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10 things to do after installing Linux

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techradar.com: You've finally decided to try Linux. The installation went without a hitch (they usually do these days) and you've got a shiny new desktop sitting in front of you. What do you do next?

first experience with Archlinux

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milianw.de/blog: I kinda messed up my desktop right after the upgrade to karmic, because I was too greedy for performance and converted my root file system to ext4. Since I’d had to reinstall anyways, I decided to finally try out Archlinux.

Practical PDF-ing in Linux

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: It's great to have so many word processors that run in Linux that can export to pdf files. Such as OpenOffice.org and Abi-Word can do. Sad to say, the Linux/FOSS options regarding the ability to edit pdf files and fill in pdf forms under Linux is still greatly lacking.

The growth of Linux in developing regions

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idreamoflinux.com: Since I started my Blog I noticed an interesting trend. A lot of the readers and individuals who link to my Blog are from developing regions around the world such as China, India, Indonesia and Central/South America. However, most of the time when I am writing about Linux I am concentrating on the North America and Europe.

Cairo-Dock 2.1.0 Released, OpenGL Mode Now Works

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When Cairo Dock v2.0 was out, it instantly became my favourite dock for Linux. Unfortunately, some Intel and ATI graphic card users were not able to run it. Cairo Dock in OpenGL mode now works.

Why more people don't use GNU/Linux: it's the apps, stupid

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itwire.com (varghese): If one were to pose the question why don't more people use GNU/Linux, one would probably get as many answers as people who are asked the question.

Introducing your Child to Linux

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thesmartbean.com: The Linux operating system offers an excellent learning opportunity for children, whether for educational software and games, programming, or general computer skills. Charles Profitt, a K-12 systems administrator, shares with SmartBean the nuts and bolts of introducing kids to Linux.

Kahel OS Linux

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Kahel OS is a remastered version of Arch Linux. Arch Linux has a bit of a reputation as not being particularly friendly to average desktop users. Kahel OS is an effort to change that perception and make it easier for people to use Arch Linux.

What is it About Linux?

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elevenislouder.blogspot: Why do we love Linux so much? What is it that draws so many of us into the tinkering, experimenting, and everything else?

Thoughts: Puppy Linux 4.3 on Older Laptop

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reviewlinux.com: I have used Linux for many years. I use it on extremely fast machines and on some really slow ones. I am always encouraged when I test out a new release and find that it works on my older and much slower equipment. Puppy Linux 4.3 is just that. A stable Linux distribution that has all the tools to get that older machine running.

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