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Get the most out of earth’s best open-source operating system. We’ll highlight the best Linux distros, software and games, and share tips useful for anyone switching from Windows or OS X.

Control Virus Scans From The Command Line With Clam Antivirus [Linux]

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Control Virus Scans From The Command Line With Clam Antivirus [Linux]

There are a few ways in which you can access Clam Antivirus for numerous purposes. First, there’s a front end to Clam Antivirus which you can use to perform tasks graphically. It is called Clamtk and has been featured on MakeUseOf before. By installing the graphical front end, your package manager should also pull in the Clam Antivirus engine that it depends on. The other option is to skip the graphical interface and just use the Clam engine via the command line.

Danny Stieben February 4, 2013 04-02-2013
Control Virus Scans From The Command Line With Clam Antivirus [Linux]
Using Wine to Play Games On Linux? Here’s Why You Should Switch To Steam Right Now

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Using Wine to Play Games On Linux? Here’s Why You Should Switch To Steam Right Now

In the last couple of months, Steam has been getting a lot of attention. Not necessarily because of the games that it’s been carrying, but because of its expanding support of different operating systems. If you haven’t heard already, Steam has made official plans to support Linux, and has already made substantial progress with their beta Linux client. It really won’t be too long before the Steam client is stable.

Danny Stieben February 2, 2013 02-02-2013
Using Wine to Play Games On Linux? Here’s Why You Should Switch To Steam Right Now
Master FTP File Transfers On All Of Your Sites With FileZilla

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Master FTP File Transfers On All Of Your Sites With FileZilla

A large number of FTP clients of old had hiccups when it came to large file transfers. The apps experienced the usual timeouts that you would expect when the computer sits there for 15 to 30 minutes, transferring massive files. More recently, noticing so many positive reviews around the web for FileZila, I decided to take a closer look at what the latest iteration of the software had to offer. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised.

Ryan Dube January 31, 2013 31-01-2013
Master FTP File Transfers On All Of Your Sites With FileZilla
Even If You’re A Windows User: Top 5 Uses For A Linux Box

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Even If You’re A Windows User: Top 5 Uses For A Linux Box

Despite advances made by other operating systems, Windows still stands as the most used operating system in the world. And, as a Linux user, I respect your decision to stick with it as it does have a large ecosystem that both businesses and consumers seem to agree on. But just because you use Windows as your daily driver does not mean that you can’t experiment with other operating systems for any of your computing needs.

Danny Stieben January 31, 2013 31-01-2013
Even If You’re A Windows User: Top 5 Uses For A Linux Box
Making Linux a Genuine Windows Replacement

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Making Linux a Genuine Windows Replacement

With Windows 8 casting a long shadow over the PC industry and Valve committing to create Linux-based gaming PCs, there’s never been a better time to start using Linux. For many users, the Linux desktop is now there — so many applications have moved to the cloud, hardware support has improved, and the desktop has been polished. You can even watch Netflix and play a variety of games on Steam — two big holes that have been filled recently.

Chris Hoffman January 30, 2013 30-01-2013
Making Linux a Genuine Windows Replacement
Penguin Origins: The History of Linux [Geek History]

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Penguin Origins: The History of Linux [Geek History]

There’s virtually no place you can go without being in contact with Linux – it powers everything from regular computers to the most powerful servers to our handheld mobile devices. Most people who aren’t techies like us don’t even know what Linux is, nor do they know that Android runs using Linux. Whether you know it or not, Linux is everywhere, and that presence seems to only be increasing.

Danny Stieben January 28, 2013 28-01-2013
Penguin Origins: The History of Linux [Geek History]
After 15 Years: Half-Life Is Quietly Released For Mac OS X & Linux [Updates]

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After 15 Years: Half-Life Is Quietly Released For Mac OS X & Linux [Updates]

Fifteen years after its initial release, the legendary first-person shooter Half-Life has been quietly released for both Mac OS X and Linux. No Official announcement has been made by Valve as of yet. The original Half-Life was released in 1998, and is a big name in the gaming world, even for non-gamers. It’s played through the eyes of Dr. Gordon Freeman, who is trying to fight his way out of secret research facility in New Mexico.

Yaara Lancet January 27, 2013 27-01-2013
After 15 Years: Half-Life Is Quietly Released For Mac OS X & Linux [Updates]
Click&Clean: Extend Your Browser Beyond The Privacy & Security Defaults [Cross Platform]

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Click&Clean: Extend Your Browser Beyond The Privacy & Security Defaults [Cross Platform]

Security and privacy are becoming more and more important to understand, yet it seems that the methods of understanding them hasn’t really followed. In addition, neither has the ability to easily manage your computer in a way to make it more secure and private. We have a lot of articles here on MakeUseOf that help you with that, however there is also a tool that makes this process much easier to do too.

Aaron Couch January 24, 2013 24-01-2013
Click&Clean: Extend Your Browser Beyond The Privacy & Security Defaults [Cross Platform]
Empathy: Use One Application To IM Chat On All Networks [Linux]

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Empathy: Use One Application To IM Chat On All Networks [Linux]

There are still plenty of people who use instant messaging networks to talk with each other, as it’s very quick to exchange messages or ask a simple question. In fact, there are plenty of corporations who run their own networks, to make communication between employees a snap. Therefore, it’s good to have a capable instant messaging client by your side so that you can keep in touch with just about everyone.

Danny Stieben January 17, 2013 17-01-2013
Empathy: Use One Application To IM Chat On All Networks [Linux]
The GParted Live CD: A Quick Way To Edit Your Primary Partitions [Linux]

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The GParted Live CD: A Quick Way To Edit Your Primary Partitions [Linux]

Edit your partitions from outside your operating system. The GParted Live CD is a simple Linux distro you can use to change the size of your partitions – or wipe a drive entirely. Built around GParted, the ultimate partitioning software, the GParted Live CD is probably the simplest way to use GParted on any computer – regardless of what operating system it runs.

Justin Pot January 16, 2013 16-01-2013
The GParted Live CD: A Quick Way To Edit Your Primary Partitions [Linux]
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