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Undermining That Other OS

“The National Security Agency and its British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters, have worked to subvert anti-virus and other security software in order to track users and infiltrate networks, according to documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.” See Popular Security Software Came … Continue reading

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Demonopolization

“The Russian Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications has announced a plan to replace proprietary software with open source and locally produced software.” See Russia to replace proprietary software with open sourceBetter late than never… In 2010, Putin ordered Russia to … Continue reading

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Rats Queuing Up To Leave Sinking Ship

“Microsoft has been talking to notebook brand vendors about the licensing of Windows 10 recently and is planning to charge extra fees for notebook models with high-end hardware such as Core i7 processors or Full HD display. However, the vendors … Continue reading

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Desktop/Notebook PCs Stagnate In MEA

“IDC expects the MEA PC market to remain almost flat between 2015 and 2019. However, there will be a gradual shift in the weight of demand from consumers to the commercial segment as a growing proportion of home users switch … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Desktops Climb A Mountain In Bahrain

  See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Bahrain from July 2008 to June 2015 That’s not all. Even if you lump Desktop and Mobile together, Android/Linux beats all other operating systems in Bahrain by a wide margin. These folks are not … Continue reading

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M$ Continues Nailing Its Coffin Shut From The Inside

“Facebook Contacts will no longer sync with Outlook.com, Office 365’s Outlook Web App, Windows Live Essentials, or the People apps from Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 7, and Windows Phone 8.” See Windows 8-Facebook sync blown away in API bombing … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Bests “8.1” In Uruguay and Venezuela

  See StatCounterFor the past 30 days in both Uruguay and Venezuela, GNU/Linux share of page-views from the desktop have exceeded that of Lose 8.1 sometimes for three consecutive days. The average for that period was 13.55% Lose 8.1 versus 13.05% … Continue reading

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The Devil Offers Another Way To Sell Our Souls

“Transfer or Access to Source Code  1. No Party may require the transfer of, or access to, source code of software owned by a person of another Party, as a condition of providing services related to such software in its … 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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Progress Report On The Year Of The GNU/Linux Desktop

We are approaching half way and I did a survey from StatCounter. See StatCounter – Top 7 Desktop OSs From 1 Jan to 4 June 2015 It’s a mixed message around the world. There are three groups. Europe stood alone at … Continue reading

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SSSSH! Hell Has Frozen…

SSH is a great technology. It has been for years.“the PowerShell team realized the best option will be for our team to adopt an industry proven solution while providing tight integration with Windows; a solution that Microsoft will deliver in … 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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