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Panos Polychronis
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Linux rules!!!! \\m//
Linux kernel v4.1.15 running on the Terminator T-800 model released. John Connor warned and urged to "Red Hat Inc, Canonical LTD, and other distro maintainers to avoid this LTS kernel at all cost. Do not put this kernel in cloud. You have been warned." https://www.kernel.org/ ‪#‎Humour‬ ‪#‎IT‬ ‪#‎Sysadmin‬
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=LibreOffice-On-Wayland  A few days ago was the milestone of LibreOffice starting to work on Wayland and now it seems the support seems good enough for day-to-day use.

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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NVIDIA-352-Modeset  NVIDIA has been working out plans for their graphics driver to support Mir and Wayland. As part of that, besides their recent EGL support, they've been tackling kernel mode-setting.

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"Find something that you're passionate about and just do it.” - Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux at LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe. Here are 9 more great quotes and videos from keynote speakers at this year's event.

http://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/200-libby-clark/794601-10-great-quotes-from-linuxcon-and-cloudopen-europe-keynote-videos-2014-
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This week many of us will be remembering the passing of Steve Jobs in 2011. Many call Steve Jobs a titan of the tech industry, and whilst true in a marketing sense, let us also remember a bigger titan......

Dennis Ritchie died in October the same year as Steve Jobs. Due to the overwhelming reaction to Steve Jobs' passing only a week before, Dennis' name barely reached mainstream media.

Dennis (and colleague Ken Thomson) were responsible for the creation of the C programming language in the 1970s. They invented it because of the difficulty of porting (moving) UNIX from one system to another, one assembly language to another. They needed something that would create a layer of commonality between different hardware systems. Thus, C was born and UNIX re-written in it. UNIX then became an operating system that could run almost anywhere. UNIX is the system that Linux, Android, OSX, iOS, and many other operating systems are based on. The C language is the language that many modern languages are based on such as C++, Java, etc.

The rest, as they say, is history. Nothing ever achieved by our current high profile tech titans would have been possible were it not for the efforts of Dennis Ritchie (and colleagues). Almost every piece of technology we touch today has lines of C, or some derivative of C running inside.

Let us remember this titan, whose shoulders many stood on, to give us the technology the world lives on today.....
#C   #dennisritchie   #UNIX  
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No matter which side of the systemd debate you're on, it's helpful to understand and know how to use it. Here's Carla Schroder's cheat sheet - http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/788613-understanding-and-using-systemd
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Curious about the career path to becoming a successful SysAdmin? See the ‘Evolution of a SysAdmin’ here - http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/EvolutionSysadmin_Infographic.png
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