Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup we compare the top 10 Linux Distributions. A Hot DuckDuckGo Dot Com. The Only Linux Mint 17 Review You Need to Read. 50 Free Responsive Web Html Templates. Signs from the Near Future. Speeding Up WordPress. Writing a Better Proposal. SSH Tricks in Three Parts.
10 Linux Distributions Compared
This How-To Geek article does a good job comparing the top 10 Linux Distributions, not only by displaying each’s distinctive desktop but describing the distribution’s philosophy and its primary audience.
A Hot DuckDuckGo Dot Com
This blog post suggests, given the prevalence of online monitoring and stories of privacy intrusion in the news that DuckDuckGo may be the next big thing in Search. Interestingly, DuckDuckGo handles 5 million queries a day, which is up 40% since January of this year. That’s probably when I started using it. I don’t use it exclusively, but probably 80% of the time, and it is always my starting point for something non-technical and of a personal nature.
The Only Linux Mint 17 Review You Need to Read
This LinuxInsider Review of Linux Mint 17 is the best I’ve read to date. The main takeaway is that upgrading to Qiana is a no-brainer given that 1) this is a long-term release supported until 2019, 2) the next 3 upgrades based on 17 will no longer require a full reinstall, and 3) numerous details were improved in a new Cinnamon 2.2 release. Personally I’m going to miss not creating a new partition and running my upgrade bash scripts to create a fresh Mint when 17.1 (or whatever it will be called) is released.
50 Free Responsive Web Html Templates
Sites that still are not designed to support mobile devices today in 2014 should be fined a certain amount each day based on the number of visitors to the site. Something painful, for sure. Responsiveness is an awesome solution and here are 50 free responsive templates. This is one of those lists that makes you want to start building a new website just to use one of these templates.
Signs from the Near Future
A Tumbler with realistic images of life in the near future, from a Jet Pack rental facility to a Synthetic Meat counter.
Speeding Up WordPress
Smashing Magazine with 10 techniques to speed up your WordPress Site. I’ll have to play with some of these. Even if you think your site performs fine as I do, the author makes a good point that as mobile access increases performance will become more important than ever.
SSH Tricks, Part I
I recently experienced the thrill of mounting an SSH host drive as a virtual directory. I go to /myhost and bam! I’m on my shared host server in Pittsburgh. Here is part one of two SSH Tricks Links.
Mounting an SSH Remote Drive
Pure awesomeness here that I mentioned in an earlier SSH Tricks link. Mounting a remote directory over SSH on Linux.
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Today’s Vermont Photo is provided by Geoff Dude, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.