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5 Excellent Downloadable eBooks To Teach Yourself Linux

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makeuseof.com: So you have heard of all the advantages and geeky babble about how Linux is better and you have finally decided to try it? How about some free downloadable ebooks to teach yourself Linux, that you can download today? Would that help?

Linux Gazette August 2009 (#165) online

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The August issue of Linux Gazette is online and ready to peruse. Highlights this month are LinuxWorld Morphs into OpenSource World, GNOME and Red Hat Linux Eleven Years Ago, and Penguin Pete's Doomed to Obscurity now included.

State of Linux

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codeghar.wordpress: Linux’s world has seen very interesting recent developments. But two that stand out the most for me are Debian’s decision about scheduled freezes and the drama surrounding CentOS. Both can be seen positively or negatively but both, in my view, have improved the state of Linux.

Fast Boot Your PC With Xandros Presto

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tuxtweaks.com: Presto is a fast boot Linux operating system from Xandros. It is intended to be a complement to Microsoft Windows rather than a replacement. What makes Presto a bit of an oddball in the Linux world is than it can only be installed in Windows XP or Vista.

CentOS Administrator Reappears

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slashdot.org: Lance Davis, the CentOS project administrator who had mysteriously gone absent, has now returned and is working with the development team to get things back on track.

My worst turned best day with Fedora

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dodoincfedora.wordpress: Okay, so I finally decided to take it up a notch. I was going to update F10->F11. Choices? Preupgrade, clean reinstall.

Life with Linux: On the Road

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sutor.com: Since my last entry on this topic two weeks ago, I’ve had the chance to bring my work Lenovo Thinkpad T400 running Ubuntu Linux 9.04 on a few business trips.

Go Back to School With Linux: Part Three

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ostatic.com/blog: Today marks the final installment in our series that takes a look at educational versions of popular Linux distributions that are ideal for students returning to class in the next few weeks. Today let's take a look at Debian Jr.

Twitter, Linux, Red Hat, Microsoft "honored" with Pwnie Awards

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networkworld.com: Think of the annual Pwnie Awards delivered at the Black Hat conference as a geek version of the Oscars – if they were combined with the tongue-in-cheek Razzies that celebrate the worst of Hollywood.

Some backpedaling on Debian freeze dates

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lwn.net: Buried deep within a "bits from the release team" posting to the Debian development community is this text: "Based on feedback of the community we are revisiting the decision to freeze December 2009."

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