PC-BSD 1.5 - the FOSSwire review

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When it comes to free software desktop solutions, Linux tends to get most of the coverage. Now Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE etc. are all well and good, but it's all too easy to forget that there are other operating systems out there too that can do th e job.

BSD-based operating systems have been around for a very long time, but traditionally, the big BSD distros like FreeBSD focus on ...

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aMSN - an alternative to Pidgin for Windows Live Messenger

aMSN logo One of the frustrating things about IM networks is that you can't really choose what networks your friends use and you can end up stuck with whatever they are using. Aside from not talking to your friends on IM, there's not a lot you can do other than grudgingly get an account on said service and bite the bullet.

It's certainly possible to use an excellent multi-protocol ...

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Make a zip archive from the command line

There's only really one universally interchangeable archiving and compression format that works across all major platforms, and that's the Zip format. Like it or not, that's what you are stuck with using if you need to exchange files with other operating systems.

Creating a Zip archive using a GUI is usually a very simple process which involves right-clicking a group of files or a folder and choosing ...

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