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Bulk conversion of documents using OpenOffice and Unoconv

A simple tutorial on mass conversion of documents using Openoffice and Unoconv. Also shows how to start OpenOffice in headless mode.

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Created by sreenadh 7 years 18 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 18 weeks ago
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Conquering Character Encoding Chaos With GNU Recode

GNU Recode supports over 150 character sets, and converts just about anything to anything. For example, there are still users of legacy Linux systems that still run ISO-8859-1. Recode will convert these to nice modern UTF-8

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Created by serdar 9 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 5 weeks ago
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Vinyl + Audacity = MP3

If you were born before 1975, you may have a collection of records that you want to convert to digital format. Some open source software and a cable are all you need to convert your prized vinyl to something portable.

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Created by ploppsicle 9 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 12 weeks ago
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Bubba Two: The little server that could

Converting an old PC into a home or office server may look like a good idea on paper, but in reality, the idea has a few serious drawbacks. Turning an old PC into a server also means installing and configuring all the necessary software, which can be a time-consuming and laborious process........ consider instead Bubba Two, a nifty Debian-based device that can be used for a variety of tasks.

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Created by balugani 9 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 14 weeks ago
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You Can Hack An OS But You Can't Hack People - part 4: Godzilla moves in with Bambi

I assure you, this situation is far, far graver than any of the rest of you seem to know. As much guesswork as it is figuring out who runs what, I'm going to take this recent Ars Technica article and give both Apple and Linux the benefit of the doubt. I'll hedge their numbers up to 4% desktop market share for Apple, and 2% for Linux. That leaves Windows at a mere 94%.

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Created by C733tus 9 years 35 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 35 weeks ago
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10 Steps to Convert a Windows User to Linux

With Linux becoming more popular and easier to use, more and more people are adopting it as their primary operating system. But the transformation from Windows user to Linux user can be a tough road to take. Most new users become long-term users because they have friends that introduce Linux to them, and help them through the first few weeks of rough-patches. Here are ten steps to help you introduce Linux to a would-be convert.

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Created by electronichouse 9 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 47 weeks ago
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