Packaged software support isn't as large as with FreeBSD (not all Ubuntu packages are converted), but larger than OpenSolaris (it includes the OpenSolaris packages through apt).
Its main appeal is in combining the power of Solaris with the ease of apt and adds a cool feature called apt-clone that takes a ZFS snapshot before doing any package maintenance allowing clean, trivial rollbacks for testing and error correction. It also supports switching between GNU and Solaris contexts in case you prefer your tar without a -z option.
It's not completely mature at this point so I wouldn't use it in my datacenter, but it's fine for a home server. I haven't tested it on the desktop yet.
Yes, exactly. I use en-gb (not, not en-uk) for that reason.
en-GB has the added benefit of knowing how to spell colour...
Interesting comment from an early Gates that talks legitimately about piracy but seems to preclude the possibility of the hobbyists giving back via open source (and other volunteer projects)
Link to Original Source
Now, they've caught up and I have some of both types lying around. To be honest, it doesn't really matter to me which is which and I don't think I could actually tell you which distro a particular machine is running without checking
I bought a high power buffalo router a few years ago when I lived in a small condo with many neighbours who also had wireless. I found that I got the best connection rates when I turned the power way down.
Now that I'm in a substantially larger house with only 1 or 2 other networks in range, I get the best performance and coverage across my house when it's turned all the way up.
On a 500km tip, I can knock an hour off my travel time if I go 120 vs 100.
But I take the subway to work, so take that for what you will....
Unfortunately, as you mentioned, many destinations to or from Canada require stops in the US because that's where most of the North American air hubs are (Europe is OK, but try getting to Central or South America from Canada without landing in Texas first)
The reason we use base 10 is b/c we have 10 fingers. If we had 13 fingers, we'd operate in base 13 natively (hmmm.... there's a good thought experiment... what would be some outcomes of operating in a prime base?).
And your comparison is bad.
Quick, what's 125234380034 in base 12 multiplied by 12
What's 125234380034 in base 12 multiplied by 10
These guys claim to have a perpetual worldwide rights to the thing for 4 wheeled passenger vehicles