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Stay In the Know With KDE's Kontact

http://blue-gnu.biz

I used to switch between KDE's Kontact and GNOME's Evolution. But it's been a long time since I've looked back at the latter. I finally settled on Kontact to keep me in touch with the reality of my hectic daily schedule. See how you can keep up...

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FreeFox: Internet Connection in GNU/Linux through Mobile devices

http://freefolks.blogspot.com

A step by step guide which can help you to configure Internet connection in Linux desktop using GPRS Mobile phone as modem.

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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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Toying With gNewSense-KDE

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I gave gNewSense a spin this weekend. It's mostly a good experience, but I am sticking with Debian for now. Here's why.

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Using KVocTrain to Build Your Foreign Language Vocabulary

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I decided to take up learning a little German, and yes, primarily for the fun of it. I got one of those CD-based audio courses, which is pretty helpful. Still, sometimes you just need a simple way to practice your vocabulary to augment the audio course. Introducing KVocTrain, the KDE vocabulary trainer, which is useful for more than just learning another language.

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ReactOS – the open-source Windows 2000/XP alternative?

http://www.techlogg.com

The idea of an open-source operating system that is designed to be 100% compatible with Windows XP and Windows 2000 is something new and has the potential to straddle the divide between consumer friendly and open-source. And that’s what ReactOS is aiming to do.

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What it's Like to Switch to Ubuntu

http://laptopmag.com

When Dell first announced that it would offer Ubuntu--a free open-source, Linux-based operating system--on select notebooks, millions of tech-heads unleashed victory cries. Linux, the longtime OS of choice for the hardcore techie, was poised to go mainstream.

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GRUB bootloader - Full tutorial

http://www.dedoimedo.com

One of the most frightening things about Linux is the horrible word bootloader. The primary reason for this is the fact that most new Linux users have only ever used Windows operating systems. In the Windows world, they have never bothered with bootloaders. This article is supposed to provide you with basic understanding of the GRUB bootloader.

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New FOSS certification for non profit sector

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Chris Bailey, UK ICT Hub FOSS in the VCS project, writes: As part of the work for the UK ICT Hub's FOSS in the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) project we are developing a new certification for FOSS use by not for profits, Free and Open Source Knowledge (FOSK).

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Avoid Windows Vista anti-piracy shenanigans by using BSD, OpenSolaris or Linux.

http://pinderkent.blogsavy.com

Today I was reading about the “Reduced Functionality” capability of Windows Vista. According to that article, Microsoft has now enabled this capability, which renders a “nongenuine” copy of Windows essentially unusable.

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Watch out for PCLinux OS

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For normal users, Ubuntu is the only "poster boy" of Linux camp. This article compares Ubuntu with PCLOS .

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Linux vs. Windows - All You Need to Know

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Linux already powers everything from supercomputers to mobile phones. Google runs more than 10,000 Linux servers. Amazon.com switched to Linux and saved a cool $17 million. The French National Assembly has started using Ubuntu on more than 1,000 computers. Since the blockbuster movie "Shrek," the DreamWorks studio has been using Linux to render its 3-D graphics and special effects.

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How-To: Switch Your Grandma to Linux

http://www.madpenguin.org

I've said it before, with the proper support in place, anyone can use certain Linux distributions successfully. And apparently, this has been shown to be true yet again. But even considering this success story, there remains a shortage of understanding on which dial-up modems will work and why, if that new all-in-one printer grandma just purchased will work with her chosen distribution and so on.

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Linux File Permissions

http://www.howtoforge.com

A guide to understanding file permissions in gnu/linux.

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Audio Editing Freedom - An introduction to Audacity

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Audacity is a sound editing program that puts the freedom to create into the hands of the user. It is a vital tool for audiophiles everywhere who love to record, mix and edit their own music or sound files, and for the average joe who just wants to do a little audio editing.

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