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Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: December 19view story

http://www.fsf.org – Join the FSF and friends on Friday, December 19, from 2pm to 5pm EST (19:00 to 22:00 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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How to install Fedora 21 Workstation Cinnamon on a Btrfs filesystemview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – Aside from the GNOME 3 desktop environment, which is used in the main edition of Fedora 21, there are Spins that use other desktop environments. Notable among them is the KDE Spin. There are also Spins that use the LXDE, MATE and Xfce desktop environments. If you’re familiar with the most popular desktop environments in active development today, you must […] (General)

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2014: The Open Source Tipping Pointview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – For the last ten years open source has expanded into more and more segments of the computing industry. But as we review 2014, a new story emerges: software development has fundamentally shifted toward an open source model. (General)

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How to upgrade Fedora 20 Cinnamon to Fedora 21 Cinnamonview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – FedUp (FEDora UPgrader) is the recommended tool for upgrading a recent Fedora installation. It’s a very neat tool for upgrading a system and I think other distributions that don’t use a rolling release system should look at implementing one for their distribution. In this short tutorial, I’ll show how I upgraded a Fedora 20 Cinnamon desktop to Fedora 21 (Cinnamon) […] (General)

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Debian vs Ubuntu: How Far Has Ubuntu Come in 10 Years?view story

http://www.makeuseof.com – Ubuntu recently released 14.10 “Utopic Unicorn”, which coincides with the fact that Ubuntu is now 10 years old! The king of Linux distributions has come a long way since its inception in 2004, so it’s a good idea to go down memory lane and take a look at the journey it has gone through so far. (General)

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New article by RMS, "What does it mean for a computer to be loyal?"view story

http://www.fsf.org – We say that running free software on your computer means that its operation is under your control. Implicitly this presupposes that your computer will do what your programs tell it to do, and no more. In other words, that your computer will be loyal to you.In 1990 we took that for granted; nowadays, many computers are designed to be disloyal to their users. (General)

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Print this guideview story

http://www.fsf.org – Print the double-sided flyer in color or black and white. We've just released a printable version of our online Giving Guide, which helps gift-givers choose tech gifts that respect recipients' rights as computer users and avoid those that don't. (General)