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Next Linux 4.0 from Linus' Zombie Shuffle Desk
by Susan Linton - Feb. 23, 2015Comments (0)
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Linus announced yesterday that his poll has concluded and 29,110 voters have spoken. Elsewhere, Julie Bort got a look at the Accidental Revolutionary's workspace - which centers around his 'Zombie shuffling' desktop. In other news, two prominent distributions today announced the start of their community wallpaper contests. Linus Torvalds yesterday announced "Linux 4.0-rc1 out.." Torvalds recently asked interested parties if he should jump the kernel version number from its then current 3.2.x to 4.0 and yesterday he announced the results. At a "margin of 56-to-44%" with 29,110 votes the next kernel version will be 4.0, codenamed "Hurr durr I'ma sheep." Linus reported that the most cited reason for the 4.0 preference was because 4.1.15 was the version of Linux used in the T-800 Terminator 2 movie. He hopes the version jump doesn't break anything but doesn't expect as much transition as was needed for 3.0. "Hurr durr I'ma sheep" isn't the most outrageous codename used by developers for our beloved kernel according to Micheal Larabel. In fact, Larabel remembers 2.6.25 being dubbed "Funky Weasel is Jiggy wit it" and another codenamed "Flesh-Eating Bats with Fangs." "Jeff Thinks I Should Change This, But To What?" and "Linux for Workgroups" are my favorites. In other Linus news, Julie Bort at www.businessinsider.com yesterday posted of the Linux leader's digs. She reports that Linus does most of his work from a workstation lovingly dubbed, in much the same manner as the kernels, "Zombie-shuffling desk." This is basically a stand-up desk in front of a slow moving treadmill running 1-mile an hour. Any faster and Linus has trouble manipulating his mouse according to Bort. She also included a full video tour of Torvald's workspace. Elsewhere: * Ubuntu's Last Wallpaper Contest Begins * Make Fedora 22 Beautiful! * DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 598, 23 February 2015 * Linux Mint Monthly News - Recent Cinnamon Developments * Deepin 2014.2 - Mindbogglingly unique
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