July 4, 2012 · Free Books · (No comments)

Marketing departments want us to believe that PCs, laptops and netbooks become obsolete after a couple of years, but it's not true.
Long Description: The computer industry has evolved over the years more rapidly than any industry in contemporary history. Year after year engineers have worked valiantly to bring us, the end users, faster and more capable hardware without sacrificing reliability. Programmers and application developers have been equally quick to develop new software that puts to use the new hardware specifications. However, while striving to sell more and more products, marketing departments want us to believe that PCs, laptops and netbooks become obsolete after a couple of years, and not replacing them makes us luddites.
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February 21, 2012 · Free Books · (No comments)

In this cheat sheet you will find a bunch of the most common Linux commands that you're likely to use on a regular basis.

On most systems you can lookup detailed information about any command by typing man command_name. You will need to be root user in order to use some of these commands. Be extremely careful as root if you're not 100% sure about what you're doing. You can make your system unusable. Even if you have a dual boot setup you may not be able to access any of your installed operating systems. Also with this free cheat sheet you will receive daily updates on new cool websites and programs in your email for free, courtesy of MakeUseOf.
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January 25, 2012 · Free Books · (No comments)

Ubuntu is a free, open-source computer operating system with 20 million users worldwide.

This 30 page guide was written for beginners and will tell you everything you need to know about the Ubuntu experience. You will learn how to install and setup Ubuntu on your computer, find technical support in your community, understand the Ubuntu philosophy, navigate the Unity desktop interface and use Ubuntu compatible software programs. Also with this free guide you will receive daily updates on new cool websites and programs in your email for free courtesy of MakeUseOf.
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October 8, 2011 · Free Books · (No comments)

Easy, browser-based Linux/UNIX administration with Webmin--step by step.
Long Description: Webmin gives you an easy, browser-based solution for virtually any day-to-day Linux/UNIX administration task. Now, there's a definitive Webmin guide for every beginning-to-intermediate sysadmin. Written by Webmin's primary developer, Managing Linux® Systems with Webmin™; delivers authoritative, step-by-step coverage of the latest version of Webmin, from basic installation to centrally managing multiple servers. Coverage includes:
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September 7, 2011 · Free Books · (No comments)

VirtualBox is a free, open source, cross-platform application for creating, managing and running Virtual Machines (VMs).

You've heard a lot about Linux and you'd love to try it out, but you don't know enough to take the plunge and install it alongside Windows -- maybe you're worried you'll wipe all your files off in the process. Besides, you'd like to have another computer handy so that you can look something up if you get stuck, but you don't have another computer. This is it.

Or maybe it's the opposite. Perhaps you've taken a step out of your comfort zone and ditched Windows -- maybe for Ubuntu, or maybe for Mac OS X. You feel liberated! No more Blue Screens of Death! You're living life on the edge, getting on with your work… and then you come to a screeching halt. You discover that a piece of software crucial to your workflow runs on Windows… and only Windows.
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