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The world’s most comprehensive, Web tracking and analysis application?

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Woopra is the world’s most comprehensive, information rich, easy to use, real-time Web tracking and analysis application. And it’s free!”  This is how the guys behind Woopra are describing their product.

Here are some of the application’s futures:

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September 22, 2008 at 12:26 pm

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Top 20 Linux websites

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I have compiled a list with the most useful websites about Linux (the distro specific sites are not included). They are great resources you can learn from or to find answer to your linux questions. These should be in any linux user bookmarks, so go ahead and look through these links and bookmark your favorite ones:

1)www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux

Provides information on Linux, Linux resources, and Linux development.

2)www.howtogeek.com

Includes help, tutorials, tips and how-to guides for Linux.

3)www.linuxquestions.org

LinuxQuestions.org offers a free Linux forum where Linux newbies can ask questions and Linux experts can offer advice. Topics include security, installation, networking and much more.

4)www.tldp.org

The Linux Documentation Project is working
towards developing free, high quality documentation for the Linux operating
system. The overall goal of the LDP is to collaborate in all of the issues
of Linux documentation.

5)www.linux.org

Comprehensive information and resources about the Linux Operating System.

6)www.linux.com

Our goal is to provide all the information necessary to make your use of Linux a success.

7)www.linuxforums.org

The Linux Software Resource, providing Linux Forums, Linux Server Distro info, Linux Training, Linux Help, Articles, Tutorials, News, Downloads and more!

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Ubuntu 9.04 codename: Jaunty Jackalope

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As we approach the launch of Ubuntu 8.10, it’s time to create space for

future plans, and so I’m writing to introduce you to The Jaunty Jackalope.

Jaunty, the code name for what will most likely become Ubuntu 9.04, will

be the focus of our efforts from November through to April next year.

This is the message that Mark Shuttleworth sent it yesterday announcing the codename of the april 2009 Ubuntu release.
What are some of the major goals for these release? Mark stated:

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September 9, 2008 at 8:26 am

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“Ubuntu for non-geeks”

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Ubuntu has experienced its share of success, but it’s still relatively unknown amongst non-technical people. Many aren’t aware that an open source operating system actually exists, and those who are lack the education required to move comfortably from Microsoft Windows to a Linux-based desktop. Ubuntu for Non-Geeks: A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook, by Rickford Grant, introduces non-Linux users to the world of Linux and shows them how to be productive in a complete Linux environment.

Great review by James F. Koopman. Read more on linux.com

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Written by nongeekboy

September 3, 2008 at 5:33 pm

10 must-have Linux (and not only) cheat-sheets

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Need a quick reference card? Here you have a list you can choose from:

1.Linux Command Line Tips

This is a linux command line reference for common operations (HTML format).

2.Unix/Linux Reference Card

Linux Reference Card published on  FOSSwire website by Jacob. (PDF format)

3.One Page LInux Manual

A summary of useful Linux command by Squadron. (PDF format)

4.Linux Security Quick Reference

The intent of this Quick Reference Guide is to provide a starting point for improving the security of your system, to serve as a pointer to more in-depth security information, and to increase security awareness and methods that can be used to improve security. (PDF format)

5. Screen Cheat Sheet

This cheat sheet summarizes all they default keyboard mappings, with screen’s commands to execute the mapping and a description of each mapping. (PDF format)

6.Ubuntu Cheat Sheet 

There comes a time when one needs an end-all reference to the system. The time is now, and if you’re an Ubuntu user  you’ll like this cheat sheet. (PDF format)

7.VIM Graphical Cheat Sheet 

Probably the best Vim Cheat Sheet: “This is a single page describing the full vi/vim input model, the function of all keys, and all major features. You can see it as a compressed vi/vim manual. ” (GIF format)

Read more >> (Update: the link is down. I’m sorry)

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August 23, 2008 at 8:31 pm

Archlinux 2008.06 – “Overlord” is out!

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archlinuxA new version of the excellent Archlinux distribution was released. What is new? Here is a copy of the announcement from the Archlinux official site:

 

The 2008.06 images are out. This release introduces many changes.

- ‘base’ category is always installed
– Use of UUIDs for persistent device naming
– Availability of USB disk images alongside traditional ISOs
– True live Arch installation environment
– Inclusion of the beginner’s guide from the wiki
– Documentation updates
– Includes the current stable kernel, 2.6.25.6

if you all ready use Archlinux, all you have to do for upgrading is to run the following command:

# pacman -Syu

If you are new to Archlinux or just want to find more about this distro read the excellent article on the Celletu’s blog. 

 

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June 25, 2008 at 6:28 am

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Linux Mint 5 Elyssa released!

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Linux Mint logo
In my opinion Linux Mint smells much better than Ubuntu. I had on my PC for a few months Linux Mint 3, and I liked it. But I switched to Arch Linux. This release made me think again at Linux Mint. I’m downloading it right now. I will wait to check ‘er out (and, of course, I will post my impressions).

Here is the official anounce, from the Linux Mint Blog:

It is with great pleasure that I officially announce the release of Linux Mint 5 Elyssa. more…

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June 9, 2008 at 7:01 am

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