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Waging War With FLOSS

“The users simply bought what they wanted, and the vendors happily took their money and installed the systems. The result was a collection of standalone systems; each came installed with its own hardware and software, and there was very little … 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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One Place I Taught

“Four people have been killed and several injured in shootings in the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan, police say.” See Canada shootings: Four killed in Saskatchewan – BBC NewsI taught in many places in northern Canada, good, bad and ugly. La … Continue reading

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C, Again

“Putting a label inside an if is ugly. julia” See Linux-Kernel Archive: Re: [PATCH] net-libertas: Better exception handling in if_spi_host_to_card_worker()Many years ago a respected C-programmer (actually one of C’s creators) wrote about why Pascal is not his favourite language. In this instance, … Continue reading

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Chromebooks And Other GNU/Linux Thin Clients Thrive

“Built for the rigors of the fast-paced medical environment, Samsung’s Chromebook 2 lineup offers a choice of processors—the Intel Celeron or the energy-efficient Exynos 5 Octa—and up to 4GB of RAM for speed and performance. The devices can last a … Continue reading

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​U.S. Government data shows */Linux Operating Growing On Web Clients

“Linux usage remains flat, at about 1 percent, but Chrome OS usage is up significantly. In the last week of August, Chromebooks accounted for 0.9 percent of visits to the government’s network of sites. With the beginning of the new … Continue reading

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Lock-in To Be Locked Out In Portugal

“The use of non-proprietary open formats is essential to ensure technical and semantic interoperability, for interaction with citizens and companies and to gain the necessary independence from ICT suppliers … The discussion paper and the public consultation website list the … Continue reading

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Uruguay Reaps The Benefit Of GNU/Linux In Schools

Wow! After years of using GNU/Linux in schools we can see the users being pumped out of the school-system at a constant rate. Eventually these will be decisive folk in organizations large and small and growth will increase more rapidly. … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Breaks Out On Desktops In Palau

 See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Palau from 30 Aug to 28 Sept 2015Wow! Palau may be tiny but apparently Palauans love GNU/Linux. I guess they were tired of having PCs that slowed down under their burden of malware while … Continue reading

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Five years of LibreOffice

“the group of 16 founders launched an independent free software project under the stewardship of The Document Foundation, to fulfil the promise made by Sun ten years before – at the time of the first announcement of OpenOffice.org – of … Continue reading

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