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Android and the Linux kernel community

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kroah.com: As the Android kernel code is now gone from the Linux kernel, as of the 2.6.33 kernel release, I'm starting to get a lot of questions about what happened, and what to do next with regards to Android. So here's my opinion on the whole matter...

Modify and extend the powerful Vim Scripting editor

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HowTos

Vimscript is a mechanism for reshaping and extending the Vim editor. Scripting allows you to create new tools, simplify common tasks, and even redesign and replace existing editor features.

Quick and easy Linux security

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Security
HowTos

ghacks.net: You’ve just set up your Linux desktop. Naturally you want it to be as secure as possible. You’ve heard the rumors that, out of the box, Linux has outstanding security. Is it true? Do you really want to take a chance with that? Most likely not. But what can you do?

Windows 7 Use Surpasses 10 Percent

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Microsoft
Mac

earthweb.com: For a new version of Microsoft's operating system that just began shipping to consumers just a few months ago, Microsoft Windows 7 is doing quite well, according to new figures release by Web analytics firm Net Applications.

Open source route frees the mind

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OSS
Ubuntu

nzherald.co.nz: One thing holding back the greater adoption of free software in this country is free software.

Linux Adaptation - The Backdoor Method

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linuxlock.blogspot: Confrontation is rarely the best path to communication. Fact is...confrontation is by my understanding, a one-sided communication with the expectation of a singular response. Not exactly the best conduit for dialog. But there are exceptions.

Linux Mint 8 Helena Review

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Today I testdrived Linux Mint 8 Helena, an Ubuntu-based distribution led by Clem Lefebvre and his team. This Mint edition is based off Ubuntu 9.10.

Linux made me feel dumb.

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locutus.us: It's true. Linux made me feel dumb. It is not a nice feeling to feel dumb yet I did. Me, the great Locutus who prides himself on his technical wizardry and knowledge of all things involving electrons, had to resort to calling a help desk to solve a problem.

How Fedora protects your data with full disk encryption

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Software

linuxbsdos.com: Disk encryption in one of the most overlooked and underused security tools in computing. When most people think about securing a computer or the operating system that powers it, a firewall, anti-virus, and other anti-malware software comes to mind. Those are all good and necessary tools, but they are only concerned with network security. What about physical security?

Get Linux Certified

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brajeshwar.com: Linux is an OS that conjures up images of computer nerds hunched over their keyboards in the quest for digital divinity while following the doctrine of open source and free software for all. Get Linux certified and wear that badge proudly on your chest!

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