5 dead operating systems, and what their ghosts can tell us

By Ian Paul

Tremble, mortals! Halloween is upon us. Ghosts, ghouls, and other undesirable creatures are prepared to slink out of their domains and into ours—it’s said that even the dead can rise on Halloween.

In that spirit, let us light some candles, cover the mirrors, and conduct a séance of sorts to call forth the souls of operating systems past. Not so we can gaze upon their ghastly interfaces, but to see if we can learn anything from their digital carcasses and signs of a life well-lived—or not. Who knows, perhaps they bring secrets from beyond the grave.

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From: Network World

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Happy Distrovus: 3 big Linux Distros released in 8 days

By Bryan Lunduke

I love autumn.

For so many reasons. The temperature drops just enough to justify wearing a blazer (which I feel naked without) and we, as a people, have a renewed focus on holidays where you do nothing but eat copious quantities of food. Without a doubt, the best time of the year.

Perhaps the most important reason of all to love this glorious season: we call an end to the dry spell of no new major Linux distribution releases – the dark, boring time that most people refer to as “Summer.”

The end of October through the beginning of November is sort of a sacred, holy period for Linux nerds across the globe.

Kicking things off, on Thursday, October 22nd, Ubuntu 15.10 was released. You better believe I upgraded my Ubuntu 15.04 partition to 15.10 the moment it was available.

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