Those of you elder Ents who still remember the pioneer days of the web may remember that once upon a time your Present Author blogged about Linux. There was a Linux blog; I was well-known in the Linux community, I posted lots of tutorials, HOWTOs, some GPL'ed code, scripts, and the occasional distro or application review. That's where the "Penguin" in my name came from was Tux, the Linux penguin mascot. Then the great mobile apocalypse happened. Suddenly, what operating system ruled the desktop didn't matter so much. Microsoft, which ruled the desktop for two decades in the bloody desktop wars, was out of the race for the mobile round, as Google smartly jumped on Linux and retooled it as Android for the mobile age. That previous period of technology history was a caution, let me tell you, kids! Heroes arose and were vanquished, volleys fired, kingdoms established and crumbled, factions divided, I still have the battle scars. OK, let's move on to today: Linux doesn't need to work as hard…
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