The Sysadmin's Daily Grind: Serendipity
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From time to time, sys admin Charly has to leave the beaten track and concern himself with topics outside of his core competency range. When this happens, it's good to have the right tools on hand.
Sometimes even Star Trek's Scotty  can't avoid tasks that are not his specialty, no matter how often he complains, "I'm a mechanic, not a doctor." The solutions he uses to rescue the Enterprise from what feels like hundreds of warp-drive meltdowns are correspondingly unorthodox.
When it comes to tools, Scotty has a clear opinion: "Always use the proper tool. If the proper tool isn't available, use a hammer."
When I'm asked to build websites, I can empathize with Scotty. I'm a sys admin, not a web designer!
Longtime litigator revives an ancient suit against IBM alleging Linux infringes on Unix copyrights.
Specialty distro keeps the focus on advanced learning.
The openSUSE Conference will be held July 18-22, 2013, at the Olympic Museum in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Security breached at home sites of the CMS project.
Lead Java developer vows policy changes and more attention to fixing problems.
Vendor D-Wave scores big with a sale to NASA's Quantum Intelligence Lab.
Many package updates and Steam integration highlight the latest from the Mandriva-based community Linux.
Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Fedora developers release the first alpha version of Fedora 19, known as Schrödinger’s Cat, for general testing. The final release is expected in July 2013.