Daily Archives: November 29, 2012

“8” brings Dead Cat Bounce to PC sales

“Since the Oct. 26 launch of Windows 8, consumer notebook and desktop sales in the U.S. have fallen 21% compared to the same period last year, said Baker. Laptop sales were down even more — 24% year-over-year — while desktop … Continue reading

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Dell.com Now Sells a GNU/Linux Notebook and It’s Not Small and Cheap

This is the XPS-13 at $1549 in “developer version”. It’s an “Ultrabook”TM with that other OS. I guess it’s a nearly optimal notebook with GNU/Linux although I would prefer Debian GNU/Linux instead of Ubuntu GNU/Linux. see Dell I still don’t … Continue reading

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M$’s Crapware Kills Education Even in Redmond, WA

“The virus is affecting not only high school and middle school students who received a laptop for the first time this year, but also devices at the district office and elementary schools. That’s 50 schools and more than 25,000 computers. And … Continue reading

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Oracle Broken MySQL Promises

“Widenius reckons Larry Ellison’s database giant has already broken one promise it made to European regulators as part of its $8.5bn Sun Microsystems purchase when it moved parts of the database into closed source. He also accused Oracle of obfuscating … Continue reading

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YES!!! Munich Successfully Migrated 12,000 PCs To GNU/Linux!

Google Translation: “Over 12,000 urban PC workstations to work with the open PC workstation system Linux. The open source office suite OpenOffice.org communication are the employees of the City of Munich and used to work with LiMux has become routine. … Continue reading

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Old Phones

“Fifty-five per cent of Brits have an old handset or two lying about the place” see Half of us have old phones STUFFED in our drawers • The Register. Chuckle. When I read that headline I thought of the phone … Continue reading

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Linux Kernel Developers and the Mystery of Slower Mounts

In Linux it is often said that every device is a file. To most of us a file is something just there. The kernel boys and girls actually tweak the bits right down to the hardware to make the magic … Continue reading

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