Daily Archives: October 17, 2012

GNU/Linux Selling on Retail Shelves in China

I found a guy living in China, Josh Kiley, posting pictures from China: MeeGo Machine sold in China by ASUS. Dell Machine with Ubuntu GNU/Linux I don’t read Chinese but the pictures seem consistent with reports of stores selling GNU/Linux … Continue reading

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The Concept of FLOSS

Many ordinary people have little idea how software is created let alone how FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) is created. Martin Owens has a good explanation in terms that anyone should understand, complete with pictures… His conclusion? “Free and Open … Continue reading

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My Spies Come Through, Finally…

A while back I sent a pack of spies into China but they were so distracted by touristy things that they forgot/neglected to report back on GNU/Linux on retail shelves in China. Attempting to appease me, one sent the following … Continue reading

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LibreOffice Conference – 60m users, 150 members, 3000 volunteers and contributors

Florian Effenberger, chairman of The Document Foundation, opening the second annual conference: “As of today, LibreOffice is being used by close to 60 million people. It is the standard free office suite on all major platforms, available in over 100 … Continue reading

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