Tag Archives: that other OS

Key Question: Is Bundling Proper?

“The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is expected to rule within weeks on the practice of forced sale of licences for operating systems and other software bundled with computing devices. On 25 June, France’s Court of cassation … Continue reading

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Smartphones Are The New PC And */Linux Rules

“Smartphones first accounted for more than 50% of total quarterly cellphone shipments in the first quarter of 2013. In fourth-quarter 2015, smartphones are forecast to reach 435 million units or 80% of total cellphones shipped, according to IC Insights. On … Continue reading

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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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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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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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The Worm (Dell) Has Turned

“Dell is releasing another Ubuntu powered laptop aimed at the consumer market. I say “another” because the announcement comes less than two weeks after Dell began shipping a similar Ubuntu offering. Interestingly, these offerings come just ahead of the release … Continue reading

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