Tag Archives: 2015 – Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop

Desperation, or Fast, Familiar and More Secure

“The large pop-up screen, which first appeared over the weekend, gives users the option of upgrading straight away or … that evening. Users can still opt out by clicking on the red ‘X’ in the top right corner of the … Continue reading

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GIMP Versus Old Thin Clients

“this problem is easily solved. Have a look in the ‘View’ menu and find the item ‘Show Selection’. Read the shortcut (possibly Ctrl+T) and now you know how to hide the selection.” See Hiding “the marching ants”Folks often tell me how … Continue reading

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We Are (Almost) ARMed And A Danger To Wintel

“FOB Price: US $35 – 50 / Set Ibox6818 Front Hardware Interfaces InformationName StateCPU S5P6818 ARM Cortex A53, 4*1.4Ghz+PMU AXP228Memory THGBMBG6D1KBAIL, 8GB EmmcFlash H5TQ4G83FFR-PBC DDR3 2GB, 1GB OptionalLCD/VGA Interface RGB Output InterfaceMIPI Interface Connect with Mipi Interface LCD DisplayLVDS Interface … Continue reading

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Zaragoza Going The FLOSS Route

“The Spanish city of Zaragoza continues to expand its use of free and open source software. The city administration now has 1200 of its 3000 PCs running the AZLinux desktop, which is based on Ubuntu Linux. On all workstations, LibreOffice … Continue reading

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​U.S. Government data shows */Linux Operating Growing On Web Clients

“Linux usage remains flat, at about 1 percent, but Chrome OS usage is up significantly. In the last week of August, Chromebooks accounted for 0.9 percent of visits to the government’s network of sites. With the beginning of the new … Continue reading

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Go Bern Council! FLOSS!

“The council of the Swiss capital of Bern on 12 November ordered the IT department to end its dependence on proprietary software. The council halved the city request for a six-year licence contract, and insisted on an exit plan. A … Continue reading

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Enslaving M$

“Microsoft issued $13 billion of senior notes with various maturities to be used for general corporate purposes. Fitch expects Microsoft will use net proceeds mainly for stock buy backs given the company’s plan to complete the $17.9 billion remaining under … Continue reading

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FLOSS + SNOWDEN = FREEDOM

“The European Parliament calls upon the Commission “for the systematic replacement of proprietary software by auditable and verifiable open-source software in all the EU institutions, and for the introduction of a mandatory open-source-selection criterion in all future ICT procurement procedures”. … Continue reading

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Lock-in To Be Locked Out In Portugal

“The use of non-proprietary open formats is essential to ensure technical and semantic interoperability, for interaction with citizens and companies and to gain the necessary independence from ICT suppliers … The discussion paper and the public consultation website list the … Continue reading

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Life In All Its Forms With GNU/Linux

“The system surprised us one day when a user’s Windows install went corrupt on her laptop and she accidentally installed Linux. When her laptop couldn’t boot from the hard drive, it automatically booted from the network. When she got the … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Is On The Move In Dominica

 See Top 7 Desktop OSs In Dominica From January 19 to 19 October 2015Yes, GNU/Linux is on the move in Dominica. The government made a deal with the government of India recently, to promote GNU/Linux at Dominica State College. “Unknown” … Continue reading

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Uruguay Reaps The Benefit Of GNU/Linux In Schools

Wow! After years of using GNU/Linux in schools we can see the users being pumped out of the school-system at a constant rate. Eventually these will be decisive folk in organizations large and small and growth will increase more rapidly. … Continue reading

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