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Not Quite Time for the Fedora

Computer giant Dell raised hopes that it would soon offer the option to get Linux operating systems pre-installed on its computers, but the company is still taking baby steps (currently, that means certifying its platforms for Linux). The problem, according to this article, is that Dell is waiting to see if there's a clear favorite among the many Linux flavors available.

Having Linux pre-installed "has been the top request on the company's online sounding board," according to the article. Is it safe to assume that so many of you have been taking the time to write to Dell that scientific progress over the past couple of weeks has lagged just a bit?


The Scan

Tens of Millions Saved

The Associated Press writes that vaccines against COVID-19 saved an estimated 20 million lives in their first year.

Supersized Bacterium

NPR reports that researchers have found and characterized a bacterium that is visible to the naked eye.

Also Subvariants

Moderna says its bivalent SARS-CoV-2 vaccine leads to a strong immune response against Omicron subvariants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Science Papers Present Gene-Edited Mouse Models of Liver Cancer, Hürthle Cell Carcinoma Analysis

In Science this week: a collection of mouse models of primary liver cancer, and more.