A step-by-step tutorial showing you how to create new users and add them to groups in #Linux https://opensource.com/article/18/4/how-add-users-group-linux
I'm starting an interview series at the Plain Text Project, focusing on people who've embraced the plain text way of life. Interested in joining in, or know someone who is? You can find out more here:
Trust Warren Ellis to have an 'interesting' (to say the least) take on Thomas the Tank Engine:
"... THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE is a dystopia, and in fact is a post-nuclear-apocalypse story about the Strategic Reserve ghost fleet."
Simon Phipps of the Open Source Initiative discusses the past and future of #opensource https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/osis-simon-phipps-open-sources-past-and-future
Sadly, I run into far too many people who believe that if a tool doesn't have all the features they need, then it's useless. Not just for them, but for everyone.
And they "can't believe" or "don't understand why" someone would use that tool. I call that the Power User Syndrome, where someone deep down believes everyone uses things or works in the same way they do.
That's definitely not the reality I live in ...
This has been quite the week for people asking me questions (and, in some cases, questioning my choices). The latest: why I chose @write_as to publish The Monday Kickoff instead of using a well-known CMS or my usual combo of Jekyll and S3.
A few reasons: 1) I've been interested in checking Write.as out for a while; 2) it's simple: plain text and Markdown (right up my alley); and 3) I wanted to see how minimal I could go with my publishing.
A chat with Luisa Bisio, marketing director of System76, about why the company will soon make its #linux powered computers in Denver https://opensource.com/article/18/4/system76-us-manufacturing-plant
So Microsoft is releasing the code for the Windows 3.x File Manager as #opensource. What a brave and generous move on their part. Something we've all been waiting for I'm sure.
Yes, that last part was sarcasm (in case you didn't get it 😃)
Here's a look at the current state of video editing in #linux https://opensource.com/article/18/4/new-state-video-editing-linux #opensource
A quick tutorial that takes you through the process of creating a document in #LaTeX, a powerful #opensource typesetting system, using GNU #Emacs https://opensource.com/article/18/4/how-create-latex-documents-emacs
Why do people keep asking the question "How many Linux users are there anyway?" https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-many-linux-users-are-there-anyway/
I'll answer that question with a question: "Does it really matter?" OK, it does but ...
In case you were wondering, you can find the RSS feed for my new curation project at https://mondaykickoff.com/feed
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