Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup we’ve got tips from a graphic design pro on how to make Gimp even more like Photoshop. A heavily retweeted and favorited link on Java 8 Stream examples. Kubuntu KDE 4.13.0 Screenshots. Improved Ubuntu Font Rendering, Part II. A More Effective Find Command. Debating Mint’s Ubuntu base version of future releases. Grubs and Dragons.
Java 8 Stream Examples
This must be a better reference on Streams than I thought it was, and I thought it was excellent. I say that because my NixMash tweet on it was retweeted and favorited more than any other to date.
Kubuntu KDE 4.13.0 Screenshots
Ubuntu Trusty may have already shipped by the time you read this, so if you’re interested in Kubuntu Trusty here are some good looking screenshots. Nice, for sure, but I’ll be sticking with Cinnamon when Mint Qiana comes out.
Improved Ubuntu Font Rendering, Part II
We covered the Infinality font rendering patch for Linux before, but this post does a much better job of demonstrating why it might be something to consider.
A More Effective Find Command
I use the Find command a lot, and I often go back to my Commands.txt cheat sheet to get the most from it. That’s why this August 2013 post titled “25 Simple Examples of Linux Find Command” is in today’s NixMashup.
Mint on 14.04 for 17, 18, 19 and 20?
Interesting report that Linux Mint may stay with the upcoming release of Ubuntu as its base rather than build on every 6 month’s iteration of Ubuntu through Mint 20. If you read the [lengthy] comment thread you’ll find that most Mint users think it’s a good idea so the Mint Team can focus on other improvements that more directly impact the user experience.
I’m spending a lot of time with PostgreSQL Functions lately and loving it. After years of MSSQL Stored Procedures, PostgreSQL Functions are definitely a different kind of animal. Therefore, this postgresql.org 9.3.4 documentation on PostgreSQL Functions is essential reading and re-reading, for me anyway.
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Today’s Vermont Photo is provided by Meg Stewart, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.