Monthly Archives: July 2014

GNU/Linux Keeps Moving On Up In Uruguay

Whatever they’re doing in Uruguay keeps on working to promote GNU/Linux. I suggest they keep on using GNU/Linux in schools, using GNU/Linux in government, and using GNU/Linux in business. See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Uruguay from W27 2008 to … Continue reading

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Converting A Small School To GNU/Linux in 1 Hour

Of course this can be done using Debian GNU/Linux but it takes more knowledge than a newbie might have. A distro designed for the purpose gets a teacher off to a good start. My first experience with GNU/Linux in a … Continue reading

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The Remarkable Rise Of Android/Linux, The Distro of 2014

While Debian, Ubuntu and other GNU/Linux distros jockey for a meagre few percent of page-views according to StatCounter, Android/Linux has a dramatic ramp upward. There are many causes of this but chief among them are a low cost licence, $0. … Continue reading

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I Care About M$ v Free Software

One of dozens of means of “winning” an argument is to claim the opponent’s arguments don’t matter.“There really is no one-size-fits-all computer operating system, so fighting about which one is better ends up being a huge waste of time.” In … Continue reading

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Android/Linux Is The New PacMan

“Android’s domination of global smartphone shipments reached a new peak in Q2 2014, with an impressive 85 percent of all smartphones now running Google’s OS. Android’s gain came at the expense of every major rival platform. BlackBerry saw its global … Continue reading

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LibreOffice 4.3, The Almost Perfect Office Suite

By any measure, LibreOffice is a great office suite.“According to the Coverity Scan service, joined by LibreOffice in October 2012, the quality of LibreOffice source code has improved dramatically during the last two years, with a reduction of the defect … Continue reading

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Netanyahu Would Kill His Own Mother If A Terrorist Were Hiding Behind Her

“An Israeli military spokesman said an initial review indicates militants fired at Israeli soldiers from the area of the school, and Israeli soldiers "responded by firing at the origin of the fire."”So much for the Israeli boast that they go … Continue reading

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83% of Chinese Get Their Internet Fix From Smartphones

Yep. That’s straight from CNNIC, the China Internet Network Information Center. Yes, they still use desktops for that but the preferred medium, even at home is the smartphone. Wintel is doomed. Too expensive. Too inflexible. Too immobile. Too impersonal. It’s … Continue reading

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Keyboards

My old Fujitsu “aircraft carrier” has moved on. The Little Woman’s USB system died today so my old PS/2 keyboard leapt into the breach. I’m using another usb/firewire keyboard. I hate it. It’s too small. The keys are mushy. You … Continue reading

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Snakes sometimes strangle prey. Maybe dragons do too.

China is a huge emerging market in IT but there are huge stresses building between China and the outside world with IT being crucial. China has been accused of cyber-warfare and has accused the USA with the same. The NSA … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Works In India

I am tired of reading that GNU/Linux didn’t/can’t make it on the desktop for x,y, or z reasons. It’s just not true. Take India, for example. There, GNU/Linux is used at work by a lot of people and their number … Continue reading

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Tablets Are Doing Well

Oh, the poor desktop PC. First, the notebook overtook them in units sold. Then the smartphone did the same. Now it’s the tablet’s turn…“The worldwide tablet grew 11.0% year over year in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14) with shipments … Continue reading

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