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ISS Laptops Switch To Linux

They are moving to Debian. Unlike a lot of sponsored studies the reasons to switch – stability, reliability, in-house control – are in sync with users’ experiences. Also note that Linux runs on a specialist hardware like the first humanoid robot in space and the laptops that ran XP before.

Slackware Needs You

Slackware (at Wikipedia), one of the earliest Linux systems, needs your help. I understood the real meaning of open source – freedom and choice – while using Slackware. Slackware is important for open source and for Linux. [Continue]

See How Linux Is Built

If you wonder about the Linux kernel development, this video is a good start. It does an amazing job of explaining the process and communication between developers without using technical jargon. A part of it is also a good presentation for people unaware of Linux.

Improving Unix Commands

I came across a thoughtful article by Dan Newcome on how the functional programming concepts can overcome inconsistency problems with Unix commands. What if the Unix commands performed atomic operations, without complications and exposed a consistent predictable interface instead of just text! They could be then as composable as functions. [Continue]

Arch Linux Is 10 Years Old

Arch Linux recently celebrated its 10th birthday. Unlike most modern tools, it offers simplicity through transparency. You can see this concept trickling down in its applications like netcfg, pacman, makepkg or the Arch Linux Installation Framework. [Continue]

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