NixMashup for March 9, 2014

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.)

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