Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Big Question

Rob Pregoraro at the Washington Post asks the question, “How can an operating system with those virtues, the open-source Linux, remain confined to a tiny minority of desktop and laptop computers at home? “. He’s missed the mark. GNU/Linux is … Continue reading

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Sins of Fathers

65 years after the close of WW2 and 93 years after the “Balfour Declaration“, Israel and its neighbours are still squabbling. This time, Israel boarded a ship delivering aid to Gaza and 10 people were killed. 500 were aboard, apparently, … Continue reading

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Cheating at KHangman

I remember playing “Hangman” on the chalkboard of a one-room school-house in the 1950s. It was great sport on rainy/cold/winter days when outdoor recess was difficult. One constructs a hangman’s scaffold with every miss at a guess of a letter … Continue reading

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Popularity of GNU/Linux Sites

I was surprised to find my blog was in the top million sites. I wondered how other sites mostly about GNU/Linux fared: www.Linuxtoday.com – 1203 Wow! DesktopLinux.com – 374497 www.Linux.com – 2889 Yes! kernel.org – 19990 Way to Go! www.debian.org … Continue reading

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Tax Man and BSA Join Forces

No one likes tax men because they take our money but they are just doing their jobs. The tax man in Czechoslovakia is doing a bit more. Perhaps to increase tax revenue he is supporting the idea that computers bought … Continue reading

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Linux Hatchet Job

Phoronix must have had a slow news day: The Huge Disaster Within The Linux 2.6.35 Kernel The comments are about a kernel in development before a release-candidate and in rapid development, as usual for Linux. For one thing, they do … Continue reading

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Chickens Come Home to Roost

At the end of the day, chickens like to gather in the shelter of the coop where they feel safe. Novell is having its chickens come home to roost. A couple of years ago they had a pop in business … Continue reading

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Servers

Some comments have derided GNU/Linux showing in the server markets. Here are some facts for 1Q10: Revenue for all x86 servers = $6.8 billion (33.6% year on year growth) Revenue for all servers = $10.4 billion (4.7% year on year … Continue reading

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More FUD about GNU/Linux Popularity

There are more sources indicating a trivial share of GNU/Linux in the browsing market. Check this out: “92% of web sites serve a predominantly United States market (this is an area we would looking to add more diversity in the … Continue reading

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Technical Computing

M$ has announced a technical computing initiative to help scientists etc. develop software for cloud/cluster computing. They are a little late to the party… The thought that the maker of the world’s worst OS with the most vulnerabilities and the … Continue reading

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Futures

There is a decent article at eWeek: “10 Things Microsoft Can Do To Redefine Itself” Mostly, I agree with them: Security Innovate Search FLOSS Games and Video Go Social Networking Ignore Apple Hardware, Hardware, Hardware Out with Ballmer More eye … Continue reading

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ARMed Armies Attack

The onslaught of ARMed devices will continue indefinitely. Check out the smartphone/tablet Dell has announced. We still do not know the price of it but all they have to do to get some action is be in the neighborhood of … Continue reading

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