Tag Archives: FLOSS

Thin Edge Of The Wedge

“According to French press reports, by switching from a proprietary tool to Zimbra, the city avoids having to pay EUR 700,000 for renewal of proprietary licence fees. The city has earmarked EUR 200,000 to cover the exit costs and to … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Code Strikes Again

“During research into the Windows kernel, we came across an interesting issue with PsSetLoadImageNotifyRoutine which as its name implies, notifies of module loading. The thing is, after registering a notification routine for loaded PE images with the kernel the callback may … Continue reading

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Putting German Politicians On The Record

“CDU/CSU (conservatives) and FDP (liberals) marked their position as “neutral” and answered in a very similar fashion. Unfortunately, these parties avoid making a clear stance and ultimately confirm the status quo. On one hand, they do consider the use of … Continue reading

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LeMaker Cello Undead?

“The Cello was announced in early 2016 as a $299 USD developer board with the A1100 ARM 64-bit SoC with four Cortex-A57 cores @ 1.7GHz. The Cello features two DDR3 SO-DIMM slots capable of ECC RAM, two Serial ATA 3.0 … Continue reading

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NAFTA Revisited

Trump’s long awaited wishlist for NAFTA has appeared. See Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation For NAFTA being “the worst trade deal ever”, there certainly aren’t a lot of specific problems being considered. A few that interest me: “Establish … Continue reading

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11 Quarters of Global Legacy PC Decline

“In the U.S., PC shipments totaled 14 million units in the second quarter of 2017, a 5.7 percent decline from the second quarter of 2016 (see Table 2). The U.S. market declined due to weak consumer PC demand. The business … Continue reading

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Upgrading to Debian Stretch

I’ve done it. Our server and all but one of our clients have been dist-upgraded to Debian Stretch. The dist-upgrade went smoothly on all clients. The server was another matter. Oh, the dist-upgrade was smooth but web-applications were ripped by … Continue reading

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Debian 9 “Stretch” Released

I’ve had a couple of systems running it. Today I will convert my main machine. See https://twitter.com/debian

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SBCs

“Over the last year, LinuxGizmos has reported on dozens of new community backed, open spec, hacker- and developer-friendly single board computers that run Linux and Android. We’ve added these to a curated list of earlier boards to publish a catalog … Continue reading

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Debian Stretch Is Imminent

“On 2017-06-03 at the latest, we will tag all remaining RC bugs with either stretch-ignore OR stretch-will-remove. Packages that have RC bugs tagged with stretch-will-remove will be removed the weekend before the release unless they have been fixed in testing … Continue reading

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Armageddon, M$-style

“On May 12, hackers hit more than a hundred countries, exploiting a stolen N.S.A. tool that targeted vulnerabilities of Microsoft software. The attacks infected only machines running on Windows operative system. Among the victims are public administrative bodies such as … Continue reading

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Wallonia Uses FLOSS Applications

“The majority (75%) of municipalities in the Walloon region of Belgium are now using open source software and services. In the region 261 cities, towns, villages and other public administrations are using 8 open source-based solutions that are centrally managed … Continue reading

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