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GIMP Tutorial: Hot text on flames / fire

http://www.technoworld.uni.cc

"There are many ways to create fire text, but believe me, no other text is looking that cool and real as this one ;) Of course it maybe a lil' more effort to get it. I will show you how to create such a hot flames text with GIMP..."

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Emacs: where programs evolve!

http://tuxdna.blogspot.com

"I have been using Vim editor for past ( almost ) four years, but now I have switched over to Emacs. I find it more intuitive ( just a personal opinion ). While I was learning Emacs I had few queries. So, I have prepared a small HOWTO which might help a new emacs user..."

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Managing your partitions with Gparted

http://www.go2linux.org

Good graphical interface to manage your partitions, re size them, delete them or create them.

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How To Configure Apt Sources.List - For Complete Newbies

http://www.howtoforge.com

So you were playing with your Apt sources.list and somehow ruined it. No matter how hard you try you cannot get it back. Every time you try to install a package you get error messages. Now what?

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Linux 101: What's all the fuss?

http://www.dell.com

A Studio Dell video introducing Linux for people interested in the Dell linux laptops

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50 Reasons to Dump Windows

http://www.linuxhaxor.net

I wanted to write 5 reasons to dump windows over linux, but soon I was so overwhelmed by rush of reasons that I could find, that I ended up making a list of 50 reasons.

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The 10 Commandments for New Linux Users

http://linuxbraindump.org

1. Thou shalt not log in as root. Use “sudo” or “su -” for administrative tasks.

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Open source cheat sheets

http://nothickmanuals.info

Cheat sheets for DokuWiki, TiddlyWiki, and OpenOffice.org

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Linux Newbie’s Survival Guide - Ubuntu Edition

http://linuxbraindump.org

I wrote this document for new Ubuntu Linux users who are trying it for the first time solo, that is, without a friend or colleague who is experienced with setting up and supporting Ubuntu Linux.

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Linux for Parents - A Beginners Guide to Ubuntu

http://www.simplehelp.net

Recently I upgraded my mum from Windows XP to Ubuntu. I’m not the only one who has done the same thing. As many of you already know, even Dell now includes an option to have Ubuntu as the pre-installed operating system, rather than Windows.

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Here comes Linux, Thanks Vista!

http://www.cyroot.com

Have you used Vista? It is like a foreign alien or something and the stupid pop-up, “Windows needs your permission”. What is pretty funny, is yes, the Mac commercial with the security guy is an accurate depiction.

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What is the GIMP?

http://what-is-what.com

GIMP is an open source graphics editor. Often erroneously referred to as "The Gimp"...

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Using Unison to synchronize data on a USB stick

http://nothickmanuals.info

If graphical synchronization tools like Toucan are not flexible enough for your needs, you might want to try Unison, an easy-to-use yet powerful synchronization utility.

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Created by dmpop 7 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 15 weeks ago
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Time for a switch?

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Linux is powerful, easy to use and free. Naturally, it’s becoming the Operating System of choice for many internet aficionados.

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Linux command line

http://www.tuxwatch.com

Linux has come a long way in the past two years. Today much of what needs to be done on a Linux machine can be done using a mouse and a little pointing and clicking. Occasionally, however, there are things that still require a little under-the-hood tinkering, where a rudimentary understanding of the command line comes in handy.

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