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Simple Tips for the New User to remember about Linux

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Linux
HowTos

raiden.net: There are numerous little things that a new user should learn and remember when it comes to Linux. These will also save you from a lot of trouble as you learn Linux.

The move to Linux, stymied by hardware

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: With news today of Windows 7 being made available in no less than six different versions, it is getting harder and harder to not move lock, stock, and PGP key to Linux on a full time basis. Except…

Windows is a Waste of Time

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Microsoft

gnuru.org: Some years ago studies were produced to show that the introduction of IT did not increase productivity in organisations. "Why not?" wondered all and sundry. Well, here's an idea for an answer: Windows.

Microsoft Leaves the Door Wide Open for Linux on Netbooks

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Linux
Microsoft

linugadgetech.blogspot: According to an article on Computerworld, Microsoft plans to offer six different versions of Windows 7. The lightest version of the OS will be Windows 7 Starter Edition. It limits users to a maximum of three open applications.

Game up for desktop Linux?

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Linux
Microsoft

fmtech.co.za: With Microsoft readying itself for the release of a fast, streamlined operating system in Windows 7, the Linux community needs to pull the proverbial rabbit out of the hat if the free and open-source operating system is to stay relevant on desktop computers.

Canadian Government Considers Open Source

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OSS

opendotdotdot.blogspot: The Canadian Government has put out a "Request For Information" (RFI) - essentially, a formal invitation for feedback on the topic.

I Give Up: Civilization Is A Bust. Quick, Back To The Caves!

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: I'm sorry, I failed to bring the human race to terms with computers. But just look at what I had to work with! You see, I have a handicap. I don't have Alzheimer's disease.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux on the HP 2133 Mini-Note, Part 3

  • iTunes Wishes it Could be Like Songbird
  • FOSS advocacy in Africa receives a big boost from the Open Society Institute for West Africa
  • Mozilla Developer News 02/04
  • The Kentucky Dumpster Test
  • Define “open source vendor”
  • HOWTO : Chinese characters Adobe Flash 10
  • Have KDE Ask for your SSH Passphrase on Login
  • Change The Message Of The Day In Ubuntu/Debian
  • IE or Firefox: Which browser is more secure?
  • LVM2 Auto-Reconnect
  • On the flip side. My GUI is great.
  • The Software Freedom Law Show - Episode 0x06
  • Linux Outlaws 75 - A Drawer Full of Twixes (Miguel de Icaza Interview)
  • VMWare Goes Open Source
  • Accounting Software for Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Use Scripts & Plugins In GIMP To Extend Its Functionality

  • Howto - Easily Install 9 Really Nice Ubuntu themes
  • Automating ssh and scp across multiple hosts
  • Set up OpenDNS on Ubuntu
  • The Fast Way to Read Compressed Files on Linux
  • 10 Open Source Implementation Tips
  • Do You Want Multiple Kernels on Your openSUSE System?
  • Package Management Basics on Debian GNU/Linux
  • HOWTO : Chinese characters Adobe Flash 10
  • Have KDE Ask for your SSH Passphrase on Login
  • Change The Message Of The Day In Ubuntu/Debian

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 57

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #57 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue: openSUSE@FOSDEM2009, HP Builds on the openSUSE Education Project, and How to install KDE 4.2.

Canonical Survey Shows Ubuntu Server as Mission Critical

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Ubuntu

eweek.com: Canonical Ltd. and RedMonk have released findings of a survey of Ubuntu users. The survey, completed by nearly 7,000 respondents, showed that Ubuntu is considered “mission-critical” by most re-spondents.

If Microsoft Loved Open Source, Who Would It Buy?

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Microsoft

Charles Babcock: Could Microsoft take its cash reserves and buy an open source company? Why not? Who expected Oracle (NSDQ: ORCL) and Citrix Systems to become such big investors in open source. Citrix' purchase of XenSource sure has worked out--for Microsoft, in my opinion.

Firefox 3.0.6 security and stability release now available

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of the Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing security and stability process, Firefox 3.0.6 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users as a free download from getfirefox.com.

Introducing LinuxCon - All Matters Linux

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Linux

linux-foundation.org/weblogs: The Linux Foundation is very excited to announce the launch of LinuxCon, a brand new annual North American technical conference. The 1st Annual LinuxCon is taking place September 21 – 25, 2009 in Portland, OR. Registration and Call for Papers are now open.

Upgrading an existing Ubuntu : the kill-your-desktop machine

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Ubuntu

taletil.eu: Back in 2002, there was no Ubuntu, no OpenSuse, no Fedora and Mandriva was called Mandrake. Installing a Debian was a geekish thing that didn’t detected anything automatically. It’s wonderful to see from how far we come and that, now, we can spend time to polish stuffs. And one big point that need polish is certainly the Ubuntu upgrade process.

Gnome's Text Editor, Gedit: A TextMate-like Editor for Linux

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Software

blog.astrumfutura.com: The humble Gnome editor is often compared to Windows notepad app. A simple editor with minimal features that is pathetic for anything else. Not true!

Which enterprise Linux to choose?

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Linux

itwire.com: Debate abounds between Linux lovers which distribution to choose on the desktop. But what about the server? Yes, all versions of Linux are equally capable of serving your mail and web site, but just what is it in those so-called "enterprise" editions that make them, well, enterprise-y?

Eyeing an Opening for Open-Source

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OSS

computerworld.com: Our security manager is surprised when her boss takes an interest in exploring some open-source security options.

Welcome to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

star-techcentral.com: When it comes to software nothing could be bigger than the operating system that runs the computer — even here, there are freeware operating systems based on Linux that enthusiasts and even casual users can install.

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today's leftovers

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Desktop GNU/Linux

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Google and Mozilla

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