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ArchLinux

I didn't know ArchLinux came totally from Crux. I was under the impression it had some LinuxFromScratch roots in there.

Ark

It's interesting how he represented Ark as well, with it on a path all by itself but a dotted line from Red Hat.

He did a wonderful job on that graphic.

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You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

Ark

True, Ark shouldn't have a path by itself. It is clearly a Redhat fork. Bero forked Ark from Redhat 7.2 and started developing it independently from there.

Linux Distro Cross-Reference?

I work mostly on RHEL/CentOS/Fedora systems (and mostly via the CLI), so when working on a Debian or SUSE system, I'm always hitting Google trying to find the proper applet or syntax or file location.

Does anyone know of a good Distro cross reference cheat-sheet?

Something like: Yum = Apt-Get = Yast2, and where all the normal config files are stashed.

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Jessie Release Date: 2015-04-25

We now have a target release date of Saturday the 25th of April. We have checked with core teams, and this seems to be acceptable for everyone. This means we are able to begin the final preparations for a release of Debian 8 - "Jessie". The intention is only to lift the date if something really critical pops up that is not possible to handle as an errata, or if we end up technically unable to release that weekend. Please keep in mind that we intend to have a quiet period from Saturday the 18th of April. Bug fixes must be *in Jessie* before then. Read more

Radeon Linux Benchmarks: Catalyst 15.3 Beta vs. Linux 4.0 + Mesa 10.6-devel

Before ending out March, here's some new OpenGL Linux benchmarks comparing the closed-source Catalyst 15.3 Beta driver against the Linux 4.0 development kernel with Mesa 10.6 Git for the freshest open-source graphics driver code. Read more

5 questions to determine if open source is a good fit for a software project

A benefit of open source in general, and commercial open source in particular, is that you have the support of others as well as the ability to do the maintenance yourself. I hope these questions will help you determine whether open source is a good fit for your next software project. Let me know if there are other questions you would add to this list. Read more