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How to Modify & Manage the Hosts File in Linuxview story

http://www.makeuseof.com – A little known feature called the hosts file can be tweaked to modify your system, depending on your needs. Whether you need to create shortcuts, block websites, or much more, you can easily take care of it all in the hosts file. But how do you make changes to it? We’ll show you that plus some usage examples so you get started right away. What’s the Hosts File? (General)

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A Request for Help from a Linux Community Member in Nepalview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – At the Linux Foundation we focus many of our programs on personalizing and connecting the talented network of Linux developers and users in all corners of the globe. (General)

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Ubuntu 15.04: Was Vivid Vervet Worth the Wait, and Should You Upgrade?view story

http://www.makeuseof.com – You’ve heard the news: Ubuntu 15.04, also known as Vivid Vervet, is officially out in the wild. What new features does it bring, and is it worth your time? Both are perfectly legitimate questions, considering that 15.04 is not a long-term support (LTS) release; it will receive updates for only nine months before its retirement. (General)

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How - and Why - to Speak at Linux Foundation Eventsview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org –   The open source community lives and grows through collaboration. That collaboration is driven online but we’ve witnessed firsthand how much can be done and quickened by face-to-face meetings. This is due, in part, to the session speakers at events like LinuxCon, CloudOpen, Embedded Linux Conference and more. (General)

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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: May 1view story

http://www.fsf.org – Join the FSF and friends today, Friday, May 1, from 2pm to 5pm EDT (18:00 to 21:00 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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Video: 84-Year-Old Volunteer Rebuilds, Sends Linux Laptops to Africaview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – Retired pastor James Anderson, age 84, has never worked in IT or had any formal computer training, but over the past two years he has rebuilt more than a hundred IBM ThinkPad laptops and sent them to schools and nonprofits in Africa – all running Linux. For the past nine years, Anderson has volunteered at FreeGeek, a Portland, Oregon-based nonprofit that recycles and rehabilitates old computers f (General)

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Now available from GNU Press, the NeuG True Random Number Generatorview story

http://www.fsf.org – This week I had a chance to add a NeuG, a True Random Number Generator, to the Free Software Foundation network. The NeuG exclusively uses free software and was developed in Japan by NIIBE Yutaka. A random number generator (RNG) is a device used to generate random numbers for computers. (General)