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M$’s Licensing Costs Are Only The Tip Of The Iceberg Of IT – Look Below

“goes against one of the arguments used more frequently to promote Free Software (which, in and by itself, is intrinsically weak, and therefore not used as the main one by the most experts) that is licensing costs. The graph clearly … Continue reading

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M$ – Still Slinging FUD Against The Wall Of FLOSS

“Microsoft writes about the switch of the city of Pesaro from OpenOffice to Office 365. There are however many questions around the publication that should provide backing for the switch. Yet Microsoft uses that publication on it’s website for promotion … Continue reading

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The Munich Revolution

Lately, in the news, we read that agitators are still pushing to roll back GNU/Linux desktops. It turns out that GNU/Linux is thriving in Munich. A recent update has these highlights: The complement of PCs has risen to 24K 18K … Continue reading

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Of Course, LibreOffice Is Easy To Deploy And Use. It’s FLOSS. It’s An Office Suite.

“Nantes has now switched half of its 5000 workstations (PCs and laptops) to the LibreOffice open source office suite. …The support team was not as busy as anticipated, and two out of three civil servants had no major problems using the … Continue reading

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M$ Is At It Again, Lying About Costs

“con OpenOffice la spesa annuale per singolo utente รจ stata stimata pari a oltre 500 Euro, ben superiore rispetto alla precedente spesa annuale per utente di Office pari a circa 118 Euro Google’s Translation:with OpenOffice annual spending per user has been … Continue reading

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Audit, Bargain, Close

“Powa Technologies Ltd., a mobile payments company located in the U.K., which about a year ago began moving from Oracle and IBM products to open source software. The limited migrations attempted so far have proved to be so successful that … Continue reading

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Europe, Yesterday, Saturday 2015-06-06

Yesterday was the anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy by Allied forces in WW II. GNU/Linux 5.39 4.31 4.22 4.1 3.86 3.77 3.46 3.16 3.01 2.92 2.75 2.74 2.62 2.59 2.56 2.55 2.48 2.26 2.18 2.17 2.11 2.1 2.1 … Continue reading

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LibreOffice/Document Foundation Bonanza

The Document Foundation’s annual report for 2014 (40 interesting pages) is out. It’s a gold mine: “In mid October, The Document Foundation has received the 100,000th donation in 500 days, with an average of 200 donations per day. Donations are … Continue reading

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No Ceiling For GNU/Linux On The Desktop

“as long as the Linux and open source community continue to fight among themselves, this will never happen. Without a convergent effort from the current user base, Linux will continue to hit the same ceiling that has held it down … Continue reading

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Conversation

The other day we had visitors, a landscaping contractor and his wife. She waited in the truck outside while he and my wife discussed plans for landscaping. Nothing is brief in conversation with The Little Woman, so, after a while … Continue reading

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Paying Above Market Price For Software

I downloaded a chart from the Government of Manitoba today and thought to check what software created it. “Adobe InDesign CS5.5 (7.5)“ That’s a release from 2011/2012. It costs ~$20 per month per user… I wonder how many users they … Continue reading

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LibreOffice 4.4 Is Out And It’s Beautiful

“We now have a defect density that bumps along close to 0.00, though as Coverity introduces new checks, and new code gets committed that goes up and down a little; currently 0.02 so – 2 static checking warnings per 100,000 … Continue reading

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