The big new of the day in the OpenSource world is that FreeDOS's web site, revised and updated, is out of Beta and fully up and running, here. If you click through you'll find an update on a number of recent changes and updates to the operating system.
Just in case you need to know how to figure out what day of the week it is using only bash scripting (including some awk) click here.
Apparently Windows users have something Linux users don't. But there's a fix, so it no longer matters:
It is done. Almost. As predicted here on this blog but denied by many, it is probably true that with Windows 8, new hardware will be required by Microsoft to refuse to run Linux unless you mess with it a lot. This will make the act of simply installing Linux on that hardware hard enough that a lot of potential newbies will not bother. Also, it may make dual booting difficult (I'm just guessing at that).
Mint 13 is out.
Anybody know how to make a G5 boot to an install CD? A way that works?
Linux Mint 13 with Cinnamon 1.4 is a treat.