Ghacks Linux Article Compilation December 2008

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 2, 2009
Updated • Dec 2, 2012

You already might have recognized that we have a new Linux writer here at Ghacks. Jack started writing in December and we thought it would be a good idea to create a monthly article compilation of his articles and make them available for download.

The compilation contains all Linux articles of the previous month including all images and links to the original articles. This explains the large size of roughly 8 Megabytes. The format of the compilation is doc which is readable in all operating systems.

Please let us know what you think of this idea. Feel free to download and share the file. You may upload it to your website if you give proper credits. Please do not link to the file directly but to this article instead.

This compilation contains the following articles:

• Abiword: A Lean Word-processing Machine
• Add mp3 support in Fedora 10
• An Illustrated Guide to Installing Ubuntu Desktop
• Choosing the right distribution will ease your migration
• Configuring gtkpod for Music Playback
• Convert .mp3 files to .wav files in Linux
• Connect your iPod to gtkpod
• Connecting to Wireless Networks in GNOME
• Fundamental Differences Between Linux and Windows
• Get To Know Linux: Desktop Environment vs. Window Manager
• Get to Know Linux: File System Hierarchy
• Get To Know Linux: Installation
• Getting to Know Linux: Installing applications in Ubuntu
• How to dual boot Linux and Windows XP
• How to dual boot Windows Vista and Linux
• Install Linux on a USB drive with UNetbootin
• Install phpmyadmin for easy MySQL administration
• Installing and Configuring Enlightenment E16
• Installing Applications in Linux with GNOME PackageKit
• Installing Linux applications with Aptitude
• KompoZer, a free, open-source and half-decent WYSIWYG web editor
• Make KDE 4 More User-Friendly by Changing Window Behavior
• Use Aterm for Transparent Terminal Effects

Ghacks Linux December 2008 DOC format


We are considering making the compilations available in different formats (pdf for example). It might also be a nice idea to create a page here at Ghacks with links to all compilations and articles.


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  1. Dotan Cohen said on January 3, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    PDF is fine for Linux users. And it is much easier to browse than .odf or .doc (which are designed as rw formats).

  2. Rich said on January 3, 2009 at 8:37 am

    How about publishing this in both .pdf for the Windows people and .odt for the rest of us? It will save bandwidth.

  3. Cheryl said on January 3, 2009 at 7:40 am

    This is an excellent idea. As someone considering switching to Linux, it’s handy to have something like this for easy reference.

  4. santanna said on January 3, 2009 at 1:19 am

    Wonderful idea.

  5. RG said on January 2, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Thank you, you should add a permanent link to the side bar and call it ‘Linux, the gHacks Book’ :)

  6. Matthias said on January 2, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Thanks a lot. Really a great idea.

  7. Roman ShaRP said on January 2, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    I think that this idea is great! Way to go :) Thank you very much!

  8. Maverick said on January 2, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Muy buena idea. De esta manera tendremos acceso a consejos en los cuales es necesario tener las ventanas cerradas y cosas así. Excelente!!

    Saludos de Perú

  9. MartinJB said on January 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Excellent idea – I was starring them all in Google reader for reference – now the pdf will be a must download. Thanks Martin and, of course, Jack for the information.

  10. hasan said on January 2, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    thank very much its a great idea go head.

  11. Mezan said on January 2, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Thanks for this compilation, i really appreciate your hard work. Thanks.

  12. Dotan Cohen said on January 2, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Thanks, Martin, I’ve downloaded the PDF and linked to the page!

  13. Genisis said on January 2, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    I really appreciate the articles and all the “how to” subjects, however, I was wondering if the writers of the article could start doing a “program of the day” with a review of the program as well? Something along the lines of what Martin does with all the related Windows apps that he comes across.
    IMO with articles that would compare Linux programs to Windows programs, might be beneficial to Window users to see how easy it might be for them to switch to Linux. Just a thought. Either way, thanks for everything so far.

  14. Martin said on January 2, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    I have added a pdf version of the compilation.

  15. Dotan Cohen said on January 2, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Thank you for the collection, I would love to download it and save it for future reference. That is very much in the spirit of the Linux community, which is free sharing.

    However, the doc format is not a standard and thus no Linux-based program fully supports doc. When the files are available in a standard format such as PDF then I will certain download them and link to the collection. Thanks.

  16. Paul. said on January 2, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    A great idea. I actually had already done the same, with a small difference, nameley i had the file split in five parts. Maybay/perhaps a PDF format is more convenient. It would also be very handy when you have a summary page, with abecedarian ranked links to all articles. Maybe it’s an idea to make different abecedarian ranked summary linking pages, for (each) the different operating systems

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