Daily Archives: December 16, 2011

Austrian e-Health System

They use Debian GNU/Linux on 12000 machines scattered across the country. At DebConf11 there was a presentation given about how updates to the software are done in a single night remotely. The presentation mentions a rescue system they built in … Continue reading

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Debian GNU/Linux Testing

The next release of Debian GNU/Linux is shaping up beautifully. There are only a few hundred bugs to go and many are pretty easy to fix. Everything’s easy when you do it right. At the rate they are going, Wheezy … Continue reading

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M$ Attacks Slated

Slated.org has a post about finding a cross-site scripting attack from M$’s network. I checked my log, too. grep ^207.46 access.log > M$.log grep bingbot M$.log|wc 5467 82005 975524 wc M$.log 8137 154312 1733632 M$.log So, a lot are bingbot … Continue reading

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Reflecting on 2011

The status of GNU/Linux at the beginning of 2011 was great but it kept getting better: server revenue rose twice as fast as M$’s offering Sourceforge hosts FLOSS projects that have had hundreds of millions of downloads some have had … Continue reading

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Hating That Other OS

I’ve hated that other OS for more than a decade and I still meet people who also hate it but have not realized GNU/Linux could save them and their PCs from the drudgery/slavery that is Wintel. I was reading a … Continue reading

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Android/Linux Tablets Continue to Erode iPad

According to IDC, iPad’s share shrunk to 59.0% Android/Linux’s share rose to 40.3% the tablet unit market grew 23.9% over Q3 2011 is estimated to have shipments of 63million tablets I expect this means that sales of x86 PCs will … Continue reading

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Oracle Gives Back, a little, To The FLOSS Community

Unlike the shenanigans with OpenOffice.org and Java, Oracle seems to be promoting use of MySQL. Perhaps they see MySQL as an invitation to use their cash cow of a database after business grows but they actually are giving free lessons … Continue reading

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