Monthly Archives: February 2015

GNU/Linux Makes Another Move In Canada

This week has been phenomenal for GNU/Linux page-views on StatCounter. How about that, rising from ~1.8% to 2.58% in a week? A year ago, GNU/Linux was at 0.88%. I’ll take it… This level leaves USA behind and is quite competitive … Continue reading

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Whom Do You Love?

Here it is folks, a head-to-head comparison of the most popular version of that other OS and the most popular version of GNU/Linux, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: That Other OS Ubuntu GNU/Linux There are 25 matching records. Search Parameters: Contains Software … Continue reading

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*/Linux Breaks 3% in Canada

It’s been a couple of months since I realized GNU/Linux was finally making a move in Canada, particularly on weekends, but now, almost two months into 2015, we see a huge trend continuing. Oh, that unknown line? Does anyone think … Continue reading

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Moving On From Superfish

It’s true, RMS was right. The folks at LinuxBSDos.com are right. The world needs to use Free Software. “Superfish (the company) is an outfit that needs to make money, and VisualDiscovery is their main product. So the company is not … Continue reading

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Desktop */Linux Trends In Canada

Now that we’ve pretty well figured out that the huge “Unkown” thing in StatCounter‘s “desktop” OS category is closely related to Android/Linux, this graph makes sense. Some people in Canada are hooking up Android/Linux systems to big screens. GNU/Linux is … Continue reading

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The 50th Reason To Hate That Other OS

We all have reasons to hate that other OS, whether it’s the price, the re-re-reboots, the performance, the EULA…. but this is a game-changer.“Superfish is more than inconvenient; it’s downright dangerous. The certificate it uses to intercept your browsing has … Continue reading

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Hmmmm… 96Boards Could Be To ARM What ATX Was To x86

Are you old enough to remember what PCs looked like before ATX? I am. They were huge, heavy, expensive and often had weird parts from only one or a few sources.“The 96Boards initiative is designed to offer a single software … Continue reading

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Unknown Unknowns

“Unknown” in StatCounters’s language probably means an unrecognized User-Agent string from a browser. Usually, that’s remedied in a few weeks and life carries on. What’s “Unknown” in Russia? By now we should have it revealed, but no, it’s still “Unknown”. … Continue reading

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Dark Day On The Web

Like many others, I have a bunch of websites that I visit regularly. Today, several biggies are down: gs.statcounter.com gives 500: Internal server error… The Document Foundation does not respond, and neither does LibreOffice.org Sigh. I guess it’s time for … Continue reading

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A New Era For GNU/Linux Desktops In Italy

Christmas had an overpowering effect in Italy this year. GNU/Linux sprang forth in all its glory. Look at the two trends in the following graph: Until Christmas or shortly before, GNU/Linux was kind of flat with just a small daily … Continue reading

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The Beat Goes On In India – Desktop Growth At Home And Office

I took another look at the desktop OS shares of page-views from StatCounter from India and like what I see. Clearly, GNU/Linux is growing as rapidly at work as at home. Thanks to Dell, Canonical, the government of India and … Continue reading

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Portugal Gets FLOSS

FLOSS is the right way to do IT. Portugal gets that and plans to save a bundle annually.“The government of Portugal is expanding its use of free and open source software solutions, to modernise the country’s ICT and to “target … Continue reading

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