Daily Archives: June 2, 2011

GNU/Linux is Back on ASUS eeePCs

I guess the sell-out was time-limited or ASUS has finally seen the light. Either way Ubuntu is back on the eeePC. This is new. They still have not updated their website. Perhaps that other OS was holding down growth of … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux is Out of this World

Richard Chapman sent me a link to a log of activity for the International Space Station. The server was migrated from that other OS to GNU/Linux The client was migrated to “T61p”, a Lenovo model that ships with that other … Continue reading

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Intuit is Out of IT

Intuit, whose software is supposed by some to be a reason for the existence of M$ OS on desktop PCs provides lots of services to business including accounting and payroll software. Its direct deposit payroll system went on the blink … Continue reading

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Crime Pays

Michael Horowitz has published a list of reasons why the bad guys are winning in IT from the viewpoint of security. He spares no one. see Computerworld – Michael Horowitz Why the bad guys are winning Some of my “favourite” … Continue reading

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“PC” Markets

IDC reports that in Czechoslovakia, “PC” sales plummeted in Q1 of 2011. “The causes are threefold: high levels of stock at the end of 2010, decline in consumer confidence and household budgetary constraints, and choice – not only between various … Continue reading

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That Other OS Fails

Netcraft has produced their monthly rating of reliability of hosting companies. Out of 41 listed, only 5 run that other OS while 24 run GNU/Linux. That shows what happens when people actually have a choice in supplier of software. The … Continue reading

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Power Grab By M$

The angst around tablet makers is just the beginning. M$ wants to tell the world how to make PCs. They even plan to make “activation” easier for end-users… To do that, no doubt they will try to insert some M$-only … Continue reading

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90% of Android Apps is a Lot of Apps

So, not only is fragmentation of the Android ecosystem under control, apps are being ported to MIPS. That means the universe of folks running anything but that other OS just keeps getting larger. “In the Android ecosystem there is a … Continue reading

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