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$#%%@ Hits The Fan In GPL v VMWare

Everyone loves Linux and has the right to run, examine, modify and distribute the code“In October 2011, Conservancy received a GPL violation report on BusyBox for VMware’s ESXi products. Conservancy opened the matter in its usual, friendly, and non-confrontational way. … Continue reading

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Heartbeat of India Racing Onward

GNU/Linux desktop page-views keep growing every week in India. It’s just amazing to see this growth. Apparently there is a steady supply of GNU/Linux desktops on retail shelves. Nothing else explains this pattern. It’s not a roll-out. It’s a flow … Continue reading

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MediaTek’s Latest Monster

I think this is the year I will buy an ARMed device to replace my Beast.“MT8173 highlights the significant shift in how mobile devices, such as Android tablets, are used and, with the combination of ARM’s latest technology, we are … Continue reading

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​Damned NSA!!!

It’s hard enough to use the web securely but it turns out“the National Security Agency (NSA) wanted to make sure that they could read "secured" web traffic by foreign nationals. So, the NSA got Netscape to agree to deploy 40-bit … Continue reading

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Next Week In My Yard…

The long-suffering of the world often have kept up their morale by sharing visions of the future if only they persist a little longer. Today, the temperature was predicted to rise to -4C so I determined to finish the welding … Continue reading

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Global Increase In Usage Of Desktop GNU/Linux, February 2015

Yep. I’ve checked StatCounter for global changes related to the changes recently seen in Canada, India, Italy, etc. and it’s happening on a global scale. If this trend continues 2015 will be the year of the GNU/Linux desktop. Check it … Continue reading

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Spring Arrives Next Weekend

This was a very strange winter. It was the least snowfall in my memory. It was the warmest winter by far until February. Then it was below normal temperatures. Well, the roller-coaster ends next weekend. The long range forecast for … Continue reading

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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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