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More Progress To GNU/Linux On ARM In 2016

“The Aquaris M10 is equipped with a 64-bit, quad-core, Cortex-A53 MediaTek MT8163A system-on-chip clocked to 1.5GHz, along with a high-powered ARM Mali-T720 MP2 GPU. The tablet ships with 2GB of RAM, 16GB flash, and a microSD slot.” See Ubuntu “convergence” brings … Continue reading

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How Operating Systems May Affect The US Presidential Election 2016

I had a chuckle yesterday. Rand Paul, one of the GOP candidates stated that the polls were “off” because many young people use smartphones… I’ve been thinking of this for hours and it occurred to me that Paul is correct. … Continue reading

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One Place I Taught

“Four people have been killed and several injured in shootings in the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan, police say.” See Canada shootings: Four killed in Saskatchewan – BBC NewsI taught in many places in northern Canada, good, bad and ugly. La … Continue reading

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We Are There

Oh my! Look what ARMed processors/SoCs they’re putting into smartphones for 2016: 8 to 10 cores, a variety of clocks from 1gHz or so to 2.5gHz, a variety of cores for different loads: A53, A57, and A72, 14-20nm details, and … Continue reading

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Into The Unknown – Sunday, 2016-01-10

 Share of page-views for many countries by all operating systems, mobile or not. Unknown versus Android/Linux See Top Operating Systems Per Country, 10 Jan 2016For a long time, I’ve puzzled over what “Unknown” means in StatCounter’s reports. I guessed that it … Continue reading

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ARMed Explosion – 2016 Edition

We’ve seen ARMed processors coming on strongly in consumer markets and dipping a toe in servers but 2016 seems to be the year that everyone can have what they want using an ARMed processor. Personally, I want a new motherboard … Continue reading

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Linux 4.4 Could Be Released Tomorrow

“Expect final 4.4 next weekend, unless something very unexpected happens. Linus” See Linux-Kernel Archive: Linux 4.4-rc8I’m looking forward to the new kernel. There’s nothing seriously wrong with the version I’m running but there are always a few improvements that could help and … Continue reading

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Welcome, 2016!

I’m so old a new year is becoming tedious but I have plenty of reasons to embrace 2016. I’m not so old I can’t have ambitions and achieve them in a new year. Last year, TLW and I got a … Continue reading

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Linux On Web Clients In 2015

I’m cheating a bit. 2015 isn’t quite done yet, but the web stats are piling up.  See StatCounterGNU/Linux is apparently right back where it started despite a terrible slowdown in shipments of That Other OS on Wintel boxes and huge … Continue reading

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State Of The Desktop PC

“Although worldwide desktop shipments are expected to drop up to 15% on year in 2015, the volume in 2016 is only expected to decline less than 7% in 2016 thanks to increasing demand for high-end gaming, professional workstation and embedded-related … Continue reading

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Linux-4.4 Imminent

“I’d almost certainly ready to just release the final 4.4, but will probably do an rc8 just to not open the merge window while people are still recovering from the holidays.” Linus See Linux-Kernel Archive: Linux 4.4-rc7Linus Torvalds has just released Linux … Continue reading

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Grenoble Set FREE

“Grenoble, France‚Äôs 16th largest city, is committed to the use of free software. This type of ICT solutions facilitaties the sharing of knowledge, empowers citizens and institutions and helps to cut costs, the city said in a statement. The city … Continue reading

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