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Romanian public libraries to use Open Source

http://ec.europa.eu

Romanian public libraries can now use an Open Source library system for managing book loans and reservations, searching catalogues, managing library assets, maintaining a website and general administration.

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SSH with Putty...

http://polishlinux.org

One of my favourite tools (that I use almost everyday) is PuTTY. I use it both on Windows (very useful because Windows has no SSH client) and on Linux. It is a program that enables SSH connections using a graphical interface. It also allows for the establishment of SSH tunnels as well as omitting some of the restrictions to Internet access.

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GNU wget: Get all the web content you like on your local machine

http://debaday.debian.net

"Wget is so flexible you’ve probably been using it for years without knowing it, many scripts use it because it is a boilerplate method of grabbing files, it will even automatically retry under certain circumstances…"

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See this? Easy software install under Linux

http://www.geekzone.co.nz

Even in this day and age you can sometimes still hear the echo of the old FUD: Installing software under Linux is difficult! Really?

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The Right Operating System For You: Linux

http://www.pcworld.ca

Multi-OS options like dual-booting and virtualization software have made it easier than ever to use whichever OS is best suited to the task you need to perform. Here's our take on the strengths and weaknesses of Linux.

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Iptables Tutorial 1.2.2

http://iptables-tutorial.frozentux.net

So you want to learn how to set up a firewall...

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Get down and dirty with Linux

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk

Let me start with a controversial statement: installing new software is almost always easier on Linux than on Windows. On most Linux systems, a package manager takes care of both the installation and removal of software.

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What the hell is Ogg Vorbis, and why should I use it?

http://happylinuxthoughts.blogspot.com

"Ogg Vorbis is a new audio compression format. It is roughly comparable to other formats used to store and play digital music, such as MP3, VQF, AAC, and other digital audio formats. It is different from these other formats because it is completely free, open, and unpatented."

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Advantages of open source: Revisited

http://useopensource.blogspot.com

I feel that is important for me to further analyze the benefits of open source software. In a previous post, I highlighted the cost-savings of open source and did not mention any of the other advantages that it provides. This post should provide a more balanced view of open source and the intrinsic benefits that free software provides.

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Licensing for laymen - GPL explained

http://www.tectonic.co.za

A recent report, "GPLv2 vs. GPLv3: The two seminal open source licenses, their roots, consequences, and repercussions", compiled by Liz Laffan of VisonMobile, examines the new terms and differences introduced by the third version of the GNU General Public Licence (GPL) and assesses the probable impact it will have on the software market in general and the mobile industry in particular.

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Mythbuntu 7.10 Public Beta released

http://swik.net

The Mythbuntu team is pleased to announce the Beta of Mythbuntu-7.10. Together with this release, we're opening the gates of our very own Mythbuntu forums at http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=301. Please feel free to discuss and seek help with Mythbuntu.

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Why Should You Use Linux?

http://www.raiden.net

It's a question that most people wouldn't give a second thought to. And why should they? It's a completely different operating system that we see advertising for, that we see installed on every computer at major stores and that we find compatible software for in those same stores.

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What is a GNU/Linux distribution?

http://mintlinux.blogspot.com

A detailed explanation of what a GNU/Linux distribution or distro is.

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Five Common Misconceptions About Linux

http://www.mi80.com

Having used Linux solely for nearly four years now, I've gained a respect for what Linux can and can't do. By no means is it the perfect solution for every problem, but there are some misconceptions heard again and again that I plan to set straight.

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101 reasons why Linux is better than Windows

http://cityblogger.com

Many a times Windows users talk about what Windows can do but Linux can’t. To be fair, they need to know what Linux can do but Windows can’t.

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