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The best things on the Web are free

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Software

The Web is the one area of technology where free software is almost the norm - and frequently best of class. There are so many free applications out on the Web that help you surf better, work with e-mail better, and also keep your computer safer that the difficulty is in finding the best.

Linux winds of change: friction between Ubuntu and old guard

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Ubuntu

I remember a couple of months ago being warned by an acquaintance from the Linux crowd that within that community there are some very closed minds. Never has that remark hit home as hard as in the past two weeks. However, it appears that winds of change are afoot, with a growing rift between some old guard stalwarts and the stewards of the increasingly popular Ubuntu distribution.

Back Up (And Restore) LVM Partitions With LVM Snapshots

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Linux
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can create backups of LVM partitions with an LVM feature called LVM snapshots. An LVM snapshot is an exact copy of an LVM partition that has all the data from the LVM volume from the time the snapshot was created.

Forget Windows and OS X: Just Try Linux

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Linux

A number of readers have called me a Linux hater due to some straightforward points that I’ve made in previous articles. In reality, I’m not a Linux hater, and I try to make that clear as much as I can because the operating system is getting better all the time.

GIMPshop: The GIMP Graphics Package With Photoshop Look-And-Feel

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Software

One of the major graphics programs in the free software domain has been GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program). It has similar capabilities as Adobe Photoshop and can be used for a variety of tasks, including photo editing and image composition. GIMPshop was designed to specifically ease the transition for Photoshop users.

Howto Install World of Warcraft (WoW) in Fedora Core 6

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HowTos

Love World of Warcraft, but hate Windows?

Test Driving Linux Using a Live CD

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Linux

So you've heard about Linux, and you’re itching to try it out. Why? Maybe you want to breathe some life into an older computer that can't run Windows XP or Vista. Maybe you want to stretch your technical skills a bit. Or, maybe you're just tired of Windows and need a change.

Linux FlyBuys into financial transactions

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Linux

Linux may be an operating system synonymous with a flightless bird, but Loyalty Pacific, the company behind popular retail loyalty and rewards program FlyBuys, has announced it will jet its infrastructure to open source software.

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Puppy Linux 2.15CE has a few new tricks

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Linux
Reviews

Given how similar Puppy 2.14 was to 2.13, I was wholly unprepared for how different the latest Puppy release, 2.15CE (community edition), is from its predecessors.

Debian 4.0 "etch" - GNU Kitchen Sink

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Linux
Reviews

Debian is one of the largest, oldest, and most democratic of all the Linux distributions out there. All of these points could be argued to be good or bad depending on your perspective.

Politics aside, there's no arguing Debian hasn't had a significant influence on the Linux world. It spawned Ubuntu, the now most popular desktop out there. It's sparked many a vociferous debate.

Configuring Debian/etch on a Dell Latitude D520

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HowTos

A new job brings new toys Smile My new employer has supplied me with a Dell Latitude D520 laptop for programming. It came loaded with Windows XP professional which—ofcourse—had to go. Nothing inhibits productivity quite like Windows—except perhaps for the pool table and game consoles in the lunch room.

KDE Commit-Digest for 15th April 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: The Summer of Code begins, with 40 KDE projects. Registration opens for Akademy 2007. Hosting proposals invited for Akademy 2008. Further progress in the KBattleship rewrite with sounds and network play integrated, and theming support added to the Bovo game. More work on Strigi file analysers. Drag-and-drop and porting work in Mailody.

OpenOffice.org Calc functions, part 2: Working with formulas

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HowTos

A formula is a spreadsheet function entered in a cell, complete with its arguments. They're one of the two or three major applications that first spearheaded the acceptance of the personal computer in the 1980s, and the main tools of advanced spreadsheet use.

At Least 32 Dead In Virginia Tech Shooting

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Misc

At least 32 people were killed and more than two dozen wounded at Virginia Tech university on Monday in the deadliest campus shooting in U.S. history, media said.

Fox News, CNN and the student-run university newspaper gave the death toll as 32. Officials earlier said at least 22 people were killed.

Command line tricks - sending yourself email

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HowTos

It might sound like a rather strange thing to do, but sending yourself email from the command line can prove extremely handy in a lot of circumstances. For example, I have a script that runs every week on my server that emails me and reminds me to copy the latest backups off that actual machine (in case of hard drive failure).

A Debian developer's thoughts on the state of Debian

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Linux

We recently received the following note from Thaddeus H. Black, a Debian developer. We thought he had some interesting things to say about Debian and its development process, so, with his permission, we'm sharing his thoughts with you...


To: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
From: Thaddeus H. Black
Re: Debian

I have read with interest your several recent remarks on Debian.

Learn the essential modes and editing features of Emacs

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News

This tutorial introduces you to some of the essential concept of modes, shows you some of the powerful text manipulation functions available, and teaches you how to use the built-in search, replace, and spell check facilities of Emacs.

Latest Ubuntu Delivers on the Promise of Open Source

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Ubuntu

April 16, 2007 - For users wanting a secure, feature rich alternative to Microsoft Windows, Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today the Thursday release of Ubuntu version 7.04.

Linux, PS and Kill - feel the power

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HowTos

This tutorial is meant for beginner to intermediate Linux users. Advanced users will probably find it boring and know more options than we’re going to discuss here, which will lead to some sort of flame war based on which switch is best.

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