Daily Archives: March 17, 2012

Linus’ Death-ray Fired on LKML

I’ve read more than enough times about Linux breaking things. I’ve rarely seen it however and Linus wants to make sure things stay that way with this blast on LKML (Linux Kernel Mailing List): “From Linus Torvalds Date Thu, 8 … Continue reading

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TOS – That Other OS

I have known for years that That Other OS was declining in popularity but I have mostly been concentrating on growth of */Linux lately. It does not hurt to have a look at the competition. Here is what StatCounter reveals … Continue reading

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Changing of the Guard for Personal Computing

I visited statcounter today to check out the proportion of Internet usage from mobile or non-mobile OS: Region % non-mobile USA 91.28 Asia 85.81 Africa 86.44 South America 97.16 Europe 95.70 Worldwide 91.47 While the absolute numbers may not mean … Continue reading

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Get The Atime Out!

I noticed my new (but old) thin client seems jerky, just what I would expect with the “atime” option on the NFS root file system. Indeed, checking the access times of some executables in the chroot: ls –time=atime -l bin … Continue reading

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It’s All in the Applications

Applications are one factor considered when choosing/planning an IT system. Datamation has a good list of FLOSS projects more or less equivalent to some popular applications that run on that other OS. Browsing the list could offer you better or … Continue reading

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PCworld: “8” Not Inspiring

Oooo… That must hurt. After, no doubt, focus groups and all that, the world now knows that many of us don’t like change for the sake of change… PC World conducted a survey and found 50% of people who tried … Continue reading

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Debian GNU/Linux Works in Education

“When asked about the advantages of Skolelinux/Debian Edu, Nigel Barker replied: “For me the integrated setup. This is not just the server, or the workstation, or the LTSP. It’s all of them, and it’s all configured ready to go. I … Continue reading

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Is “8” Another Vista?

Thesis: Vista was such a disappointment to so many users of PCs that M$ lost share of PCs and has not recovered. “8” will be another Vista and M$ is in danger of losing another chunk of share. Question: How … Continue reading

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Oracle Sees the Future

The Oracle v Google, and OpenOffice.org fiascos may just be froth compared to deeper issues with Oracle. Some analysts are saying that the purchase of SUN has put Oracle into direct competition with lots of companies who used to promote … Continue reading

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