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The Cat Who Knew Linux

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I thought I would post on of my older little 'dabbles' like this just for fun. Who knows, someone might even like it.

GeezerOS: Linux for the Elderly

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daniweb.com: Perhaps it's my role as the family computer guy that's leading me in this direction today but it seems to me that there should be Linux distributions that are age-oriented and age appropriate.

Why Your Boss Wants You to Use Linux

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detector-pro.com: As you “already know” – boss knows the best. If bosses were given to choose an operating system which would be right for their employees, that will be Linux. Here is the reasons:

Several Nice Linux Easter Eggs

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Although some of this stuff is old, here are some funny easter eggs I bumped into over time.

In APT
Fire up a terminal and type the following, one command at a time:

Top 15 Creative and Hilarious Acronym Expansions of Emacs

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junauza.com: We all know that Emacs stands for "Editor MACroS", but several creative people have given the feature-rich text editor some innovative and rather funny definitions. --Here are a few.

More April Foolishness

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  • The Wallbuntu Linux Distribution

  • TomTom Buys Microsoft
  • TurnKey Linux to relaunch as TurnKey Windows
  • Open Source Casino To Fund Open Source Development
  • Mythbuntu CableCARD Support
  • Microsoft: “Windows 7 To Be 100% Open-Source”
  • Twitter switch for Guardian, after 188 years of ink
  • 10 best Google April Fool's jokes
  • Flying hotels, 3D browsing, fake mergers, and more
  • Ballmer makes it official - M$ re-enters corporate crime market
  • Unlock Ubuntu’s Little April Fools Joke
  • Reg Hardware's April Fool's Day round-up

Arch Dropping i686 support

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archlinux.org: Recently the developers have been discussing the possibility of adding some additional optimizations to our i686 port to improve multimedia support. This would involve reducing the compatibility with older systems.

Microsoft signs Linux compatibility deal

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blogs.zdnet.com: Microsoft announced this morning it has signed an historic agreement with the Linux Foundation guaranteeing compatibility between Windows and Linux going forward.

Compiz & Beryl

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IBM Buys Linus Torvalds

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daniweb.com: IBM CEO, Samuel Palmisano, announced at 12:01 am EDT that IBM has completed the purchase of Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds for $4.6 Billion in cash and stock.

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Microsoft Begs, Bugs, and Bug Doors

  • Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft
    Microsoft has urged non-tech-savvy people – or anyone who just wants a stable computer – to not download and install this year's biggest revision to Windows by hand. And that's because it may well bork your machine. It's been two weeks since Microsoft made its Creators Update available, and we were previously warned it will be a trickle-out rather than a massive rollout. Now, Redmond has urged users to stop manually fetching and installing the code, and instead wait for it to be automatically offered to your computer when it's ready.
  • Microsoft Word flaw took so long to fix that hackers used it to send fraud software to millions of computers
    A flaw in Microsoft Word took the tech giant so long to fix that hackers were able to use it to send fraud software to millions of computers, it has been revealed. The security flaw, officially known as CVE-2017-0199, could allow a hacker to seize control of a personal computer with little trace, and was fixed on April 11 in Microsoft's regular monthly security update - nine months after it was discovered.

FOSS Licensing (and Lack Thereof)

  • Portugal to harmonise usability of govt portals
    All of the code, information and tools are made available for reuse.
  • JRC: ‘Releasing code without a licence hinders reuse’
    Projects that publish source code without a licence weaken the reusability of their code, warns Stefano Gentile, a copyright and trademark specialist working for the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Currently just 20 % of all projects published on GitHub, one of the most popular source code sharing platforms, have selected a licence for their work - down from about 60% in 2008, Gentile said, quoting numbers published in 2015 by GitHub.
  • React to React
    The Additional Grant of Patent Rights is a patent license grant that includes certain termination criteria. These termination criteria are not entirely unprecedented when you look at the history of patent license provisions in OSI-approved licenses, but they are certainly broader than the termination criteria [or the equivalent] in several familiar modern licenses (the Apache License 2.0, EPL, MPL 2.0, and GPLv3).
  • BetConstruct declares the source code for its front-end as open source
    The project is distributed under MIT license.