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Writing’s On The Wall

It takes no magic nor special talent to see that browsing the web, a very important use of IT by humanity is shifting to “mobile” that is small cheap portable computers. It seems to me that consumers have much less … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux In Uruguay Reaches Critical Mass

GNU/Linux is obviously doing well in Uruguay according to StatCounter‘s record of page-views. There’s a lot happening simultaneously. GNU/Linux is being used widely in schools. The government considered a law last year that preferred FLOSS (Google Translation: “ARTICLE 2. In … Continue reading

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Germany Seeks The Most Secure IT In The World

It could be all over for Wintel in Germany if a proposed law on security in IT bears fruit.“The Federal Government wants Germany’s IT systems and digital infrastructure to be the most secure in the world” The idea is that … Continue reading

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Neelie Kroes Supports ODF In Government

Neelie Kroes is a smart and influential European bureaucrat. When she tells people “choosing open standards is a very smart business decision indeed” people listen.“When open alternatives are available, no citizen or company should be forced or encouraged to use … Continue reading

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Schools And GNU/Linux

Emiel Brok has a good article on using GNU/Linux in schools.“I was part of a commission to bring a new curriculum to a higher vocational school for sysadmins. More than half the people present were convinced Linux and open source … Continue reading

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Ho Hum “9” Inaction

If you seek innovation in IT, don’t look to M$.“A number of clips are up for watching, detailing how Windows 9 will handle multiple desktops, the return of the Start Menu, and more.” They just don’t get it. We’ve had … Continue reading

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Linus On GNU/Linux And Computers In Education

As part of an interview, Linus Torvalds mentioned some of his observations/opinions on GNU/Linux and computers in education.“It has been interesting to see how the fact that they are using Linux on their laptops at school really hasn’t been a … Continue reading

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When And Why A GNU/Linux Distro Dies

Today, Bodhi Linux is on Death’s doorstep. The leader is quitting, leaving behind a git repository. Bodhi is a nice idea, a light desktop distro that is well documented and using APT packaging. It certainly delivers what many folks need. … Continue reading

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Italian Court Attacks “The Tax”

We should all live in Italy! Maybe not. Their criminal law system stinks… but they got it right when considering the defacto monopoly bundling M$’s OS creates.“The judges sharply criticised the practice of selling PCs only together with a non-free … Continue reading

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What You Get For $680

These days, there are lots of adequate PCs for ~$100 but if you have a need for CPU-power, like gamers or video-editors, you probably want to spend a little more.“Pros:Meets all my needs for my video games. I am able … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux And ChromeOS Double-Team The Desktop

If we listened to the naysayers we’d believe GNU/Linux had ~1% share of the desktop. “It’s going nowhere”, “Can’t”, “No way” etc. are expressions they use but when you look at the numbers we can see GNU/Linux on the desktop … Continue reading

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Students As IT-techs

During my career as a computer teacher I was often the major IT-support person. When I left a school and moved to another there was always an issue of what would happen with IT support. This was handled in different … Continue reading

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