I get surprises every day. Some are good and some less than good. The other day I came across a really good surprise: Netrunner 13.06 Enigma, released on July 5, 2013, turned up just when I needed it.
One of the LA private community members asked, what has happened with Fedora 19 Xfce? Well, to that I say: Life is subject to change. And changed it has. Here's my assessment of the current state of affairs:
Technology Check List
Will Fedora be around in 5 years: Yes
Will Debian/*buntu derivatives be around in 5 years: Yes
Which package manager is best (YUM vs. APT):
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