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Handy backup scripts and commands

http://nothickmanuals.info

Almost every Linux distribution worth its salt comes with rsync and lftp – powerful backup and transfer tools that can help you to keep your important data safe. But what if you don't have time to fiddle with multiple settings? No problem. Here are a couple of rsync and lftp command samples you can use to create your own backup scripts in a matter of minutes.

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Created by dmpop 6 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 47 weeks ago
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Fewer flaws FUD wars as Microsoft paints misleading picture of Linux security

http://www.daniweb.com

Microsoft security 'vulnerability scorecard' gives false impression of OS security, suggesting Windows is the most secure of all. Of course, start to look behind the pretty graphs and the ugly truth emerges that this is just more Microsoft FUD to try and derail the free software machine.

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Created by achingbaby 6 years 48 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 48 weeks ago
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Linux on the common users PC is happening!

http://www.osgui.com

GNU/Linux based Open Source Operating Systems are right now and have been for a while ready to become the mainstream software of choice used daily by billions of people. As I see it we are currently on the verge of a major revolution in Personal Computers primarily in regards to the software everyone uses without thinking about it

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Created by mark 6 years 50 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 49 weeks ago
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Unix/Linux Command Cheat Sheet

http://fosswire.com

In an attempt to find a good Unix reference for you FOSSwire readers, I was unsuccessful at finding a decent one on the Internet. So, why not make one?

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IBM to save energy and $250M using Linux

http://www.linuxworld.com

IBM is embarking on a huge energy-conservation project to consolidate about 3,900 of its own servers reducing power use by about 80 percent and saving US$250 million on electricity, support and software over five years. Under the project, IBM will replace 3,900 smaller servers with 30 IBM System z9 mainframes running Linux and virtualization software.

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Torvalds rebukes desktop critics

http://www.linuxworld.com

Linus Torvalds, creator and maintainer of the Linux operating system kernel, has reacted angrily to suggestions that the kernel's development process is skewed in a way that prevents improvements on the desktop.

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Created by snotbutter 6 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 50 weeks ago
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The Future of Gentoo Linux

http://saigonnezumi.com

But the real big question on my mind, as the proprietor of a new start-up IT company, will Gentoo Linux have a future or will another fork of Gentoo, such as Sabayon Linux assume the role to provide support for a possible Gentoo-based Enterprise Server? Financially, many of us would pay for support services from Daniel Robbins.

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Why I quit: kernel developer Con Kolivas

http://apcmag.com

Interview of Con Kollivas, the kernel developer and author of Linux Kernel -ck patchset, describing why he is quitting.

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Patent Deals With Microsoft Mean Death To Linux?

http://www.madpenguin.org

For sometime there, I generally figured that once the next revision of the GPL came about, all of these deals that are being made with Microsoft will eventually be put to bed. I was also delighted to see Mandriva standing against the alleged patent violations that Microsoft brought up time and again.

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Tech media doesn’t get open source

http://www.krishworld.com

"The problem with the tech media (conventional media and tech blogosphere) is that they are way too deep into proprietary software and hit based economic models. This has resulted in way too many misinterpretations about open source."

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Linux Expert: Microsoft Is Throwing Money Away

http://rcpmag.com

"Redmond would have to "sue its customers" to pursue its contention that Linux infringes on Microsoft's patents -- an unlikely scenario."

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Windows users are whiners

http://thebeez.vnunetblogs.com

"Linux is hard to install" - You probably bought a computer with Windows preinstalled and bought a new one when it came to a grinding halt. Next time try reinstalling it from scratch, drivers and applications included.

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Linus and the GPLv3 - the saga continues

http://fosswire.com

Now that the GPLv3 has been finalised and is now released (and we’re starting to see projects adopting it), many of us in the free software community have been wondering what Linus Torvalds’ stance is on the final version.

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Created by peacemaker 7 years 5 days ago – Made popular 7 years 5 days ago
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Why Libertarians Should Celebrate Free Software

http://www.cato.org

"For years various libertarian writers have argued that the free software model is unsustainable because developers will not continue giving away valuable software indefinitely. That is unfortunate because free software projects like Linux, Apache, and Firefox are in fact excellent illustrations of the power of libertarian ideas."

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What is LAMP?...

http://sheehantu.wordpress.com

Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of posts on digg about installing LAMP. I thought I’d take some time and inform those who are unfamiliar what exactly LAMP is, and how it is powering the Web 2.0 revolution.

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Created by dave 7 years 1 week ago – Made popular 7 years 6 days ago
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