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My Linux Story

Posted 11-24-2010 at 09:29 AM by soppy

I guess I'm going to tell you my start with Linux and how I got here.

Well, it all started back in 2006. My step-dad brought home a laptop for me that someone had given him for me. It was a Toshiba something, and it had a Pentium 3 processor (833mhz) and about 256mb of RAM. By default, it still had Windows 2000 on it, while the desktop I had at the time had Windows XP. My friend had given me a SLaX Live CD, and I decided to give it a go. I really liked the way that it looked...
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All Hail RMS!

Posted 11-24-2010 at 03:07 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

All Hail Richard Stallman! He's the one who created the concept of Free Software/Open Source and therefore should be the role model for all of us. He already is one of my role models (even more so than Mark Shuttleworth, who comes in second).

I also am strongly for the "copyleft" philosophy (although I would also like to extend it towards "patent-left") -- just like him. It is what brought Linux to what it is today -- and I greatly admire that.

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How to install avast anti virus software in ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

Posted 11-24-2010 at 02:26 AM by allu john sudhakar

First you have to download avast anti virus software from avast website

now you will see avast web page called avast Linux home edition

you will see a Note: the program will not work with out a valid license key. To get your key places use the registration form.

You have to click on registration form now you will see a new page called “Register for your free avast 1 year license” in the you have...
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How to read local languages (Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Devanagari (including Marathi), Gujarati, Ben

Posted 11-24-2010 at 01:09 AM by allu john sudhakar

In Ubuntu 10.10 by default web browser is Mozilla fire fox web browse is using for internet browsing.
If you want to read Telugu and other news paper first you have go to System ---> Administration---> Language Support --> and click it
you will see a box called Language & Text box
It will update automatically when you open Language Support
after update is over you have to go ---> Install/Remove Languages ---> and press it
you will see a new box...
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Criticisms of Open/Libre office and what I'd like a document processor to be like

Posted 11-22-2010 at 05:33 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)
Updated 11-23-2010 at 03:50 AM by William (Dthdealer)

I've tried to write up my criticisms of Open/Libre office before, but have never found the time. Today I have. and here they are:
  • The suites try to look, feel and operate as similiar to Microsoft Office as possible. This is a big failure. Try a new, streamlined approach that does not drag MS crap with it.
  • The suites have too many features that no one uses. Provide things as plugins instead.
    eg Who has ever used a bibliographal database in their Writer document? Or performed a 'mail
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