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Linux. Still not ready for the average user.

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Every year or so, I fire up a Linux build or two, just to see where we stand on things. Every time I try out Linux, it gets a little better, but is nowhere near the ease of use as Windows. Linux may do well on the server, but on the desktop side, unless you are willing to devote alot of time, effort, and frustration.

One of the first things you will discover about Linux is that the “there are no stupid questions” mantra does not apply. Any question you ask in a forum about a problem you have, unless you have a very strong Linux foundation, will result in you being mocked and talked down to. Reading the forums made me feel bad for people who didn’t know what “sudo” was or “apt-get” did.

So, I have 2 laptops. One is an older Presario, the other is a newer ASUS N10J. Let’s discuss how it works installing Windows 7 (and Vista for that matter).

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Software: LabPlot 2.5, GNU Parallel 20180622 ('Kim Trump'), Ick ALPHA-6

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    It took much more time to finalize the release than we planned in the beginning after the 2.4 release was done. But we hope the number of features we implemented for 2.5 and their impact on the workflows supported by LabPlot can justify this delay. The source code and the installers for Windows and for Mac OS X can be found on our download page, as usual. In this release we again increased the number of data sources and added the support for the import of data from SQL databases. The user can import either from single tables or import the result of a custom SQL queries.
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  • GNU Parallel 20180622 ('Kim Trump') released
    GNU Parallel 20180622 ('Kim Trump') has been released.
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    It gives me no small amount of satisfaction to announce the ALPHA-6 version of ick, my fledgling continuous integration and deployment engine. Ick has been now deployed and used by other people than myself.

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