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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

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.