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The open source principles of participation

http://www.raiden.net

One of the greatest and most destructive beliefs in the open source community is that "Because I'm not a programmer, I can't participate in an open source project." Let me be the first to tell you that if you believe that, you're wrong. Dead wrong. Why? Well let me explain.

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Community service for free software users

http://www.linux.com

In recent years, Linux distributions have successfully made the transition from being the exclusive domain of technical users to being suitable for even brand new computer users. However, unlike with proprietary software and operating systems, GNU/Linux is built mainly on the efforts of users who volunteer their time and expertise to write programs.

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Ten sticking points for new Ubuntu users

http://www.linux.com

With Ubuntu, Canonical has had notable success in convincing people to switch from other platforms, but potential Ubuntu users are still running into trouble in several areas.

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Linux Users: Why Did You Switch?

http://www.linuxjournal.com

As a Linux Journal editor, I'd love to claim that in my college years I realized the oppression stemming from proprietary operating systems. I'd love to confess that Linux was the natural choice amongst a sea of other options. Heck, I'd even like to say back then Linux was my first choice. For me, however, the story played out a bit differently.

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Created by mads 6 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 10 weeks ago
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You're A Linux User/Supporter: You Just Don't Know It Yet

http://www.raiden.net

I'D like to start by asking you a series of seemingly unrelated questions. Have you watched Shrek or Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone? Have you flown on Continental, Virgin America or Singapore Airlines? Do you drive a BMW, Fiat or Renault car? Are you serving in the United States Army? Have you ever bought anything online using Paypal? Have you ever stayed in a Sheraton hotel?

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Created by switchpin 6 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 12 weeks ago
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Open Source recruiting: Users vs Committers

http://blog.generationjava.com

I continue to grapple with the concept of how to treat users of Open Source projects. Should you be cruel, or kind?

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Created by switchpin 6 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 19 weeks ago
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I’m sad to say: A lot of GNU/Linux-users don’t care about freedom

http://tuxtoday.wordpress.com

Many users of GNU/Linux these days, think that projects like Gnash are stupid, when you can get the original Flashplayer. Those are the same people that think you’re stupid if you don’t want to use the mp3-format, or install support for the windows-media format. This isn’t true only on brainstorm of course, but also in the overall community.

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Why Attracting More Users to Linux Matters

http://www.linuxloop.com

Many decisions and opinions in the Linux world are justified by the idea that the decision will help attract new users to Linux, but why should anyone care at all if other people use Linux?

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Interoperability: The end users’ biggest fear about open source

http://www.computerworlduk.com

The Open Solutions Alliance, a non-profit group backed by a number of commercial open-source suppliers has found that found interoperability is a foremost concern among open-source-software customers.

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Created by C733tus 6 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 32 weeks ago
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Where are the American Linux desktop users?

http://www.desktoplinux.com

Linux users from around the world are filling out the Linux Foundation's desktop survey. But what John Cherry, the foundation's director of global Linux workgroups, wants to know is, "Where are the responses from the North America?"

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Created by extra 6 years 39 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 39 weeks ago
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The Four Freedoms Applied to Software as a Service

http://www.oreillynet.com

The Free Software Foundation has defined Four Freedoms related to software. These freedoms apply to users of software, not necessarily developers. In the view of the FSF, these freedoms are ethical in nature, so much so that they argue that software which violates these freedoms is unethical.

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Created by C733tus 6 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 42 weeks ago
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UID and GID: the basics of Linux user admin

http://www.itwire.com

It is important to understand how Linux user accounts work. There are GUI tools for this within GNOME and KDE but here we lift the lid on the bonnet to show what really makes a user exist, and what these commands are doing to your filesystem.

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Created by dave 6 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 45 weeks ago
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What do you want to hear from Dell about its Linux plans?

http://www.desktoplinux.com

In an unusual move, Dell is asking its users what they want Dell CTO Kevin Kettler to talk about at next week's LinuxWorld trade show at San Francisco's Moscone Center.

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Created by peacemaker 6 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 51 weeks ago
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Top 5 Linux Myths

http://www.osweekly.com

The sheer ignorance regarding casual Linux users astounds me to no end. While I'm not interested in pointing fingers, there is a lot of misinformation about the Linux community, and we will help to dispel some of these myths, once and for all.

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