Monthly Archives: May 2013

Government Of UK Puts Infrastructure On The FLOSS/Open Standards Table

This is from a document linked from a document describing infrastructure including desktops as one of four areas of Government IT that need to be provided as an open structure upon which all government services are to be built… “Rather … Continue reading

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Microsoft Is Still the Windows Company

The price of MSFT shares continues to rise despite the shrinkage in PC-sales so investors seem to believe “Microsoft isn’t "just that Windows company" anymore.” see Microsoft no longer the Windows company. Does Wall Street agree? They are wrong. Without … Continue reading

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Another Crack In The Gaming Barrier For GNU/Linux

What operating systems does the game support? World of Warplanes supports most Microsoft Windows series operating systems.  World of Warplanes will most likely function with Windows 8, but we do not currently have a full line of support in place … Continue reading

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Dell Giving M$ a Free Ride

Clearly, M$ charges OEMs a hefty price per licence. Just look at their latest cheat-sheet: $4.6billions for 70million PCs, about $65 each… Then why does Dell promote “7” by charging $20 less than GNU/Linux on identical hardware? Are they charging … Continue reading

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Newsreader With Delusions Of Grandeur

Previously I migrated from deprecated Google Reader to rawdog (RSS Aggregator Without Delusions of Grandeur) which was sufficiently configurable to resemble Google Reader in use. I liked that I could use my browser to do everything. Unfortunately, some things weren’t … Continue reading

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M$’s Start Button Isn’t Back

“This isn’t the Start button you were looking for…” see Windows 8.1 – It's Official The Start Button Isn't Back Chuckle. Applying another coat of paint won’t fix M$’s problems: A person with a mouse doesn’t want huge icons on … Continue reading

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Amazon Threatens Conventional Wisdom In IT

“Rule 1 of IT club is you don’t talk about prices. Amazon has broken that rule in a rather spectacular manner, and now there’s hell to pay. Traditional vendors still don’t disclose pricing because – they really do argue this … Continue reading

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HTC , The Problem Is Not The Hardware. It’s The Monopolist’s Software.

“HTC has canceled its larger, 12-inch Windows RT tablet over concerns that overall demand for large-format tablets has been weak and that the cost to build such a device would have made its sticker price too expensive for today’s market.” … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux News From Brazil

“Eight years ago the Banco do Brasil, a pioneer in the use of open source software, adopted the GNU / Linux operating system for its internet / intranet infrastructure. Today, the bank has the largest suite of solutions on this … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Doing Well In China

My spies failed miserably to reveal the extent of shipments/sales of GNU/Linux PCs in China but here are the offical government numbers: (Google translated) “Chan said that in 2007 China’s computer pre-installed genuine operating system software number is 26.65 million … Continue reading

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Shuttleworth Closes Ubuntu’s Bug #1

Accepting that current OS markets have a lot more competition than in 2004 when he filed the bug, Mark Shuttleworth closed it with this parting shot: “Personal computing today is a broader proposition than it was in 2004: phones, tablets, … Continue reading

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Back In The Saddle

Yesterday, having caught up with my seeding, I did other things for my land. I finally got around to fixing the old mower’s deck. The mounting bolts I thought were rounded off were actually coated with grass-juice… I sharpened the … Continue reading

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