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Today is the 25th anniversary of the Linux-0.01 release, I do believe.

Normally the anniversary is counted from the announcement email (August 25), because that was the actual public statement of intent. The 0.01 code drop happened a couple of weeks later, and wasn't publicly announced.
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Quick write-up on some commands.
I wrote a set of simple shell commands a little while back. I actually ended up using them pretty regularly (quick and dirty source control, manual merging of configuration files, editing large compressed and delimited files...
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Interesting links fork. It supports true-color on 24 bit terminals as well as a Javascript engine (SpiderMonkey).

The config defaults are a little difficult to use.
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My thoughts are with Ian's family and friends.
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Interesting X compositor.
compton - A compositor for X11.
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Seemingly acceleration at 1g.
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Bryan Cantrill recently had some less than friendly things to say about Unikernels.  I kind of disagree with him, but definitely they're interesting regardless.

There was a good ACM Queue article if you want to read more... Unikernels: Rise of the Virtual Library Operating System
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I'm thinking about switching Linux distributions (Funtoo/Gentoo). I'm just starting to look at some of the ones out there and what the actual differences are.

As a user, I'm not entirely concerned with systemd or not. I know a couple distributions have forked udev to keep init systems that are more modular (Funtoo/Gentoo), but as long as it works I'm less worried about the architecture. I don't plan on running rm -rf / soon.

I think there are a couple things I may need to build and install from source, but honestly the less I need to actually build the better. The things I definitely can't do without are decent fonts, xmonad, a true-color terminal, zsh, tmux, mutt, weechat, git, nvim (vim), llvm, python, and qemu which hopefully aren't too esoteric.

If there's an existing way to backup the list of packages explicitly installed by the user, that is definitely something I can use. Other than that, the least number of packages necessary to support those is best. Space isn't an issue, but smaller is still better.

Similarly, if there's a way to build profiles akin to Funtoo's mixins, that's also something I can use. I'm not sure if puppet or chef entirely fit the bill in this case, but I definitely wouldn't mind hearing from anybody that's more familiar.

If possible, I'm hoping there is a distribution that isn't dependent on glibc as well. I'm guessing that these are probably only embedded distributions though.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Try Ubuntu Mate. Very lean. You can always install Xmonad.
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Google's AI wins first round against best human Go player in the world
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/alphago-ai-lee-sedol-1-of-5-1.3483020


Let us recall that the human player was very confident before it started :
“I believe it will be 5–0, or maybe 4–1. So the critical point for me will be to not lose one match.” (Lee Se-Dol)
Google's computer program AlphaGo defeated its human opponent, South Korean Go champion Lee Sedol, on Wednesday in the first face-off of a historic five-game match.
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x86 will still be relevant in 130 years...
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I recently started using zsh. So far, it's been worth the switch.
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Help Bring Back MST3K one of the most beloved cult television series ever, for a new season of up to 12 feature-length episodes!
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Found this a couple weeks ago...
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