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The Architecture of Open Source Applications

http://www.aosabook.org

In new free book the authors of twenty-five open source applications explain how their software is structured, and why. What are each program's major components? How do they interact? And what did their builders learn during their development? In answering these questions, the contributors to this book provide unique insights into how they think.

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12 free software/open source books

http://www.linuxaria.com

Free software and open source community is very dedicated to sharing information, comparing and learning, then in this article I will recommend some readings of open books that you can download, read and if you want print freely.

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Is Parallel Programming Hard, And, If So, What Can You Do About It?

http://www.linuxinsight.com

The purpose of this book is to help you understand how to program shared-memory parallel machines without risking your sanity. By describing the algorithms and designs that have worked well in the past, we hope to help you avoid at least some of the pitfalls that have beset parallel projects.

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DRM In (and Out) of Schools

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

There are two major reasons why Kindles and iPads have no place in schools, both of which are related to DRM (Digital Restrictions Management).

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Medieval Copy Protection

http://gotmedieval.blogspot.com

Sometimes people come to me and ask, "How did medieval filmmakers protect their DVDs from piracy?" And I tell them that since so few households had DVD players during the thousand or so years between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance that it really never became much of an issue.

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Using GIMP

http://millionchimpanzees.blogspot.com

This is jumping the gun slightly, but look for this eBook, written by yours truly, to become available sometime in early Summer. Visit the blog to have a look at the cover.

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Free download : GNU/Linux Advanced Administration

http://ftacademy.org

The GNU/Linux systems have reached an important level of maturity, allowing to integrate them in almost any kind of work environment, from a desktop PC to the sever facilities of a big company. In the module called "The GNU/Linux operating system", the main contents are related with system administration. This book is the main documentation for the module.

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The GNUru's Book Released Today in France !

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Scoop: « Richard Stallman et la révolution du logiciel libre » will soon be translated into English and published by GNU Press — (source) —

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Linux 101 Hacks eBook Goes Online – HTML Version

http://www.thegeekstuff.com

I’m happy to announce that my free eBook, Linux 101 Hacks is now available for online browsing in HTML format. I’ve also updated the book with the following minor changes:

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Richard Stallman and the Free Software Revolution

http://www.republique-bananiere.fr

RMS: « Free Software can be summarized in three simple words: Liberté, égalité, fraternité».

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Review: jQuery Cookbook

http://www.linux-tutorial.info

I love jQuery. It's not like there aren't other JavaScript libraries out there, but jQuery was the first I became involved with and so far, it's solved every web design problem I've encountered. Of course, I usually go searching for a jQuery solution on the web when I have such a problem. That's why I was looking forward to O'Reilly's jQuery Cookbook.

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Natural Language Processing with Python

http://www.linux-tutorial.info

According to the blurb on the book's back cover, "This book offers a highly accessible introduction to natural language processing, the field that supports a variety of language technologies, from predictive text and email filtering to automatic summarization and translation".

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Good Free Software related books as a present

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Christmas is near! Matthias has some good advice. Here is his new list of Free Software related books 2009 which are also good for people who have not heard much about Free Software before.

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Book Review: The book of Inkscape

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Inkscape is a mature SVG vector graphics editor. You can run it on a number of platforms including GNU/Linux and Windows. It has a rich set of features and is popular and actively maintained. The Book of Inkscape: the definitive guide to the free graphics editor, by Dmitry Kirsanov is a comprehensive guide of 476 pages that describes in detail the various parts of the software.

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Review: Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition

http://millionchimpanzees.blogspot.com

Linux in a Nutshell is considered a classic by anyone's standards, so it's expected to review well. In fact, the prior editions have reviewed extremely well so, in this case, turning in a bad review on the latest edition would mean that the authors and publisher must have completely rewritten the book and done a poor job of it. Fortunately, that's not the case here.

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