Tag Archives: adoption

Ventspils Controls Costs With FLOSS

“the city has replaced more and more costly proprietary software solutions by open source alternatives, gaining substantial savings, says Raitis Roze, deputy director at the city’s IT department. “We also implemented open source IT management tools, enabling us to manage … Continue reading

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I’m a Linux Geek And Proud Of It

“While Linux is certainly very easy to use, there are some activities surrounding it that are seen as more complex than others. While they can be all be avoided easily enough, they do have a certain, geeky appeal. How many … Continue reading

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Austrian Schools

“As well as all the small problems with our Windows installations, hours lost in updating Java, Flash, Quicktime, Silverlight and so on, Microsoft turned off the KMS server in Vienna and this introduced new problems with the key management service. … Continue reading

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Munich’s Fake News On GNU/Linux

“”Employees are not satisfied with our IT,” Reiter told a council meeting on Wednesday morning, citing a report he had commissioned from Accenture. “More than half are not happy.” Accenture’s report, which included a survey of Munich council staff, did not … Continue reading

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ODROID-C2 Update

“ODROID-C2 List Price : $46.00 Dispatch : in 30 days” See ODROIDHmmmf! I was thinking of ordering a couple of Odroid-C2s soon and visited the maker’s site. I was surprised to find the price had risen… Perhaps it’s related to the … Continue reading

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Peavey Mart – Doing Good Things

I checked out PeaveyMart’s Store Finder and I’m pleased to see that 26 out of 37 locations in western Canada have charging stations for electric vehicles. They’ve committed to having stations in all stores so they are working on it. … Continue reading

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TDF On Munich

“According to the report, only a minor percentage of users (between 18% and 28%, based on different applications) had severe issues related to software, which could be solved by migrating these users to Windows and MS Office. Incidentally, 15% of users … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Now Accepted

“It turned out he runs Ubuntu. He’s an amateur photographer, and is proficient with GIMP and darktable. “Let me ask you something,” he said. “Do you ever install apps from a terminal? I don’t know if it’s just me, but that … Continue reading

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Working Against Workers

“In his first days as President Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai has aggressively moved to roll back consumer protection regulations created during the Obama presidency. Mr. Pai took a first swipe at net neutrality rules designed … Continue reading

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Been There. Done That. Again.

“Maybe you’re delivering a presentation to a huge audience. Maybe you’re taking an online test. Maybe you just need to get some work done on a tight deadline. Windows doesn’t care. Windows will take control of your computer, force-feed it updates, and … Continue reading

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Me And My ISP

For a while, Beast III has been my personal computer, firewall, database, file/web server, and router. That gives me the possibility to monitor my throughput from the ISP. The ISP promises 150mbits/s and speed tests have shown values up to … Continue reading

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ARMADA 8040 Community Board Slips

“Estimated shipping : March” See ARMADA 8040 Networking Community BoardThis is getting annoying. First Lemaker Cello doesn’t deliver and now Marvell 8040 Community Board is delayed. I guess it’s a good thing I spent money on other things like a shiny … Continue reading

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