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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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KDE 5 Application Dashboard: A fullscreen app launcher that beats the competitionview story

http://linuxbsdos.com – Fullscreen applications launchers are my favorite kind of application menus, of which there are several to choose from on the K Desktop Environment, or KDE. On KDE 4, available options are the Takeoff Launcher, Simple Welcome, and Homerun. On KDE 5, there’s a fullscreen launcher that is, by my assessment, much better than those. It’s called Application Dashboard. (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)

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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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Security Considerations When Moving from VMs to Containersview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – We recently ran a sponsored series from Fox Technologies on Linux.com. We want to thank the company for its support and for sharing useful information for SysAdmins and developers alike. Fox Technologies is continuing the conversation with a free webinar September 17 that will address security considerations in moving from VMs to containers. (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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5 Interesting Third Party Evernote Clients For Linux & Macview story

http://www.makeuseof.com – Evernote is a fantastic app, but there’s no official client for Linux. Even the Mac client doesn’t cut it for some people. So what are your other options? You could use an alternative note-taking app, but if you have lots of notes in Evernote already or you’re in love with its cross-platform abilities, you do have some third party options. Here are 5 of the best. (General)