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Linux Survival Guide for Beginners

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Linux

codingexperiments.com: Ubuntu may be a user-friendly Linux distribution, but as i80and pointed out, it isn’t perfect. What should you do if you happen to be stuck in the wilderness of the terminal? Well, since Google SERPS (Search Engine Result Pages) can be hard to read in Lynx, it’s best if you know some basic commands and the locations of files.

GNewSense, the Present and the Future

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Linux

earthweb.com: You would think that a GNU/Linux distribution dedicated to shipping only free software would be uncontroversial. After all, isn't free software what GNU/Linux is all about? Yet, when the latest version of GNewSense was announced recently, Slashdot readers were divided in their reactions.

New Development with Reiser

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Reiser

scienceblogs.com: Hans Reiser developed a file system a while back, for LInux computers (but in theory useful for other systems as well) which is probably the best file system out there. Hans Reiser has just recently been convicted of murdering his wife. I have two related proposals.

Quake 3: A True Classic That Never Dies

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Gaming

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: I started to play Quake 3 soon after its source code was licensed under the GPL. I must admit, I didn't play it from the beginning, and I'm at best a good player, but I always enjoyed playing online some classic mode.

Linux Vocabulary for the New Linux User

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foogazi.com: If you’re just starting out with using Linux then chances are you’ve probably seen or heard a few Linux terms that you don’t recognize. It’s typical that when you ask, or search, for help on the Internet for Linux, you’ll see some of the following terms.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 256

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Report: Computex 2008 - Linux ultra-portables galore

  • News: Debian "Lenny" freeze, Mandriva Cooker news, Ubuntu Netbook Remix, FreeBSD EoL notice, openSUSE package repositories, CentOS search resources, Gentoo release delays, interview with Red Hat CEO
  • Released last week: Damn Small Linux 4.4, Linux Mint 5, Zenwalk Linux 5.2
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1
  • Site news: Annual package database update
  • New distributions: PING, ZevenOS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Vienna failed to migrate to GNU/Linux: why?

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Linux

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Several governments and councils reported multi-year migration plans to GNU/Linux. Free software activists praised each one of them in their blogs and commentaries. However, a few months or years on, some of those plans crumbled. Vienna is one of them. A question here begs to be answered: why did it happen?

Translate words with EuroOffice Dictionary extension

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Software

linux.com: Need a multilingual dictionary tool that allows you to quickly translate words and expressions without leaving the convenience of OpenOffice.org? Drop in the EuroOffice.org Dictionary (EOD) extension.

few early morning howtos:

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HowTos
  • Filesystem & file organization in Linux

  • Accessing Remember the Milk from your Ubuntu Desktop
  • Finding The Number Of Open File Descriptors Per Process On Linux And Unix

Getting To Grips With Netpkg In Zenwalk 5.2

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: All the usual review issues - the installer, the artwork, the applications, the hardware detection, yada, yada, yada – are all fine and dandy in Zenwalk 5.2. Really, they are – there's not a bad thing to be said about any of it. So, what am I going to write about? Netpkg.

Music players: so much choice, but…

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Software

celettu.wordpress: Music players in Linux are a dime a dozen. Even if you don’t count the media players like VLC and mplayer, there are still enough that will manage and play your music collection. I’m pretty sure I’ve tried them all at this point…and I still haven’t found one I’m perfectly satisfied with.

Netbooks pre-loaded with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: The Canonical OEM team has been approached by a number of OEM’s who want to sell netbooks (small, low-cost laptops with an emphasis on the web) based on Ubuntu. Almost universally, they’ve asked for standard Ubuntu packages and updates, with an app launcher that’s more suited to new users and has the feeling of a “device” more than a PC.

The impact of the Eee PC

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Hardware

itpro.co.uk: Had most people in IT even heard of Asus' Eee PC a year ago? Probably not. Yet its impact has been nothing short of remarkable...

Linux captures the 'green' flag, beats Windows 2008 power-saving measures

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Linux

networkworld.com: Independent tests show that Red Hat Linux pulls as much as 12% less power than Windows 2008 on identical hardware

Rock star Linux: remixed, unplugged and live

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itwire.com: Ubuntu is on the verge of enhancing its already good name as the most end-user friendly Linux distribution by coming out with its own mobile-optimised release, Ubuntu Netbook Remix. We're on the tip of a revolution and here's why.

Michael Chen: India Third-Largest Contributor To Fedora Community

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Interviews

efytimes.com: Michael Chen, director, Red Hat was recently on a visit to India. In an interview with Swapnil Bhartiya, assistant editor, EFYtimes.com, Chen elucidated upon various issues ranging from the awareness about Linux and open source to India's strengths and the challenges the country is facing in the open source world. Here are some excerpts from the lively exchange.

Linux kernel compile secrets. Part 3

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HowTos

blogs.ittoolbox.com: In the previous episode of Linux kernel compile secrets. Part 2. I went through various methods on collecting the hardware data necessary for configuring your kernel. Now comes the head scratching, brow furrowing and hair pulling time of deciding which options to choose. Now while I cannot go through every single choice in detail. I intend to highlight the important ones that can make or break your kernel.

Openoffice.org mailing labels solution

My daughter is getting married this Summer, and she purchased some weird Avery return address labels for invitees to RSVP whether they plan to attend. The labels have an Avery number of 18195. I have no MS-Windows workstations at home, and I couldn't find an Openoffice.org Writer template for this particular label stock. What to do?

today's leftovers

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News
  • How Ultra-portable Laptops will help Linux

  • Linux Training
  • Gates Says Linux Best OS Ever
  • Mark Shuttleworth buys MicroSoft codecs for Ubuntu
  • The best Ubuntu-Look I cud find - Ubuntu Studio Look
  • So much for "community" in the Linux community
  • There is only one Linux!!!

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Cracking ubuntu 8.04 to work with nVidia 8200 chipset motherboard

  • HowTo recompile Debian packages
  • Creating a bootable USB from an iso
  • Share files between 2 ubuntu computers
  • KVM and Virt-Manager On Ubuntu 8.04
  • Vim Tip: Save file with root permissions
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Tablet review: BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition

As employees have become more and more flexible in recent years thanks to the power and performance of mobile devices, the way we work has changed dramatically. We frequently chop and change between smartphones, tablets and laptops for different tasks, which has led to the growth of the hybrid market – devices such as Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 and Apple’s iPad Pro – that provide the power and functionality of a laptop with the mobility and convenience of a tablet. Read more