Daily Archives: October 11, 2012

Another One Bites the Dust – Leipzig Switches to OpenOffice.org

“The switch in the office package is the first major open source project of Leipzig city council. Its aim is to reduce the dependency on proprietary software” see Leipzig on course with free office package. Gotta love it. The office … Continue reading

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Property Values and GNU/Linux

Sometimes NetApplications really ticks me off… NetApplications allows one to dig down to the level of “average property values” and share of GNU/Linux. Here’s what I found in USA: Average Property Value (owner occupied) Share for greater value $100K 2.67% … Continue reading

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There Must Be 50 Ways To Profit From FLOSS

The old school types constantly complain that FLOSS and */Linux cannot possibly succeed because there’s no profit to be made selling software licences. That argument is irrational because it assumes selling licence is the only way to make money from … Continue reading

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News From All Over

NHL Hockey lock-out. Not that I watch hockey but I am Canadian and many Canadians do. If a new league is going to start, we should consider Bikini Hockey. I might resume watching something other than violence. Taliban, Murdering bastards, … Continue reading

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Endangered Species in IT

Network World has a piece on endangered careers in IT. They hit upon various dinosaurs like the UNIX-only type but they could mention the M$-only type both on client and server. One used to see ads than mentioned that other … Continue reading

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M$ Sacrifices One Cash Cow In Hopes of Saving Another

M$ is like “Old McDonald”. M$ has a number of cash cows: client OS, office suite, and server OS. Until this year, the whole empire rested on the client OS but that is drying up. What to do? M$ has … Continue reading

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Work-around for UEFI Secure Boot System

“In a nutshell, the Linux Foundation will obtain a Microsoft Key and sign a small pre-bootloader which will, in turn, chain load (without any form of signature check) a predesignated boot loader which will, in turn, boot Linux (or any … Continue reading

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IDC and IHS iSuppli Both Confirm Slump in x86 PC Shipments

IHS iSuppli – “The total PC market in 2012 is expected to contract by 1.2 percent to 348.7 million units, down from 352.8 million in 2011, as shown in the figure below. Not since 2001—more than a decade ago—has the … Continue reading

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