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Installing Compiz Fusion -- Total Newb Version

http://fusioncast.fsckr.net

Use this guide for installing with Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04).

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Migrating from Windows to Linux: the gentle guide

http://www.itwire.com

Linux has long been held in mystique as an operating system for hard-core techies or hackers. Yet, this is far from true for today’s distros. A modern version of Linux is as easy to setup and use as the Macintosh is legendary for. Here’s reasons why people stick to Windows and how those factors can be solved in what we like to call a ‘gentle’ approach to Linux.

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GNU Privacy Guard

http://www.phamcs.com:88

"The GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG or GPG) is a free software replacement for the PGP suite of cryptographic software, released under the GNU General Public License. It is a part of the Free Software Foundation’s GNU software project..."

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Finding files Part 2 - By Content

http://fosswire.com

Yesterday’s post detailed how you can find files by their name, permissions, time, or other descriptors. But you probably also want to be able to find files based on what is inside them. Grep is a tool that picks up where find left off, and can search inside files (though cannot do the same things that find can).

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Building a JavaScript Library

http://ejohn.org

"This past Friday I gave my first Google Tech Talk on Building a JavaScript Library. [...] Please let me know if this talk interested you as I’m trying to gauge what interests other web developers - because all of this stuff fascinates me (JavaScript programming, open source projects, etc.)."

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OpenID: One ID for the entire Internet

http://enterpriselinuxlog.blogs.techtarget.com

"...I learned a little more about OpenID at this month’s LinuxWorld Conference and Expo [...] For geeks, OpenID is an open, decentralized, free framework for user-centric digital identity. [...] For individuals, OpenID means the elimination of multiple user names and passwords and a smoother, more secure, online experience.

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Handy backup scripts and commands

http://nothickmanuals.info

Almost every Linux distribution worth its salt comes with rsync and lftp – powerful backup and transfer tools that can help you to keep your important data safe. But what if you don't have time to fiddle with multiple settings? No problem. Here are a couple of rsync and lftp command samples you can use to create your own backup scripts in a matter of minutes.

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GIMP Tutorial: Hot text on flames / fire

http://www.technoworld.uni.cc

"There are many ways to create fire text, but believe me, no other text is looking that cool and real as this one ;) Of course it maybe a lil' more effort to get it. I will show you how to create such a hot flames text with GIMP..."

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Adventures in Ubuntu: A Bit of Customisation

http://www.lo-fi-librarian.co.uk

As much as my general first impressions were positive, I must admit I wasn’t too impressed on the look of the default Ubuntu. If you’re used to something a bit more shiny, like Vista for example, you might be disappointed. All very surface I realise, but aesthetics are increasingly important as expectations are raised by new and ever more spangly offerings.

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Command line tips - Finding files; Part 1: By Name

http://fosswire.com

There is always a time when working with the CLI that you will want to find a set of files by name, such as all JPEG images. The `find` command lets you do this and more. Let’s jump into the basic structure of a find command:

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Emacs: where programs evolve!

http://tuxdna.blogspot.com

"I have been using Vim editor for past ( almost ) four years, but now I have switched over to Emacs. I find it more intuitive ( just a personal opinion ). While I was learning Emacs I had few queries. So, I have prepared a small HOWTO which might help a new emacs user..."

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Managing your partitions with Gparted

http://www.go2linux.org

Good graphical interface to manage your partitions, re size them, delete them or create them.

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How To Configure Apt Sources.List - For Complete Newbies

http://www.howtoforge.com

So you were playing with your Apt sources.list and somehow ruined it. No matter how hard you try you cannot get it back. Every time you try to install a package you get error messages. Now what?

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Linux 101: What's all the fuss?

http://www.dell.com

A Studio Dell video introducing Linux for people interested in the Dell linux laptops

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50 Reasons to Dump Windows

http://www.linuxhaxor.net

I wanted to write 5 reasons to dump windows over linux, but soon I was so overwhelmed by rush of reasons that I could find, that I ended up making a list of 50 reasons.

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