Robert Pogson

One man, closing all the windows.

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  • Apr 17 / 2014
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technology

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 […]

  • Apr 15 / 2014
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technology

April 2014 Project of the Month, Free Pascal

Sourceforge has been and will continue to be one of the world’s great repositories of Free Software. Project of the month is my old favourite, FreePascal. Some of the reasons for my liking it are condensed in a single question/answer between SourceForge and the original authour, Florian Klämpfl: “SF: Who can benefit the most from […]

  • Apr 15 / 2014
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technology

GNU/Linux in India

For many years, GNU/Linux on the desktop has been progressing well in government and education. Now that Dell and Canonical have teamed up to sell GNU/Linux widely to consumers, we can really see progress in the web stats. In the last two years, according to StatCounter, GNU/Linux has progressed from ~1.1% to nearly 1.65%. While […]

  • Apr 14 / 2014
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technology

Growth Of Debian GNU/Linux

Debian has been around for a long time. It is a mature, diverse distro highly valued by users. Stefano Zacchiroli and others have extracted interesting information about historical releases of Debian GNU/Linux. This graph shows just the volume of the release. As you can see numbers of source packages have increased roughly linearly with release […]

  • Apr 13 / 2014
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technology

Good Money After Bad

The US Internal Revenue Service is spending good money after bad on that other OS. “According to the IRS, it has approximately 110,000 Windows-powered desktops and notebooks. Of those, 52,000, or about 47%, have been upgraded to Windows 7. The remainder continue to run the aged, now retired, XP.” If it ever was a good […]

  • Apr 12 / 2014
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technology

GNU/Linux Breaks Out In The Czech Republic

Drifting for years around 1.75% share of page-views on StatCounter, GNU/Linux has broken out to 2.5% in a few months in the Czech Republic. You guessed it, the most popular distributions: Mint, Fedora, Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu GNU/Linux are growing like Topsy. Chuckle. Either geeks are reproducing rapidly or GNU/Linux is no longer just for […]

  • Apr 11 / 2014
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technology

Wintel Balloon Deflates

One of the most fun things in life is the site of a buoyant balloon taking flight, reaching unimaginable heights gracefully and easily. That was the old Wintel monopoly when neither Intel nor M$ had to do anything to dominate all of IT. When the leak started in the middle of XP’s reign, no one […]

  • Apr 11 / 2014
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technology

SimpleTax Works For Canadian Users Of GNU/Linux

Revenue Canada still doesn’t get GNU/Linux… On their page listing certified software for NETFILEing, there’s no mention of GNU/Linux at all: TWITS! Simple Tax is on their list of certified software and those folks claim “Nothing to installSimpleTax works in your web browser so it’s PC, Mac, Linux, and iPad friendly. You can do your […]

  • Apr 11 / 2014
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technology

GNU/Linux For Everyone

The New York Times is at it again, suggesting GNU/Linux as a worthwhile alternative to M$ and Apple’s stuff.“Linux did revolutionize computing. If you own an Android phone or a Kindle e-reader, you are a Linux user. Linux is at the core of those popular devices and is found in a variety of other places, […]

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