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Australia – Why Should The Government Of A Country Of 24million People Spend $6billion On IT, $250 per capita per annum?

Could it be that they are using That Other OS almost exclusively and spending the taxpayers’ money“In 2014, the Australian government’s ICT spending reached A$5.8 billion, representing 8.5% of the total ICT spend. It is forecasted to grow to A$6.2 … Continue reading

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FLOSS Is Not Just Mainstream – It Is The Stream

Black Duck software has just published their analysis of a survey of 1300 companies who use FLOSS, Free/Libre Open Source Software.“Sixty-four percent of companies currently participate in open source projects – up from 50 percent in 2014– and over the … Continue reading

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Deadlines

Deadlines are often stressful and ugly. Sometimes they provoke improvement/change for good reasons. M$ has set a deadline for end of support of its older “server” software (2003) this year and I notice Netcraft reports the only users of That … Continue reading

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Social FLOSS “Out There”

Since RMS enunciated the principles of Free Software so many years ago, the world of IT has crossed time and space. “On January 14th, Twitter suspended @Barbijaputa’s account after she participated in a conversation about sexually transmitted diseases. The next … Continue reading

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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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