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Advantages of open source: Revisited

http://useopensource.blogspot.com

I feel that is important for me to further analyze the benefits of open source software. In a previous post, I highlighted the cost-savings of open source and did not mention any of the other advantages that it provides. This post should provide a more balanced view of open source and the intrinsic benefits that free software provides.

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Mythbuntu 7.10 Public Beta released

http://swik.net

The Mythbuntu team is pleased to announce the Beta of Mythbuntu-7.10. Together with this release, we're opening the gates of our very own Mythbuntu forums at http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=301. Please feel free to discuss and seek help with Mythbuntu.

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Why Should You Use Linux?

http://www.raiden.net

It's a question that most people wouldn't give a second thought to. And why should they? It's a completely different operating system that we see advertising for, that we see installed on every computer at major stores and that we find compatible software for in those same stores.

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What is a GNU/Linux distribution?

http://mintlinux.blogspot.com

A detailed explanation of what a GNU/Linux distribution or distro is.

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Five Common Misconceptions About Linux

http://www.mi80.com

Having used Linux solely for nearly four years now, I've gained a respect for what Linux can and can't do. By no means is it the perfect solution for every problem, but there are some misconceptions heard again and again that I plan to set straight.

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101 reasons why Linux is better than Windows

http://cityblogger.com

Many a times Windows users talk about what Windows can do but Linux can’t. To be fair, they need to know what Linux can do but Windows can’t.

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GNU/Linux FAQ by Richard Stallman

http://www.gnu.org

"When people see that we use and recommend the name GNU/Linux for a system that many others call just “Linux”, they ask many questions. Here are common questions, and our answers."

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Climbing on board the accessibility train

http://blue-gnu.biz

Your website is up and running but can everyone access it?

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Can Ubuntu Linux replace Windows Vista for consumers?

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Having tried both, neither operating system is perfect but there’s enough in Ubuntu to make a classy alternative.

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o3 magazine: How to build your own magazine with Scribus

http://www.o3magazine.com

Issue 9 of o3 magazine is now available. This issue looks at how to build your own professional magazine (digital or print) using Open Source tools. This is basically a step by step guide to how we build o3 magazine.

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How to Quit Windows and cope with Windows Withdrawal Syndrome

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At the time when GNU/Linux was in its infancy and slowly growing, Microsoft intelligently and silently crept into our home computers. They launched consecutive series of successful Windows Operating Systems, sidelining other operating systems available at that time, and took over all market share.

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Getting Started With Linux

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Linux is hot again. In fact, there's never been a better time for Microsoft Windows users to give Linux a whirl.

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HP To Expand Effort On Linux PCs

http://www.crn.com

Hewlett-Packard, the world's Number 1 PC maker, will try selling pre-loaded Linux on PCs in several countries as it expands a test program -- evaluating a market that some competitors have already entered -- and moves its personal computer business into a new generation of form factors and functionality.

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Firefox 3 Secures Extensions

http://www.internetnews.com

Among the many reasons why Mozilla's Firefox browser has become popular is the fact that it's relatively easy to build and install add on extensions for it. That ease of extensibility however has a potential dark side to it.

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Top Tip: Best distro for me to learn Linux?

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Which Distro is the one to go with If one has never dabbled in Linux. Keeping in mind that once I do get the hang of it I can always upgrade to something more advanced. but for now I want to learn which would mean something that is more straight forward and easy to grasp.

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