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Nameless Fedora 21 Linux is an Opportunity for Growth

Nameless Fedora 21 Linux is an Opportunity for Growth

The Red Hat-sponsored Fedora Linux community recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, capping off a decade of releases and evolution. In 2014, Fedora could be in store for its biggest evolution since the project's creation, with fewer releases and even a new naming strategy. Typically, the Fedora project has had two releases in any given year: [...]

Fedora to move everything to /usr, leaving only symlinks behind

Fedora to move everything to /usr, leaving only symlinks behind

There is no way to reliably bring up a modern system with an empty /usr, there are two alternatives to fix it: copy /usr back to the rootfs or use an initramfs which can hide the split-off from the system. Historically /bin, /sbin, /lib had the purpose to contain the utilities to mount /usr. This role can now be taken by the initramfs. Because [...]

RIP Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011: Computer scientist, Unix co-creator, C programming language designer

RIP Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011: Computer scientist, Unix co-creator, C programming language designer

Computer scientist Dennis Ritchie is reported to have died at his home this past weekend, after a long battle against an unspecified illness. No further details are available at the time of this blog post. Wikipedia biography here. He was the designer and original developer of the C programming language, and a central figure in the [...]

Bash Shortcuts For Maximum Productivity

Bash Shortcuts For Maximum Productivity

It may or may not surprise you to know that the bash shell has a very rich array of convenient shortcuts that can make your life, working with the command line, a whole lot easier. This ability to edit the command line using shortcuts is provided by the GNU Readline library. This library is used by many other *nix application besides bash, so [...]

Kernel module for advanced rick rolling

Kernel module for advanced rick rolling

This is kind of the nuclear option for rick-rolling. Then again, whoever it was let you load a kernel module. They had it coming. kernelroll

sys_basher

sys_basher

Cliff notes: If you have a mysterious problem with a Linux box, try bashing your system with sys_basher... In desperation, I asked for help. Eric McCartney over at Prominic took some pity on me and started looking at the system. After doing all the usual swaps and tests, there were no obvious issues. Finally, Eric loaded up a neat little [...]

Funny Linux error message

Funny Linux error message

Announcing the release of Fedora 15 (Lovelock)

Announcing the release of Fedora 15 (Lovelock)

Let the celebrations begin! Fedora 15 is officially here! Fedora is a leading edge, free and open source operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new release about every six months. We bring to you the latest and greatest release of Fedora ever, Fedora 15! Join us and share the joy of Free software and [...]

Next Linux kernel release could be 2.8.0

Next Linux kernel release could be 2.8.0

News from Linus... So I've been busily merging stuff, and just wanted to send out a quick reminder that I warned people in the 39 announcement that this might be a slightly shorter merge window than usual, so that I can avoid having to make the -rc1 release from Japan using my slow laptop (doing "allyesconfig" builds on that thing really isn't in [...]

Tux in a Froot Loops Ad

I love how he's the "secret weapon."

Linux Commands Heard Out Of Context

Linux Commands Heard Out Of Context

Finger? Seriously? In 2011?

Javascript-based PC emulator, running GNU/Linux

Javascript-based PC emulator, running GNU/Linux

Fabrice Bellard has written a 32 bit x86 emulator in Javascript -- in plain English, he's created a virtual PC that runs inside your browser, using Javascript. And then (of course), he created a GNU/Linux variant that can run inside it -- so you can run a full-featured PC inside your browser. It's a pretty fabulous hack and has far-reaching [...]

Life with Ubuntu and a ThinkPad

Life with Ubuntu and a ThinkPad

A new Guardian column, "My new Ubuntu-flavoured ThinkPad is computing heaven," describes the miraculously drama-free life I've discovered by buying ThinkPads with extended warranties and running the Ubuntu flavor of GNU/Linux on them..." The problem with writing about switching to Ubuntu is that there's very little to report on, because it is [...]

Ubuntu 11.10 will not ship with “classic” GNOME desktop

Ubuntu 11.10 will not ship with “classic” GNOME desktop

Mark Shuttleworth has revealed that the ‘classic’ Ubuntu desktop will be a thing of the past come the release of Oneiric Ocelot. Responding to a bug report on an accessibility issue in Ubuntu 11.04 Unity Shuttleworth says... We made very good progress on in Natty, but will miss the goal of perfect . We’ll nail it in Oneiric. That’s [...]

Every.. single… time…

Every.. single… time…

Solution: ls.bat @echo off dir @echo Psst, it's dir, moron.

Spying on Apache and PHP with Strace

You may recognize this screenshot from the latest episode of Archer

You may recognize this screenshot from the latest episode of Archer

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Tux is My Homeboy Linux Penguin T-Shirt

Tux is My Homeboy Linux Penguin T-Shirt

Bison Lake Trading Company via Amazon.com offers this Tux is My Homeboy Linux Penguin T-Shirt for $6.99 with free shipping. That's $28 off and the lowest total price we could find for any Tux-themed T-shirt. It comes in sizes S to XL. Note that sizes XXL and XXXL are also available for $8 more. Tux is My Homeboy Linux Penguin T-Shirt

What I was thinking during TRON: Legacy

What I was thinking during TRON: Legacy

What is GNU?

What is GNU?

It's certainly not UNIX, that's for sure!

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