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Why is Linux So Great? Because It’s Open Source!view story

http://www.makeuseof.com – What can’t Linux do? Nowadays you hear Linux powering just about any device imaginable — all the way from dime-sized computers via the Raspberry Pi all the way to most of the top 100 supercomputers in the world. (General)

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Where to Download the Best Linux Games Without Any Hassleview story

http://www.makeuseof.com – Not even a decade ago, native gaming on Linux was barely a conceivable reality save for a few open source cross-platform games. Today, it’s clear that the “no games on Linux” myth is dead. (General)

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Happy Birthday, Linux. You've Taught Us Much.view story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – Twenty-four years ago today, Linus Torvalds sent a message to the world. He said, “Hello, everybody out there…” and then calmly unleashed Linux. That message was received loud and clear. Since that day in 1991, Linux has undergone massive development and logged many milestones and Torvalds has become an iconic figure in the tech world. (General)

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3 UNIX-Like Operating Systems That Aren’t Linuxview story

http://www.makeuseof.com – Over the past decade or so, people have really started to confuse “UNIX” with “Linux” as if they are basically the same thing — but that’s not true. It’s a murky area to tread, but the distinction basically comes down to how you define the terms. (General)

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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: August 28view story

http://www.fsf.org – Join the FSF and friends Friday, August 28, from 12pm to 3pm EDT (16:00 to 19:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory by adding new entries and updating existing ones. We will be on IRC in the #fsf channel on freenode. Tens of thousands of people visit directory.fsf.org each month to discover free software. (General)

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What Is SU & Why Is It Important to Using Linux Effectively?view story

http://www.makeuseof.com – Linux has a lot of security measures in place that are meant to protect your system from threats and sometimes (admittedly) our own stupidity. There are three main features that exist to limit and provide access as needed — file permissions, file ownership, and the root user account. (General)

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Five Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Linuxview story

http://www.makeuseof.com – Anyone considering the switch from one operating system to another needs to spend some time thinking about what functionality they might gain or lose. With a switch from Windows to Linux, you might, for instance, feel that you don’t want to make the change because while you know you can use one of the open source office suites, you won’t be able to play your favorite game. (General)

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Why Upgrading from Windows XP to Linux is Easier than You Thinkview story

http://www.makeuseof.com – Since at least the mid 1980’s, I’ve been a Microsoft Windows guy. After testing a few interesting Linux distros, I can honestly say that Linux is actually winning me over. (General)