Top 5 articles of the week: June 17

Top 5: Tips for GitHub, alternatives to Acrobat, and more

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In this week's Top 5, we highlight tips for getting started with GitHub, alternatives to Adobe Acrobat for PDFs, how to secure your Linux system, thoughts on the Google v. Oracle case, and how to get started using IRC for chat.

Top 5 articles of the week

5.An IRC quickstart guide

VM Brasseur provides us with the ultimate IRC guide to help minimize the learning curve and get you into IRC conversations as easily as possible.

4. Oracle v. Google: What it means for software developers

Jeffrey Kaufman, working on the legal team at Red Hat, says the outcome of Oracle v. Google case is a positive result for the software industry and the developer community but we must be cautious.

3. Preventing break-ins on your Linux system

Alex Juarez of Rackspace tells us about simple steps we can take to make our Linux system more secure.

2. 3 ways to use open source alternatives to Acrobat

Jason Baker explores the open source alternatives to Adobe Acrobat for reading, creating, and editing PDF files.

1. 10 tips for new GitHub projects

Jono Bacon rounds up 10 tips for rocking your octo-project and getting your new project off to a great start on GitHub.

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