Interesting things you can download using bittorrent

I usually spend lots of time searching for interesting things to download, and it’s more and more frequently that they are available via the Bittorrent protocol. This is a sample of the treasures I’ve found in my explorations on the net:

Disclaimer: I have nothing to do with the contents here referenced. They are things that I’ve found around the net and I think they could be interesting, but they can be legal or not, depending on the laws of the country you live in. So be carefull with them.

The Hacker Crackdown (Audiobook and PDF)

It’s a must read for anyone who wants to know how cybercrime became a crime.

Stunning Firefox Wallpapers

Ubuntu Certified Professional Study Guide (Exam LPI 199)

Release Notes
With hundreds of practice questions and hands-on exercises, Ubuntu Certified Professional Study Guide covers what you need to know–and shows you how to prepare–for this challenging exam.

* 100% complete coverage of all official objectives for exam LPI 199
* Exam Readiness Checklist at the front of the book–you’re ready for the exam when all objectives on the list are checked off
* Inside the Exam sections in every chapter highlight key exam topics covered
* Simulated exam questions match the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the real exam

Covers all Ubuntu Certified Professional exam topics:

Table Of Contents

Chapter 1. Ubuntu Community Resources
Chapter 2. Installing Ubuntu
Chapter 3. Specialized Hardware and Power Management
Chapter 4. Automated Installation and Diskless Clients
Chapter 5. Basic Commands and Filesystems
Chapter 6. Manage Updates and Repositories
Chapter 7. Printer Configuration
Chapter 8. Languages and Accounts
Chapter 9. Configuring Network Interfaces and Profiles
Chapter 10. Network Authentication and File Systems
Chapter 11. Configure and Localize GNOME
Chapter 12. Customizing GNOME
Appendix A. About the CD-ROM
Appendix B. Test Linux with VMware

Product Details

* ISBN: 0071591109
* ISBN-13: 9780071591102
* Format: Other Format, 547pp
* Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
* Pub. Date: July 2008

Speaking of Ubuntu and Linux in general, it’s really easy to find ISO images of every distribution you can think about (and those that you’d never imagine). The link above shares not only Linux distributions; in spite of its domain name it indeed has a ton of links to other *IX systems, like *Solaris and *BSD. The last distribution I’ve known visitint this site is:

Rose Linux Light (revised)

This distro is an Ubuntu Intrepid completely remade.

Is a modern distro for older PCs that can`t run Compiz. (desktop effects).
It have light software on it: Opera 9.6, Deluge-Torrent, Evince, OpenOffice.Org 2.4, Pidgin, AlsaPlayer, Totem and more… Gnome-Desktop is at version 2.24.0, It have flash-player, all multimedia codecs. It have no Compiz, FireFox and Java.
This is a light version of Rose Linux that will be release on 26.10.2008, a full distro on DVD, with a lot of software.
Screenshot is from full version.

Compile flags: CC=”gcc-4.2 -m32″ LDFLAGS=”-L/lib32 -L/usr/lib32 -L`pwd`/lib32 -Wl,-rpath,/lib32 -Wl,-rpath,/usr/lib32″ ./configure -v

Torrent: Rose Linux Light (revised)

And finally, for the people (like me) who need more practice withe their English skills, this may be useful:

Pronounce It Perfectly in English

Listen and Imitate the Sound Patterns of Spoken American English

Essential Help for ESL Students, TOEFL and TOEIC Test Takers, and All Others Who Speak English as Their Second Language

ESL students, TOEFL and TOEIC test takers, and all others for whom English is a second language and who want to improve their pronunciation will find this book and compact disc combination especially instructive. The new second edition presents a significantly increased number of exercises, all of them providing practice in every sound that is specific to American-style English. Emphasis is on stress and intonation patterns in conversational English. Recognition of these patterns is essential to fluent speech and listening comprehension.

When mastering English, nothing is more important than learning to pronounce the words and phrases so that you’re understood. This CD-and-book program emphasizes speaking, sound discrimination, and standard intonation patterns in American-style English. ESL students, TOEFL and TOEIC test takers, and all others for whom English is a second language and who want to improve their pronunciation will find this book and compact disc combination especially valuable.

MP3 ~24 kbps @ 22 khz mono, 5 hrs + PDF


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