The "distro franca" in 1994 was Slackware. All distros was a relative pain (and lots of floppies) to install in 1994, but Slackware was the clear leader.
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I'm the only one allowed to log in, but I do allow myself root so you have a point there.
It's mostly to make sure something in the base image installation procedure doesn't rot.
Quite possibly. I haven't seen a study on why the rates are lower. Weeding out sociopaths that aren't extremely good at controlling their behavior probably comes automatically when you have to behave in the normal prison system for a while to get there.
Most of the computer in my play-room PXE-install a fresh dist when they reboot. Not from PB normally, but adding that detail makes the quip less fun.
"And I know outside of Oslo they have an island where you can "go to jail" and just live as normal with a house and stuff."
You are thinking of Bastøy, Norways possibly both cheapest prison and the one with the lowest reoffending rate: ~15%.
I agree, the US need to get with the program already.
At least a couple of times per week. Thanks for asking.
It not a backup if you can not restore a deleted file from it. A backup saves you from mistakes, redundancy saves you from broken hardware.
If it's one thing you take from backup this, please let it be this: Redundancy is not backup. Many tears have been shed from misunderstanding this.
A bit controller dependant, but yes, many sysadms keep a copy of the OS this way when they do risky upgrades.
The Swedish Language Council does not define words, they document how words are currently being used. Unlike say France, Sweden does not have an opinion on how it's citizens uses and forms the language.
This also means that when your word turns up on the list the fight for any trademark is pretty much lost. Google might have made the case that most people in Sweden use Google and thus most people really mean Google. By now they are fucked though, every Swedish journalist and blogger will use it in the generic sense just to spite Google.
Have you tried hiring specialists in the Valley? I do not care if I could train you to do something next year when I need someone now. I'm sure H1Bs and similar are misused, but It's no joke that tech companies have a problem finding people regardless of salary.
I should probably add that I haven't worked for Opera for several years and don't really have a horse in this race.
Because I've read it.
Operas code is quite clean. Way easier to read and understand than Firefox's. Don't know how it compares to Webkit code-wise.