Robert Pogson

One man, closing all the windows.

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  • Apr 23 / 2014
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technology

Making A Living Creating Or Using FLOSS

Yes. I think this has been going on for a decade or more: FLOSS grows and employment opportunities grow with it.(GNU/)”Linux is not going away. It just continues to grow. Thus, it bodes well for the individuals in this space. Throughout our time recruiting in the open source arena, the demand has always outstripped the […]

  • Apr 23 / 2014
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technology

China White-Box Tablet Competition

Not only is Wintel feeling the pressure in price/performance for ARMed tablets running FLOSS“Ex-factory pricing of a 7-inch white-box tablet is expected to drop to between US$30-40 in 2014 and every inch larger will add US$10 to the price range, indicating that a 10-inch white-box tablet’s ex-factory price will be about US$70-80.” The lowering of […]

  • Apr 23 / 2014
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technology

Intel Hears Footsteps

When IBM insisted on alternative sources of supply for processors back in the day“Wistron and Inventec will begin ODM production of ARM-architecture servers for Hewlett-Packard (HP) in the second half of 2014, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.” this is not what Intel was thinking… ARMed CPUs in servers. Servers were barely on the radar […]

  • Apr 22 / 2014
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technology

Desktop OS In Ethiopia – What A Difference A Day Makes

What the heck got into those Ethiopians on the weekend? When we look at activity by day of week, it’s pretty wild but Sunday and Monday seem to be good days for GNU/Linux with numbers pushing 30%. Great. See StatCounter:Top 7 Desktop OSs in Ethiopia from 1 Apr 2013 to 22 Apr 2014.

  • Apr 22 / 2014
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technology

Intel Desperately Struggles To Maintain Relevance Against ARM

Intel, despite Moore’s Law advantages, and serious price-cutting, still has difficulty competing against ARM.“Intel is currently offering its dual-core Atom Z2520 for 7-inch models and Atom 3735G for 8-inch ones, while MediaTek is mainly pushing solutions such as 8382 for the white-box tablet market, the sources said.Intel’s 7-inch tablet solution is currently priced at about […]

  • Apr 20 / 2014
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technology

M$ Continues To Jerk Around Dependent Businesses By The Nose Ring

Businesses are M$’s most loyal customers. Some businesses have“come 13 May Microsoft will issue security patches that detail flaws they are fixing and those flaws will be left unpatched for all Windows 8.1 users until they apply Update 1. A nightmare scenario. Users who stay with Windows 8.1 will face the same scenario Windows XP […]

  • Apr 18 / 2014
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technology

GNU/Linux Gains Half the Loss by M$ in Czech Republic

The breakout by GNU/Linux in the Czech Republic is demonstrated by the following graph. It shows the loss by M$ of desktop page-views since the beginning of 2013 versus the gains by MacOS and GNU/Linux. One can see that MacOS was getting all the joy until mid-2013 but then GNU/Linux rapidly gained half the loss […]

  • Apr 17 / 2014
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FLOSS Is A Winner

No matter how many times we read that FLOSS is junk made by amateurs “In 2013, for the first time, we saw open source quality for the projects in the Scan service surpass that of proprietary projects at all code base sizes. The 2012 Coverity Scan Report looked at a sample analysis of more than […]

  • Apr 16 / 2014
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Linux in Education, Teaching, technology

GNU/Linux Works In Computer Labs In Greece

After years of using GNU/Linux in schools and introducing it to many students and teachers,“All these tools together, Sch-scripts for setting-up PC labs, Epoptes for managing them, and LTSP are used in more than 500 schools, all over Greece. The free and open source solutions help save teachers valuable time. One grateful teacher posted a […]

  • Apr 16 / 2014
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technology

Wintel Sinks Further

As expected, Intel has raised prices in an attempt to maintain profits as long as possible rather than trusting the market to yield them a reasonable living.“PC Client Group revenue of $7.9 billion, down 8 percent sequentially and down 1 percent year-over-year.” This will hasten the demise of Wintel as consumers see greater advantages to […]

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