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Ultima Linux: Ultimate Disappointment

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I'm not sure this can be classified as much a review as a rant. This is why I'll file this as a blog instead of a news/review. I love slackware, I've stated that numerous times. In fact one of my first reviews here at Tuxmachines was on slackware. So why is it that more times than not when someone goes to try and "improve" upon slackware, it just makes a mess.

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tuxmachines 2nd quarter report

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This second quarter has been very exciting for me. The hits have continued to grow each month and we've had some great community contributions in the forms of articles and comments. Meanies still plague the site, but I've had a wonderful time reviewing distros and posting news links.

Origami Tux

Nerd Test

How nerdy are you? Big Grin

I am nerdier than 93% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

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Dark Water & Charlie & Choc Factory

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I saw Dark Water last weekend and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this weekend and this is what I think about these latest productions in theaters now.

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PCLinuxOS Preview 9.1 updated and released.

PCLinuxOS Preview 9.1 is now posted up on the bittorrent tracker located at http://www.pclinuxonline.com/tracker. This is an update for the livecd with fixes for various issues found after the release of preview 9.

A New High in Low

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The windows from which President John F Kennedy is said to have been assassinated are to go up for auction in the United States, it emerged today. Tho the Secret Service reports that everything including the kitchen sink was confiscated from that room at the time of the assassination. There's just no end to what some folks'll do to make a buck.

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Yikes! Mad Cow Cover-Up?

Dr. Lester Friedlander, a former USDA vet, said that inspectors are allowed only 15 seconds of inspection and that unhygenic practices are common in the meat industry; practices such as cow carcass abscesses being hosed off, wrapped up and shipped to the consumer. He also states that some supervisors were more concerned about falsifying inspection documents than protecting consumers.

Where's the beef?

err, I mean beta? Wasn't mandrak^H^Hiva supposed to release a 2006 beta 1 on the 15th? I've not seen any mention of it on the cooker mailing list or sign on the mirrors. Seems they are having some troubles, but that's a business as usual (for any developing distro). They were having some mirror syncing problems a few days back, I experienced this first hand when I tried to update my cooker install as well as some conflict with kde packages. There might be some shorewall bug problems, there's some mention of libtool gcc compatibility, and some grub conflicts a day or two ago. Anyway, I keep looking for a beta everyday. Somebody poke me if they see it.

Holy Multitasking Batman

While perusing my favorite thread of my favorite site I saw this setup. The appropriate witty response failed me as I first thought "You need to get to work son" or "quit wasting time" or perhaps "you should take up computing"... my mind raced around as all I could utter was "holy cow".

Anyway, I thought it was interesting enough to folks that don't visit the gentoo forums to list here.

The owner's, baeksu, description.

My MiniSlack Memoirs

I knew when I published my MiniSlack review that I might get some unkind comments, and I thought I was prepared. By the end of the day I guess I wasn't. I thought one poster was going to be helpful and constructive, but his final post drove me to disable comments and delete the posts made. I received a private message from one gentleman who may have been disappointed by my results, but at least he was respectful, professional, and helpful. He has provoked this commentary.

One Fine Trick

Those cute Southpark icons on the right of his desktop represent folks in his instant messenger list. They change coloration to indicate their online status. Ain't that the neato-ist thing?

Recent Review Rounds

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I've had some successes and not so successful adventures. I got stampeded by Buffalo, a distro whose name intrigued me. I didn't achieve any yingyang with Zen, whose logo was so darn cute. And my fruit went sour with Berry, whose motif was quite appetizing.

My latest efforts are with Lunar. After I finally discovered the commands Lunar uses to install software, I was on my way. I didn't tweak any compile flags or set up distcc, but it's still kinda neato to watch it compile up your applications from scratch. I don't think Lunar is for everyone, as it's taken a little coaxing at times, but i got xorg and the kde desktop installed and running, as well as xawtv!

Downtime

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Sorry for the downtime, it's been a rough day. Not only was my Symphony story getting a lot of play, but I was also the subject of ddos attacks on the site and my mail server. It seems to have subsided some now, and I'm back up. I do apologize.

