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What it's Like to Switch to Ubuntu

http://laptopmag.com

When Dell first announced that it would offer Ubuntu--a free open-source, Linux-based operating system--on select notebooks, millions of tech-heads unleashed victory cries. Linux, the longtime OS of choice for the hardcore techie, was poised to go mainstream.

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GRUB bootloader - Full tutorial

http://www.dedoimedo.com

One of the most frightening things about Linux is the horrible word bootloader. The primary reason for this is the fact that most new Linux users have only ever used Windows operating systems. In the Windows world, they have never bothered with bootloaders. This article is supposed to provide you with basic understanding of the GRUB bootloader.

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New FOSS certification for non profit sector

http://www.linuxmednews.com

Chris Bailey, UK ICT Hub FOSS in the VCS project, writes: As part of the work for the UK ICT Hub's FOSS in the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) project we are developing a new certification for FOSS use by not for profits, Free and Open Source Knowledge (FOSK).

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Avoid Windows Vista anti-piracy shenanigans by using BSD, OpenSolaris or Linux.

http://pinderkent.blogsavy.com

Today I was reading about the “Reduced Functionality” capability of Windows Vista. According to that article, Microsoft has now enabled this capability, which renders a “nongenuine” copy of Windows essentially unusable.

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Watch out for PCLinux OS

http://abhay-techzone.blogspot.com

For normal users, Ubuntu is the only "poster boy" of Linux camp. This article compares Ubuntu with PCLOS .

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How-To: Switch Your Grandma to Linux

http://www.madpenguin.org

I've said it before, with the proper support in place, anyone can use certain Linux distributions successfully. And apparently, this has been shown to be true yet again. But even considering this success story, there remains a shortage of understanding on which dial-up modems will work and why, if that new all-in-one printer grandma just purchased will work with her chosen distribution and so on.

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Linux vs. Windows - All You Need to Know

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Linux already powers everything from supercomputers to mobile phones. Google runs more than 10,000 Linux servers. Amazon.com switched to Linux and saved a cool $17 million. The French National Assembly has started using Ubuntu on more than 1,000 computers. Since the blockbuster movie "Shrek," the DreamWorks studio has been using Linux to render its 3-D graphics and special effects.

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Linux File Permissions

http://www.howtoforge.com

A guide to understanding file permissions in gnu/linux.

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Audio Editing Freedom - An introduction to Audacity

http://www.raiden.net

Audacity is a sound editing program that puts the freedom to create into the hands of the user. It is a vital tool for audiophiles everywhere who love to record, mix and edit their own music or sound files, and for the average joe who just wants to do a little audio editing.

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Three steps to a full Windows-to-Linux migration

http://www.techworld.com

So you're switching from Windows to Linux? Great. Like other users and organisations who've taken the plunge, it's likely you're making the move to take advantage of Linux's stability and reliance on open standards. Now all you have to do is prepare carefully for your move.

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File management in Linux

http://polishlinux.org

Unix systems provide a number of commands to manage files and directories. Their strong point is the ability to use them in a rather simple manner against a group of files/directories meeting certain conditions. For example all the files satisfying specific criteria can be deleted or have their names changed en masse.

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BitTorrent - downloading large files made easy

http://vertito.blogspot.com

BitTorrent, an extremely handy tool on downloading large torrent files regardless of internet speed rate you have with interruption between connection breakups.

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Why I’m staying with Debian

http://brucebyfield.wordpress.com

"Setting up a new workstation is the easiest time to choose a new GNU/Linux distribution. Having just installed Fedora 7 on my laptop so I’d have an RPM-based system available for my work, I seriously considered ending my five-year endorsement of Debian on my workstation. Perhaps I should follow the crowd and go to Ubuntu? Some other DEB-based distribution?

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Shell, terminal, console — the basics

http://polishlinux.org

In this article we’d like to present the basic concepts needed to navigate the console world. We are going to find out what a shell is all about, what is a terminal, and what the famous console is actually for.

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The GIMP Resource List

http://www.seo-expert-blog.com

"...GIMP can be used for professional graphics, logo and Web design, photo editing, batch processing of image files, photo effects, and much more. The following list contains many cool GIMP resources."

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