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PC Magazine Vol. 1 Number 1. No, I wasn't writing for PCMag... yet. 
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What I want to know is, what was "The Freedom Network"?
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Inaugural meeting of the 415 chapter of the Pipegreppers Union.
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I'd +1 more, but I'd wear out my thumb and Gorilla Glass before I finished showing my approval!
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I  feel so, so old. I'm going to sit in the corner with my 78 RPM records and cry now.
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+Brandon Golway I'm Not that old. I've just been working with first electronics and then computers from the time I was a kid. 
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My writer buddy +David Gewirtz   saw Windows 98 for sale a few days ago. Seriously. And, here I've been telling people about how to migrate from XP to Linux! Clearly I have more work to do! Oh my and is that a copy of WIndows 95 there too!? Wowser! 
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+Louis Croisez The original Eee PC line did not even exist 10 years ago. They were first introduced in late 2007, and were in continuous production until 2013.
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The nerve of some people! ;-) 
The entertainment industry was today warning fans of the popular HBO series Game Of Thrones to be avoid ‘at all costs’ a series of books by a rogue enthusiast named George R.R. Martin, who has written five whole volumes consisting solely of spoilers for the popular television show. “This man is dangerous and wants to ruin everyone’s enjoyment of a much-loved fantasy drama.” said executive producer D. B. Weiss. “It’s a sad symptom of today’s ‘b...
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He hasn't stopped there... The novels have been translated, spoiling the series for everyone. Stop this guy :-) 
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Survey finds that the number one motivation for open-source developers today is cold, hard cash. 
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Makes sense to me. Businesses find open source to be a smart decision, pay developers to do what they do. The company gets the product, the developer gets paid, and the world becomes a little more open. Win-win-win
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But, I had really expected to see the real thing! Darn it!
Summary: But where's the final release of Red Hat's flagship Linux server distribution?
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+Joseph Yaworski It is. It's easily Red Hat's biggest update ever.
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It really was and it's because we've been assuming that open-source is somehow magical and therefore immune to ordinary coding and security concerns. It's not.
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+Terry Poulin I think we learn to write maintainable code by having to work on other people's code.  Nothing like finding "//Why did I do this?" at the top of 200 lines of uncommented C code to make one into a devotee of commenting. 
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I've just been told I've won an IDG Enterprise Editorial Excellence Award for this how to story on running Linux on Windows 8 PCs for ITWorld last year. Neat!
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Thanks everybody for the congratulations!
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You can have your Linux cake and Windows XP icing too with VirtualBox. I've also included an attached step-by-step gallery on how to set this up. 
Summary: For those times when you absolutely must still run Windows XP, one safer way of doing it is to run XP in a virtual machine using the Oracle VirtualBox hypervisor on Linux Mint.
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Oracle VirtualBox is great.  I use on my Mac Mini with Mountain Lion to run Windows 7.  I also use with my Windows PC to build Linux and Windows Virtual Machines.
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    Journalist, 1989 - present
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it!

Steven was also the first writer to notice this little thing called the Web and he thought it just might be important some day. Who knew!? :-)
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"I couldn't possibly comment."
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  • West Virginia University
    History, 1982 - 1984
  • Glenville State College
    English & history, 1974 - 1975