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Linux Media Player Roundup - Part 2

http://www.raiden.net

Today we'll be covering a few more Linux Media Players and showing you each of them, and what makes them special.

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What Non-Techies Should Know About The Command Line

http://blue-gnu.biz

So you have GNU/Linux installed, and your friends are congratulating you on being the king of your computing castle. But you quickly lose that majestic feeling when you find yourself needing a Bash prompt, and start feeling like this whole GNU/Linux thing is a royal pain.

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How to enable extra repositories in Ubuntu 7.10 and get cool stuff

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Have you ever glanced over at someone else using Ubuntu 7.10 and said to yourself “woah, they’ve got all the COOL stuff!” No? Er… neither have I. But, if you would like to get some cool stuff, here’s how you can enable extra repositories, like the non-free and Multiverse areas.

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nux – So Close to the Masses but Massively Far

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Ubuntu Linux is one of the best open source solutions that the world has ever seen. It is a free and powerful operating system that includes, by default, most of the tools that people need on a daily basis to get work done on a computer. What tools it lacks have free and open source alternatives that, in many of cases, can do equivalent or better work.

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SUPERGUIDE: The Open Source Challenge. How to replace Windows completely with Ubuntu.

http://apcmag.com

We all know how far open source software has progressed, but has it come so far to not only challenge Windows, but replace it? Can you really install Linux and open source software in place of Windows, and want for nothing?

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Kubuntu/Ubuntu 7.10 vs PCLinuxOS 2007 showdown

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This article looks at the two popular one-CD Linux distribution and comes up with the conclusion that PCLinuxOS is better.

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Romanian public libraries to use Open Source

http://ec.europa.eu

Romanian public libraries can now use an Open Source library system for managing book loans and reservations, searching catalogues, managing library assets, maintaining a website and general administration.

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SSH with Putty...

http://polishlinux.org

One of my favourite tools (that I use almost everyday) is PuTTY. I use it both on Windows (very useful because Windows has no SSH client) and on Linux. It is a program that enables SSH connections using a graphical interface. It also allows for the establishment of SSH tunnels as well as omitting some of the restrictions to Internet access.

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GNU wget: Get all the web content you like on your local machine

http://debaday.debian.net

"Wget is so flexible you’ve probably been using it for years without knowing it, many scripts use it because it is a boilerplate method of grabbing files, it will even automatically retry under certain circumstances…"

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See this? Easy software install under Linux

http://www.geekzone.co.nz

Even in this day and age you can sometimes still hear the echo of the old FUD: Installing software under Linux is difficult! Really?

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The Right Operating System For You: Linux

http://www.pcworld.ca

Multi-OS options like dual-booting and virtualization software have made it easier than ever to use whichever OS is best suited to the task you need to perform. Here's our take on the strengths and weaknesses of Linux.

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Iptables Tutorial 1.2.2

http://iptables-tutorial.frozentux.net

So you want to learn how to set up a firewall...

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What the hell is Ogg Vorbis, and why should I use it?

http://happylinuxthoughts.blogspot.com

"Ogg Vorbis is a new audio compression format. It is roughly comparable to other formats used to store and play digital music, such as MP3, VQF, AAC, and other digital audio formats. It is different from these other formats because it is completely free, open, and unpatented."

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Get down and dirty with Linux

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Let me start with a controversial statement: installing new software is almost always easier on Linux than on Windows. On most Linux systems, a package manager takes care of both the installation and removal of software.

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Licensing for laymen - GPL explained

http://www.tectonic.co.za

A recent report, "GPLv2 vs. GPLv3: The two seminal open source licenses, their roots, consequences, and repercussions", compiled by Liz Laffan of VisonMobile, examines the new terms and differences introduced by the third version of the GNU General Public Licence (GPL) and assesses the probable impact it will have on the software market in general and the mobile industry in particular.

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