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Learn Linux, 101: The Linux command line

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Linux

GUIs are fine, but to unlock the real power of Linux, there's no substitute for the command line. Get to know some of the major features of the bash shell. By the end of this article, you will be comfortable using basic Linux commands like echo and exit, setting environment variables, and gathering system information.

10 New Features/Changes In Karmic You May Not Know About…

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Ubuntu

d0od.blogspot: Below is a list of 10 features and changes in Ubuntu 9.10 that you may not already know about… Or even be expecting!

Linux Mint 7 "Gloria" - I've got a new favorite.

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Linux

techiemoe.com: I must confess to a good bit of laziness with some of my rants. For Linux Mint, I went whole hog and installed it on the laptop in a spare partition.

Vista User On SimplyMepis 8.0.10

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Linux

beginlinux.wordpress: The recently released version of SimplyMEPIS may just be the beginner friendly Live CD that pushes you over the edge. Released on August 25th, 2009, SimplyMEPIS 8.0.10 can bring you a ready to use Linux desktop featuring an interface that is easier to use than Vista and ideal for XP and Win98 users. Right?

Foresight and Fedora, ClarkConnect Becomes ClearOS

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Linux

linux-blog.org: Last week it was reported by LWN and a few other Linux news sites that Foresight Linux may employ a change of direction…that is, create a spinoff project that places the Conary package manager onto a Fedora Linux base.

Checking In On Ubuntu Karmic's Boot Time

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: By the time Ubuntu 10.04 LTS rolls around next April, Canonical is interested in seeing Ubuntu boot on an Intel Atom netbook (specifically the Dell Mini 9) in less than ten seconds. These incredibly fast boot time goals even led Canonical to decide against investing more time in enhancing the boot experience with Red Hat's Plymouth.

SimplyMepis 8.0.10 - Won't knock your socks off, but won't chew them up either

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Mepis and I have a long history. We got along well in the beginning, but things started getting distant between us and I haven't had so much as a phone call in months.

A Little Empathy For Pidgin

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Software

linux-mag.com: With the integration of the Telepathy framework into GNOME, most distributions are dropping the old instant messaging favorite Pidgin, for the new upstream application Empathy.

Ubuntu 9.10 vs. Mac OS X Snow Leopard vs. Windows 7

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Microsoft
Mac
Ubuntu

junauza.com: Over a short period of time, three major operating system releases will take place. For all of you, I'm going to highlight the main features of Ubuntu 9.10, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and Windows 7.

Why do Linux and open source lovers give Apple a free ride?

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Microsoft
Mac
OSS

blogs.computerworld: In its "Windows 7 Sins" campaign, the Free Software Foundation has labeled Windows 7 as "treacherous computing," and accuses Microsoft of such acts as "poisoning education." But Apple is arguably even more closed than Microsoft, yet always gets a free ride from vociferous open source proponents. Can anyone explain this hypocrisy?

SimplyMEPIS 8 Update Released

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: SimplyMEPIS 8.0.10 has been released, and it is as usual very good. I've been pleased and impressed with MEPIS for quite some time now. Despite being what might be considered a "minor" release, going from 8.0.06 to 8.0.10, there are a number of significant changes in this distribution.

Sometimes It Won't Work (II)

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Linux

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Linux user for a couple of years. Only Linux and I love it. Still, some things are wrong, they are wrong, and unfortunately, as I see it, they will always be wrong.

NetWalker, Sharp's Latest Ubuntu Netbook... Hands-On

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Hardware
Ubuntu

Here's the latest Ubuntu powered ultra compact netbook with a 5” WSVGA (1024x600) touchscreen, the NetWalker aka PC-Z1-W. This little baby is powereb by a i.MX515 Freescale CPU @ 800MHz, with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory,

How To Enable Adobe's Flash Player In Google Chrome (Ubuntu 9.04)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial explains how you can install the Google Chrome browser on Ubuntu 9.04 and how to enable the Adobe Flash plugin in it. Please note that Google Chrome for Ubuntu is still in alpha state and should not be used on production systems.

Exaile 0.3.0 Has Finally Been Released

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Linux

Exaile is a music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python. Exaile 0.3.0 is a complete rewrite of Exaile from the ground up, and should make development of future versions much easier.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • 10 Ubuntu Themed Wallpapers
  • New Video Editor For Ubuntu
  • Kerala Purchasing 141 GNU/Linux Preloaded Laptops
  • Improve Audio Experience in Linux-Based Netbooks
  • Funtoo’s Website is Designed for IE?
  • The Linux Home Office: What's In Your Cyberspace?
  • Nokia and Linux Make a Good-Looking Couple
  • Question in Goldman Sachs case: Can open-source software be stolen?
  • Is the Loch Ness monster on Google Earth?
  • Canonical at VMWorld 2009
  • Open Source: One Sure Way To Keep Piracy At Bay
  • OggCamp 2009 – October 25th
  • Review: Swiss Army Swiss Flash 8gb
  • Create Minutes and Logs for your Meetings with bugbot
  • Linux Outlaws 108 - Developer Shakedown

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux / UNIX List User Dot-Files

  • Labels from the command line with LabelNation (Linux)
  • Bash Quoting
  • Code Project: create an ffmpeg front-end
  • How To Add More Panels To Your Ubuntu Desktop
  • Installing Perl Modules
  • Workaround for the Ubuntu problem with KVM switches
  • Creating an in-house Dropbox: Phase 1
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Leftovers: Software (Subsurface, GRUB, GIMP, and Todo.txt)

  • Announcing Subsurface 4.6.4
    The Subsurface development team proudly announces the release 4.6.4 of Subsurface, an open source dive log and dive planning program for Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • Subsurface 4.6.4 Open-Source Dive Log and Planning Tool Adds Many Improvements
    The development team behind the Subsurface open-source dive log and dive planning application was proud to announce the immediate availability for download of the Subsurface 4.6.4 release. Subsurface 4.6.4 is the latest stable version of the popular program developed by Linus Torvalds in collaboration with other developers, and adds a great number of improvements over previous builds. These include a new planner mode to calculate minimum gas, better handling of notes when replanning dives, as well as support for the border width setting in printing templates.
  • GRUB 2.02 Bootloader Officially Released with ZFS LZ4 & LVM RAID1 Support, More
    The long-anticipated GRUB 2.02 open-source bootloader software project was finally promoted to the stable channel after being in Beta stages of development for the past few years. The development team took their time to finalize the release of GRUB 2.02, which should soon make its way into the stable software repositories of your favorite operating system, but it's finally here and we want to thank them for all their hard work and the awesome new features and improvements implemented so far.
  • [New] GIMP review
    GIMP (short for GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free alternative to Photoshop that more than holds its own. But don't think that the lack of a price tag means GIMP is lacking in features; it packs enough punch to genuinely rival Adobe's imaging behemoth. GIMP comes with impressive selection and montage features, various ways to retouch your images, cropping, noise reduction and colour adjustment tools, customisable brushes, gradients and so much more. There's plenty for the more advanced user, too, including layer masks, bezier curves, filters and even an animation package.
  • Todo.txt – A Nifty ToDo Indicator Applet for Ubuntu
    Todo.txt is an extremely simple indicator applet that lets you quickly tick off the tasks contained in your todo.txt file. It lives in the system tray and has options: Edit todo.txt, Clear completed, and refresh. Ultimately, its job is to help you edit your todo.txt file and mark tasks as completed without needing to open a full-fledged text editing application.

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