I am left wondering if I should try a different distribution. Would help in accessing more recently packaged software? Or should I consider a distribution like , based on a different software packaging paradigm?

Please discuss.

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The past couple of days I spent quite some time to install a pandoc filter on 20.04. The filter is not packaged and must be compiled. Problem is: packaged software available for Ubuntu is old, e.g. haskell-stack is from 2018, whereas pandoc itself is from 2019.

I bump into issues like this every now and then. It is great to have all that software packaged for you, but in most cases it is rather old.

[6] R is dying a slow death, but we already knew that. So is Ruby. Good

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[5] Note to self: have another look at , there must be something about it.

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[4] With languages like and Pascal, er ... I mean , on the rise, objected-oriented programming is likely to loose hegemony. But don't count on its demise.

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[3] is going . I expect it to reach the top tier this decade, and possibly become the programming language of the 21st century.

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[2] JavaScript is not going away any time soon (for our sins).

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[1] Successful both as a simple systems language and the go-to for data science, Python will soon become the most used language in the world.

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Subscribed to some days ago and now I cannot use .

Any tips on getting it back to work are very welcome.

Watched this documentary series the past few weeks. Almost fourty years old but still very relevant, it is now an historical document in itself. Highly recommended.


Delete Chrome. Now.

Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.

They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.

If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.



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