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Ubuntu pocket guide and handy Linux tips

Find out where to go for a free copy of an Ubuntu pocket guide and check out a selection of solid tips.

This week, it seems like everyone is writing about how Windows 7 spells the demise of Linux (or not) or, alternatively, how Linux has contributed to the decline of Microsoft. I figure we've got several weeks left to kick them around, though, don't you? So with that in mind, I found some practical resources to highlight.

First, you can't beat free for good value, so if you need a handy reference guide for yourself or a fellow Ubuntu user, you can download a copy of Keir Thomas' Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference in a handy PDF format, gratis. If you just have to have a print edition, it is available from Amazon for purchase.

Also, at laptoplogic.com, there's a very useful beginner's tip on how to install software apps in Linux if you are using Ubuntu 8.10, which covers a number of different file types:

"A Beginner's Guide on How to Install Linux Software"

Here's some more goodies:

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