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More Thoughts on how to introduce a person to Linux

http://www.linux-magazine.com

Last week my colleague Rikki Kite wrote a good blog entry on how to gracefully introduce a person to Linux. I would like to add a few more pointers to her excellent “moving” blog entry:

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The X Window innovation: welcome to the new Xorg

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Over time, many people have complained about the X Window system; the X Window system, or Xorg in its current most popular implementation, is the layer between applications and the graphics adapter.

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Learn Ubuntu with Hackett and Bankwell

http://www.geek.com

Enter Hackett and Bankwell, a new comic book geared at introducing GNU/Linux — specifically Ubuntu GNU/Linux — to new users. At about 30 pages long, the first issue is an easy read, and doesn’t get too bogged down by technical details, political ruminations, or an over-abundance of geekiness

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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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Licensing for laymen - GPL explained

http://www.tectonic.co.za

A recent report, "GPLv2 vs. GPLv3: The two seminal open source licenses, their roots, consequences, and repercussions", compiled by Liz Laffan of VisonMobile, examines the new terms and differences introduced by the third version of the GNU General Public Licence (GPL) and assesses the probable impact it will have on the software market in general and the mobile industry in particular.

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Linux File Permissions

http://www.howtoforge.com

A guide to understanding file permissions in gnu/linux.

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Audio Editing Freedom - An introduction to Audacity

http://www.raiden.net

Audacity is a sound editing program that puts the freedom to create into the hands of the user. It is a vital tool for audiophiles everywhere who love to record, mix and edit their own music or sound files, and for the average joe who just wants to do a little audio editing.

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BitTorrent - downloading large files made easy

http://vertito.blogspot.com

BitTorrent, an extremely handy tool on downloading large torrent files regardless of internet speed rate you have with interruption between connection breakups.

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Created by snotbutter 10 years 49 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 49 weeks ago
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Introduction to Firestarter

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Most modern GNU/Linux distributions are secure with their default minimal installs, whether desktop or server, while some distributions are designed specifically with security in mind. However, any GNU/Linux distribution that needs services available to other users or systems will need either enhanced or configurable security.

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