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Happy Birthday Perl! (D.O.B: 18th Dec, 1987)

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One of the common arguments against Open Source and Linux is that much of it is all too new and unproven.

A key part of the Open Source market is the Perl programming language, and yesterday Perl celebrated its 18th birthday.

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Perl Timeline

This week's DistroWatch Weekly includes a link to the The Timeline of Perl and its Culture. Interesting reading.

Speaking of interesting reading, this week's DWW includes an interview with Robert Tolu of GenieOS who, among many other things, states,

" I currently have SUSE 10.0 and PCLinuxOS 0.92 installed. I like SUSE's hardware detection and polish. And I like PCLinuxOS for the same reasons.

PCLinuxOS also shows real promise. It's one of the most polished and easy systems out there. My only blight with it is that it's KDE-based. I'm not saying KDE is terrible, but I just happen to be a GNOME guy.

Currently I'm working on a remastered edition of PCLinuxOS using GNOME as the desktop. There's an ISO already available on the GenieOS site for people to download and try under the 'other stuff' tab. I've basically taken the wonderful work Texstar has done and tweaked it to suit my needs."

Also in the same newsletter is:

  • Ubuntu Breezy Badger - is it too dumbed down?

  • Coverage of the recent release of Xen 3.0

Check it out HERE. I never miss each Monday's DistroWatch Weekly!

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

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