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Hands-On: Using Bluetooth on Linux

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I haven't written about using my Bluetooth devices on Linux in quite some time. That is good, because it means that they are all just working so there is not a lot to write about. But there have been some interesting and useful developments in Bluetooth support for various Linux distributions recently, so I think it will be useful to run through a survey of Bluetooth devices and Linux distributions.

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How to add open source experience to your resume

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In this article, I'll share my technique for leveraging open source contributions to stand out as a great candidate for a job in the technology field.

No goal can be accomplished without first being set. Before jumping into a new commitment or spending the evening overhauling your resume, it pays to clearly define the traits of the job you're seeking. Your resume is a piece of persuasive writing, so you have to know your audience for it to reach its full potential. Your resume's audience is anyone with the need for your skills and the budget to hire you. When editing, read your resume while imagining what it's like to be in their position. Do you look like a candidate that you would hire?

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This Is Very Important - Check Your ISO Image Before Installing Linux

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On Sunday 21st February a message was posted to the Linux Mint blog stating that the website has been hacked and the intruder managed to post a link to an unofficial ISO version of Linux Mint.

For more information about what has happened visit http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2994.

The Linux Mint blog tells you how to check whether you have downloaded a dodgy version of Linux Mint.

Now this post is a little bit like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted because not once in any of my guides have I told you to check the MD5/SHA256 checksums for the downloaded ISO files of any distribution to make sure you have a legitimate copy.

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