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Slackware, Crux, Pisi, Manjaro, Devuan… Freedom-Fighters Or Luddites?

I’m not alone in disliking systemd. It’s not because systemd is an innovation. I like change and improvements of all kinds, but systemd is a power grab and I don’t like those.“Systemd is a power grab. It puts more or … Continue reading

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FLOSS And Government In India

FLOSS is the right way to do IT for everyone. Governments may feel FLOSS is unnecessary/different/unusual at their peril. Sooner or later“Indian government software applications are set to make the shift to open source, potentially boosting the pace at which … Continue reading

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A Pleasant Stroll Through Europe – GNU/Linux Rolls On Desktops

Region Roll-out Savings Valencia, Spain 120K PC in admin, courts and schools €1.5million p.a. Extremadura, Spain 70K PCs in schools, more in offices France 72K PCs in French national police, Parliament and ministries checking it out €2 million p.a. Germany, … Continue reading

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Democracy And FLOSS

Sign at a conference on eGovernment:

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Italian Freedom Comes Through A Door Opened With The Thin Edge Of The Wedge

I love it. After the ruling of the high court in Italy that consumers should not have to pay for software they don’t want bundled on PCs, “FSFE, ADUC and ILS have sent a letter to the Italian competition authorities, … Continue reading

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It’s Official, U.S.A. Insane

Let’s see. USA wants Kurds and Free Syrian Army to fight ISIS“The key Syrian border city of Kobani will soon fall to ISIS, but that’s not a major U.S. concern, several senior U.S. administration officials said.” but they won’t lift … Continue reading

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All over North America, improving education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is a hot topic. It was not surprising to read that the Province of Manitoba included this in a recent press-release: “working with all deans of education to … Continue reading

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When Consumers Have M$’s Price In Their Face

Consumers and businesses have long been squeezed down M$’s cattle-chute to monopoly.“enterprises will ultimately start paying for Windows by the user on a subscription model even as Microsoft gives away the platform on smaller screens.” Speculation is that the next … Continue reading

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FLOSS Is The Right Way To Do IT In Los Angeles Schools And Everywhere

Nathan Schneider has a good piece on bad things happening when big business gets to control the IT of large educational organizations“More and more governments are turning to free and open software. Munich, Germany, has saved as much as 10 … 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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Finally! The Sad Comedy Of Errors In Ukraine Gets On Stage

I wrote months ago that there would be war and we all needed to get involved with smacking down Putin and his goons.“NATO members meeting this week in Wales are expected to create "a very high-readiness force" to deal with … 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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