After waiting like Job for the pre-installed Linux machines we deserved, we've arrived at a literal Garden of Eden full of worthy choices. A compelling new offering is the Zorin PC, a new mini-laptop that runs its own Linux distro, Zorin OS.
In 2005, after just two weeks, Linus Torvalds completed the first version
of Git, an open-source version control system. Unlike typical centralized
systems, Git is based on a distributed model. It is extremely flexible and
guarantees data integrity while being powerful, fast and efficient.
If you're looking to improve your mental faculties, especially in the area
of memory, check out this project. According to the Web site:
Brain Workshop is a free open-source version of the dual n-back brain
The Minority Report has been in rotation on cable lately, and
you've probably seen the futuristic vision of Tom Cruise standing in
front of a large screen, manipulating information with waves of his hands.
That vision is a bit closer to reality, thanks in part to the economies
of scale of the game industry.
Computing environments may revolve around heavy usage of NFS
infrastructure. Network areas are hosted and provided by storage file
servers, with compute servers mounting the exported areas into their
directory tree. Periodically, the mounts expire when not in use and are
removed from the directory tree on local machines.
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