I been Buffalo'd

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Buffalo Linux 1.7.3 was released on May 10 and it sounded quite interesting. I'd visted their website a couple times in the past but never installed this oddly named distro. Now with the site up and running I thought the time was right.

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diet4j: run Maven modules directly, and avoid gigantic JARs and WARs

Maven is great for breaking gigantic code bases into many little modules, with identified dependencies. This allows incremental builds etc. And then, to run that code, we usually put all together again into a uber-mega-JAR or WAR, or with mile-long class paths. While sometimes this makes sense, often it does not. diet4j can run command-line apps, and Tomcat web apps, similarly to how maven builds projects: simply specify the name of the top project, and diet4j assembles all the other JARs automatically for the run. E.g. if your project hierarchy looks like this:
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        Project B
            Project C
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you can say:
> diet4j A
which will read the POM in A.jar (in ~/.m2/repository, or a location of your choosing), determine run-time dependencies, then recursively look for B.jar, C.jar and D.jar, load them into separate ClassLoaders, hook up dependencies and jump on the main program (if it has one) of Project A. It may not be for all people, but it is for some who want to distribute changes incrementally, avoid rebuilding gigantic JARs every time some small change needs to happen, fit better into Linux-style package management etc. It’s also great for dynamically finding and loading modules without restarting the application. We’d love some feedback, it’s early days. http://diet4j.org/

today's leftovers

  • June 2015 Issue of Linux Journal: Networking
  • Dell Bets On Ubuntu
    Anyone who needs proof only needs to look at what Dell is doing these days. It’s cutting the chain that has bound them exclusively to Redmond and placing heavy bets on Ubuntu.
  • Kernel 4.1 RC6 Has Been Released
    Kernel 4.1 RC6 has been released, being a big release, full of updated drivers for SCSI, GPU, RAID, DM, and networking, architecture enhancements, XFS, OverlayFS and CIFS improvements, networking patches and updated documentation.
  • [Krita] Twenty-four hours to go…
    The current score is €2675 donated through paypal and €28,463 pledged on Kickstarter! That’s a total if €31,138. That’s seven-and-half stretch goals! Two, however, are already claimed by the choose-your-stretch-goal award.
  • Red Hat Leaders Named to 2015 CRN Women of the Channel List
    This marks the third year in a row that Rachel Cassidy, vice president of Global Partner Enablement, and Margaret-Ann Bolton, senior director of Global Partner Marketing, have been recognized by CRN for their leadership, vision, and dedication to channel programs. In addition, this marks the second year in a row that Cassidy has been recognized as one of CRN's Power 100. The Power 100 spotlights an elite subset of Women of the Channel honorees whose insight and influence in their respective companies help drive channel success.
  • Exploratory Testing and Fedora
    Being Fedora what we could define “a bleeding edge distro”, whenever we perform Exploratory Testing, we certainly have the opportunity to raise the quality of the shipped packages. I’d also say that this process must not substitute automated/scripted testing, which is a fundamental aspect of software development. Modern approaches like Test Driven Development and Behavior Driven Development can assure that the key parts of the application works as intended. Moreover, the Test Cases designed by Fedora QA are handy procedures that check whether the release criterion are met or not and assure that the main features aren’t affected by severe bugs. Indeed, Exploratory Testing is always helpful in order to highlight surprises which aren’t currently covered by common situations and recommended steps.
  • Updated color palette for Askbot mockups
    This is the updated color palette that I'm using for creating mockups for Askbot. This color palette comply with the Fedora color palette given here.
  • Updated mockups for Askbot
    According to the feedback received from the mentors, I updated the mockups that I have created for Askbot using colors used in the Fedora color palette and also giving more focus on the grid system. I have included some little user experience improvements also in these mockups and we are planning to discuss further on user experience of Askbot as well.
  • Cinnamon 2.6.x Will Be Added To The Default Repositories Of Linux Mint 17.2 And LMDE 2 In The Next Few Days
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  • Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 RC Has Been Released, The Final Version Should Reach The Bq Phones Next Week
    As you may already know, Canonical has worked a lot at Ubuntu Touch lately and the fourth update (OTA 4) is scheduled for release next week, the update being available only on the Bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition.
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