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Linux-Loving Slack Users: Here’s an App For You!view story

http://www.makeuseof.com – Get a working Slack client for Ubuntu, complete with notifications and an independent icon. ScudCloud is the unofficial Slack client Ubuntu users have been looking for. I’m not going to feign objectivity here: I think Slack is wonderful. It not only makes group communication easier: it’s a productivity godsend. (General)

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5 Amazing Linux IRC Clients to Keep You Chattingview story

http://www.makeuseof.com – People still use IRC. It’s been one of the most resilient forms of conversation in the history of online communication, and while it’s certainly past its prime, IRC is still alive and kicking today – so alive, in fact, that dozens of clients are still being actively developed. (General)

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A 200 GB microSDXC card? Yes, I can haz that!view story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – The top (in terms of capacity) microSDXC card in the market can hold 128 GB of stuff. That’s a lot of stuff. Starting from the second quarter, that capacity will go up by 56%, thanks to a new addition to that line of SD cards by SanDisk. A 56% jump in stuff-holding capacity means that a storage device the size […] (General)

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Thank you, to reddit and the reddit community!view story

http://www.fsf.org – The FSF was selected as one of the 10! We were 8th on the list, just behind National Public Radio. We received the news while I was meeting with our awesome technical team, hammering out our priorities for the next week and discussing the details of how we'll stream the upcoming LibrePlanet conference using exclusively free software. (General)

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Dual-boot Linux Mint 17.1, Windows 7 on a PC with UEFI firmwareview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – After Linux Mint 17 was released back in mid-2014, I published How to dual-boot Linux Mint 17 and Windows 8 on a PC with UEFI firmware. Now that Linux Mint 17.1 has been released, it seems that many users are stumbling in their attempt to use the tutorial to dual-boot it and Windows 8 on a computer with UEFI firmware. […] (General)

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How to layout and design an infographic in Rview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – For R fans and infographics lovers out there (I’m one of you), here’s an article that shows how to layout and design an infographic in R. Here’s how the data used to generate it was obtained. [crayon-54f190e48d813210899546/] Below is the final product. Go here to learn how the author did it. (General)

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The Linux Ghost Flaw: Everything You Need To Knowview story

http://www.makeuseof.com – The GHOST vulnerability is a flaw in a vital part of every major Linux distro. It could, in theory, allow hackers to take control of computers without the need for a username or password. Having said that, there are a few key points to keep in mind: The flaw has never been exploited in the wild – just in experiments by security researchers. (General)

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Email on Linux: 4 of the Best Email Clients Availableview story

http://www.makeuseof.com – Despite how far web-based email clients have come, nothing can beat the speed and convenience of one that sits natively on the desktop. Unfortunately, Linux doesn’t have access to some of the more feature-rich clients out there like Outlook and Postbox. (General)

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4 of the Best eBook Readers for Linux Usersview story

http://www.makeuseof.com – A few years ago, we predicted the end of physical bookstores. Not to say that we were the only ones who predicted it, because we certainly weren’t, but anyone who isn’t in denial should be able to see that eBooks are an inevitable future. As a Linux user, where does that leave you? For myself, I’ve mostly read my eBooks with mobile apps like Aldiko and Mantano. (General)

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4 Linux Music Players That Deserve Your Attention Nowview story

http://www.makeuseof.com – Finding a good music player for Linux is not an easy task. A few big name projects, like Amarok and Songbird, have come and gone throughout the years, but none of them have been stable enough to match the staying power of iTunes, Winamp, or any of the other music players available to non-Linux users. (General)