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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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Time To Move To PostgreSQL

“MariaDB Corp. has announced that release 2.0 of its MaxScale database proxy software is henceforth no longer open source. The organization has made it source-available under a proprietary license that promises each release will eventually become open source once it’s … Continue reading

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THE BIG LIE About Operating Systems

“In terms of the smartphone operating system (OS) market, Android regained share over iOS to achieve an 86 percent share (see Table 2) in the second quarter of 2016. Android’s performance continued to come from demand for mid- to lower-end … 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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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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ARMed Devices Are A Steam-roller Catching Up To Intel

“MediaTek has revealed an upcoming Helio X30 system-on-chip (SoC) that will likely be one of the first 10nm fabricated SoCs to arrive when it ships in mid-2017. The deca-core mobile SoC will also be one of the first to use … Continue reading

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People Demand Control Of Their PCs

“a humiliating backdown after a goodly number of business users told Microsoft just where it can shove its shortened support offerings, because they’ll buy PCs when it suits them and not when Microsoft forces them to do so.” See Business users … 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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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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M$ Uses GNU/Linux. Why Not You?

“microsoft.com is hosted on Linux. According to Netcraft, so are dozens of other Microsoft sites and servicesFor much of Linux’s early history, Microsoft was an enemy—maybe even the enemy. Even as late as 2001, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO and ball-buster-in-chief, … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Climbing In Germany

It’s been a while since I cranked out a nice SVG… so I looked at GNU/Linux desktop OS usage according to StatCounter and found Uruguay is doing as usual but I zeroed in on Germany which has broken out above … Continue reading

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