Tag Archives: FLOSS

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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Czech R., France, Germany and Spain: Powerful Axis Of Desktop GNU/Linux

See Top 7 Desktop OSs in France from 1 Jan to 30 Apr 2015 France, Germany and Spain are 190 million people in a developed market in Europe. Germany and Spain have been heavy users of GNU/Linux desktops for years … Continue reading

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Wow! GNU/Linux Takes Off In Lithuania In 2015

See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Lithuania from 1 Jan to 26 Apr 2015 It’s just amazing to see such growth in diverse parts of the world. It’s further confirmation that this is The Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop, but … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Share of Global Page-Views Reaches New High

Date 2015-Apr-22 2015-Apr-10 2015-Apr-05 2015-Apr-11 2015-Apr-21 2015-Apr-04 2015-Apr-09GNU/Linux 2.12 2.1 2.07 2.07 2.04 2.03 2.02Eight days in April, 2015, so far, have reached 2% share of page-views for GNU/Linux on the desktop worldwide, according to data from StatCounter. Three of … Continue reading

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FLOSS Is Not Just Mainstream – It Is The Stream

Black Duck software has just published their analysis of a survey of 1300 companies who use FLOSS, Free/Libre Open Source Software.“Sixty-four percent of companies currently participate in open source projects – up from 50 percent in 2014– and over the … Continue reading

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Powerhouses Of The GNU/Linux Desktop In 2015

What do Italy, France, Spain, Germany and USA have in common? They are all huge, modern economies and they’ve all embraced GNU/Linux on the desktop to the tune of 3.*% share of page-views yesterday.See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Italy … Continue reading

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Desktop GNU/Linux In USA Boarding The Train

In the old days if you wanted to go somewhere in a hurry, you boarded the train, had a meal and a nap and woke up somewhere else.“See Top 7 Desktop OSs in the US from 1 Jan to 20 … Continue reading

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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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OMG! Desktop GNU/Linux in Bahrain Goes Critical

See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Bahrain from 1 July 2008 to 17 Apr 2015. What on Earth are the Bahrainis doing with Desktop GNU/Linux? According to the ITU, they are among the top countries in ICT development. Good for … 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. β€œIt is an important policy change … Continue reading

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