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The 10 Commandments for New Linux Users

http://linuxbraindump.org

1. Thou shalt not log in as root. Use “sudo” or “su -” for administrative tasks.

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Open source cheat sheets

http://nothickmanuals.info

Cheat sheets for DokuWiki, TiddlyWiki, and OpenOffice.org

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Linux for Parents - A Beginners Guide to Ubuntu

http://www.simplehelp.net

Recently I upgraded my mum from Windows XP to Ubuntu. I’m not the only one who has done the same thing. As many of you already know, even Dell now includes an option to have Ubuntu as the pre-installed operating system, rather than Windows.

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Linux Newbie’s Survival Guide - Ubuntu Edition

http://linuxbraindump.org

I wrote this document for new Ubuntu Linux users who are trying it for the first time solo, that is, without a friend or colleague who is experienced with setting up and supporting Ubuntu Linux.

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Here comes Linux, Thanks Vista!

http://www.cyroot.com

Have you used Vista? It is like a foreign alien or something and the stupid pop-up, “Windows needs your permission”. What is pretty funny, is yes, the Mac commercial with the security guy is an accurate depiction.

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What is the GIMP?

http://what-is-what.com

GIMP is an open source graphics editor. Often erroneously referred to as "The Gimp"...

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Using Unison to synchronize data on a USB stick

http://nothickmanuals.info

If graphical synchronization tools like Toucan are not flexible enough for your needs, you might want to try Unison, an easy-to-use yet powerful synchronization utility.

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Time for a switch?

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Linux is powerful, easy to use and free. Naturally, it’s becoming the Operating System of choice for many internet aficionados.

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Linux command line

http://www.tuxwatch.com

Linux has come a long way in the past two years. Today much of what needs to be done on a Linux machine can be done using a mouse and a little pointing and clicking. Occasionally, however, there are things that still require a little under-the-hood tinkering, where a rudimentary understanding of the command line comes in handy.

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Getting to know Ubuntu: A short level-headed introduction for new users

http://www.friedcpu.net

I’m hoping that this post will help to clear up some of the misunderstandings or communication errors between the people hyping this operating system and the people adopting it.

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Grammar Check For Open Office

http://www.lockergnome.com

So you are trying to drop that MS Office habit but find yourself struggling thanks in part to features missing from Open Office (Oo) such as a solid grammar check feature. As it turns out, there is a solution for Oo users looking for this kind of functionality, be it about as ‘craptacular’ as the one for MS Office.

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Tux Goes to Elementary School

http://blog.wired.com

Kiddix Computing has come up with a Linux-based operating system designed especially for children aged 5-10. All of the icons for applications are situated around the edge of the desktop. There's e-mail, a browser, an office suite, a paint program and some games (both educational and just plain fun). All are built with open-source code, and everything has a user interface designed for kids.

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Learn the Linux command line

http://www.tectonic.co.za

Eight must-know Linux commands that will turn any Linux novice into an apparent command line guru. Go on. Impress your friends and family.

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Ubuntu 7.04 - a refreshing alternative to Vista

http://laptopmag.com

Windows isn't going away anytime soon, but Ubuntu 7.04 is a refreshing Linux-based alternative to Vista.

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The Out-Of-The-Box-Paradox (or...I Am Curious Psychotic)

http://blog.lobby4linux.com

Free Software - joy; proprietary software - tears.

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