NixMashup for February 4, 2014

Greetings from Vermont! This NixMashup is dominated with subjects having to do with Linux as an upgrade option for Windows XP users. If we should even care is up for debate considering the first Ubuntu Installation screen is probably too technical for most XP users.

We’ve got a link to an extensive list of Open Source application replacements for commercial software and a thought-provoking post on the ascendance of the mobile device. Will Canonical ascend along with it? An excellent JavaWorld piece offering 12 spot-on predictions for the future of programming (in my opinion, anyway) and other news of the day.

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Today’s Vermont Photo is provided by MelRick, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.