Monthly Archives: April 2013

Lightworks Linux Public Beta!

The long awaited beta test of Lightworks for GNU/Linux is now available as promised. “This Beta version contains the new EditShare Licensing Service (ELS) which will allow users to sign in to the application using their Lightworks Username and Password … Continue reading

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China Is Its Own PC Market

Not only does China make most of the PCs on Earth, it also consumes more than any other nation, 69 million in 2012, and in unique ways: each pair of segments commerce/consumer and desktop/notebook are 50:50, the preferred size of … Continue reading

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Extremadura Will Finish The Job

Years ago they did migrate schools to GNU/Linux. Now they are dragging the rest of the government into the 21st century. “The government of Spain’s autonomous region of Extremadura has begun the switch to open source of it desktop PCs. … Continue reading

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Square Wheels

Suppose you wanted to buy a car but all the dealers and all the models only had cars with square wheels. Would you buy it? I recommend Debian GNU/Linux because it rolls smoothly and gets far more distance per dollar. … Continue reading

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Android/Linux Saves Lives

To infantry, the sniper is hated, unless he’s working for you. A single shot is enough to kill at extended ranges and it’s almost impossible to locate a sniper from that one shot unless… “You are walking down the street … Continue reading

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and So It Came To Pass

Sometimes I get things right. Last year, I predicted that 2013 would see lots of */Linux notebooks shipped and sold. (“I expect 2013 will see more widespread adoption of GNU/Linux as well as prices of desktop/notebook PCs plunge in order … Continue reading

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Erosion of Wintel

M$’s fans rightly point out that M$ has a lock on business computers but…“The GOH market category, typified by Nintendo’s 3DS and Sony’s PlayStation Vita, has recently been overshadowed by gaming-capable smartphones and tablets and this trend is likely to … Continue reading

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Qualcomm Quad-core Processors For ~$10

It’s an obvious thing but in case you didn’t notice, the price of IT using multiple sources of software and hardware competitively priced is good for you and everyone else on Earth. Here’s an example. Faced with pressure from MediaTek, … Continue reading

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It Pays To Advertise FLOSS

I have been noticing some ads for the Linux Foundation appearing on the web: Such advertising is one of the things that is needed to generate demand for FLOSS everywhere. The Linux Foundation may get a deal from Google or … Continue reading

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Kicking M$ Out Of The Default OS Position In Portugal

For decades the chief innovation of M$ in computing was the bundling of their OS with OEM PCs. That exclusion of competitive OS held the world of IT back from real innovation from the middle 1980s until recently. Still, M$’s … Continue reading

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Why The Small Cheap Computers Are Changing Everything

From the user’s point of view the small cheap computers have huge advantages like price, performance, portability, and running FLOSS operating systems. Underneath that, in the chip itself is a magical combination that used to fill an ATX box with … Continue reading

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Counting the Costs of Staying With Non-Free Software

“Switching a basic government desktop PC configuration to open source, for example, will save some 5000 euro per desktop per year, Cenatic’s model shows. The calculation can be tweaked by changing the figures for migration costs, downtime, maintenance, consultancy and … Continue reading

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