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General-purpose OS, special-purpose OS, and now: vendor-purpose OS

There have, historically, been two kinds of operating systems: general-purpose, and special-purpose. These roles are defined by the function they serve for the user. Examples of general-purpose operating systems include Unix (Linux, BSD, etc), Solaris, Haiku…

via Drew DeVault's Blog June 26, 2020
How to search Google without using Google, the self-hosted way

Hello everyone! Last week I was talking with a friend and he was complaining about how Google knows everything about us, so I took the chance to recommend some degoogled alternatives: I sent him my blog, recommended DuckDuckGo, Nextcloud, Protonmail, etc. …

via rogs | Blog June 22, 2020
Announcing Rust 1.44.1

The Rust team has published a new point release of Rust, 1.44.1. Rust is a programming language that is empowering everyone to build reliable and efficient software. If you have a previous version of Rust installed via rustup, getting Rust 1.44.1 is as easy…

via Rust Blog June 18, 2020

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