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Knowledge Is Terrifying

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: There is a strange disconnect in the thought that the CLI is dangerous and the GUI is safe. I think that as a general rule GUIs are more dangerous because they let users click randomly and make things happen without having any real knowledge.

The Zen of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

blogs.zdnet.com: Many Linux users and enthusiasts are said to have a religious devotion to their operating system of choice. But does Linux itself have almost a Zen-like quality? The monks of the White Wind Zen Community would likely say so.

Comparison of File Systems And Speeding Up Applications

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Software

amitshah.net: How should one allocate disk space for a file for later writing? ftruncate() (or lseek() followed by write()) create sparse files, not what is needed. A traditional way is to write zeroes to the file till it reaches the desired file size. Doing things this way has a few drawbacks:

Free Online Book On Blender: Solid 3D Rendering/Animation Lessons

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ostatic.com/blog: One of the great things about open source platforms and applications is that skilled authors often put free books online as guides.

Firefox inches towards 50%, Safari holds steady

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: These are the kind of stats that should make the Mozilla folks very happy. According to W3Schools data, Firefox climbed to 46.4% in February, while the various versions of IE dropped by 1.2% to 43.6%.

"man pages" and why to use them - and in text format too

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linux-hardcore.com: This is for you new to Linux users out there who are still not sure about things and are a bit panicky with the "CLI", "Command Line Interface." Go slow, ask questions, and above all, when in doubt: check the "man pages"

Hands-on: GNOME 2.26 brings incremental improvements

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arstechnica.com: GNOME 2.26, the latest version of the open source desktop environment for Linux, has been released. Ars pranced through the garden with the new GNOME release and found that it delivers some nice incremental improvements.

Mind mapping application for Linux

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Software

stefanoforenza.com: Xmind is an Eclipse based application, which can run on any platform. So, yeah, not just Linux, but - stumbling on their website - I was pretty much surprised to find out that a .deb download option has been care taken of.

GNOME 2.26's 5 Best Features

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blogs.computerworld.com: I started running GNOME 2.26 on the Ubuntu 9.04 alpha a few days ago, and I've been pleasantly surprised. While the Ubuntu 9.04 alpha 6 is still very much a work in progress, GNOME 2.26 manages to run like a charm on it.

KDE Brainstorm: Get Your Ideas Into KDE

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KDE

kde.org: In an effort to bridge the gap between users and developers, the KDE Community Forums have launched a new initiative to coordinate feature requests. A new "Brainstorm" section has been created.

100 tips to help you work smarter with Firefox

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Moz/FF

techradar.com: The beauty of using Firefox is the control that it extends to users, and there are almost limitless ways that it can be tweaked. Here are our 100 favourite tips, tweaks and add-ons to get the most from your favourite browser.

Will Microsoft Abandon Windows to Compete with Linux?

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Microsoft

daniweb.com/blogs: As much as Microsoft loves to grinch about Linux, they've made significant changes over the years to compete with it--and will abandon it altogether to maintain their competitive edge. Windows 7 will be the last Windows product.

25 Mythical and Humorous Facts About Linus Torvalds

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Linux

junauza.com: Many people considered Linus Torvalds as the world's greatest computer programmer/hacker. For those of you who want to know more about Torvalds, perhaps you may want to read these mythical and rather humorous facts about the man:

Das Boot

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Linux

linuxhaters.blogspot: Here's something silly. It seems like y'all are concentrating on boot times these days. Boot in 20 seconds! no, 15 seconds! no 10 seconds! Why the **** do I care?

Review: Dream Linux 3.5

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Linux

raiden.net: Dream Linux, the dream of every new user, or at least the distro that's a dream to use has taken another jump forward and released a newer version. But as with every new version, questions remain as to how well the new version stacks up against the older ones. And how does this one do against it's predecessors? Let's find out.

PCLinuxOS 2009.1 - A lovely distro

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PCLOS

dedoimedo.com: PCLinuxOS is dubbed the "distro hopper-stopper" by its fans. Not without a good reason, I must say, because PCLinuxOS aims and succeeds at being radically simple [sic], friendly to new users as well as Linux geeks, easy to configure and manage, and packaging all you might need from your computer.

Can Red Hat Linux make the desktop pay?

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eweekeurope.co.uk: Microsoft's dismissive attitude of VDI, or virtual desktop infrastructure, is very similar to Red Hat's stance toward the desktop as a viable Linux commercial offering. Red Hat has said it has yet to figure out how to capitalise on the Linux desktop as a product, but now seems to be finding a way.

New firewall for the Linux kernel

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h-online.com: The Netfilter development team's Patrick McHardy has released an alpha version of nftables, a new firewall implementation for the Linux kernel, with a user space tool for controlling the firewall.

Open-Source ATI Graphics In Ubuntu 9.04

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phoronix.com: Ubuntu 9.04 (the Jaunty Jackalope) will be released towards the end of next month and it is picking up the Linux 2.6.28 kernel, GNOME 2.26, and other improvements like install-time support for the EXT4 file-system and some subtle improvements.

Firefox May Already Be Dead

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Moz/FF

pcworld.com: This is an exciting time for Web browsers. Google Chrome is now available in alpha for Linux, and I downloaded it for Ubuntu.

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