Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup we have a top Java tools and technologies infographic for you. The story of Munich’s fascinating 10+ year move of 15000 PCs from Windows to Linux. Comparing iOS and the Android UI, and the ensuing heated debate that must follow. A comprehensive look at why businesses should consider Linux. Bootstrap Administration Themes and a gorgeous Linux desktop.
14 Top Java Tools and Technologies Preview
By the time you read this the full RebelLabs survey of 2000 Java Developers may be available (releases tomorrow, May 20). Here’s an interesting infographic of the 14 top Java Tools and Technologies based on the survey presented as a preview.
Munich’s 10 Year Move To Linux
An interesting read on how Munich began considering moving to Linux and away from Microsoft going all the way back to 2001. When you consider the state of Linux in the early 2000’s it was an incredibly gutsy move. 15000 PCs would eventually be running Linux Kubuntu, but it was a long journey.
Comparing iOS and Android UI Customization
A highly customized Android screen serves as the premise for the argument that iOS is years behind Android in usability. Don’t know about that, but there are over 200 comments defending both sides. There are also the usual Windows Phone comments that take offense at Microsoft’s exclusion in the comparison. As a former Windows Phone user, two words for the WinPhone evangelists: four percent.
15 Free Bootstrap Administration Themes
If you’re going to go Bootstrap you might as well go all the way and enjoy Site Administration functions with one of these Bootstrap Administration Themes.
On PostgreSql Datatypes
This post describing 10 different PostgreSql Datatypes has an excellent title. “Postgres Datatypes — The Ones You’re Not Using.” That may be mostly true, but it serves as another example of PostgreSql’s extensive feature set.
Linux for Business
This Linux Insider article covers all of the points business owners and IT folk need to consider when moving from Windows to Linux. “There is also the issue of sociological preference for OS choice based on the IT director’s computer science degree,” Tolley suggested. “IT preferences might force some enterprise backends to linger longer without Linux. Still, Linux servers are clearly the migration path of choice,” according to Rick Sizemore, director of the technology transformation practice at Alsbridge. “I don’t talk to any customers today who are looking to deploy more Windows servers. They may be adding more users per existing Windows server or something like that, but Linux is more often than not the platform of choice.”
A Wiki App for Linux
When I was building and documenting Sueetie I was surprised how much I used its wiki. It was my first wiki experience and I really enjoyed it. WikidPad is a wiki for Linux and though not web-based, looks very capable. I wanted to be sure to link to it in case I have a Wiki Need in the future.
Gorgeous Qiana Expectations
This gorgeous desktop from Jung-Kyu Park is with Cinnamon 2.2 and Ubuntu 14.04. Apparently he will be porting it to Qiana when released and this is what he expects it will look like.
Elon Musk, Learning
Elon Musk is a giant in technology and industry, but that doesn’t mean all of the technological assumptions that drive his business pursuits are always correct. Fortunately he seems to be the first to admit his mistakes as you’ll see in these interesting World Energy Innovation Forum interview excerpts
I happen to be doing a lot of reading for fun recently. Here’s a book that I purchased a while back and finally read. It’s called Hammerhead, the first novel from Jason Andrew Bond. $3.99 for the Kindle edition.
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