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     By now you know that Monkey is a mini-distribution of GNU/Linux.
"Whoopty doo, what can it do for me?" you ponder.  Okay, so it's not
Linux-Mandrake 8.2 with all of it's hardware support and bundled software,
but it may be just what you need to breathe some new life into an old
machine with low amounts of RAM and disk space.  In this section I list a
a few of:

     1. the programs and utilities included in the base install,
     2. the ready-to-install software packages, and
     3. my favorite commands.


     As installed, Monkey occupies only 20MB (+ 10MB virtual memory) of
disk space, yet still contains many useful programs.  As Milan put it,
"Monkey is small, but is not only a toy."  Included with the Monkey Linux
base install are a slew of useful programs; such as, the GNU File
Utilities 3.12, GNU Text Utilities 1.13, Mtools 3.0, text editors,
internet utilities, web browsers, and compilers.  A few of these utilities
are listed in the following table.

     Type              Programs
     Archival          gzip 1.2.4, tar 1.11.8, unarj, unshar, unzip, and
     Calendar/Clock    date and xclock
     CD Audio          workbone 2.3
     Internet          ftp, telnet, ping, ssh, nslookup, and traceroute
     Messaging         talk and write
     Mtools 3.0        mattrib, mbadblocks, mcd, mcopy, mdel, mdeltree,
                       mdir, mformat, mlabel, mmd, mmount, mmove, mrd,
                       mread, mren, mtest, mtype, and mwrite
     Network Support   TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, SLIP, PLIP, and PPP
     Programming       gawk and perl 5.003
     Scheduler         crond
     Server            bootpd and bootpgw
     Shells            bash 1.14.7(1) and tcsh (default)
     Text Editor       elvis 1.8p13, xedit, and joe 2.2 (Wordstar
     Visual Shell      midnight commander (mc)
     Web Browser       lynx 2.5 (text-based)
     X Window          Xfree86 3.2, xterm, and fvwm95-2.0.41f

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     The following list of ready-to-install software packages (made
available in the download page) further expands the realm of Monkey's
computing power.

     File Name     Description                                 MB
     apache.tgz    Apache 1.1.3 (web server)                   0.08
     dosemu.tgz    DosEmu 0.64.4 (DOS emulator)                0.41
     gccall.tgz    Gnu C Compiler 2.7.2 (libc5, for compiling  2.49
                   kernel) and kernel 2.0.29
     kern2030.tgz  Linux kernel 2.0.30                         4.97
     manpages.tgz  Manual pages 1.4h                           0.73
     netscape.tgz  Netscape Navigator Gold 3.01 (web browser)  2.37
     sendmail.tgz  Sendmail 8.8.5 with PINE 3.95 and PICO 2.9  1.08
                   (email transfer agent, email utility, and
                   text editor)
     x32ma64.tgz   Mach 64 accelerated X server                0.68
     x32s3.tgz     S3 accelerated X server                     0.82

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     It's not a bad idea to go to your favorite bookstore (physical or
on-line) and purchase a book on Linux or Unix system commands.  You could
also install the manpages.tgz package and hope that a manual for the
utility that you need is include in the man pages.  Good luck with that
option.  If you're on a budget then check out the Linux Documentation
Project at  They have a how-to on about everything
pertaining to GNU/Linux.  

     What?  I can't believe you'd think that I'd introduce you to
something as amazing as Monkey Linux and then not tell you how to use it.
Come on now, I'm not going to leave you hanging.  The following table of
GNU/Linux commands and their DOS equivalents is a summarized list of
commands that I find myself using quite often.

     GNU/Linux  DOS     Description
     clear      cls     Remove all text from the screen.
     ls -a      dir /p  View contents of a directory.
     ls -la     dir /p  List contents of directory with
                        permissions and block size. 
     pwd        none    Show the present working directory.
     cd         cd      Change directory.
     date       date    Show time and date.
     finger     none    Find info on other users.
     man        none    Read manual pages.
     whatis     none    Find info on binaries.
     ps         none    Show all running processes.
     whoami     none    Show who's logged in.
     mkdir      mkdir   Create a directory.
     rm -R      deltree Delete a directory.
     rm         del     Delete a file.
     cp         copy    Copy a file.
     mv         rename  Rename a file.
     w          none    List all open virtual terminals
                        and which users are on them.
     which      none    Show the path of a command.
     lsmod      none    List running modules.
     mount      none    List mounted devices.

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