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How to help someone use a computer

http://polaris.gseis.ucla.edu

This is not about free software and it's not a piece of news. Yet I decided to post it because it's a good yet short read and made me happy. And when we free software geeks are consulted, we need to be smart about it.

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10 questions to ask when selecting open source products for your enterprise

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

During the current economic downturn, enterprises are increasingly adopting open source systems due to their significant cost advantages and their liberal license policies. Below are 10 questions you can ask to evaluate open source maturity.

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Convincing the Boss to Accept FOSS

http://www.itworld.com

Wish your company would adopt an open source app? These 7 tips might help you sell it to management.

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4 Unreasonable Security Practices You're Probably Following

http://www.enterpriseitplanet.com

If you were a police officer and I handed you a bullet-proof vest and told you that it was effective 18 percent of the time or less, how much confidence would you have in the solution?

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Avoid tinkering with open source software

http://www.itworld.com

Open source software practically begs to be tinkered with. With just a few tweaks, you've got the perfect implementation for your needs. But beware of making too many customizations...

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Leaning Toward Linux: What SMBs Need To Know

http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com

We spoke to several experts who provide tips and resources to help you learn about Linux and its capabilities without tying up your time or potentially endangering vital business systems.

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Open Source for Enterprise Search: Five Top Caveats

http://www.internetevolution.com

Open-source software is frequently mentioned as a choice for companies looking to create their own enterprise search applications. But best use of open-source calls for knowledge of what to expect.

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10 things to do after installing Linux

http://www.techradar.com

You've finally decided to try Linux. The installation went without a hitch (they usually do these days) and you've got a shiny new desktop sitting in front of you. What do you do next?

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Created by cutcross 5 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 16 weeks ago
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10 dirty little secrets you should know about working in IT

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

Anyone who’s been in the tech field for a while knows that IT harbors a few surprises - and not all of them are good ones. TechRepublic editor in chief Jason Hiner put together this list of some hidden aspects of the IT profession.

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Use The Tools

http://pthree.org

When I taught Linux system administrators, I would go through a series of rules, and rule #1 was always: Whenever you’re editing config files, and a tool exists to make the change, use the tool instead of editing the config by hand. The logic is easy to follow. We as humans are capable of error. Unfortunately, error happens all too often.

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12 tips to getting things done in open source

http://www.stormyscorner.com

Most people used to the proprietary software world, with no experience in open source software, are amazed that anything gets done. (And lots gets done in the open source, way more than in most proprietary software companies!) And people new to open source are usually at a loss as to where to start.

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A Linux Literary Trilogy

http://var-blog-messages.blogspot.com

When I started delving into the world of Linux development, I was not only befuddled by the strange code layout and conventions, I also found the culture and ethos of Linux very confusing. There were three books that were invaluable in pulling my understanding out of this quagmire

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10 things to consider when choosing a Linux distribution

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

I can’t begin to tell you how many people over the years I have consulted with about choosing a Linux distribution. And even with my own personal loyalties to one distribution or another, it always amazes me how certain distributions are better suited to various users and needs.

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Top 10 Responses to Why Should I Use Linux? - A Linux Evangelists’ Reference

http://www.internetling.com

If you’re a Linux enthusiast like me, you’ve probably tried to convert a few people over to Linux from another operating system. Even though you succeed many times, there are always a few ‘geniuses’ out there who need some real persuading to switch over to Linux.

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Created by komrad 6 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 47 weeks ago
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Best linux programs – Newbie guide

http://www.bi03.co.uk

I`m going to list this out in the same order as my programs menu in xfce. I use my my computer mainly for business but also for some general web/multimedia stuff too.

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