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M$ – Still Slinging FUD Against The Wall Of FLOSS

“Microsoft writes about the switch of the city of Pesaro from OpenOffice to Office 365. There are however many questions around the publication that should provide backing for the switch. Yet Microsoft uses that publication on it’s website for promotion … Continue reading

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Spikes In Utilization Of GNU/Linux Return In Finland

 See Top 7 Desktop OSs In Finland From 1 Jan to 20 Aug 2015There hasn’t been a lot of good news on the stats-front this quarter but things are heating up in Finland. The spikes in utilization are back. This … Continue reading

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Competition Returns For Desktop OS And Business – Chromebook v Wintel

“Google saw Chrome rise to take the number one spot in market share”, from January through mid-July, Stephen Baker, NPD’s vice president of industry analysis, says.” See Why would Dell sell a business Chromebook that competes with Office and Windows 10?Chuckle… … Continue reading

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One Definition Of Lock-in: Running “2003” So Many Years Later

“Further analysis of the low-level TCP/IP characteristics reveals a total of 609,000 web-facing computers running Windows Server 2003. This is over 10% of all web-facing computers, and shows the true potential cost of migration, as software licensing is typically charged … Continue reading

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Of Course, LibreOffice Is Easy To Deploy And Use. It’s FLOSS. It’s An Office Suite.

“Nantes has now switched half of its 5000 workstations (PCs and laptops) to the LibreOffice open source office suite. …The support team was not as busy as anticipated, and two out of three civil servants had no major problems using the … Continue reading

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Canonical Throws Developers Under The Bus

“You have a stable app store deployed for millions of users and developers and it’s unmaintained, with the users and developers frustrated… Yes, this will be better with snappy or click or whatever.. But now, you have a stable system … Continue reading

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UK Government Squirming To Escape Being Crushed By Non-FREE Software Licences

“Whitehall bean counters have ordered government departments to find fresh ways to end their reliance on Oracle.…The trigger for the anti-Oracle edict was the end of extended support for Microsoft’s Windows XP back in 2014. The Cabinet Office negotiated a … Continue reading

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2015 – GNU/Linux Beats Vista

I read an article online that threw out some “red meat”, that Vista was still ahead of GNU/Linux on desktops. That’s false. While Vista has lately been ahead of GNU/Linux in page-views, the PCs bearing GNU/Linux are still out there … Continue reading

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M$ Is At It Again, Lying About Costs

“con OpenOffice la spesa annuale per singolo utente è stata stimata pari a oltre 500 Euro, ben superiore rispetto alla precedente spesa annuale per utente di Office pari a circa 118 Euro Google’s Translation:with OpenOffice annual spending per user has been … Continue reading

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On The Verge Of Going Public, M$’s Fix Breaks Stuff

“I have 8 machines with build 10240. They are all different configurations and several are clean installs and several are in place 8.1 Upgrade. (Testing purposes). Before this update, essentially smooth sailing since 10240 release.It may be a free upgrade … Continue reading

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Jack Wallen Gets It

“The only reason more people aren’t using Linux is because they can’t go to a big box store and purchase a computer with Linux pre-installed. If the masses could head over to Best Buy or Target and drop a few … Continue reading

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Success

I just signed up for a seminar on the web. The organization sent me a reminder e-mail and suggested I check my system…“Operating System Failed We have detected that your operating system does not meet the optimal webinar specifications for … Continue reading

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