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Ten things to do after installing Ubuntu (humor)

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dedoimedo.com: Oftentimes, you come across articles suggesting tweaks and fixes and cools things that ought to be done after your successfully install Ubuntu. They are almost always related to software at hand, but with no strategy, and they are always personal. In other words, most of these articles should read: ten things I do after installing Ubuntu.

Top 10 Things to Call a Linux Distro from Microsoft

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fossforce.com: Gosh, how the time flies when you’re having fun! Here it is, Thursday again, time for another Top Ten list. This week, we wondering what we’d call a Linux distro from Microsoft…

Top 10 Things Linux Users Don't Understand

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fossforce.com: Well, as Three Dog Night said a long, long time ago, when it comes to Redmond, we find it “easy to be hard.” Anyway, this week, we’re taking that commenter’s advice and, in the interest of equal time, we’re going after our own kind, Penguinistas.

Seven Signs that You Have Been Brainwashed by Microsoft

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: Considering the last event's I've been able to observe, as well as Mechatotoro's contributions, I compiled this short list of manifestations of a Microsoft-only mentality, just for fun.

Top 10 Reasons Why Larry Ellison Dislikes Red Hat

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fossforce.com: It’s Thursday, and you know what that means… Time to cover your kids’ eyes and ears – heck, time to keep them away from any online device altogether – because it’s Top 10 day.

Top 10 Reasons to Switch to Windows

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fossforce.com: Here we go again, stealing the IP of David Letterman. Actually we found some prior art on this so we think we’re okay – so we offer this week’s Top Ten list!

Five reasons to avoid giving friends and family tech support

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zdnet.com: Ever been caught up in becoming tech support for a friend, family or colleague? Here are five ways you can avoid it happening again.

New GNOME haz no friends

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Software
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christoph-wickert.de: Me said it before and the internets have proved me right: New GNOME haz no friends, only old GNOME haz.

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How Computers Have Changed The World [Comic]

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digitizor.com: Here is funny rage comic which depicts how computers have changed the world and still are. Computers have made convergence possible, in a way.

My Top-Ten Rejected Slogans for a 20th anniversary Linux T-shirt:

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#10. "This shirt will be blurred out in a photo someday."
#9. "It's never going away. Can you relax now?"

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