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The Linux Operating System

http://mikefolan.com

In recent technological history, Linux has evolved from water cooler techie chatter to a rock-solid solution for the business enterprise. The same software that was once dismissed as rogue is now being adopted and promoted by industry leaders such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, and Intel.

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Free software wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org

Free software is software that can be used, studied, and modified without restriction, and which can be copied and redistributed in modified or unmodified form either without restriction, or with restrictions only to ensure that further recipients can also do these things. To make these acts possible, the human readable form of the program (called the source code) must be made available. The source code may be either accompanied by a software license saying that the copyright holder permits these acts (a free software licence), or be released into public domain, so that these rights automatically hold.

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Linux Software Installation : Clear your Myths

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The first problem which people face while switching over to Linux is the “unavailability of softwares” as they claim. They just try to run their windows installer/setup file and end up with frustration saying “Linux is so incompatible!” Is it really so? Linux is not a clone of Windows.

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Flipping the Linux switch: 5 tips every new Linux user should know

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Linux is a powerful operating system, but chances are it's a very different operating system than any you've used before. The dizzying number of choices in distributions alone is enough to make your head spin, but it also means there's something out there that really suits your computing style.

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Adventures with Neko

http://pramode.net

Recently, a few of us had a discussion about translating the book to Malayalam. GNU/Linux is now available in a lot of schools - and a local language version would be a boon to many smart kids who are capable of learning things by themselves. I suggested that we have a go at writing an `orignal’ book - mostly because I was having this pet idea of writing a book for kids for a long time.

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Dual-boot Windows and Linux, step 1: Get Ubuntu

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This is the year I kiss Windows good-bye. Well, maybe not entirely, but the writing is on the wall for Microsoft's flagship operating system, and all other desktop bloatware: The future of PC software is open source. (I'll add that the future of PC applications is on the Web, which I'll cover once we've got Ubuntu in place.)

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7 reasons why you should use Ubuntu?

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I have been using Ubuntu for 4 days now. It makes me addicted to it.

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9 Tips for the aspiring Emacs playboy

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"I consider myself a beginning Lisper. I’ve been developing my software in Emacs for 8 months now. At first, I was clumsy at it. Emacs can be difficult and daunting. The terminology is different from what I’m used to, the key bindings are different, and there are just so many commands, configurations, and modes. But I’ve persevered and I now find myself quite nimble with key bindings and structured editing. And yet there’s still more to learn.

The subject of what to learn is treated in many online tutorials and printed books. But here, now, I thought I’d share some tips I use to keep the key bindings in my head from being garbage collected..."

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Linux for muggles

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My first experience with Linux was 8 years ago, a few years after my Dad bought me my first ever computer. The first Linux OS that I tried was RedHat Linux. At that time the Internet in this country was still at its infancy so I didn't know much about other Linux distributions (distro).

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Flipping the Linux switch: Desktop environments vs. window managers

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Picture this: It's late at night. You've restarted your computer. The optical drive is whirring contentedly, but you have butterflies in your stomach. Tonight is the night you install Linux for the first time.

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Firefox 3 location bar just became almighty

http://mozillalinks.org

"...So far, the most useful new feature I’ve found in Firefox 3 is the much improved location bar autocomplete that unlike Firefox 2 which only looked for web addresses in my history, this one looks on visited and bookmarked page titles and tags along with web addresses..."

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Hydrogen: Using Linux to create slick drum beats

http://www.onderstekop.nl

Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux, although there also appears to be a Windows installer available (it could be dated -I haven't tested it-). 'Its main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming', reads their website, and by god, intuitive it is!

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Incredible JavaScript Desktop!!

http://widget-env.sourceforge.net

'This is a website accompanying the Widget Environment library. An easy to use window environment written in JavaScript to give your webpages the look and feel of a desktop. Features include: basic window behaviour (close, maximize, minize), a navigation menu with submenu's, a listing of all opened windows (navigation bar) and clickable desktop icons.'

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Have a happy GNU Linux year!

http://www.itwire.com

Make 2008 the year you switch. Liberate your computer and join the Linux revolution. I want to make an impassioned plea to you, but not only that, I’m going to tell you how to go about it with confidence, stability and all the while being able to still do all the things you use your computer for. Read on!

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Choosing a Linux Distro, Part 1: Kicking the Tires

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Start your search by checking out the distribution Web sites. Read the the FAQ and Wikis pages to learn how the different distros work. Check out the features and read what sorts of requests for help have been made on the community forums, and how those requests were answered. This approach will help you to narrow down exactly what you are looking for in terms of support and ease of use.

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