Tag Archives: FLOSS

Munich’s Fake News On GNU/Linux

“”Employees are not satisfied with our IT,” Reiter told a council meeting on Wednesday morning, citing a report he had commissioned from Accenture. “More than half are not happy.” Accenture’s report, which included a survey of Munich council staff, did not … Continue reading

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ODROID-C2 Update

“ODROID-C2 List Price : $46.00 Dispatch : in 30 days” See ODROIDHmmmf! I was thinking of ordering a couple of Odroid-C2s soon and visited the maker’s site. I was surprised to find the price had risen… Perhaps it’s related to the … Continue reading

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TDF On Munich

“According to the report, only a minor percentage of users (between 18% and 28%, based on different applications) had severe issues related to software, which could be solved by migrating these users to Windows and MS Office. Incidentally, 15% of users … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Now Accepted

“It turned out he runs Ubuntu. He’s an amateur photographer, and is proficient with GIMP and darktable. “Let me ask you something,” he said. “Do you ever install apps from a terminal? I don’t know if it’s just me, but that … Continue reading

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Vulnerable, Again!

“Microsoft Windows fails to properly handle traffic from a malicious server. In particular, Windows fails to properly handle a specially-crafted server response that contains too many bytes following the structure defined in the SMB2 TREE_CONNECT Response structure. By connecting to … Continue reading

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LibreOffice 5.3 Is Here

You can grab the release notes and be amazed. What I noticed right away is that there are now proper styles for tables in Calc and that there is an accompanying application to run on a server for on-line/collaborative editing. … Continue reading

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Oracle Too Expensive At Any Price

“Oracle’s new cloud licensing policy [PDF] says an AWS vCPU is now treated as a full core if hyperthreading is not enabled. A user renting two AWS vCPUS therefore needs to pay full freight for both, effectively doubling the number … Continue reading

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Zemlin On Trumpism

“Open source is a fundamentally global activity but America has always served as the hub for innovation and collaboration. Linux’s creator, Linux Foundation Fellow Linus Torvalds, immigrated to America from Finland and became a citizen. The Administration’s policy on immigration … Continue reading

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Oops! The Monopoly Is Shaken

“Subscriber additions peaked in the first quarter of 2015, at 3.2 million, followed by 3 million in the third quarter, providing a foundation for a record 11.4 million new subscribers during the year. After Q4 2015, however, the trailing 12-month numbers … Continue reading

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Been There. Done That. Again.

“Maybe you’re delivering a presentation to a huge audience. Maybe you’re taking an online test. Maybe you just need to get some work done on a tight deadline. Windows doesn’t care. Windows will take control of your computer, force-feed it updates, and … Continue reading

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Backup?

“This virus affected all Microsoft Office Suite documents, such as Word documents and Excel files. In addition, all body camera video, some in-car video, some in-house surveillance video, and some photographs that were stored on the server were corrupted and … Continue reading

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Me And My ISP

For a while, Beast III has been my personal computer, firewall, database, file/web server, and router. That gives me the possibility to monitor my throughput from the ISP. The ISP promises 150mbits/s and speed tests have shown values up to … Continue reading

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