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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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ARM And Intel Go Head To Head In UK

“Scientists have a growing choice of potential computer architectures to choose from, including new 64-bit ARM CPUs, graphics processors, and many-core CPUs from Intel. Choosing the best architecture for an application can be a difficult task, so the new Isambard … Continue reading

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Target Is On Target

“Open source is a core building block for Target’s technology – it’s hugely important. More and more, the technology we use to build software and operate technology is open source. We’re always looking to the open source community more than … Continue reading

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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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