Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup we have the reason-of-the-day for using Linux. We have sentence passwords and seven Ubuntu 14.04 improvements. In Java code we have a builder pattern and a great StackOverflow answer on optional parameters. We have a picture worth a thousand words titled “Isn’t Microsoft Adorable,” and in today’s Bizarro link, a business IT mag uses Sinofsky as a reference on successful innovation. (No, that’s not a misprint.)
Why Use Linux, March 9th 2014 Edition
Short Google+ post opening with “Why use Linux when Windows does what you need?” The author’s point is that feature capability arguments for particular OS’s are pointless. Linux will always be the standout Operating System for those who prize – Stability & Security (ht, *BSD) – FOSS – System control and Customizability – A Development Environment that you can Edit directly.
Sublime Text Keyboard Shortcuts
I have both Eclipse and Sublime Text open for the coding I’m doing these days. Two great tastes… Here’s the Sublime Text Keyboard Shortcuts reference for Windows and Linux for when you need it.
A good read on creating secure passwords, with an approach I surprisingly had never considered: sentence passwords.
Seven Ubuntu 14.04 Improvements
The title of this OMG! Ubuntu article is “7 Improvements In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS That You’re Going To Love.” Whether you love the improvements or not, I think we can agree that Canonical continues to do great work and that 14.04 should be a solid release. I’m quite happy with my 13.10 and Mint 16, but will no doubt be upgrading both to Ubuntu 14.04 and Mint 17 respectively.
Java Builder Pattern
Today’s nifty Java pattern populates the properties of a class while the remaining properties of the accessed class are populated in a super class.
Isn’t Microsoft Adorable
Loved the lead-in to this photo that says a thousand words about how people feel about Microsoft products.
Sinofsky on Successful Innovation. Seriously?
I may never read another Business Insider article again after they quote Steven Sinofsky as their expert reference on what characterizes successful innovation in “This Is Why It Feels Like Apple Stopped Innovating Three Years Ago.”
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Today’s Vermont Photo is provided by Patrick Cardinal, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.