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A guide to common Linux file and system commands for new users

http://www.raiden.net

The primary reason for writing this is to help new users develop an understanding of the Linux file system commands. Not all of them, just some of the more common ones. Let's look at what they do and why I would need to use them, what not to do, what each thing means and what it's for.

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Bootcamp 501: Put a Puppy in your PC

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

It is every computer owner's worst nightmare. You switch on your PC and Windows stubbornly refuses to start. Inevitably it happens on the day that you have complete and send off a vitally important job, and there's no one on hand to fix it, so what do you do?

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Freedomware Gamefest 2007 presents: Armagetron Advanced

http://www.freedomware-gamefest.com

For a while an unlikely entry in this year's FPS-dominated Freedomware Gamefest, Armagetron Advanced is coming up strong! It is the most unique of all games we have a tournament for. New players could mistake it for "snake in 3D", but it is so much more.

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Tip of the Trade: AppArmor

http://www.serverwatch.com

SELinux wants to touch every file on your system. But is this necessary?

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Emacs Tutorial at DeveloperWorks

http://stefan.arentz.nl

"Some people don’t understand why I still write most of my (non-Java) code in GNU Emacs. Here are seven good reasons..."

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How to compile program under Linux / UNIX / FreeBSD

http://www.cyberciti.biz

Q. I’ve downloaded tar ball software but I don’t know how to compile the same? Can you provide the instructions for compiling a program?

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Ubuntu — The "Other" Windows

http://www.cfnews13.com

Bill Gates will not like this — it's the "other" version of Windows — and it's free. An unexpected cat fight is about to happen in the tech world. You've got this huge guy — Bill Gates — who for years has dominated the face of computers with his Windows operating system.

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Some Random Thoughts on Dolphin

http://weblog.obso1337.org

I’ve been using Dolphin for my file manager, rather than Konqueror, for about a week now. These are just some random things I’ve thought about while adjusting my behavior and work process.

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Open-source software rated: Ten alternatives you need

http://crave.cnet.co.uk

Open source products comprise the work of many collaborators -- sometimes thousands of them, and often separated by oceans. Each person works on small portions of a project, and anyone is welcome to contribute. The finished product will be available freely for anyone to download and, in most cases, modify.

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SolutionBase: Get familiar with alternative Linux desktops

http://articles.techrepublic.com.com

Desktop customization in Linux is very flexible; from the ultra-modern KDE and GNOME window managers to with the likes of Fluxbox and AfterStep, there's a Linux desktop to suit everyone. Jack Wallen covers some of your Linux desktop options.

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Getting to know GNOME

http://resources.zdnet.co.uk

In the Linux world, you can choose pretty much any GUI for your desktop. GNOME is one of the most popular desktops available, although you've probably heard of other ones such as KDE or Enlightenment.

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Response to "Why Wal-Mart Linux PC Is A Bad Deal" article

http://techiem2.net

Ok, so I read this article about why the Everex $200 PC being sold at Wal-Mart is a bad deal (fyi, it's also sold at ZaReason).

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Inkscape and Gimp: Tracing a Cartoon Figure

http://penguinpetes.com

This isn't really an Earth-shattering technique, but I've lucked out with it enough times to warrant a tutorial. It actually fits with the popular art-school methods for drawing a figure on paper, especially for drawing superhero-type figures.

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Fedora/Linux for Noobs

http://blog.coffeedaze.com

When I first decided to do a Linux review I was going to approach it as I would view the experience. After thinking of my level of computer knowledge and some consideration I realized that it would be yet another tech review that was somewhat preaching to the choir. I wanted to be able to write this from the perspective of the majority of users out there.

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How to Install Source Files in Ubuntu

http://www.ubuntugeek.com

Here's a guide for beginners on how to install applications from the source files.

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