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Free The Schools!

“deputy mayor Guillard published his recommendations for others that want to ‘free their schools from the commercial agenda of proprietary software vendors’. Free software is unhindered by the constraint of financial profitability, he argues: there is no planned obsolescence and … Continue reading

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Getting GNU/Linux To Work For You

“One day, we had a virus that simply would not go away. Little did we know what was happening to the data on the slave disk. When it finally failed, we plugged in the week-old slave backup and it failed … Continue reading

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Free Software: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

“Nearly five years ago, my team at GeorgiaGov Interactive began a journey to migrate our enterprise web platform (hosting over 50 state agency websites at the time) away from a self-hosted model with a proprietary content management system to Drupal … Continue reading

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OMG! M$ Ships Debian GNU/Linux!!!?!

“Microsoft has today released a homegrown open-source operating system, based on Debian GNU/Linux, that runs on network switches. SONiC is available for download now from Microsoft’s Azure GitHub repo under a mix of open-source licenses including the GNU GPL and the … Continue reading

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“96Boards EE” SBC Emerges With AMD A1120 Opteron

“LeMaker’s “Cello” is a $299, server-oriented single board computer with a quad-core Cortex-A57 AMD A1120 SoC and a 96Boards Enterprise Edition form factor… …The specs currently posted on the Lenovator pre-order page for the LeMaker Cello lack much in the way … Continue reading

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ZFS Emerges Into The Fray

“if ZFS were statically linked with Linux and shipped as a single work, few would argue it was not a “work based on the Program” under GPLv2. And, if we believe there is no legal difference when we change that … Continue reading

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Encryption – MariaDB

“Encryption of tables and tablespaces was added in MariaDB 10.1.3. There were substantial changes made in MariaDB 10.1.4, and the description below applies only to MariaDB 10.1.4 and later” See Data at Rest Encryption – MariaDB Knowledge BaseAlong with searching for … Continue reading

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Praise Goodness! IceWeasel Could Be Renamed FireFox

“Mozilla & Debian both acknowledge that the branding issue mentioned in bug 354622 is no longer relevant. The Firefox logo was released under a free copyright license which matches the DFSG. To simplify the maintenance of the current stable Debian … Continue reading

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Tallinn Saves A Bundle Using GNU/Linux

“Schools in the city of Tallinn (Estonia) are gradually moving to PC workstations running on free and open source software. A pilot in March 2014 switched 3 schools and 2 kindergartens. Students, teachers, school administration and kindergartens’ staff members are … Continue reading

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C.H.I.P. – Not A Replacement For Beast, But A Useful Controller Board

I’ve been looking for an ARMed replacement for Beast’s power-sucking/fanfull/large corpse. This isn’t it. It is a very well documented controller that ships with a minimal installation of Debian GNU/Linux complete with GUI. I could, for instance, use this thing … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Thriving In Education

“Open source in the education world is no longer a rare thing. And I have seen plenty of public Ubuntu workstations in the past during my travels. But I thought this was interesting because it’s the first time I have … Continue reading

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Between A Hammer And An Anvil There Is No Space For Security

“Malwarebytes anti-malware is the latest security software to be lanced by Ormandy, who has found serious flaws in products from AVG, Kaspersky, FireEye, Trend Micro, ESET, Sophos, and most recently in Comodo’s Chromodo Chrome fork.” See Google lays bare security flaws … Continue reading

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