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How Linux Can Finally Rise Above Microsoft

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently I had a chat with another member of the Linux media about what Linux really needs to do in order to finally reach the masses. The conclusion?

Quick fixes for common Linux problems

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techradar.com: We'll come right out and say this – Linux breaks. No matter how much we might like our chosen distro, there is no denying that things can go wrong. So here's our guide to dealing with some of the most common problems, and some advice on how to deal.

Desktop Linux - Felicia Failed in My Office

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: After much discussion my CEO agreed to deploy Linux in our Content Department. Next, the issue on the table was which distribution to deploy.

MSFT vs TomTom: The Q&A

redmonk.com: While it’s true that you hear it here last, generally, a week is a bit much, even for me. But as we’re still fielding questions about the news that Microsoft had filed a complaint over alleged infringed patents against TomTom, Dutch manufacturer of navigation systems, it seems necessary to comment.

Ubuntu is based on Debian unstable

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mdzlog.wordpress: From time to time, I see someone remark that Ubuntu uses packages from Debian unstable, and that they don’t think this is a very good idea. I would like to explain why we do this and how it works, and hope that this will enable a less one-sided view of the subject.

Open source microbloggers you should follow

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tuxradar.com: If you're a fan of Identi.ca or Twitter and want to follow the alpha geeks of the free sofware world, we've put together a list of people to make it easy for you to find them.

Three Easy Steps to Set-up Anonymous Web Browsing on Linux

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junauza.com: This simple guide will enable you to surf the web anonymously while using Firefox on Linux. But to do this, you will need to install these two important tools.

Qimo, Linux 4 Kids

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reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: WHAT is a good age to introduce children to Linux/Free Open Source Software? My children are nine, and they regularly use FOSS without actually realising it or, I suspect, caring.

When the Linux missionaries come a-callin

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: No one is a bigger fan of Linux more than I. I am sold on it lock, stock and barrel. However, There is liking Linux, encouraging people to try Linux and then there are the Linux missionaries for whom Linux has become a religion.

Freedom vs. Control

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mr-oss.com: The lack of Linux tools which can modify enterprise wide linux deployments is helping to slow it's adoption. Linux philosophy is based around freedom from the control. The control is in the hands of the user and the enterprise administer is left out in the cold.

U.S. Schools: Not Ready For Linux

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beginlinux.wordpress: US schools are not yet ready for Linux. Yes sad to say, it is not because they can’t do Linux or don’t need a feasible, safe and renewable source for technology. US schools are not ready to accept Linux because they don’t feel the need.

How to run a successful Linux User Group

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techradar.com: If there was one thing Linux Format magazine learned from the Readers' Round Table event it organised, it was that us Linux folk like to get out and have a good chat.

How To Run Fully-Virtualized Guests (HVM) With Xen 3.2 On Debian Lenny (x86_64)

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This guide explains how you can set up fully-virtualized guests (HVM) with Xen 3.2 on a Debian Lenny x86_64 host system. HVM stands for HardwareVirtualMachine; to set up such guests, you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization (Intel VT or AMD-V).

today's leftovers

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  • Fedora 11 preview

  • Become a Linux command line black-belt
  • FLOSS Weekly 59: TuxPaint
  • 5 Minutes of World of Goo
  • PAM hell starts to freeze
  • Bandits: Phoenix Rising Finally Gets A New Beta
  • What the *, Firefox?
  • Drupalcon: Drupal Adds Install Tools, Support
  • Tykes Need Linux Too
  • NVIDIA Releases 180.37 Linux Display Driver

few more howtos:

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  • Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.6

  • Analyzing boot performance of OpenSuse 11.1 with bootchart
  • How to Tunnel Web Traffic with SSH Secure Shell
  • Howto Setup Wireless on a Fujitsu Siemens Li 2727 notebook
  • Debian Lenny Minimal Desktop
  • How to use a WiFi interface
  • Debugging Wifi on Ubuntu Linux
  • Ubuntu-Change Icon Size
  • Lenny Laptop: Wifi Setup

Improved Linux Screen Space Management With PekWM

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oreilly.com: With the growing popularity of netbooks more and more people are using small screens which support lower resolutions. The challenge for those who do a great deal of multitasking and tend to have lots of windows open is finding a good way to manage them on a small screen.

Why Do You Use Linux?

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linuxloop.com: At some point, nearly everyone who uses Linux has someone ask them “what’s that?” This question almost invariably leads to “why is it better than <other operating system>?” What do you say?

In defence of Ubuntu against old school hackers

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seemanta.wordpress: I have been using Ubuntu since version 5.04 came out. And let me add, this is the damnest Linux distro out there today !! I was a Debian devotee but after 4 years of Ubuntu, now I am a born-again Ubuntu convert.

From the End of the Beginning to the Beginning of the End

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opensource.org: When Eric Raymond posted the first of the Halloween Documents in 1998, it marked the end of the beginning for open source. That is to say those documents demonstrated that the logical superiority of the open source development model had penetrated the most headstrong corporate skull in the proprietary software universe: Microsoft.

Ubuntu: Community for Human beings

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doctormo.wordpress: The ubuntu community is one of the most enjoyable I’ve ever been a part of, it has a much more diverse set of people and ideas than other development communities, but retains a strict sense of community and togetherness.

Also: The ubuntuforums are ::evil::

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