Mike Stone

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I've been pretty quiet lately, and there's a good reason for this. On Wednesday, my 28 week pregnant wife went into labor.

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How often do you stop to look at your desktop? I can honestly say, I look at my desktop more or less depending on what OS I'm using. Is that weird?

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EDIT: THEY'RE LIVE!

Go check them out at http://fossadvocates.org


Today on Google+, a good friend of mine had a big announcement. Since he put it in better words than I can conjure, I'm just going to steal his post and paste it here.

WE'RE READY TO LAUNCH!

Hey guys,

Myself and the rest of the FOSS Advocates team are very proud to announce that the site is pretty much ready to launch. So we have decided to officially launch the site tomorrow at 1500 UTC.

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Having recently said goodbye to two really great distributions in Cinnarch (reborn as Antergos) and Fuduntu (replaced by FuSE Cloverleaf Linux), I was shocked at the number of people that still think there are too many Linux distributions out there. While I was sad to see these two great distributions go, I'm excited for what we'll see in the future both because of these distributions and because of their teams. This is exactly how the Evolution of Linux works.

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Stagnant pools are unhealthy for you. This is true in nature just as it is for your mind.

Once in a distant era known only by a few as “The 90s” I joined an archaic communications medium called a “BBS”. At the time, the Internet wasn't available to me. Yes, I'm really that old. I mainly dug around through software download areas because software was hard to find at the time without buying it.

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It never fails to amaze me just how the same arguments keep coming up over and over again, like bad pennies. Most of them ignore facts so blatantly it gives me a headache.

The I’m referring to today is the one about Linux Viruses.

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A while back, I started playing around with conky. It's a really cool piece of software that lets you do some truly amazing things. It ties in tightly with lua, so if you're familiar with it, you're already a step ahead of me.

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The clock on my computer is telling me that it's 11:20 AM. It's Monday, and everything has sucked today.

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When I started using Linux back in the late 90s, I started out with FVWM95. It's almost identical appearance to Windows 95 was very enticing to me. I was using Windows 95 most of the time, and the fact that Linux with FVWM95 was free was really cool. After FVWM95, I moved to Enlightenment with Gnome for the cool theming capabilities. Eventually the Enlightenment portion of Gnome faded away and I was just using Gnome.

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Reading the comments made by Phil Schiller in a recent Wall Street Journal interview, you could smell the stink of desperation wafting off the pages.

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