Build fun projects with a PC,
Linux, some free software,
and a few extra parts
for Linux books by
|Linux is a powerful
operating system that can be freely used and redistributed under the
terms of the GNU Public License. All those metal boxes and piles of
wire in your closet (where your clothes should be), are what used to be
the latest, coolest computers. If you put them together, there's still
some fun to be had.
The Linux Toys book series consists of Linux Toys by Christopher Negus and Chuck Wolber (Wiley Publishing, 2003) and Linux Toys II by Christopher Negus, with Thomas Weeks (Wiley, 2005). This site is here to describe the projects you can build with those two books. Linux Toys II is probably your best bet today, since much of the software that comes with the original Linux Toys has become outdated.
If you are interested in Linux, this site provides links to other books by Christopher Negus that might interest you. Although the name has changed from Red Hat Linux Bible to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bible, that book is updated every six months or so to track the progress of Fedora and RHEL. A more general purpose Linux book, which includes 16 Linux distributions on CD and DVD, is the Linux Bible (which is updated once each year).
In the end of 2007, Chris coauthored the Linux Toolbox series with Francois Caen for Wiley Publishing. That series currently includes the Ubuntu Linux Toolbox, Fedora Linux Toolbox, and SUSE Linux Toolbox. Recently, Christopher Negus became the series editor for the Negus Live Linux Series for Prentice Hall. For that series, he authored the book Live Linux CDs and coauthored The Official Damn Small Linux Book.
In the long run, plans are to expand this site into a general-purpose site for fun Linux stuff. Stay tuned.
-- Chris Negus, 2011
Toys II Projects:
Web Photo Gallery
eMoviX Bootable Movie
Damn Small Linux
on a Pen Drive
X10 Home Lighting
BZFlag Gaming Server
Icecast Internet Radio
Linux Terminal Server
Contributing author Thomas Weeks for
MythTV and Devil-Linux