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Today, 08:18 AM

Posted by raymac46 in Bruno's All Things Linux
Hope you will too. Some interesting thoughts about the future of the Linux desktop.

https://www.theregis..._linux_futures/

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22 free tools for data visualization and analysis

Today, 06:01 AM

Posted by Computerworld in Computerworld News

You may not think you've got much in common with an investigative journalist or an academic medical researcher. But if you're trying to extract useful information from an ever-increasing inflow of data, you'll likely find visualization useful -- whether it's to show patterns or trends with graphics instead of mountains of numbers, or to try to explain complex issues to a nontechnical audience.

There are many tools around to help turn data into graphics, but they can carry hefty price tags. The cost can make sense for professionals whose primary job is to find meaning in mountains of information, but you might not be able to justify such an expense if you or your users only need a graphics application from time to time, or if your budget for new tools is somewhat limited. If one of the higher-priced options is out of your reach, there are a surprising number of highly robust tools for data visualization and analysis that are available at no charge.

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'It's easier than Linux, so what's the problem?'

Today, 06:00 AM

Posted by Computerworld in Computerworld News

Sysadmin pilot fish is working for a big defense contractor, and when it comes to Unix and Linux, he's got decades of experience.

"I was responsible for many Linux workstations, complex software and maintenance and user support," says fish.

"I was still forced to use the company's Windows mail and calendaring system, even though my Linux mail and calendering was working fine. Windows 7 was such a pain.

"Then my manager needed to have a Windows 10 server set up -- and he gave that task to me, who'd barely heard of Windows 10.

"I struggled through the task, having to neglect some of my necessary routine Linux duties, but I got through it.

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