Tag Archives: FLOSS

Europe Gets FLOSS

“By signing the Ministerial Declaration on eGovernment, the ministers agree that using open source solutions and open standards helps to avoid IT vendor lock-in. They call on public services to make their ICT solutions publicly available, and to encourage the … Continue reading

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Another Million Learn About GNU/Linux

“Linux is a free open-source operating system, which means the code is available for anyone to explore. Technically speaking, the term “Linux” refers to just the kernel, or the core, of the code. However, people often use the name to … Continue reading

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Rome Moves On

“In 2018, Rome will run a pilot to test the use of workstations running Linux. Some of the IT support staff already have much experience with Linux servers and workstations, which should help resolve possible issues with network drives, shared … Continue reading

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Marvell MACCHIATObin Delayed

“Estimated shipping : end of October (Based on availability from Marvell)” See Marvell MACCHIATObinOne of the candidates to replace my AMD64 hair-drying Beast was promised for September but now it’s October… Shucks! Socketed RAM, SATA connectors, lots of Ethernet… Why can’t … Continue reading

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Plug For PASCAL

“Is it worth the extra effort to add static type annotations to a JavaScript project? Should I use Facebook’s Flow or Microsoft’s TypeScript if so? Will they really catch bugs that would otherwise have made it to master? both Flow and … Continue reading

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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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