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Tip of the Trade: Drupal - Deploying and using it may not be completely painless, but Drupal is a great content management system (CMS) framework that is lightweight, modular, and not too difficult to navigate. [GNUs]

Carla Schroder talks about Drupal at Right on I say! Eye I didn't actually know that runs on Drupal too - that's quite impressive. As you well know, does too. Smiling

Wake up with kalarm

If you need to ensure that you wake up at a specific time in the morning or just remind yourself of a specific scheduled task you can use a great program called kalarm which allows you to add as many scheduled reminders as you wish by clicking on the "new" button (ctrl-n or actions > new also work) and tweaking the alert as you need it. You can set it to display a text, open a file, run a command or send an email at a specific time that you specify. You can set it up to repeat the reminder every few minutes or whatever period you like and for as many timey you want.

Back when we were still on phpbb all content was on forums including a special tips thread. However now that we are on drupal we are able to use something better for this kind of content. I think blogs would fit the bill.

So, from now on please post all the tips you may have as blog entries. For them to be included in a special tips section you just have to write "tips" in a blog categories field of your submission form.

Of course if you just prefer posting a helpful tip in forums that's fine, but every tip submit as blogs in this section is then easily browsable from one page, which is an added benefit, while you still can discuss a specific tip in its comments.

I refer you to this great article on "Newbies and magic".

GNU/Linux newbies (pretty much newbies to any other Free Software systems) almost always come from Windows, an operating system that they've been trained with and in a way trained by. They have been trained to rely on "magic" as this article points out and magic is something abstract, obscure, but magical. They never really saw the cause of a problem or furthermore any action that their OS does. They just saw it being done and they saw it being broken.

Nuxified Blog

Yes, as suggested, the blogging feature is here. It allows you to post things you feel aren't so suitable for forums as they could be for a blog. Thus you blog them here. While forums are for support questions and answers mainly as well as discussions of specific technical topics and articles are for reviews, tutorials and alike (which have to be approved before submission), blogs are for your rants on certain technical topics regarding Free Software.

So, maybe you believe a certain thing should be done differently in a certain application or even an operating system, but you don't feel like it would be something you'd put in a full scale article because you just want to get it out in a more straightforward way (less preparation, more spontaneity) - well rant it out in a Nuxified blog! This is the place for your technical Free Software rants.