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    best Linux distro (secure / private / no analytics / no tracking)

    LFS and manually compile all programs. It's the only way you can be sure your distribution doesn't start doing shady things on you unless you take time to investigate everything that is pre-packaged for you. Also will be a good way to keep unnecessary junk off your computer, as you just won't...
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    Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more (UPDATE - added source for Windows 10 retirement date)

    Scrolling through long lists is not a good method to find programs. Look at how Android and iOS deal with application launching - it's nothing short of an evolution of the interface from Win 3.1. Why do so many Windows and Mac users clutter up their desktops with icons? Basically they are...
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    Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more (UPDATE - added source for Windows 10 retirement date)

    I've been watching this freakout since 1995. Then every time there is a new version, they want to go back to the version just a few years ago they were crying about. Personally, I hope they truly fix the start menu. I've hated it since 1995, and Windows 10 got it closest to usability.
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    Windows 10, New Features, DO NOT WANT

    Might want to look into LFS or Void Linux if you want your OS that basic. Just about every other OS you can install adds much more than that out of the box. Gotta be more specific. Some Linux distributions come with lots of pre-configured and background tasks that you have to disable if you...
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    US Senate approves massive $52B spend on easing the chip shortage

    The larger picture here is the fragility of our current supply chain. The current shortage will work itself out, provided we don't have another interruption. Having more domestically produced electronics ensures that the supply chain is strengthened. Should have been done a long time ago, but...
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    Jeff Bezos to Shoot Himself Into Space

    My comparison (and really I see him as modern-day Howard Hughes, but since the comic book comparisons have been made) is more along the lines of his love for technology and his willingness to look at something that is declared impossible (whether from a technical standpoint or a practical...
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    AMD Linux kernel update, reveals that upcoming CDNA2 GPU will feature two dies

    Well, there's a reason the development kernel is rather large.
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    Jeff Bezos to Shoot Himself Into Space

    I see Musk as the real-life Howard Stark/Tony Stark. Bezos reminds me too much of Lex Luthor. Really though, can you blame the guy - what kid didn't want to go to space, and he has the opportunity to do it? He must be feeling like a 10-year old at the prospect of flying into space, something...
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    AMD Linux kernel update, reveals that upcoming CDNA2 GPU will feature two dies

    Just because they build in driver support doesn't mean the product will come to light, at least in a retail manner. If they are producing a custom product for industrial use or something, it is good to have kernel support. It is even worth adding support just for internal testing of products...
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    IBM 2nm

    This is what I want to know. If they could push this into POWER before similar technology is adopted for ARM or AMD64, it could make quite the competitive product, and lead to an interesting 3-man race in the CPU market. Of course, with the current state of RISC-V, it they adopted the...
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    US’s largest pipeline crippled by cyber attack

    Friend here (in Central VA) posted pictures of long lines at the gas stations in her area. I went south of town about 10 minutes, no lines at any of the stations including the one I filled up at. Of course where she lives is where all the soccer mom type families live, and south of town is...
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    Microsoft enables Linux GUI applications in Windows 10 .... TF?

    This makes sense. From an end-user perspective, I've had a hard time finding desktop programs that run on Linux distro's, FreeBSD, whatever, that were worth anything that didn't already have a Windows native version. I honestly don't think this will do anything for Windows developers to make...
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    Microsoft enables Linux GUI applications in Windows 10 .... TF?

    I don't get it. What Linux-native GUI applications exist (and are widely used) that there isn't a Windows native version for? Most Linux GUI applications are just a clone of something that exists only on Windows, and they end up making a Windows version for it anyway.
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    Linux for Beginners type books, any suggestions?

    I re-read the post, and realized you are aiming to go for Linux+ cert. I would recommend then you get books specifically for Linux+ certification, and not anything else. The reason is that there are so many varieties of Linux desktop, and the knowledge and terminology that Comptia requires may...
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    Linux for Beginners type books, any suggestions?

    This is my primary "book." Don't know if it'll help you in what you want though. ;)
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