Tag Archives: GNU/Linux

Oh! The Horror! Ireland Stays Enslaved To M$

“The last 18 months has seen Europe’s biggest Microsoft replacement project, with 47,000 new machines running Windows 7 and 10 over the last year allowing for the scrappage of ones running Windows XP, NT and even 98. “Having said that, … Continue reading

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Yes, Smartphones And ARMed Motherboards Are Getting Smarter

“ArcherMind MediaTek X20 Board SpecificationsProcessorHelio X20 64-bit deci-core with:Two Cortex-A72 cores (2.1-2.3GHz)Four Cortex A53 cores (1.85GHz)Four Cortex-A53 cores (1.4GHz)” See ArcherMind Joins 96Boards and Launches Deci-Core ARMv8 ProductIt’s amazing what folks are putting into smartphones these days. The latest “96boards” client … Continue reading

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Desktop GNU/Linux

“Until somebody can figure out a surefire way to monetize a desktop distro, GNU/Linux will continue to be primarily used by free software advocates, people who demand the best on their desktop, those trying to keep an older machine productive … Continue reading

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M$ Shoots Foot, Again

“Microsoft’s restricting of Azure Server to a handful of vendors and certifying to a limited set of known hardware configurations will work. But it’s a policy that historically helped usher open-source and Linux towards broad success on servers and HPC. If … Continue reading

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Fixing Things

Well, even Linux has bugs. Recent reports that TCP connections can be hijacked have kicked an anthill at Kernel.org. Linus and others have a patch. I’m testing it despite my little operation likely being below the radar, just in case. … Continue reading

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Really Small Cheap Computers

“Keep in mind that this is a $9 Linux-based computer. There certainly are limitations to its capabilities although you shouldn’t mistake the CHIP for a toy. You are reading the proof, right now, since all of this copy, the process … Continue reading

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M$’s InSecure Boot

“Microsoft has accidentally leaked the keys to the kingdom, permitting attackers to unlock devices protected by Secure Boot — and it may not be possible to fully resolve the leak. The design flaw in the Windows operating system can be used … Continue reading

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Another Police Force Being Set Free

“The police force in Lithuania have switched to using LibreOffice. This free and open source suite of office productivity tools is implemented on over 8000 workstations. The police has started to test the use of workstations running Ubuntu Linux.” See Lithuanian … Continue reading

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On Retirement

I’m feeling a lot better about retirement these days. It’s a big transition going from travelling in remote parts of Canada to be told what to do my directors of education, principals, students, and parents to being told what to … Continue reading

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Change Cometh

Change is inevitable and desirable. Things often improve with change, like TLW’s desktop client. Today, I replaced the monstrous old but small client with a fast new Odroid-C2. There were a couple of strange glitches: I could not get it … Continue reading

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Kernel.org Is Knocking On The Door Of My Odroid-C2

“Amlogic * Added Meson GXBB (S905) pinctrl support * Fixed memory nodes on Vega S95 DTS * Added Hardkernel ODROID-C2, Amlogic Meson GXBB P200 and P201 development systems” See Linux 4.7 Release – Main Changes, ARM and MIPS ArchitecturesI’ve tried three different specialized distros … Continue reading

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Innuendo, From Me, Just Like Trump

“Pressed to explain why his company went with Microsoft over Apple, a Delta spokesman said it boiled down to choosing a device that could be easily integrated into Delta’s existing information technology structure, which runs on Microsoft Windows.” See Why Delta … Continue reading

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