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Comment This will be the tipping point. (Score 1) 163

Apple's tendency to withhold 'features' available elsewhere in the market because they're NIH or defeat some other aesthetic (like fingerprints so often do) is gonna but them with touch. John Q. Appleseed will walk up and pinch to zoom, then not apologize because he knows fingerprints ruin the sublime compute environment Apple have graciously provided.

Comment coreutils side by side (Score 1) 121

Kernel and Network stacks aside, I have found (some) enlightenment comparing BSD and GNU coreutils:

cat, for example:

ls is interesting:


Then again, this comparison has also driven me closer to suckless.


Comment Betanews - groan (Score 2) 54

I might as well start submitting DistroWatch updates:

Clement Lefebvre has announced the release of Linux Mint 18 "KDE", an edition of the Mint family featuring the KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop: "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18 'Sarah' KDE edition. Linux Mint 18 is a long-term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. This edition of Linux Mint features the KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop environment. The default display manager is SDDM. The APT sources include the Kubuntu backports PPA, which provides updates to newer versions of the Plasma desktop. The update manager received many improvements, both visual and under the hood. The main screen and the preferences screen now use stack widgets and subtle animations, and better support was given to alternative themes." Here is the brief release announcement, with further details, screenshots and videos provided in the new features page as well as the release notes. Download: linuxmint-18-kde-64bit.iso (1,622MB, SHA256, signature, torrent).

Submission + - ITT Educational Services to Cease Operations at all ITT Technical Institutes (

bsharma writes: ITT Educational Services announced on Tuesday that it is shutting down immediately, accusing the federal government of unfairly stripping it of eligibility for student aid.
The company, which was established nearly 50 years ago, operates ITT Technical Institutes. It has around 40,000 students taking classes on campuses and online throughout the United States.

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