Daily Archives: March 1, 2009

Is there a computer program to solve Kenken puzzles in Python for Ubuntu Linux?

Yes, there is. I wrote it, and the source code can be found in my recent post, Kenken Solver in Python.

I’m publishing this post because I have found that posts draw more traffic if you write the title in the form of a search string, or the key part thereof, so that search engines will give the post a higher ranking. [1]

Postscript March 2, 2009:

This is the most popular of my recent posts, drawing 70 of the 300 views so far today.

I did a search on Google and found yet another confirmation that a well-chosen title increases the odds of the Google folks giving your writing a high ranking. Here are the first few hits for “ubuntu linux antivirus,” with the highest listed first.

1 Does Ubuntu Linux Really Need Antivirus Software?

2 Ubuntu Forums: Antivirus for Linux?

3 HOWTO: Install AVG free anti-virus. AVG Linux Free Edition – Do not exist anymore

4 Anti-virus software is dead – use Linux

5 Avast Antivirus for Ubuntu Desktop

6 The fastest, smallest Ubuntu Linux antivirus scanner

7 Antivirus Programs For Ubuntu

#6 within a day of posting. Not bad.

The other postings can be summarize by the initial part of #2:

Question: While I trust my friends in other forums, I just wondered what a large group of Linux users think about whether antivirus software is needed for Linux.

Answer: No, I don’t think antivirus software is needed for linux boxes, except on mailservers to filter out windows viruses


1. I said engines to give Microsoft, Yahoo and others the false belief they can still compete in this game.

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