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Archive for May 1st, 2014

Happy 50th birthday BASIC! (via: BASIC at Dartmouth)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/05/01

Though a lot of people dislike the language, it survived until today.

So: happy 50th birthday BASIC!

BASIC Begins at Dartmouth

At 4 a.m. on May 1, 1964, in the basement of College Hall, Professor John Kemeny and a student programmer simultaneously typed RUN on neighboring terminals. When they both got back correct answers to their simple programs, time-sharing and BASIC were born.

–jeroen

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Posted in BASIC, Development, Software Development | 1 Comment »

SDB:System upgrade – openSUSE

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/05/01

SDB:System upgrade – openSUSE.

Every once in a while, I feel like I have been living under a stupid rock.

This was one of these cases. About 5 years ago, openSUSE added this feature:

openFATE – #305634: Debian-like dist-upgrade live system full version upgrade.

It is awesome, requires a bit of twiddling and afterwards you have a system that:

  • was updated in-place while live
  • is the most current openSUSE version

I don’t know of any drawbacks yet (will soon try it). If I find ones, I will post a new entry here.

The basic steps are like these: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in *nix, Development, Linux, openSuSE, Power User, Scripting, sed script, Software Development, SuSE Linux | Leave a Comment »

 
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