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Act Locally. Help People Migrate To FLOSS.

LibreUmbria is a creation of some local government departments in Umbria, Italy.“This month, the city of Todi will complete its switch to LibreOffice, and the one in Terni will start, says Alfredo Parisi, founder of LibreUmbria and a researcher at … Continue reading

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Approaching The Singularity

Singularities are fun to contemplate, horrible to achieve. You approach a singularity when you fall into a “Black Hole” or a nuclear bomb goes off… bad things can happen. However, if GNU/Linux approaches a singularity in adoption/use/prevalence on the desktop, … Continue reading

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The Wrong Way To Install GNU/Linux

Don’t get me wrong, for a complete novice the black-box approach to installing GNU/Linux may be pragmatic and effective,“Once you’ve chosen what to do with the hard drive, Linux Mint will start the install process so you can save some … Continue reading

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The Legacy PC Has Peaked And Is Not Lifted By The Tide Of Small Cheap Computers

IDC’s latest predictions and summary of the personal computing market suggests“As the Smart Connected Device market matures, and emerging markets drive more of the growth, the percentage of the market made up of phablets plus regular smartphones is expected to … Continue reading

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Eventually Revolution Is the Easier Route To Escape An Oppressive System

When the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) throws fuel on the fire of revolution, you know it’s a big fire, happening in the public square.“While some have found the process of upgrading straightforward, others have found it expensive, irritating and time-consuming.And … Continue reading

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Mindshare-Momentum For FLOSS

That other OS is a total mess. It has been from the beginning when salesmen decided what an OS should be and“Windows is a total mess. A lot of those involved in developing it have left and it truly shows. … Continue reading

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The Magic Of USB Flash Drives

Soon I will go to a meeting where I might have to install Debian GNU/Linux without an Internet connection. To do the job, I made up a USB drive with everything I will need: basic formatting, firmware, including possible non-free … Continue reading

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Reports Of The Death Of GNU/Linux In Munich Are Greatly Exaggerated

Here and elsewhere we read that the mayor and M$ are drooling to pave over GNU/Linux with that other OS in Munich…“Suggestions the council has decided to back away from Linux are wrong, according to council spokesman Stefan Hauf.He said … Continue reading

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M$ Craps On Their Own Servers. Why Trust Them With Your Computers?

It sickens me to hear the tripe spouted here all too often that, “You get what you pay for…”, “Starting at 18 Aug 2014 17:49 UTC, we are experiencing an interruption to Azure Services, may include Cloud Services, Virtual Machines … Continue reading

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Real People Now Ready To Accept A Real OS

Christine Hall writes about the evolution of the mental lock-in of ordinary people using IT.“cell phones and tablets have made people less afraid to move away from their Windows comfort zones. Indeed, I think that people have never been in … Continue reading

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The Wintel Treadmill As Seen By Gartner

Gartner reflects on the long time taken by businesses to migrate away from XP. They recommend three alternative strategies to avoid these problems with “7”. Strategy My take… “Deploy Windows 8 on new PCs as they arrive, thereby phasing Windows … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Grows Faster In Popularity In India

Again we find the rapid growth of GNU/Linux in India is better than other places because GNU/Linux has actual salesmen motivated to push the product. It would grow much faster in Canada with some retail shelf-space and a few salesmen, … Continue reading

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