcome to the KF8GR Linux Ham Software Links Linux for Amateur Radio Applications Linux Journal Ham Radio When All Else Fails—Amateur Radio, the Original Open-Source Project Linux Ham Radio Software Packages Manager Linux-ham -- Amateur Radio meets Linux ON4QZ Ham Software For Linux CW with Linux…learning, receiving, sending The Not-Very-Technical Linux Ham Radio Page VE3SRE Linux Distros I've Played Around With 16.Linux VoIP Echolink / Linux Echo-Link KJ6ZD GitHub Installation Instruction Installation using package Svxlink The support for installing SvxLink from prebuilt packages is unfortunately poor in most distributions. To 11 Amateur Radio Linux Alternative V3 Copyright © 2016 JMD | All Rights Reserved. improve the situation, more active package maintainers are needed. Maybe you are the right person for the job? Here are some distributions where packages exist in one or another form: Svxlink .Net VoIP, bringing the world closer Svxlink.net Echolink Linux EchoLink on Ubuntu (Setting up Svxlink server and qtel) ZR6AIC VOIP / DV applications and Ham Radio I started this VOIP/DV page in 2007. I have added links and documents over time, but the following intro paragraphs have pretty much not changed, pay specific attention to the “Toward Software Defined Radios and Digital Voice” part that has also remained unchanged since 2007. 17.Programming CHIRP CHIRP is a free, open-source tool for programming your amateur radio. It supports numerous manufacturers and models, as well as provides a way to interface with multiple data sources and formats. Hackerrussia Radio service software 18.Linux and mostly Linux BSD UNIX (with links to project sites) ClosedBSD Coyote Linux Debian distrowatch (every distro under the sun) everything linux FreeBSD Free BSD based firewall and servers FREECSO ROUTER FreeOS.com gnoppix Linux HUMBUG i1WQRLINKRADIO justlinux Linux Amateur Radio AX.25 HOWTO Linux Australia Linux.org Linux firewall by Craig Zeller 12 Amateur Radio Linux Alternative V3 Copyright © 2016 JMD | All Rights Reserved. Linux Questions LEAF - Linux Embedded Appliance Firewall Linux Knoppix linuxlinks Mark Suter's Talks OpenBSD PicoBSD PMFIREWALL Redhat RPMSeek Samba SmoothWall (open source firewall distribution) SuSe Linux The Linux Kernel Archives Waikato Linux Users Group Discover an open source world Best Free Software for Linux Linux Link .Com Linux Mini Distributions 19.Glossary Amateur Radio Packet Dictionary Amateur Radio Codes and Alphabets Amateur Radio Dictionary of Ham Radio Terms The Information security glossary Welcome to the glossary of information security and computing terms and phrases. This resource will hopefully prove to be useful in helping you to understand the jargon and terminology used within the information security industry and sector 20.Internet base radio station Airtime What about a ham radio internet base radio station ? Airtime is everything you need to broadcast streaming radio on the web. Features like advanced automation, DJ management, and seamless transitions between live and scheduled programming make running an online radio station easier than ever before. With Airtime doing the heavy lifting, you’ll be able to focus on what you do best: creating truly professional radio content. 21.Linux Matters Linux.Com Linux News 13 Amateur Radio Linux Alternative V3 Copyright © 2016 JMD | All Rights Reserved. ISS dumps Windows into the vacuum of space TechWorm Here Are The Best Linux Distros of 2016 TechWorm Best Lightweight Linux Distros of 2016 It's Open Ubuntu MATE is a heavyweight among the lightweight distributions Linux in the Ham Shack » » Linux « Linux in the Ham Shack Linux, Open Source and Ham Radio for Everyone 22.Launch Pad From launch pad you can get PPAs to add to your OS Launchpad is a software collaboration platform that provides: Bug tracking Code hosting using Bazaar Code reviews Ubuntu package building and hosting Translations Mailing lists Answer tracking and FAQs Specification tracking Example Pages matching "hamradio" in Launchpad Pages matching "echolink" in Launchpad Pages matching "ppas ham radio" in Launchpad Just type in the search box what you looking for once it is there it will come up and you can add the PPAs to you OS 23.International Distress Frequency An international distress frequency is a radio frequency that is designated for emergency communication by international agreement. 24.Amateur Radio by VE3SRE An Inspiration To Amateur Radio: Five Reasons Why Its Still Relevant! Isn’t amateur radio “old-fashioned”? Most amateur radio operators are very much in tune with today’s “hi tech” world and tend to be “early adopters” of emerging technologies. A lot of hams work in hi tech. For example the Finnish cellphone giant Nokia recruits a large part of its workforce from the local ham radio community. 25.Google Code Archives About Google Code was launched in 2006, with the goal of making it easier to collaborate with others on 14 Amateur Radio Linux Alternative V3 Copyright © 2016 JMD | All Rights Reserved. open-source software. It offered Subversion, Mercurial, and Git source code hosting. It soon expanded to offer wikis, downloads, and even issue tracking. But alas, in 2015 Google bid farewell to the service, which had since been eclipsed by other, richer open-source project hosting providers. The archives still hold lots of Linuxes Ham Radio Projects for one to explore or try Ham Radio Ham Radio 26.LinBpq LinBPQ written by John Wiseman G8BPQ is an award wining packet radio Linux software with APRs, Linbpq is highly Technical and is not for the average email users, CB hams but for highly technical technocrat amateur radio operators. To Mike V3UIL Canada, Mike N9PMO USA and Peter 9Y4PJ Trinidad & Tobago great hams in the pursuit and development of Packet Radio globally, thanks for your contribution over the years and encouragement to the younger hams Notes on installing and running LINBPQ. LinBPQ Applications Interface Index of /users/john.wiseman/Downloads Notes on installing and running LINBPQ. All Protocol Observed Credits To All Information Sources and Links On The World Wide Web All logos and trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners. ® and ™ denote registered trademarks in the United States and other countries. Julien M Dedier - 9Z4FZ / M0JDD Arima, Trinidad & Tobago [email protected] My Linux boxes, ''what are yours'' Centos 5 IRLP Debian Xfce Amateur Radio UberStudent 4.3 Academic Fedora Workstation 23 Technical 15 Amateur Radio Linux Alternative V3 Copyright © 2016 JMD | All Rights Reserved.