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Welcome to The GoNix Initiative!

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a constantly updated resource for users who want to move away from overpriced Operating Systems with minimal security and expensive program licenses to a free, secure, and open source option... Linux (or Unix).


Easy, we have the articles, the software titles, and the information to get you started, and to show you that Linux has everything Windows has to offer and more!

For example, you don't want to move to Linux because you've got programs that you have to have in Windows... Well, did you know that Windows programs have very good and secure Linux variants? Well, that is exactly what our Software resource is for!

Haven't decided on what Distribution is for you? Well, our Articles pages and Distribution Listing will help you learn the in's and out's and history of the best distributions we could find! From Slackware to Ubuntu, FreeBSD to OpenBSD, you should be able to find it here!

How Can I Help?

Well, we can't keep everything running without some help sometimes (though we do try!); we value user contributions, in fact, all of our systems where built to allow users to add to them. You can submit articles, distributions, software titles, etc. Just simply click the "Submit" link at the bottom of the main page of each section!

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Latest Blog Posts
Updates Part Duex
I've just put the finishing touches on the Software and Review sections; everything appears to be operating within expected parameters. Just a few minor things to iron out and all shall be completed!
New Design
We've been working tirelessly to finish and now roll out our new site systems and design; you'll find this system a lot more responsive and visually appealing. A few of the systems (Command Listing...
Latest Commands
The zmore command is the GNU version of the venerable UNIX more command. zmore prints files to the screen one screen at a time, that will display files compressed with gzip. zmore has no command line...
zgrep invokes grep on compressed or gzipped files. All options specified are passed directly to grep. If no file is specified, then the standard input is decompressed if necessary and fed to grep. O...
zcat is a Unix program similar to cat, that decompresses individual files and concatenates them to standard output. Traditionally zcat operated on files compressed by compress but it is usually able t...
A TV viewer for the Gnome environment that you can watch TV, take screenshots, and record video and audio. Zapping has a deinterlacer and a Teletext viewer built in and supports Closed Caption and Tel...
The xterm command launches a terminal-emulation window under X. It gives you access to the shell command line from a window and is probably the most used X command. The xterm command has many avail...
Latest Hardware
Playstation 2
The PlayStation 2 (often shortened to PS2) is a sixth-generation video game console manufactured by Sony. The successor to the PlayStation, and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation 2 ...
The Nintendo GameCube is Nintendo's fourth home video game console and is part of the sixth generation console era. It is the successor to the Nintendo 64 and predecessor to Nintendo's Wii. The Nin...
The Xbox is a sixth-generation video game console produced by Microsoft. It was Microsoft's first foray into the gaming console market, and competed with Sony's PlayStation 2, Sega's Dreamcast, and Ni...
XBox 360
The Xbox 360 is the second video game console produced by Microsoft, and the successor to the Xbox. The Xbox 360 competes with Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation...
The Wii is a home video game console released by Nintendo. As a seventh-generation console, the Wii primarily competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3. Nintendo states that its cons...
Latest Operating Systems

Network Security Toolkit
NST is a bootable ISO live CD/DVD is based on Fedora. The toolkit was designed to provide easy access to best-of-breed Open Source Network Security Applications and should run on most x86 platforms. ...

Knoppix STD
STD is a Linux-based Security Tool. Actually, it is a collection of hundreds if not thousands of open source security tools. It's a Live Linux Distro, which means it runs from a bootable CD in memory ...

Software (Linux)
UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) is a cross-platform utility that can create Live USB systems and can load a variety of system utilities or install various Linux distributions and other operat...
KMouth is a KDE program which enables persons that cannot speak to let their computer speak, e.g. mutal people or people who have lost their voice. Currently KMouth has an input field into which th...
Festival offers a general framework for building speech synthesis systems as well as including examples of various modules. As a whole it offers full text to speech through a number APIs: from shell l...
Flite (festival-lite) is a small, fast run-time synthesis engine developed at CMU and primarily designed for small embedded machines and/or large servers. Flite is designed as an alternative synthesis...
Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application for Linux and Unix. Simple and easy to use, but with potential to help you organize the ideas and information you deal with every day. Have you ever felt...
Software (Windows)
Sony Vegas
Sony Vegas is a non-linear editing system originally published by Sonic Foundry, now owned and run by Sony Creative Software. It is designed to be used on Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. In April 2007...
These ate just miscellaneous *nix packages that we couldn't easily match to a Windows alternative.
Narrator is a Text-to-Speech utility for users who are blind or have impaired vision. Narrator reads what is displayed on your screen: the contents of the active window, menu options, or the text that...
Evernote is a software application that allows users to capture information of various types using the Evernote desktop, mobile, and web clients. In Evernote, users can create text notes, mobile phone...
Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. It is used to distribute a wide range of games and related media ent...
Latest Terminology Listings
Foreground Process
A foreground process is different from a background process in two ways: 1. Some foreground processes show the user an interface, through which the user can interact with the program. 2. The user mu...
Background Process
Unlike with a foreground process, the shell does not have to wait for a background process to end before it can run more processes. Within the limit of the amount of memory available, you can enter...
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
GUI (Graphical User Interface), where the user clicks on a visual screen that has icons, windows and menus, by using a pointing device, such as a mouse. GUI is pronounced like "gooey".
Command Line Interface (CLI)
CLI (Command Line Interface), where the user types a text command and the computer responds accrording to that command.
Linux Distributions
Linux distributions are developed based on the Linux kernel, adding enhancements, packaged with software and tools for installation and configuration.
Latest Videos
Linux Video Editing Software - What an Open Source Sony Vegas Looks Like
It's easy to learn the basics of video editing, especially in Linux! This software is based on the FFMPEG and MLT frameworks so it can handle almost any video file format you throw at it. This quick t...
The Power of the Linux Find Command
Unfortunately in Linux, certainly Ubuntu, the default GUI file search is not always useful. With just a small amount of patience you can find files quickly and easily using the command line, and your ...
Installing Themes in Linux
This guide works for the gnome desktop manager (used by Ubuntu and other Linux distributions). First we go to Gnome-looks. This is a large collection of themes and other artwork that can be used to...
Compiz Cube Tutorial: Howto Ubuntu Linux
Let's enable the desktop cube in Compiz, this tutorial will show you how: From CCSM under Desktop click to enable Desktop Cube (and then disable Desktop Wall), and enable Rotate Cube. Under Effects...
StarCraft + Touchscreen on linux with wine
OS: Gentoo Linux. PC: p4, 1.8mhz, 256mb, 40gb(hd). Monitor: waytec 15''. Video: Nvidia 64mb. TouchScreen Device: penmount usb 8-wire. Touchscreen opensource drive for linux: "evtouch" ...
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