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Australia – Why Should The Government Of A Country Of 24million People Spend $6billion On IT, $250 per capita per annum?

Could it be that they are using That Other OS almost exclusively and spending the taxpayers’ money“In 2014, the Australian government’s ICT spending reached A$5.8 billion, representing 8.5% of the total ICT spend. It is forecasted to grow to A$6.2 … Continue reading

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Schools Love GNU/Linux II

Chuckle. Repeatedly commentators have told us that GNU/Linux is crippleware and an insult to students yet schools keep using it on PCs and winning, big time. They save money.“By switching to Linux, incidents such as computer viruses, system degradation and … Continue reading

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Disconnect

Years ago I worked in a school system where the higher powers decided to disconnect from Internet“Today (May 15), University leadership announced that our College of Engineering has been the target of two highly sophisticated cyberattacks. In a coordinated and … Continue reading

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Spikes In Page-views Of XP And GNU/Linux In Finland

I pay a lot of attention to GNU/Linux and have written about spikes in page-views from GNU/Linux desktops in Finland. Today, I noticed that XP also had mysterious spikes. They started 2014-August and stopped a week before spikes began in … Continue reading

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April 2015 – Superstars On Each Continent

See StatCounter I did a survey of the world according to StatCounter, looking for superstars. For North America, I chose Cuba although USA is doing very well. I like underdogs. For South America, I chose Uruguay, which has unleashed a … Continue reading

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Five Weeks In Uruguay

In the last five weeks, the trend for GNU/Linux Desktops in Uruguay has been phenomenal. I guess the kids are back in school… See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Uruguay from 1 Jan to 25 Apr 2015

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OMG! Finland Has A Heart! GNU/Linux Page-views Spike!

No matter how much Linus Torvalds likes to say Finns are heartless bastards who revel in putting folks down, See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Finland from 22 Mar to 20 Apr 2015. GNU/Linux on the desktop has been healthy, … Continue reading

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The Symple Life

Yes, the technology I often used in schools, recycled PCs, is now available to everyone.“for business use, the Symple PC is a no-brainer for most everyday office purposes. Why? How about the fact that you can buy five of these … Continue reading

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Uruguay By Quarters – The GNU/Linux Desktop Share

While all over the world we see more or less cautious adoption of GNU/Linux on the desktop,Top 7 Desktop OSs in Uruguay from Q3 2008 to Q2 2015. Uruguay is an outlier. For the last few years, Q4 has been … Continue reading

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Higher Education Sees The Light

It’s about time. Schools at all levels have been promoting non-Free software from the likes of M$“last year, the Hungarian government decided to promote the use of EuroOffice and ODF in schools and universities. “It is an important policy change … Continue reading

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The Last 80 Days In Malta

In WWII, Malta served as an aircraft carrier for Britain. It was pounded by Italian and German forces but survived to help greatly in the fight against Rommel in Africa. There’s another war going on in Malta today and the … Continue reading

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Dramatic Takeoff of GNU/Linux On The Desktop In Malta

Malta is one of those places where the small size allows one to see significant migrations to GNU/Linux desktop in their full glory. Notice the ascendance of GNU/Linux in the same week that school started that year. The peak usage … Continue reading

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