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Linux Command Line Gold

There’s nothing like a command line for when you need to get things done. Here are some resources (maybe repeats from years past?) that can give you an edge when you’re looking for a fast and efficient way to do … Continue reading

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Command line-fu from Foogazi

You only really get better at the command line by using the command line, so it might seem counter-intuitive to write about 10 Linux Commands You Probably Don’t Use. If you don’t use the command line, there’s a lot more … Continue reading

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Power user tips for Firefox

I do a lot of websurfing, so when I see a headline like this one, Five Firefox Tips You May Not Know About, I’m always skeptical. But in this case, there actually were five tips that I didn’t really know … Continue reading

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Distros, and Tracking New Ones

Linux isn’t like Windows in a lot of ways. One big one is that almost every Linux distribution–and actually almost all open source software–gets upgraded, frequently. So the poky little Linux distro you tried and didn’t like much a couple … Continue reading

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Red Hat Magazine

Who better to have a great Linux/open source software oriented web magazine than Red Hat: it’s called Red Hat Magazine and it’s got some pretty good articles and news items. Not a super-high volume site, the better to keep up … Continue reading

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Firefox Tab Tricks, and More

Whether you’re already a Firefox fan, or just curious, check out this article from James Yeang, Top 10 Ways Best Ways to Manage Firefox Tabs. He’s got a big pile of articles and lists related to Firefox, among many other … Continue reading

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Backing up Installed Applications

Create backup of installed packages using APTonCD from Only Ubuntu Linux, for, you guessed it, stuff about Ubuntu. Why bother? Because after you’ve installed a bunch of applications on your PC, it becomes a hassle to have to re-install those … Continue reading

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HowtoForge: The Source for Howto Do its

Linux "howto’s", brief articles that tell you how to do some particular thing, have been around for almost as long as Linux. Now that Linux is mainstream, bloggers around the world are sharing their knowledge about how to do thing … Continue reading

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Linux Distro Chooser

Not sure which Linux distribution is for you? Here’s the polishlinux.org Linux Distro Chooser. Answer ten questions, get five suggestions for Linux distributions that just may meet your needs. Polishlinux.org is another nice portal/blog site, with articles geared toward new … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Command Line

Have you seen the Free Software Magazine? It’s a nice "free online magazine about free software", and a good place to get some how-to advice. In particular, there a handy pair of articles about the Linux command line: A beginner’s … Continue reading

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