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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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5 YouTube Videos to Help You Get Started with Linuxview story

http://www.makeuseof.com – Getting started with Linux isn’t as tough as it might initially seem, but it’s very easy for me to sit here and type that while you’re sweating over whether to choose Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian etc., and trying to work out how to migrate your data across. And that’s before you even consider the learning curve of a new OS. (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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How To Use Facebook Messenger on Linuxview story

http://www.makeuseof.com – Pidgin is the Linux IM client with the most features; Facebook is the most popular social network. Lately, though, anyone using Pidgin to connect to Facebook’s chat feature has been seeing this error message: What’s going on? Facebook shut down XMPP compatibility back in April, and the instructions for integrating Facebook chat with Pidgin depended on that compatibility. (General)

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New version of the Emacs Manual plus GNU Press discountsview story

http://www.fsf.org – GNU Press announces the release of Emacs Manual Version 24.5, which contains approximately 2.5 more years of Emacs documentation than version 24.2. Each manual comes with an Emacs Reference Card Version 24.5, which can also be purchased separately. Also, there are a few copies of Emacs Manual Version 24.2, which has now been reduced to $35. (General)

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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)