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European Commission Open Source Software Strategy 2014-2017

I’d say the EC has a great strategy: “For all future IT developments, the Commission shall promote the use of products that support recognised, well-documented and preferably open technical specifications that can be freely adopted, implemented and extended. Interoperability is … Continue reading

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M$ Hammers Loyal Customers

Yep. All the bad things M$ did to lock-in consumers with exclusive deals with OEMs and retailers are “Over one-third of the 436 councils surveyed across the UK have been subject to at least one software licence review in the … Continue reading

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PHP 7 Coming Soon To Websites Near To Your Heart

PHP is all over the web. I like that developers can quickly add/modify PHP code to make web-applications sing.“it’s not all rainbows and sunshine for PHP 7 either. WordPress 4.1 is actually 0.79 percent SLOWER on PHP 7 than it … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux And The Bottom Line

Saving money by using GNU/Linux for IT is a no-brainer.“Technology and content expense was $54 million and $71 million for the three months ended September 30, 2001 and 2000, respectively, representing 8% and 11% of net sales for the corresponding … Continue reading

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$#%%@ Hits The Fan In GPL v VMWare

Everyone loves Linux and has the right to run, examine, modify and distribute the code“In October 2011, Conservancy received a GPL violation report on BusyBox for VMware’s ESXi products. Conservancy opened the matter in its usual, friendly, and non-confrontational way. … Continue reading

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​Damned NSA!!!

It’s hard enough to use the web securely but it turns out“the National Security Agency (NSA) wanted to make sure that they could read "secured" web traffic by foreign nationals. So, the NSA got Netscape to agree to deploy 40-bit … Continue reading

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Hmmmm… 96Boards Could Be To ARM What ATX Was To x86

Are you old enough to remember what PCs looked like before ATX? I am. They were huge, heavy, expensive and often had weird parts from only one or a few sources.“The 96Boards initiative is designed to offer a single software … Continue reading

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Yes, That Other OS Is Broken And Tagged, “Won’t Fix”

We’ve known for many years that other OS was a hopelessly complex pile of vulnerabilities, but now even M$ acknowledges that.“Unlike recent high-profile vulnerabilities like Heartbleed, Shellshock, Gotofail, and POODLE, this is a design problem not an implementation problem. The … 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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systemd Or Poettering, Name Your Poison

I’ve been using Debian for many years and rarely had any problem. Since systemd reared its ugly head and Debian “So, summary: – the world is not perfect – there are many places where the time can be switched, not … 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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Oh, GAWWWD! Poettering’s Dreams Of Domination Don’t End With systemd

Poettering is like Hitler or Putin. Give hime init and he’s still not “appeased”.“There were no slides. None whatsoever. No presentation. He just talked.” He wants the world. No, his resolutions for 2015 include everything he could think of to … Continue reading

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