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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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Created by anna 5 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 30 weeks ago
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Warrantless Intrusion: yet another reason for Using GNU/Linux (but it may not be enough)

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

All manner of campaigns have been tried to persuade Windows users to make the switch to GNU/Linux and every year is heralded as the year of GNU/Linux on the desktop.

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Created by zarkovic 5 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 31 weeks ago
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Why an Emacsification of the entire GNU system could help Mac Users to switch to GNU/Linux

http://atomized.org

"A few weeks ago, I was talking to some people about the nerdy things I work on, and the nerdy things I like. The conversation inevitably turned to Emacs and Lisp, and someone asked why I liked them so much. There are a lot of reasons, but I think the main one is that it’s such a pioneering and influential language, and most people aren’t aware of it.

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Created by can.axis 5 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 32 weeks ago
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Why Mac users should switch to GNU/Linux, and Why Emacs and Free Software could help

http://mclovindoesruby.wordpress.com

"...Daniel Fischer’s blog post did quite a bit to pique my curiosity and upon return from my holiday, I bought and watched the awesome Emacs peepcode as well. I’ve been trying to use Emacs continuously for the last couple of days (including at work) and even though I am still stumbling my way a little through the darkness, I am awed by how much power it has..."

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[gNewSense-users] live cd

http://lists.gnu.org

RMS: « ... The free software movement is a political cause, not a technical one. "Choose based on technical criteria first of all" is the opposite of what we say... »

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Created by can.axis 5 years 33 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 33 weeks ago
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Microsoft’s vision for the future: pay-per-use Windows, Office, IE... Time to Move to GNU systems.

http://www.shawnkquinn.com

"...If you’ve been thinking about making the move to free software, this is a good time to do it [...] It’s your freedom..."

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Created by can.axis 5 years 34 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 34 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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Created by giantrobot 5 years 34 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 34 weeks ago
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When Being Proprietary Makes You Do Stupid Things

http://server.ericsbinaryworld.com

Recently Microsoft screwed themselves over. We have MS Money 2006 from back when I was still getting into Linux and hadn’t convinced my wife completely about how much better it was than Windows. Recently we switched to back to a credit card where we previously used to download the transactions from within MS Money.

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10 Reasons To Choose Linux in a Bad Economy

http://www.daniweb.com

Whether the ailing economy is real or imagined, you might be looking for ways to shed some pounds off your bloated IT budget. You should seriously consider Linux and Open Source software to put your 2009 financial appetite on a diet. Here are 10 reasons to choose Linux in a bad economy and none of them have to do with the fact that Linux is free.

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Created by extra 5 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 37 weeks ago
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How Windows Users are Changing Linux and What We Should Do About It

http://linuxcanuck.wordpress.com

There is no doubt that people are leaving Windows, many going to the Mac and some are turning to Linux. This is partly due in part to dissatisfaction with Vista. The reason isn’t important. What is happening to the Linux community is.

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Created by switchpin 5 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 37 weeks ago
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Emacs World Domination for the Wrong Reasons

http://livollmers.net

RMS: « ...I am sure it IS effective for convincing people to use [Emacs] when that is more convenient. I want to convince people to insist on freedom even when it is inconvenient..." »

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Created by can.axis 5 years 46 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 46 weeks ago
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Why our mission is to teach them to value Software Freedoms

http://west-wind.com

Rick, you miss one point: free software is about freedom, not price. Hackers insist on freedom even when it is inconvenient...

My mission today is to teach you to value these freedoms... Please, try to learn this philosophy. Free Software is a movement that one day you will rejoin ;)

Freedom is worth a sacrifice - (RMS)

christophe

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

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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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Created by anna 6 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 9 weeks ago
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Acer to Aggressively Market Linux?

http://teenlinuxlounge.com

According to Gianpiero Morbello Acer, Acer's VP of Marketing and Brand:

"We have shifted towards Linux because of Microsoft. "

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Created by Mr. Psychopath 6 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 11 weeks ago
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Why I Quit Windows and Switched to Linux

http://ubuntulinuxhelp.com

It’s funny how some people react when I tell them I use Linux. Sometimes they express the sentiment that I must be very computer savvy. Other’s get caught up in all the brand loyalty hype and still some have never heard of Linux! I kid you not!

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Created by mark 6 years 18 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 18 weeks ago
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