Monthly Archives: June 2008

Please Use Another Browser!

I was surfing for news about what’s happening in the world. I am a computer geek, but occasionally I like to broaden my horizons. At CNN.com, I came upon an interesting headline and clicked on the link. “The web browser … Continue reading

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Another kink in the web stats.

According to the company, more than 20 million people have downloaded the new AVG 8, and this has caused a huge up-tick in traffic on sites across the web, including The Register. Because the scanner attempts to disguise itself as … Continue reading

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Now, for some fun, a look back at 2007

I was following links when I came across this article, “Dell and Desktop Linux: Can it Work?“, written before Dell came out with Ubuntu. It shows how wrong our conclusions can be based on fuzzy or incomplete information. Why it … Continue reading

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Four Years Ago …

Four years ago Charlie Demerjean wrote this at The Inquirer. In light of the won’t do and can’t do, Microsoft sits there, and watches its market share begin to erode. That’s happening slowly at first, but the snowball is rolling. … Continue reading

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Wintel Cracks

I have been accused of being a zealot for GNU/Linux, hater of M$, and ignorant of Vista. I will own up to the first two, on rational bases. My exposure to Vista has been brief and horrible. I can debate … Continue reading

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Packing in Shamattawa

It is my last week in Shamattawa. While there have been many disappointments, I have enjoyed seeing the little people acquire new computer skills. I remember the first day I taught the Grade 1s to click a mouse. They were … Continue reading

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Brazil is on Fire

A press release from IDC about Brazil states: São Paulo, Brazil, June 13, 2008 – The Brazilian IT market continues with strong expansion. IDC predicts that the year 2008 will close with total spending on hardware, software, and services in … Continue reading

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Thin Client Usage Still Growing Rapidly

IDC reported recently that usage of thin clients in APEJ (Asia-Pacific, Excluding Japan) is having continued strong growth: “The APEJ thin client market is expected to grow strongly over the next five years, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) … Continue reading

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No FUD Here

Linux is the best kernel there is, and the OSes built off of it are the best around. Period. Get the Facts Straight/ Great article expounding many successful applications of GNU/Linux. Very direct and full of links. I have been … Continue reading

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Download FireFox 3.0 Soon

This could be: a big DDOS on their servers ;-), a means to count FireFox 3 installations, and more good news for FLOSS Enjoy. I have played with RC1 and it was pretty slick. You can play with RC3 from … Continue reading

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US Global Leadership in IT

The US, in business, clings to M$ like a drowning man clinging to a wet cardboard box. M$ is holding them back. When there was nothing but Apple and UNIX on proprietary hardware, the IBM PC and that other OS … Continue reading

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Recent News from Munich

Because most of the communication about the migration to GNU/Linux in Munich is in German, it is hard to keep track of progress in English. I found a brief summary here. The Munich IT department deploys LiMux, a customised version … Continue reading

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