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Dvorak Likes Linux Now, More Will Soon

http://www.linuxloop.com

John Dvorak, a well known PC Mag columnist and cranky geek, announced today that Ubuntu 8.10 is "a winner." Even the cranky geek likes Linux? It must be great. It is, and that's why we'll be seeing a lot more of this soon.

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Created by prakash 5 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 20 weeks ago
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Linux works out of the box

http://dmytry.blogspot.com

One of good things said about OS X is that OS X works out of the box. But it doesn't work out of the box on any hardware - it works out of the box *on mac hardware*. I believe same can be just as well said about Linux.

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Created by zepplin 5 years 21 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 21 weeks ago
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Why iPod is Rockin’ with Rockbox

http://www.junauza.com

I realized that I've been using Rockbox instead of my iPod's stock firmware for more than 2 years already.

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Dvorak Keyboard Layout

http://blog.vaxius.net

"I’m not using a qwerty keyboard to write this article. The world has been using the qwerty keyboard layout since 1874, and it’s safe to say most of us have no idea that anything else exists. A few months ago I discovered a great alternative to the venerable qwerty: Dvorak Simplified ..."

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stump package day thing

http://paste.lisp.org

"StumpWM is a spiritual and visual descendent of Ratpoison,and shares many basic key commands. There are, however, some key points that set it apart from RP and, indeed, most/all other window managers [...] The ability to customise is virtually endless, and the interface is flexible and elegant.

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Don't Fear the Penguin: A Newbie's Guide to Linux

http://www.pcworld.com

Getting started with Linux can be an intimidating task, particularly for people who have never tried any operating system besides Windows. In truth, however, very little about Linux is actually difficult to use. It's simply a different OS, with its own approach to doing things.

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Windows in hospitals... a bad combination

http://wamukota.blogspot.com

I really cannot understand why hospitals, who ultimately deal with human lives are allowed to use MS-Windows on their networks. Even a simple delay in looking up if a person has a allergy for a given drug can prove to be fatal.

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Created by Dr. Doo-lots 5 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 26 weeks ago
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Another Reason to Run GNU/Linux...

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

...And a pretty important one: "The Home Office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people’s personal computers without a warrant." So why might GNU/Linux help? Well...

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Created by mark 5 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 29 weeks ago
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Why are we not using Linux?

http://2basco.com

Why are we not using Linux? Considering the advantages for geeks as well as non-geeks, Linux should be at a preference over the traditionally popular propreitary operating systems.

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The Wrong Way To Sell Linux

http://blog.linuxtoday.com

It seems that anymore all we hear about Linux and FOSS is it's free of cost, and that desktop Linux is just as good as Windows because it's all pointy-clicky and you don't have to touch the nasty command line which is frightening and must be avoided, and "just like Mac and Windows" you don't have to learn a thing because it's all magic.

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Created by peacemaker 5 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 31 weeks ago
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When Linux fails

http://www.tuxdeluxe.org

"The local "computer support person" resented a solution that was so easy to use that it undermined the power and prestige they received by being the person to consult when a Windows computer had problems.

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Created by cendrars 5 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 33 weeks ago
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Kathmandu Declaration on Free/Open Source Softwares

http://wiki.fossnepal.org

On the occassion of Software Freedom Day (SFD) 2008, one of the three winners of the SFD 2007 Best Event competition, the FOSS Nepal community has issued "Kathmandu Declaration", that was signed by over 700 professionals, students and other FOSS enthusiasts, amidst the presence of Nepal's Minister of Science and Technology, journalists and government officials.

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Created by bibekpaudel 5 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 44 weeks ago
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Linux Myths: Busted!

http://www.linuxhaxor.net

One of the main reasons that most people are afraid to try Linux is because they have this preconceived notion about linux being too hard to use and difficult to maintain; or that they have to do something drastically differ ant and there is a steep learning curve to using linux... here is an attemp to dispel some of the myths surrounding Linux

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Created by switchpin 5 years 49 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 49 weeks ago
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Google's Patents Are About to be Killed? Calm Down, Everyone. It's Just Advocacy, a/k/a FUD

http://www.groklaw.net

I'm getting so many emails asking me what's happening with Google's patents and asking me to explain what is going on. OK. Nothing. Just a little legal FUD. Or some excellent advocacy, depending on your point of view.

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Created by ploppsicle 6 years 5 days ago – Made popular 6 years 5 days ago
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Convert people to Linux: the easy way

http://celettu.wordpress.com

Amongst Linux users, there’s a shared feeling that any Linux OS is superior by far to anything Microsoft produces. More often than not, I also notice a frustration that the rest of the world doesn’t know/acknowledge/cares about this. There’s a lot of talk about converting people to Linux, and the best way to do that. But actually, it’s very easy. Here are some tips.

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