Daily Archives: February 10, 2012

Thank You, M$, for Comic Relief

Certainly IT people take IT very seriously but every now and then someone comes along to lighten things up. Someone like Steven Sinofsky of M$ who stated unambiguously that, No third-party code on the Windows on ARM desktop means no … Continue reading

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With Love From M$

M$ expresses its love for users by announcing critical (remote code execution…) vulnerabilities in every version of their OS from XP to “7” and versions for servers. Happy Valentine’s Day. Hope you don’t get hacked before you manage to update… … Continue reading

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Liam Maxwell: “Opensource software is not three guys in a shed anymore”

Amen! Who is Liam Maxwell? He’s the IT guy who’s redoing IT for the government of the UK. The complete quote: ÔÇťOpensource software is not three guys in a shed anymore. There are a lot of misconceptions about open source … Continue reading

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Oracle’s Future as Foretold in Oracle v Google

Judge Alsup has required Oracle to allow Google to depose five or Oracle’s engineers, one of whom is Hinkmond Wong who wrote in a blog, “”For the other commenter who thinks Android is “based on Java”, you are incorrect. While … Continue reading

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Bruce Byfield’s Valentine’s Gift

Bruce Byfield at times provokes me with harsh criticism of FLOSS but today he has done a good job of describing the chaos of the GNU/Linux desktop and giving a recipe to produce harmony and love: Don’t Invent Problems to … Continue reading

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I Love Free Software

The world needs software. Everyone seems to use computers one way or another. FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) is the best way to supply that need. Everyone contributes what they can to FLOSS and shares with everyone else. Free Software … Continue reading

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