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[21:57] Info on Deprecated Linux networking commands and their replacements. This is from 2011 and I'm still stuck with
ifconfig and stuff like that today. Ugh.
[20:11] Sometimes I come across articles or videos on topics that I usually don't really care for. These are among those, linked here because it somewhat impressed me: a Mercedes van started after 12 years of basically standing around rusting/rotting and taken on a test drive. Now this is durable. (Even though 25 years are more impressive.)
"I'm a firm believer that technology shouldn't mirror fast fashion, and that minimalism includes caring for your tech items long term."(Jamie Sanchez)
[18:52] I need to take a look at gmb.sh again. I somehow managed to screw up the RSS feed.
[18:51] In the last weeks I learned quite a bit about Active Directory and MS Exchange. Today, I set up the DNS records for our companies new Exchange server and learned about SPF. Working in the IT department is awesome. New things to learn daily.
[21:26] Canonical will abandon Unity, Mir, Phone, use GNOME 3 from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Pretty good news for the desktop, especially when it comes to display servers. Also applications like nautilus will likely not be individually patched, which is another plus.
I did try Unity a while ago and liked it quite a lot. On a new machine I then gave GNOME Shell a shot and kept using it. Not because I preferred it that much, rather because I was too lazy to set up stock Ubuntu. In this issue, I am pretty much indifferent. Both desktop environments do their job well.
I am, however, a bit saddened that convergence will be dropped as well. I am couriosly looking forward to a merge of Android and Chrome OS, I also like the idea of Microsoft's Continuum, so naturally I'd have loved to have Ubuntu offer the same. I do however hope that similar tech might be possible with the GNOME Shell. I saw it run on a tablet, all controlled by touch, a few years ago. Let's wait and see.