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That Other Operating System Continues Its Decline

“The Federal Digital Analytics Program (DAP) reports that while Windows is the most popular end-user operating system, it’s dropped below 50 percent to 49.2 percent. This is based on 2.17 billion visits over the past 90 days to more than … Continue reading

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2017 And The FUD Still Flows

“No compelling need… Lack of compatibility… The Linux user base is tiny… Even Google can’t promote it for PCs. Google Chrome OS, a Linux-based desktop operating system, isn’t widely used.” See Alexander: Here’s why free Linux won’t take over PCs in 2017Well, here it … Continue reading

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2016 The Year Of GNU/Linux On Many Desktops

 See Top 7 Desktop OSs from 4 Jan 2016 to 3 Jan 2017It’s not as spectacular as I would like but GNU/Linux has been growing steadily and particularly on weekends at home, I presume, all over 2016. Chrome OS GNU/Linux … Continue reading

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France And Germany Get Free/Libre Open Source Software

“Industry in France and Germany should embrace open source, the governments of both countries say in the closing statement of the German-French digital conference in Berlin on 13 December. Open source is a key driver for digital innovation, the countries … Continue reading

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Things That Make You Go “Hmmm” From Adobe

“Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS. These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe is aware of a report that … Continue reading

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DHCP Trashed By Toos! Really?

“Until Microsoft devises a fix, if necessary, the software giant’s advice is simple: reboot your PC. Plusnet has told its customers to use static LAN IP addresses and fixed DNS settings, rather than obtaining this information automatically via DHCP, to … Continue reading

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Debian Default Moves To MariaDB

“This package build depends on libmysqlclient-dev. It should instead build-depend on default-libmysqlclient-dev metapackage, and end up having the run-time dependency of the libmysqlclient implementation Debian has chosen to use, currently MariaDB instead of Oracle MySQL.” See #845905 – ruby-dataobjects-mysql: switch to … Continue reading

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LibreOffice Goes Online

“With the Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE) you can easily get your own online Office Suite up and running at home! The development edition is aimed at home users and contains the latest and greatest developments. We want as many people … Continue reading

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Italian Military Gets FLOSS

“Over the next four years, the LibreDifesa project aims to migrate all of the Italian military’s well over 100,000 desktops PCs to LibreOffice. This would make it the largest free software transition involving desktop PCs by a European public administration. … Continue reading

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Bundling Redux

“The sale of a computer equipped with pre-installed software isn’t an unfair commercial practice because most customers prefer to buy a laptop they can use straight away, Europe’s top court has ruled in a victory for Sony. “Failure to indicate the … Continue reading

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Left Out – VW Diesels

“Out of the 475,000 Volkswagen 2.0 liter diesel engine owners, approximately 210,000 individuals have chosen to partake in the $14.7 billion settlement that is awaiting final court approval. Under the settlement terms, VW and Audi owners have the option of … Continue reading

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Shame On My Country, Canada…

“it’s become increasingly common over the past decade or so to see laws being passed to either mandate the use of open-source software or, at the very least, encourage people in government who make procurement decisions to do so.” See Which … Continue reading

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