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Getting to know Ubuntu: A short level-headed introduction for new users

http://www.friedcpu.net

I’m hoping that this post will help to clear up some of the misunderstandings or communication errors between the people hyping this operating system and the people adopting it.

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Grammar Check For Open Office

http://www.lockergnome.com

So you are trying to drop that MS Office habit but find yourself struggling thanks in part to features missing from Open Office (Oo) such as a solid grammar check feature. As it turns out, there is a solution for Oo users looking for this kind of functionality, be it about as ‘craptacular’ as the one for MS Office.

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Tux Goes to Elementary School

http://blog.wired.com

Kiddix Computing has come up with a Linux-based operating system designed especially for children aged 5-10. All of the icons for applications are situated around the edge of the desktop. There's e-mail, a browser, an office suite, a paint program and some games (both educational and just plain fun). All are built with open-source code, and everything has a user interface designed for kids.

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Ubuntu 7.04 - a refreshing alternative to Vista

http://laptopmag.com

Windows isn't going away anytime soon, but Ubuntu 7.04 is a refreshing Linux-based alternative to Vista.

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Learn the Linux command line

http://www.tectonic.co.za

Eight must-know Linux commands that will turn any Linux novice into an apparent command line guru. Go on. Impress your friends and family.

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The Out-Of-The-Box-Paradox (or...I Am Curious Psychotic)

http://blog.lobby4linux.com

Free Software - joy; proprietary software - tears.

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10 Great Portable Apps...

http://techystuff.info

Although these programs are for Windows, they are open source, I believe.

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Leaving Redmond, WA in 24 hours

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This is the first install of what will be a periodic, ongoing series on how migrate from Microsoft's Windows to other Operating systems. This first article provides insight in the much discussed Ubuntu Linux.

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Jathias Wager Free Science Fiction Movie - Open Source Collaborative Filmmaking

http://www.solomonrothman.com

Jathia’s Wager is an open source collaborative filmmaking project where the community works together to write, produce and distribute a movie for free via the Internet.

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Linux Tips for Newbies - Command Line

http://www.techpersona.com

Today’s “Newbie Tip” is learning some basics about the “Command Line Interface” or as it’s mostly referred to, “Command Line”. The command line gives the user the ability to interact with the operating system by typing via a text terminal.

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Teaching new Linux users that GNOME is not Ubuntu.

http://pinderkent.blogsavy.com

I’m very happy to see that Ubuntu has been a major force in bringing Linux to the masses. Those users get a better desktop experience that they would likely have gotten using a different operating system, while also benefitting from the low cost and the better security Linux offers.

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A beginner’s introduction to the GNU/Linux command line, Part II—Managing processes

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Your GNU/Linux computer is an amazing machine. It can display images. It can run programs. It can perform dozens of functions all at the same time. How can you keep track of all this activity? By monitoring the processes that your computer runs, and one of the best ways to monitor and control processes is by using the command line.

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35 Cool Applications to install on Ubuntu 7.04

http://linuxondesktop.blogspot.com

Now here in this article we look at a number of really good applications that are not shipped by default with Ubuntu as well as instructions on installing them.

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Free for All by Peter Wayner - Free eBook

http://manybooks.net

A free book download, available in many formats from Manybooks.net; a great free library

How Linux and the Free Software Movement undercut the high tech titans.

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Simple Summer Tips for Easier Use of OpenOffice.org Writer

http://openoffice.blogs.com

In the summer season, I want to throw out some nice easy-going simple tips.
(I also just took three blues-dancing lessons, my quads are burning and apparently my Norwegian-Lutheran upbringing did not, as perhaps one might assume, prepare me for a sensuous blues dancing career or even hobby.

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