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some howtos:

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  • Four top tips for installing software on to Linux PCs

  • Connect to a wireless network with the command line
  • Command Line Bookmarks
  • Fun with Commands-I
  • Short Tip: GNU Screen with proper scroll, session management support
  • How to use samba on the command line
  • Sabayon - Sipie for Sirius Radio
  • Howto: Burn Audio Cd's From mp3 in ubuntu
  • Building ffmpeg on Ubuntu Linux
  • Suspend on Dell D820 openSUSE 11.1 (Beta 2) Nvidia Driver
  • Automatically process new files with fsniper

Mandriva One 2009 - Kaptivating KDE

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pbs01.wordpress: It has been a couple of days since the Mandriva team released Mandriva Linux 2009 in KDE and GNOME flavours. I decided to try Mandriva and see for myself how it has improved over Mandriva Linux 2008.1.

Switch to Ubuntu Linux not Apple Mac OS

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prosenjit23.wordpress: For the past few years Apple has seen an increase in its laptop business due majorly to the dismal failure of Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system. Umpteen number of reports have been published telling people why they should consider switching to the Mac OS, but not a single one has surfaced that spells out the merits of switching over to a variety of Linux.

Novell: Free SLES while the fire is hot

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blogs.zdnet.com: I fought to get SuSE Linux Professional released into Open Source when the idea wasn’t even a twinkle in Novell’s eye. What I really want is something the lines of an openSLES — in other words, a free version of SLES with free security and bugfix updates, with the support lifecycle to back it up.

Introducing Open Source to the World - Part 1

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raiden.net: As part of an ongoing experiment, and effort to help my fellow students, I've been working on a project to inform everyone I meet, any chance I have, about the benefits of Open Source and the joy of using Linux and BSD on their computers.

Linux to get a new numbering scheme?

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internetnews.com: Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman is leading an effort now that could possibly end up changing the way the Linux kernel is numbered.

Vista marks end of 'planned software'

zdnetasia.com: Big software releases like Windows Vista mark the end of "planned software" for the industry, according to Red Hat CEO, Jim Whitehurst.

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex - Review & Tutorial

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dedoimedo.com: Ubuntu 8.10, the latest version of a phenomenally popular and successful distro, is supposed to hit the world scene on October 30. Being a fervent fan and a loyal user of the Ubuntu family, especially the autumn releases, I have decided that I could not wait and that I had to test the Beta build and get the first impression of the newcomer.

Updating your system: GNU/Linux 5, Windows 0

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: The pace of software development — regardless of the licence — is pretty fast these days. The state of your systems need constant monitoring. New features, bug-fixes and (most important) security updates need to be properly managed. When it comes to system updates — GNU/Linux beats Windows.

linux in pictures (or video)

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Why Linux Still Struggles on the Desktop

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ibiztech.wordpress: I was reading through a Harvard Business Review article and I came across a distinction which essentially says [in my own words] … “people don’t want a car, they just want to get from here to there” I was struck by how true this is and how often we geeks fail to understand that subtlety.

When to use Unix or Linux, part 2: Applications and support

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Software

techtarget.com: In Part I of our report on choosing Unix or Linux, we discussed the questions you might ask when considering either Unix or Linux. In this tip, we'll delve more into application-related issues and look more deeply into support.

10 Things Every New openSUSE User Should Know

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opensuse.org: Some people asked me to compile a 10 bullet list what every user should know if new to openSUSE. It’s not intended to be useful for the hardcore user, it’s for beginners. It’s not only openSUSE 11.0 focused, most of the stuff can be also used with older versions.

Setup and Configuration of Opensource Media Center - Elisa

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Linux

Elisa is an open source cross-platform media center connecting the Internet to an all-in-one media player.

Mandriva Linux 2009: Now with KDE 4. Yippee?

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techiemoe.com: Mandriva has an odd naming scheme for their releases. It sort of follows the way automakers in the US name their cars. Thus it's October 2008 and I'm playing with Mandriva 2009. I guess the idea is that I'll use 2009 well into the real year 2009. Or something.

25 reasons to use Linux Mint

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beranger.org: Mint, the only leafy plant not to be ignored (excluding the cannabis). How about Mint Linux? #1: It's not brown. No, really, it's not brown! #2: Multimedia codecs, browser plugins, DVD playback, and so on, out of the box.

The netbook newbie's guide to Linux

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Hardware
  • The netbook newbie's guide to Linux

  • Netbook explosion takes Acer to number 1
  • Netbooks take ten per cent of Euro PC market
  • Happy Birthday Eee PC
  • OLPC's Last Billion

Microsoft: We're all 'mixed source' companies

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OSS

news.cnet.com: In case you were wondering, Microsoft thinks the battle of open source vs. proprietary software is basically over. "Today, but increasingly in the future, we are all going to be 'mixed source'," Microsoft's top intellectual property lawyer said in a lunchtime interview on Thursday.

Linux Kongress 2008

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heise-online.co.uk: At the recent 2008 Linux conference, big names in the world of Linux presented current and future developments. Samba developers now want to combine the code for Samba 3 and 4, which until now have been developed separately. In future, HA and cluster developers want to bundle their efforts on specific modules. Dirk Hohndel showed off

OpenSolaris 2008.11 Starts Coming Together

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phoronix.com: OpenSolaris 2008.05 had given a new face to Solaris through a vastly improved desktop experience. While OpenSolaris 2008.05 was not perfect, it was quite pleasant and a very nice first step. Sun Microsystems is now preparing for the release of OpenSolaris 2008.11 to incorporate their latest set of changes.

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