Tag Archives: GNU/Linux

Writing’s On The Wall

It takes no magic nor special talent to see that browsing the web, a very important use of IT by humanity is shifting to “mobile” that is small cheap portable computers. It seems to me that consumers have much less … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux In Uruguay Reaches Critical Mass

GNU/Linux is obviously doing well in Uruguay according to StatCounter‘s record of page-views. There’s a lot happening simultaneously. GNU/Linux is being used widely in schools. The government considered a law last year that preferred FLOSS (Google Translation: “ARTICLE 2. In … Continue reading

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Germany Seeks The Most Secure IT In The World

It could be all over for Wintel in Germany if a proposed law on security in IT bears fruit.“The Federal Government wants Germany’s IT systems and digital infrastructure to be the most secure in the world” The idea is that … Continue reading

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Schools And GNU/Linux

Emiel Brok has a good article on using GNU/Linux in schools.“I was part of a commission to bring a new curriculum to a higher vocational school for sysadmins. More than half the people present were convinced Linux and open source … Continue reading

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Ho Hum “9” Inaction

If you seek innovation in IT, don’t look to M$.“A number of clips are up for watching, detailing how Windows 9 will handle multiple desktops, the return of the Start Menu, and more.” They just don’t get it. We’ve had … Continue reading

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Linus On GNU/Linux And Computers In Education

As part of an interview, Linus Torvalds mentioned some of his observations/opinions on GNU/Linux and computers in education.“It has been interesting to see how the fact that they are using Linux on their laptops at school really hasn’t been a … Continue reading

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When And Why A GNU/Linux Distro Dies

Today, Bodhi Linux is on Death’s doorstep. The leader is quitting, leaving behind a git repository. Bodhi is a nice idea, a light desktop distro that is well documented and using APT packaging. It certainly delivers what many folks need. … Continue reading

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Italian Court Attacks “The Tax”

We should all live in Italy! Maybe not. Their criminal law system stinks… but they got it right when considering the defacto monopoly bundling M$’s OS creates.“The judges sharply criticised the practice of selling PCs only together with a non-free … Continue reading

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What You Get For $680

These days, there are lots of adequate PCs for ~$100 but if you have a need for CPU-power, like gamers or video-editors, you probably want to spend a little more.“Pros:Meets all my needs for my video games. I am able … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux And ChromeOS Double-Team The Desktop

If we listened to the naysayers we’d believe GNU/Linux had ~1% share of the desktop. “It’s going nowhere”, “Can’t”, “No way” etc. are expressions they use but when you look at the numbers we can see GNU/Linux on the desktop … Continue reading

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A Little Initiative With FLOSS Goes A Long Way At NHS In UK

The old model of allowing some corporation to dictate more and more expensive IT for big government is dying.“Cost savings from dumping Oracle will come through not paying an Oracle license a maintenance fee and by consolidating the hardware.Basho claimed … Continue reading

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Students As IT-techs

During my career as a computer teacher I was often the major IT-support person. When I left a school and moved to another there was always an issue of what would happen with IT support. This was handled in different … Continue reading

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