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Introducing the Ogg mascot

http://srcview.org

Ladies and gentlemen, may the author presents to you the official mascot of OggCamp, the Ogg! He came up with this little fella because we needed something to decorate the merchandise for the event (OggCamp) and he thinks mascots are cool.

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Created by stargrave 4 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 22 weeks ago
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Open source - it's all about choice

http://www.stuff.co.nz

A very well written article about open source.

"There have always been people in society who help others just because they can - the cub scout leader, the charity volunteer, the community clean up group, they all contribute to making the world a better place."

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Created by Smegzor 5 years 46 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 46 weeks ago
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Explaining Software Freedom to a Beginner

http://trombonechamp.wordpress.com

I needed a good way to explain software freedom to people who have little to no computer experience (possibly parents or grandparents, kids, stay-at-home moms/dads, etc.), so I created the following blog post. Many of these people could benefit from free software, but aren’t going to learn about it through mainstream media.

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Created by trombonechamp 6 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 10 weeks ago
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An Introduction to Programming in Emacs Lisp

http://www.gnu.org

"This tutorial an elementary introduction to teach non-programmers how to customize their work environment; it can also be used as an introduction to programming basics. It includes numerous exercises and sample programs; the author also walks you through the actual source code of several GNU Emacs commands. A handy reference appendix is included..."

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Created by can.axis 6 years 23 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 23 weeks ago
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Software Philosophy 101: Consider the Source

http://www.associatedcontent.com

Philosophy, not a subject that is normally associated with software, is actually major component of the current revolution in software.

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Created by MrCopilot 6 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 31 weeks ago
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Why Are People So Crazy About Linux?

http://www.linuxjournal.com

You see it all the time, a "product" that has a tiny percentage of the desktop market, and yet it's popularity is so evident. I'm not going to get into my thoughts on the future of Linux on the desktop, or what the percentage gains versus Apple looks like. What I'm interested in discussing, is why are people so crazy about Linux?

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Introduction to the linux world

http://technascent.com

Linux, just the mention of that word can spark an endless debate between Microsoft Fanboys and Linux Junkies. This debate or as it has more appropriately been called, war of words, has been going on ever since the inception of Windows, and will most likely continue until one completely abolishes the use of the other. Alas, this article isn’t about the age-old war of Microsoft vs. Linux, instead it is meant as more of an introduction to the world of Linux and what it can and can’t offer.

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The Right Operating System For You: Linux

http://www.pcworld.ca

Multi-OS options like dual-booting and virtualization software have made it easier than ever to use whichever OS is best suited to the task you need to perform. Here's our take on the strengths and weaknesses of Linux.

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Linux vs. Windows - All You Need to Know

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Linux already powers everything from supercomputers to mobile phones. Google runs more than 10,000 Linux servers. Amazon.com switched to Linux and saved a cool $17 million. The French National Assembly has started using Ubuntu on more than 1,000 computers. Since the blockbuster movie "Shrek," the DreamWorks studio has been using Linux to render its 3-D graphics and special effects.

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Created by bluecheese 7 years 5 days ago – Made popular 7 years 4 days ago
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Shell, terminal, console — the basics

http://polishlinux.org

In this article we’d like to present the basic concepts needed to navigate the console world. We are going to find out what a shell is all about, what is a terminal, and what the famous console is actually for.

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Created by anna 7 years 1 week ago – Made popular 7 years 1 week ago
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What is the GIMP?

http://what-is-what.com

GIMP is an open source graphics editor. Often erroneously referred to as "The Gimp"...

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Created by C733tus 7 years 5 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 4 weeks ago
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