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Submission + - Call to Action: Plan an #InstallFreeBSD Event (trollaxor.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Trollaxor is putting out a call for individuals to organize #installFreeBSD events in their locales. The purpose of these events is to increase awareness of FreeBSD. These events will take place simultaneously the evening of Wednesday, April 1.

Submission + - Android 2.2: Google's Catchupgrade (trollaxor.com)

TRoLLaXoR writes: "Technologist Grant Hayes hacks at Android from a unique perspective: while it's a novel approach to the mobile operating systems platform, it falls down for users because it lacks parity with the competition (iPhone, Symbian, et al). Until Google can release competitive offerings instead of "catchupgrades," Android will remain on the back-burner for both tech-needful business folks and gadget-minded geeks alike."

Submission + - Avoid Common Errors In Linux and Unix (ibm.com)

Trollaxor writes: "IBM published an informative, insightful document by Dan Cormany about how to avoid Linux and Unix development errors for newbies. "Have you ever wondered why you get the errors Execute permission denied or The parameter list is too long? These are just a few of the common errors UNIX and Linux novices receive that they may not know how to avoid. This article explains such errors and provides workarounds and resolutions to these and other errors that may crop up." That and more! Cormany's article is a wonder for new Linux programmers looking to burnish their skill."

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