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MediaTek’s Latest Monster

I think this is the year I will buy an ARMed device to replace my Beast.“MT8173 highlights the significant shift in how mobile devices, such as Android tablets, are used and, with the combination of ARM’s latest technology, we are … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Makes Another Move In Canada

This week has been phenomenal for GNU/Linux page-views on StatCounter. How about that, rising from ~1.8% to 2.58% in a week? A year ago, GNU/Linux was at 0.88%. I’ll take it… This level leaves USA behind and is quite competitive … Continue reading

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Desktop */Linux Trends In Canada

Now that we’ve pretty well figured out that the huge “Unkown” thing in StatCounter‘s “desktop” OS category is closely related to Android/Linux, this graph makes sense. Some people in Canada are hooking up Android/Linux systems to big screens. GNU/Linux is … Continue reading

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The 50th Reason To Hate That Other OS

We all have reasons to hate that other OS, whether it’s the price, the re-re-reboots, the performance, the EULA…. but this is a game-changer.“Superfish is more than inconvenient; it’s downright dangerous. The certificate it uses to intercept your browsing has … Continue reading

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Unknown Unknowns

“Unknown” in StatCounters’s language probably means an unrecognized User-Agent string from a browser. Usually, that’s remedied in a few weeks and life carries on. What’s “Unknown” in Russia? By now we should have it revealed, but no, it’s still “Unknown”. … Continue reading

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Portugal Gets FLOSS

FLOSS is the right way to do IT. Portugal gets that and plans to save a bundle annually.“The government of Portugal is expanding its use of free and open source software solutions, to modernise the country’s ICT and to “target … Continue reading

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Are We There Yet?

Bloat in software has to go somewhere, like RAM and storage…“Main system memory in PCs has been trending downward for several years and, in 2014, grew by its smallest percentage since the 1990s. This low growth rate was partially due … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Is Out Of This World

There are a lot of things I like about FLOSS and GNU/Linux. Most of them stem from the licences involved which basically are conveyed to the user who acquires the software“a distribution created specifically for astronomers, called Distro Astro. This … Continue reading

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Chromebooks By The Millions

“IDC expects more than 9 million Chromebooks to be sold this year, up from 6 million in 2014, and 2.6 million in 2013. Chromebooks are thin-client devices that access applications over the Internet or corporate network rather than from an … Continue reading

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Three Worlds

In IT there are three worlds: old, established markets like USA locked into doing things the old way, old, established markets like Europe locked in but looking for a way forward, and new, emerging markets like India not locked in … Continue reading

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Millions Of Opportunities For GNU/Linux To Take Over

Low hanging fruit is often picked first. That could happen“Gartner reckons there are eight million Windows Server 2003 OS instances in operation, and SI Avanade reckons that of those instances, a full 20 per cent – 1.6 million – will … Continue reading

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Mini Beast: ARM Cortex A-72

Are we there yet? Nope. Not until 2016, according to ARM.“ARM’s new Cortex A-72 won’t ship until early 2016, according to ARM CPU group vice president of marketing Nandan Nayampally. But the chips should run at 2.5-GHz speeds” It does … Continue reading

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