A Few Reasons to Love Ubuntu [Guest Post]

The term “Ubuntu” hails from South Africa and is defined as “humanity or kindness”… The meaning of this word is the whole philosophy behind the operating system named after it — Ubuntu. The company of Ubuntu believes that software should be available free of charge, that tools should be usable by people in their native language and despite any disabilities, and that users have the accessibility to customize and make […]

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Linus Torvalds -- The Facts You Didn't Know

Some of you may well be younger than Linux, some of you may have grown up with the OS, and some of you, more ancient ones, may well remember thinking that this stuff is going to ‘blow the bloody doors off’ as Michael Caine put it when you first encountered it. But how about Linus Torvald, the man who wrote the first kernel? Here we’re going to give you an […]

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Speedlinks - 18 September 2008

Below are the links which caught my eye this week, I hope that some of them will be useful and interesting for you… Canonical Store is to sell multimedia codecs for Ubuntu. Codecs are developed by Fluendo and Cyberlink. It is still possible to do sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras and get that staff installed… In A comparative look at compact sysadmin distributions article Cory Buford shares the observations he got […]

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Linux aternatives to Windows software roundup

Below are the links to sites you may want to visit in order to find Linux equivalent of certain commercial Windows software: 1. Open Source Alternative Quick and useful guide to the best open source software. You can fing here the open source alternatives to your favorite commercial products (not only Windows ones). The main advantage of this site is that you can browse through their software categories and compare […]

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Review of sticky notes applications for GNOME

Few will deny that applications allowing to create notes at Linux Desktop are very useful to plan one’s working/education process. As for me I use such applications in order not to forget something I want to do like blog posts came to my mind when I hadn’t access to Internet, everyday system administrating tasks and others. I tried several sticky notes applications for this purpose but only one seems to […]

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