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First Steps with the Raspberry Pi Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, June 03 2012 @ 08:25 PM EDT
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The Raspberry Pi received an extraordinary amount of pre-launch coverage. It truly went viral with major news corporations such as the BBC giving extensive coverage. Not without reason, it is groundbreaking to have a small capable computer retailing at less than the price of a new console game. There have been a number of ventures that have tried to produce a cheap computer such as a laptop and a tablet but which never materialised at these price points. Nothing comes close to the Raspberry Pi in terms of affordability, which is even more important in the current economic climate. Producing a PC capable of running Linux, Quake III-quality games, and 1080p video is worthy of praise.

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10 Best Orthodox Free Linux File Managers Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, June 03 2012 @ 08:14 PM EDT
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A file manager is software that provides a user interface to undertake file management activities with file systems. The file manager is one of those essential applications for many users which is almost impossible to function without. Linux is blessed with a good range of file managers that help to make file management a breeze.

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10 Best Free Web Application Frameworks Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, May 25 2012 @ 06:27 AM EDT
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A web application framework is a type of software framework that supports the development of dynamic websites, web services, and web applications. The purpose of this type of framework is to enable developers to build web applications and focus on the interesting stuff, alleviating the repetitive overhead associated with common Web development patterns.

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12 More Enlightening Free Linux Books Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, May 20 2012 @ 01:42 PM EDT
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The purpose of this article is to identify insightful and well written Linux books that can be downloaded without charge. The majority of the books featured in this article are themselves released under an open source license. All of the books featured here are written in English.

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10 Best Free Linux Issue Tracking Systems Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, May 19 2012 @ 03:31 AM EDT
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Issue tracking systems cover a few different types of computer software applications which help to manage and maintain lists of issues in a number of ways. One of the most common types of an issue tracker is the bug tracking system. This system tracks issues by helping software developers keep on top of reported software bugs and acts as an aid in quality assurance.

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8 Invaluable Free Android Reddit Tools Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, May 12 2012 @ 09:50 AM EDT
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Reddit is a popular content sharing platform where registered users submit content to the site in the form of links. The links typically point to news and blog articles, videos and pictures. Users have the ability to vote on these submissions, with the collective votes determining what content is considered good and what is regarded as junk.

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8 Best Free Android Editors Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, May 06 2012 @ 11:35 AM EDT
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A text editor is software used for editing plain text files. This type of software has many different uses such as modifying configuration files, writing programming language source code, jotting down thoughts, or even making a grocery list. Given that editors can be used for such a diverse range of activities, it is worth spending the time finding an editor that best suites your preferences.

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6 Best Free Linux Benchmark Tools Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, April 29 2012 @ 09:58 PM EDT
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A benchmark is the act of running computer programs in order to assess the performance of computer hardware and software applications. Hardware benchmarking assesses many different attributes such as the performance of the processor, memory, graphics card, hard disk, and the network.

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5 Best Alternative Free Linux File Managers Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, April 29 2012 @ 05:28 AM EDT
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We wanted to select alternative file managers which are definitely worth trying but may have been missed given that they receive little coverage in Linux publications, and are not included or installed by default in mainstream Linux distributions. Some of the applications are still in an early stage of development.

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9 Essential Free Linux Transcoders Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, April 14 2012 @ 11:52 AM EDT
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Transcoding is the process of the conversion of digital data (typically video and audio files) from one format to another. It involves extracting tracks from a digital media file, decoding the tracks, filtering, encoding, and then multiplexing the new tracks into a new container. Transcoding will reduce the quality of the tracks unless lossless formats are used.

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