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If you're broke and need a decent computer, Ubuntu Linux may be for you

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You've looked at the newest Dell XPS, maybe a spiffy HP Pavillion. You've surfed over to Apple's Web store to drool over the powerful, stylish machines of Steve Jobs. But there's a problem: You're broke. You just don't have — or shouldn't be spending— the $600 to more than $2,000 you'd have to pay for one of those new digital hotrods.

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Moving my mother over to Linux

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To save money, I cobbled together a computer for my mother out of cast-offs left over from my own upgrades. She doesn't need a cutting-edge computer because she's not a power user, but she does need a reliable machine to run a few basic applications and to access the Internet. I moved my mother from Windows to Ubuntu Linux, and the experience was a surprisingly smooth one.

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Purchasing free-software-friendly hardware

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Many people have complained about the lack of pre-integrated computers running GNU/Linux or the lack of fully free software drivers for important hardware. Ultimately though, it’s up to you, the consumer, both to satisfy your own requirements and to send a message to vendors that supporting free software pays. You can do this fairly easily by integrating your own computer from its major components, and selecting only components that have free software drivers. It’s certainly possible, and even if you’ve never built a computer before, it’s not all that hard!

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Linux Game: Nexuiz review with screen caps and video

http://www.maysville-linux-users-group.org

Nexuiz is a 3d deathmatch game project, created online by a team of developers called Alientrap. It is available for download for Windows, Mac, and Linux (all the same archive).The first version was released May 31st 2005, released entirely GPL and free over the net, a first for a project of its kind. Since then it has been downloaded over half a million times, and the game is still being updated and developed, currently at version 2.3 and new releases being developed.

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Choosing a Linux distribution

http://linmaya.blogspot.com

Well, choosing a Linux distribution is actually a matter of personal faith. There are largely three kinds of people: the one who use one of the many distributions available as is, those who install an available distribution and customize it to their satisfaction and the geeks who go a step further and create and use their own distribution. For the sake of simplicity, let's not talk about the third category for now.

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A comparison of Linux and Windows

http://www.michaelhorowitz.com

This is a non-biased and incomplete comparison of Linux and Windows. It can serve as an introduction to Linux for Windows users. I created it while learning about Linux as a sort of personal cheat-sheet. The topics are in no particular order.

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Deliver us from Microsoft

http://stephenfry.com

Stephen Fry introduces the open source platform that will see off Windows.

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How to : Enable Full Multimedia Suport in Ubuntu 7.10.

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Ubuntu is one of the widely used GNU OS which is considered as Newbie friendly . But still there are few things to work .. Here is a small/quick guide that will let you enable Playback for any type of Audio/Video files.. Since most users get baffled after they fail to play media files. So I thought of posting a guide which will let you play every Media files like DivX,Real Media,AC3,MPEG4 to name a few .. So lets get started .

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How to : Install GFX Grub In Ubuntu.

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GNU Graphics Grub is the new Grub boot screen which adds to Visual appeal of Boot Screen .. Unlike older grub GFX Grub has now much better themes and customization options.. So lets take a quick look at How To Install GFX GrubBoot Menu..

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History of Linux

http://netfiles.uiuc.edu

It was 1991, and the ruthless agonies of the cold war were gradually coming to an end. There was an air of peace and tranquility that prevailed in the horizon. In the field of computing, a great future seemed to be in the offing, as powerful hardware pushed the limits of the computers beyond what anyone expected.

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Managing Your Personal Library in Linux; Alexandria: A Review with Screenshots

http://www.techthrob.com

Alexandria is an application for Linux allows you to sort and track your book collection. It makes it easy to manage your collection by allowing you to sort items into multiple libraries (for example, books at your office, in your home, or elsewhere), and adding books is as simple as entering its ISBN. Once you've setup your collection, you can even export it to an HTML file, to share with other users over the web.

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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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Meet the prophet of free software

http://inhome.rediff.com

The extraordinary Richard Stallman, prophet of free software, always makes a deep and lasting impression.

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A Comic Book for learning Common Lisp

http://www.lisperati.com

"Anyone who has ever learned to program in Lisp will tell you it is very different from any other programming language. It is different in lots of surprising ways- This comic book will let you find out how Lisp's unique design makes it so powerful!..."

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Teachers becoming Free Software advocates as GNU/Linux finds its perfect home in Kerala's schools

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I am inviting you to see the schools in my district.There you can see how reachers handling linux .Of course there is some problems in Printer Driver but it can be solved in the new versions .You must realise the Propreitory Rights .It is a new OS it will take some time to establish .You are listing the problems are your problems only

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