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The Zen of Holiday Airline Travel
Chapter One: Optimism Against the Odds Early morning, icy rain on the way, waiting to fly from St. Louis to Chicago. Long lines, blank faces. Flight delays. Semi-panic at Gate 19. Gray people, stressed by too much holiday time with family. Privileged refugees. Families lugging Target luggage crammed with enough stuff to sustain an American … Read More
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My Favorite Linux Applications and Desktops 
A well-known Linux power user talks about his personal choice. 
Forget the headlines. It's the everyday Linux apps that make free and open source software something to celebrate.
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IT Salary 2015: Developers to Help Desk to Project Managers

"The IT salary picture of 2015 is decidedly rosy. Knowledgeable tech workers are in great demand, which means companies need to offer big paychecks to hire the IT talent they need. Following up on last year’s positive pay trends, tech pros now hold the position of power in the hiring market."
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+Isaac Vander Vorst That makes sense that the Midwest is lower (I grew up there, by the way). In the survey these numbers are based on, it says that the Midwest should expect lower IT salary numbers. Hopefully the cost of living is lower. As a current California resident, it's WAY more expensive here than in the Midwest. 
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Hybrid Cloud Best Practices: Video Roundtable
I spoke about Hybrid Cloud with VMware's Simone Brunozzi, Cisco's Geoff Arnold, Equinix's Sam Johnston and author Steve Smoot. Great talk about what's delaying hybrid cloud -- plus a look at the future.
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Open Source Replacements for Audio/Video Apps

"In keeping with these trends, the open source community has created a huge library of tools for watching, listening to, recording, editing and working with audio and video files. "
The best open source apps for audio and video, whether you're creating or consuming multimedia content.
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This piece written by a leading Linux advocate talks about the uphill battle facing the Linux desktop -- it's about attitude, he opines, not technology. 
It's not a matter of technology so much as one of attitude.
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+Si Cam Yes they did and they were good, but what we need is an advertising blitz with commercials that addresses the way Linux can meet the computing requirements, needs of people in every day life.
Those commercials by IBM for the most part spoke to system administrators.
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I've been doing HOA for about 2 years now, but have been having a new problem recently with inviting panelists. Some guests that I want to invite don't show up in my dropdown menu -- that one that allows me to invite people in my circle as panelists -- as I'm setting up the HOA, even though I'm following them and they're following me. Suggestions? (I can even find that guest when I search, and it confirms they're in my circles, but still they won't show up in my dropdown to invite. Frustrating!) 
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Open Source Software List: 2015 Ultimate List

The ultimate open source software list, including games to website editors, office tools to education – more than 1,200 open source applications.
The ultimate open source software list, including games to website editors, office tools to education – more than 1,200 open source applications.
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I'm not able to invite someone to a HOA even though I did a HOA with him back in March. After I launch the HOA, I look on the dropdown menu to see him and his account doesn't show up. He wants to be invited. And he shows up in Search as in one of my circles. Any ideas why I can't invite him? 
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Thanks Tom. I didn't check the 18 or older box. I've tried launching numerous HOAs since then.  Both he and I follow each other, so it's a mystery. There was some question about "must verify YouTube account" so maybe somewhere in that is the answer. Still trying....
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The 9 Best Linux Distros

"The best Linux distro for you may not be the best Linux distro for another user. Many Linux users are distro-hoppers, regularly moving from distribution to distribution. Some may be looking for the perfect distro, while others are simply curious about the latest Linux developments."
The best Linux distros, with a description of each distro to help you find one that’s best for you.
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and supported and sponsored by the world's 1st Linux development team (RedHat), so Fedora is really stable, have great hw detection, etc....
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LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice: Why LibreOffice Wins

"Comparing LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice is like comparing identical twins. Even people who know them well have trouble distinguishing one from the other, and, when you find a difference, it is often trivial. All the same, the differences are growing, and LibreOffice has at least eleven advantages over OpenOffice – see the list below."
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+Matteo Cavalleri I hadn't seen that. Thanks, I'll check it out!
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Brillant list of quotes from one of history's great wits. 
It is Oscar Wilde's birthday. I'm a big fan of his work, and wit. To celebrate his 160th, here are 25 of his wittiest quotations.

1. I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.

2. The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.

3. Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

4. It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

5. The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

6. Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

7. What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

8. A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

9. When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.

10. There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

11. Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

12. Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

13. True friends stab you in the front.

14. All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.

15. Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

16. There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

17. Genius is born—not paid.

18. Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.

19. How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being?

20. A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.

21. My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people’s.

22. The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.

23. I like men who have a future and women who have a past.

24. There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope.

25. Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.

Source: Mental Floss:
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+Gordon Haff  where is that? 
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