Tag Archives: FLOSS

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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Solid Run Delivers

“The Marvell MacchiatoBIN is a first-of-its-kind Cost-Effective and High-Performance networking community board targeting OpenDataPlane (ODP), OpenFastPath (OFP) and ARM network functions virtualization (NFV) ecosystem communities.” See Marvell MacchiatoBINI received an e-mail that Solid Run has been taking orders and shipping for … Continue reading

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RK 3399 And Linux

“This patch add basic node for the board and make it able to bringup. Peripheral works:- usb hub which connect to ehci controller;- UART2 debug- eMMC- PCIe Not work:- USB 3.0 HOST, type-C port- sdio, sd-card” See Linux-Kernel Archive: [PATCH v2 1/2] arm64: … Continue reading

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The Sad Case Of The Linux Foundation

“Tom King and I collared Jim Zemlin and I made mention to him that there was little to catch the Desktop user’s attention or interest within the gathering’s program and scheduling for the duration of the summit. Zemlin stood in … Continue reading

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Wishful Thinking Of Non-Free Software Makers

“Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, sent out a note this past week arguing that companies that “don’t jump on the open source bandwagon” risk being “left behind.” SAS’s PR team, by contrast, put out a report offering helpful guidelines: Make … Continue reading

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Speed of GNU/Linux Web Browsers

“Chrome emerged on top of this benchmark with 31,737. Chromium, to no surprise, took second with a score of 31,453. Opera came in third with 30,979. Fourth place went to Vivaldi at 30,772. It was followed by Firefox at 30628, … Continue reading

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