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A Beginner’s Introduction to Linux
Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux. You’ll embrace a plethora of free open source software, with more choices than you could possibly imagine. There are hundreds of actively-maintained Linux distributions, dozens of different desktop environments, and tens of thousands of open source applications covering the whole gamut: games, multimedia and graphics tools, internet apps, utilities, development environments, and much more.

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(commercial) DicePlayer is a popular video player for the Android platform. The application differentiates itself from most rival free and commercial video players by offering hardware acceleration for certain video and audio containers. This enables dual core Android devices to be able to play high definition (720p but not 1080p) MKV and AVI files which would otherwise not be playable.


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    learn how to put together your optimal embedded development environment for tinkering with today's hot handheld and wearable devices. Embedded Linux development broadly involves three tiers: the bootloader, the Linux kernel, and the graphical user interface (or GUI)
  • Enhancing E-Mail Security With Procmail
    a document that attempts to address the trend towards "enhancing" email clients with support for active content, which exposes end-users to many and varied threats, by "sanitizing" email: removing obvious exploit attempts and disabling the channels through which exploits are delivered
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    Flow control is usually straightforward: sequence, selection, iteration. And many programmers, having been raised on these primary control structures, have a difficult time seeing what other kinds of flow control might be necessary. This article introduces continuations and teaches you to think about flow control in radically new ways.
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    Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser developed for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux coordinated by Mozilla Corporation and Mozilla Foundation.
  • Getting Started with Ubuntu 11.10
    etting Started with Ubuntu is an introductory guide that helps new users get started with everyday tasks such as surfing the web, listening to music and scanning documents. With an emphasis on easy to follow instructions, it is suitable for all levels of experience.
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    The GIMP User Manual is a user manual for the GIMP. It is written for the GIMP Help Browser, but can produce help pages for other formats as well.
  • Installing glibc-2 on Linux
    document describes what I had to do to get glibc-2, also known as libc-6, installed on my Linux system. It contains a step-by-step guide to recompile and install all components needed
  • Introduction to Data Communications for Linux Users
    everything about networking and data communications except for Linux. You can consider it equivalent of the Net+ course or the network essentials of the MSCE and CNE certifications. Topics covered are OSI Model, The Big Picture, ADSL, Wave Modems, ISDN, Frame relay, X.25, modems, modulation, telephony, FDM, TDM, STDM, QAM, FDSK, AM, FM, RS-232, Xon/Xoff, null modems, asynchronous and synchronous communications, line encoding, ethernet, token ring, NICs, PC hardware, repeaters, hubs, bridges, routers, brouters, gateways, TCP/IP, packet sniffing, etc.
  • Jargon File
    This page indexes all the WWW resources associated with the Jargon File and its print version, The New Hacker's Dictionary. It's as official as anything associated with the Jargon File gets.
  • Java Application Development on Linux
    Written for Java and Linux developers alike, Java Application Development on Linux is a hands-on guide to the full Java application development lifecycle on Linux.
  • Josh's Linux Guide
    A good Linux guide for beginners. Includes all the basic things and info to get started.
  • Kylix Kicks
    contains the latest news on Kylix the Linux edition of Delphi and C++Builder
  • Linux and me
    the beginnings of an online book by Barry Kauler
  • Linux Knowledge Base
    The Linux Knowledge Base is a searchable archive of Linux technical information, built from the Linux HOWTO's, various web and ftp sites, mailing lists, and newsgroups
  • Linux on Libretto
    documentation about running Linux on the Japanese Toshiba Libretto
  • Linux Tips and Tricks
    Useful collection of Linux tips and tricks, from newsgroups and mailing-lists. With classification by themes
  • Linux-One-Stanza-Tips
    Linux-One-Stanza-Tips is a series of small Linux related hints and tips, which could be used as signatures with your mails.
  • Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise
    Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise is a practical guide for organizations on how best to use open source code in products and services, and participate in open source communities, in a legal and responsible way.
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    the PostgreSQL Technical Documentation website, with tutorials, articles, guides, performance, tuning information, links to PostgreSQL tools, and much more
  • Reduce your Linux memory footprint
    In this article, learn how to accurately measure the amount of memory your Linux system uses. You also get practical advice on reducing your memory requirements using an Ubuntu system as an example.
  • References for TeX and Friends
    an ongoing project with the aim of providing a help file for LaTeX (and his friends like ConTeXt, Metapost, Metafont, etc.) using a state-of-the-art source format, aka DocBook/XML
  • Rute Users Tutorial and Exposition
    Rute is a technical reference and teaching tool for new GNU/Linux users as well as advanced administrators. ?It provides concise, thorough explanations and practical examples of each aspect of a Linux system. Read more
  • Solaris-to-Linux porting guide
    takes a look at why you might want to port your application from Sun Solaris to Linux, and presents guidelines, suggestions, and resources to help. Included in the article is the authors' handy online tool that you can use to check the APIs used by your Solaris application for compatibility on Linux
  • Version Control with Subversion
    Version Control with Subversion is a free book about the Apache Subversion version control system. Subversion manages files and directories, and the changes made to them, over time. This allows you to recover older versions of your data or examine the history of how your data changed. In this regard, many people think of a version control system as a sort of 'time machine'.

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