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This new book "Open Advice" is the answer to "What would you have liked to know when you started contributing?". 42 prominent free and open source software contributors give insights into the many different talents it takes to make a successful software project, coding of course but also design, translation, marketing and other skills. They are here to give you a head start if you are new.
People sometimes have to do a reinstall of their Ubuntu system for various reasons (been playing/experimenting with configuration/drivers/other packages or just because something is badly broken) but remembering all the extra packages you have installed can be a chore - but here is the simple solution...
This tutorial is based on another howto written by DevilMan, however I didn't like the idea of manually compiling every package or the use of a GUI to get the software installed. This howto will work on a Gutsy Server or Gutsy desktop. With that said some of this howto is a direct copy from the original.
Discussions of Ubuntu with people outside (and sometimes inside) the free-software community often devolve into criticism of Linux advocates as arrogant elitists, endlessly singing the praises of their operating system of choice but frightening away potential new users with their snobbish and intolerant attitudes. This reputation for pretension may be undeserved, but it's something the Ubuntu co
As we are winding up another year I felt the urge to write about milestones. Of course they would have to be Linux and Open Source associated milestones. I also have a personal milestone which I just reached with this post. I have written a full two bytes worth of articles. Yep, this is my 512'th article.
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