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M$ Tries But Just Doesn’t Get FLOSS

“Microsoft has laid part of the blame for Bing Maps’ mis-location of the Australian city of Melbourne by a whole hemisphere on Wikipedia. Yes, Wikipedia, “the free encyclopaedia that anyone can edit.”” See Microsoft’s maps lost Melbourne because it used bad Wikipedia … Continue reading

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Oh! The Horror! Ireland Stays Enslaved To M$

“The last 18 months has seen Europe’s biggest Microsoft replacement project, with 47,000 new machines running Windows 7 and 10 over the last year allowing for the scrappage of ones running Windows XP, NT and even 98. “Having said that, … Continue reading

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Yes, Smartphones And ARMed Motherboards Are Getting Smarter

“ArcherMind MediaTek X20 Board SpecificationsProcessorHelio X20 64-bit deci-core with:Two Cortex-A72 cores (2.1-2.3GHz)Four Cortex A53 cores (1.85GHz)Four Cortex-A53 cores (1.4GHz)” See ArcherMind Joins 96Boards and Launches Deci-Core ARMv8 ProductIt’s amazing what folks are putting into smartphones these days. The latest “96boards” client … Continue reading

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Desktop GNU/Linux

“Until somebody can figure out a surefire way to monetize a desktop distro, GNU/Linux will continue to be primarily used by free software advocates, people who demand the best on their desktop, those trying to keep an older machine productive … Continue reading

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USA, Get On With It. Just Go FLOSS.

“When agencies procure custom-developed source code, however, they do not necessarily make their new code (source code or code) broadly available for Federal Government-wide reuse. Even when agencies are in a position to make their source code available on a … Continue reading

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Fixing Things

Well, even Linux has bugs. Recent reports that TCP connections can be hijacked have kicked an anthill at Kernel.org. Linus and others have a patch. I’m testing it despite my little operation likely being below the radar, just in case. … Continue reading

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M$’s InSecure Boot

“Microsoft has accidentally leaked the keys to the kingdom, permitting attackers to unlock devices protected by Secure Boot — and it may not be possible to fully resolve the leak. The design flaw in the Windows operating system can be used … Continue reading

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Another Police Force Being Set Free

“The police force in Lithuania have switched to using LibreOffice. This free and open source suite of office productivity tools is implemented on over 8000 workstations. The police has started to test the use of workstations running Ubuntu Linux.” See Lithuanian … Continue reading

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On Retirement

I’m feeling a lot better about retirement these days. It’s a big transition going from travelling in remote parts of Canada to be told what to do my directors of education, principals, students, and parents to being told what to … Continue reading

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Kernel.org Is Knocking On The Door Of My Odroid-C2

“Amlogic * Added Meson GXBB (S905) pinctrl support * Fixed memory nodes on Vega S95 DTS * Added Hardkernel ODROID-C2, Amlogic Meson GXBB P200 and P201 development systems” See Linux 4.7 Release – Main Changes, ARM and MIPS ArchitecturesI’ve tried three different specialized distros … Continue reading

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Innuendo, From Me, Just Like Trump

“Pressed to explain why his company went with Microsoft over Apple, a Delta spokesman said it boiled down to choosing a device that could be easily integrated into Delta’s existing information technology structure, which runs on Microsoft Windows.” See Why Delta … Continue reading

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M$ Uses GNU/Linux. Why Not You?

“microsoft.com is hosted on Linux. According to Netcraft, so are dozens of other Microsoft sites and servicesFor much of Linux’s early history, Microsoft was an enemy—maybe even the enemy. Even as late as 2001, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO and ball-buster-in-chief, … Continue reading

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