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James Anderson is a retired pastor in his 80s who rebuilds laptops, loads them with Linux, and sends them to African schools in need. Learn more about James and Free Geek (the charity he works with.)
(FreeGeek laptops kenya) Retired pastor James Anderson, age 84, has never worked in IT or had any formal computer training, but over the past two years he has rebuilt more than a hundred IBM ThinkPad laptops and sent them to schools and nonprofits in Africa – all running Linux.
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apple:  fast as always in fixing security bugs (NOT; 2.5 years)
Apple fixes vulnerability 2.5 years after receiving private report.
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just saw this been hyped on bloomberg west...

at first I thought they were to reduce cooling costs; but on bloomberg it was stressed that their intention was to have them run only in international waters; which to me means reducing legal & tax issues....

[ this link was just from an online search; given up looking for bloomberg 'talking points' online ]
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their stock [aapl] price has dropped recently (alphabet has a larger market.cap than apple according bloomberg yesterday) ... but this is just a dishonest way of getting more sales. bricking people's phones on purpose!

ethics belong in business, and its shouldn't be just what's legal, but what's moral. do unto others, as you'd like them to....
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i still think of it as a choice of distros, but acknowledge that doesn't cover all there is, such as studio, OBS .... and i do use openSUSE more than any other distro. (on workstations, laptops)

(mentioning yast (yet another system tool) and zypper (apt-get/pacman/yum/dnf/.. hard to think of another distro without these or equivalent. yes pros/cons with all....)
 
+openSUSE is not a Linux distribution. It is a Free & Open Source Software Project which creates two Linux Distributions:

Leap - the worlds first hybrid distribution built with both Enterprise & Community working together
Tumbleweed - the reliable rolling release

and OBS - the best open source build/packaging system
and openQA - the best testing tool for operating systems and their applications
and yast - the best graphical management tool for Linux
and snapper - the premier snapshot/rollback tool for Linux
and kiwi - the best OS image building toolset for Linux
and zypper - the best package manager for Linux
and more

Find out more at www.opensuse.org, use our stuff, help us make it better, and join us to make new stuff. Everyone is welcome.
Discover Tumbleweed and get the newest Linux packages with our rolling release. Fast! Integrated! Stabilized! Tested!. Discover Leap and get the most complete Linux distribution with openSUSE’s latest regular-release version!
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this workstation runs SolydXK instead of debian (a friend recommended it over LMDE as I love XFCE & KDE; I tried it in 2013 & it stayed).

it's an easier install then debian (if you need non-free modules [drivers] etc).  the only thing I wasn't able to do was load lots of DEsktops on it (gave me troubles, so rolled them back & stuck with KDE & XFCE only).
 
It has been over three years since we started and even a distribution would like to have something new to wear once in a while. With the input of the community and friends I’ve updated the looks of our logos. Theming has been changed in line with the new…
It has been over three years since we started and even a distribution would like to have something new to wear once in a while. With the input of the community and friends I’ve updated the lo…
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I Have been running the community 32 bit version of SolydK on my main PC since the middle of last year & it has been "Rock Solid", and never anything "Broken" when i get updates.
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I use this suite on occasion; esp. for creating documents to print...  I do like its interface.

last few paragraphs contain warnings re: ODF & compat. issues with LibreOffice/OpenOffice. I've not had any such issues; but my more complex documents I tend to do in Libre only. 

As for drawing - Krita would be my first choice anyway.
 
Calligra Suite, the other free office suite: Learn about all its apps, including Words, Krita, and Kexi.

Calligra Suite is a mature office suite, with a solid set of basic applications, as well as an integrated, often innovative set of utilities, and at least two truly outstanding tools that have deve…
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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 452 for the week January 25 - 31, 2016
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You're on every do-not-call list and you've tried opting out, but still the telemarketers keep pestering you. What's a consumer to do? Just ask the Jolly Roger Telephone Company.
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