Switching to Ubuntu from openSuse


As I’ve mentioned in the past, I run Linux exclusively in my shop. There are many reasons for this, but I won’t get into those right now. My distribution of choice has always been openSuse, Novell’s version of Linux. However, openSuse has always had some issues that I couldn’t seem to get past. So, this past weekend, I bit the bullet and made the switch to Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a linux distribution offered by Canonical, and is the distro offered on Dell computers. I’m still in the process of getting used to it, but so far, I’m very happy with it. I’ll post more as I dig deeper into the system.

New SitePoint contest announcement


I just wanted to quickly post about a new contest at Sitepoint that I’m judging. It’s called the “Personification of Software”, and it asks the entrants to imagine their favorite software as a person. You don’t have to be an artist to enter. We’re mainly judging based on concepts, not on execution. First prize is your choice of ANY SitePoint book, plus ANY SitePoint course.

So, good luck to all, and I hope to see your entries.
Read the official contest announcement