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Partition Table Backup

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HowTos

Many of us are doing backups of all kinds of data: from regular files, databases, to full partitions or hard drives. What I have noticed that very few peoples even think about the partition table.

Book Review: Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks

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Reviews

I recently came across a very nice book titled "Ubuntu Linux for non-geeks" authored by Rickford Grant and published by No Starch Press. What attracted me to this book was the obvious title which makes no bones about the fact that this book is targeted at non-geeks.

What's the best Linux for beginners?

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Linux

I recently received a letter from a computer pro who's nearing 80. He's disgusted by "how [Microsoft] things have developed, and how most software is put out there full of errors and omissions. Help is virtually none existent. One really has to dig to find answers." So, here's my list of the best Linuxes for people who just want a working PC.

A look at Firefox 2.0 RC2

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Moz/FF

The official release of Firefox 2.0 is right around the corner and the second release candidate (RC2) was made available last week. Release candidates provide insight into the features and functionality that will be available in the final release. Much has changed since the Firefox 2.0 alpha builds were made available to the public early this year.

Book review: ImageMagick Tricks

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Reviews

Command-line utilities can be powerful, but it takes some doing to make a typical desktop user work in the shell. The image manipulation program ImageMagick is one command-line program that gives users a good reason to use the CLI. Now Packt Publishing has released ImageMagick Tricks, a book that covers ImageMagick from the ground up. If you've never used ImageMagick before, this book is a good starting place.

The Scrabble For Open Source

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OSS

I was fascinated to read about Software Freedom Day last month, where open source enthusiasts took to the streets around the world to celebrate open software. We've had freedom marches in favour of land rights, troop withdrawal and industrial relations laws, but I never realized proprietary software was in the same category as country invasions and reductions in workers rights.

Fedora Core 6 vs Ubuntu 6.10

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Linux

I've been using Fedora Core 6 pre-release for a couple of days now, and I'm ready to write about my experience so far. Overall, there are both good and bad things about Fedora. Here are some things that I like about it:

Install Opera Web Browser in Debian Sarge,Etch or Sid in 3 Steps

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OS
Linux
HowTos

Opera is a full-featured Internet tool, most notably a fully standard conforming Web browser. Opera includes pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, integrated searches, and advanced functions like a password manager, mouse gestures, native Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) support, an email program, RSS newsfeeds, and IRC chat. It is designed to be fast andhighly customizable.

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Boot Debian from an USB device

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HowTos

Here is a very short (but in my opinion very useful) how-to for creating an USB boot device, which enables you to boot Debian from your memory stick.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 172

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • News: Release galore, Fedora 6 postponed, VectorLinux 5.8, openSUSE vs SLED, Debian news round-up, new init system by Pardus

  • Commentary: Mandriva returns to its roots
  • Statistics: DistroWatch in France
  • Released last week: Mandriva Linux 2007, Slackware Linux 11.0
  • Upcoming releases: Frugalware Linux 0.6 roadmap
  • New additions: Bluewhite64 Linux, Ichthux
  • New distributions: Trinacria Linux, Yamefa
  • Reader comments

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

Ubuntu's Linux Backflip

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Ubuntu

There is no denying the buzz around Ubuntu, said Interarbor Solutions Principal Analyst Dana Gardner. Its "spark in the market" has many wondering whether it will enjoy the same success as the last Linux company to take off: Red Hat.

TUX stickers available for free!

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Linux

You have seen many TUX stickers on the web, but I am sure you've never seen anything like this before. The best part is yet to come: you can have these stickers for free! All you have to do is run to the post office and send us a postage-paid return envelope.

Something New on something OLD!

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Linux

How old? It's a Panasonic CF-35 with a 3G hard drive, a 266Mhz processor and little else. I insisted that what he needed to get the old girl back in the ball game was a simple Linux install. I still believe it to be true, however selecting the distro was more than I had imagined.

CLI Magic: Running multiple jobs with xjobs

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HowTos

Ever feel like you're not getting the most out of your multiprocessor machine? The xjobs utility allows you to schedule several processes to run simultaneously to make the most of your system's resources.

Extract Any Archive in Linux Using “e” Program

“e” is little tool you can extract almost any archive in Linux so you do not need to remember which tool and what command lines are necessary.

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OpenSUSE 10.1 Installation with Screenshots

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Linux
SUSE
HowTos

SUSE (formerly SuSE) is the leading distribution of Linux in Europe. SUSE Linux sets new standards for quality and ease of use, offering comprehensive packages of Linux-based applications. It is available in English, German, French, and Italian. The readers of Linux Journal voted SuSE Linux the Reader’s Choice for Best Distribution (1/99).

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openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 5 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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openSUSE 10.2 alpha 5 was released a couple of days ago, and I've been testing various aspects since its install. Coincidently, I decided to download the dvd version this time only to find out later that it was the only format available. Quite honestly, my decision was really made by distrowatch, when it was the first link in their announcement. Forgetting that I usually do deltas, I right clicked, copied, and pasted their link into a terminal for wget. For whatever reason I chose it, DVD format is the next best way to go. It makes for a much more pleasant install than a 5 cd change-out. But more importantly, what did we find after the install?

Microsoft gambles in piracy battle

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Linux

You might think Kevin Carmony, the leader of a company trying to challenge Microsoft Windows, would be dreading the new version, with all its advanced features. But the chief executive of software vendor Linspire says he's eager for Windows Vista's debut.

KDE 3.5.5 will be released next week

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KDE

KDE will ship the 5th maintenance update to KDE 3.5 next week. This release includes a bunch of bug fixes, improved language support, a new version of kopete and tons more.

Comrades open windows to linux

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Linux

Linux or open source seems to thrive wherever Left governments rule. And as Kerala schools log Microsoft out and boot open source systems, Linux world is buzzing with excitement over possibilities in the communist-ruled states.

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Tiny Core Linux 7.2 Enters Development, First Release Candidate Is Out Now

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Huawei CEO: Will keep using Android as long as it's open

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