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25Sep/130

Valve Announcements

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New Valve announcement.
Yep, it's SteamBox: http://store.steampowered.com/livingroom/SteamMachines/

But what's interesting is that it's not just a console made by Valve. They say they've got other manufactures ready to make their own machines running SteamOS. Not to mention that they clarified that SteamOS is meant to be run on any PC hardware, not just especially made hardware. Finally:

Can I hack this box? Run another OS? Change the hardware? Install my own software? Use it to build a robot?
Sure.

I'm so glad they get it.

So, to sum up the last two announcements: "We made a Linux distro, we are making hardware companies support Linux, and we are selling Linux boxes"

17Sep/130

IBM Backs Linux

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IBM on Tuesday will announce that it has committed $1 billion to convince its customers to use Linux, a freely available open source operating system that competes with Windows, reports The Wall Street Journal's Don Clark.

This is the second time that IBM coughed up $1 billion to promote Linux. The first was way back in 2000, when Linux was a fledgling operating system just finding its way into enterprise data centers and beginning to threaten Microsoft.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ibm-vows-spend-1-billion-003834438.html

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16Sep/130

Gabe Newell at LinuxCon

9Sep/130

Pull a Git Branch from Remote

In order to check out a remote git branch, first do a git pull:

git pull 

Then

git checkout -b [new_branch] > origin/[new_branch]

So for example, if your branch name is "newfeature", you'd do:

git pull
git checkout -b newfeature origin/newfeature
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