Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Closed Community of Apple Produces a Lemon

The wonderful ithingy we here about has a major bug. If you hold it in a fairly natural way the 3G signal strength drops greatly. A poorly designed antenna is the problem. Holding the phone loosely seems not to show … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux is More Than Good Enough in Education

Here’s a blog about one of my favourite subjects, using GNU/Linux in education. The authour has it right that most uses of IT in schools do not require that other OS. I disagree on a few minor points. I think … Continue reading

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Blog on OS Fanbois

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes gets somethings right and a few things wrong in “They exist now only in the minds of fanbois …” There’s a War Between M$ and Apple – He says there’s not but M$ is at war with everyone, … Continue reading

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Games in GNU/Linux

The games market is pretty small but vigorous. One supplier of games for that other OS ported a game to GNU/Linux in six weeks and published the web-stats that resulted. They claim their investment in the port was repaid and … Continue reading

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Unravelling US Extra-territorial Law

One of the side-effects of waiting breathlessly for Bilski at SCOTUS is seeing other things that the supremes decide. A recent opinion slaps down rulings made by lower courts over decades that US securities fraud laws applied globally. There is … Continue reading

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Nokia Moves to GNU/Linux on Flagship

Nokia is moving to GNU/Linux according to Reuters. If you read to the bottom of the link, you find interesting comments on GNU/Linux by Reuters, a mainstream medium by any measure. Ads for GNU/Linux! Great!

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Intel Hedges Bets

Intel is one half of Wintel but they are not stupid. Everyone can see the writing on the wall: small things work that other OS is getting serious competition from GNU/Linux The result is that Intel is investing in GNU/Linux, … Continue reading

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YES !!! BILSKI !!!

(wrote the intro a few days ago. Opinion was given 2010-6-28) Today, as I had hoped for months now, we have a decision in Bilski, which is about more than patents on methods of doing business. It is about software … Continue reading

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XP/”7″

“Dell estimated the percentage of commercial PC users who have updated to Microsoft’s Windows 7 as still in single digits.” That says it all. The most successful version of that other OS ever, is not being adopted by business who … Continue reading

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Buddies

Do you have friends you love who are squabbling? I do. DevonIT and IBM. I have done business with both of them over the years and they make great products. DevonIT is an important supplier of thin clients. I used … Continue reading

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Do You Like Speed?

Speed is probably the most important thing in IT for me. I want what I want when I want it. Newer hardware helps. More efficient algorithms help. Google has made some developments that will help the speed of web browsing, … Continue reading

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Who’s Driving the Bus?

The bazaar approach to Free Software development is hard to understand/categorize. If you want something done, you either do it yourself or get someone else to do it. When no one is in charge, that gets interesting. KDE was my … Continue reading

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