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Oh-Oh. There Goes The NDA…

“Government spending through private companies to deliver works, goods and services to citizens is the single biggest item of spending by government, amounting world-wide to a staggering USD 9.5 trillion each year, or 15 percent of global GDP. This concentration … Continue reading

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Slaves, Rejoice! You’re Going To Have To Do Twice The Work And Still Pay M$ For Your Servitude

“The Start menu ads, or as Microsoft calls them Promoted Apps, haven’t pleased everyone. It’s the space on Start menu tiles that Microsoft allocates to suggested apps. But instead of the current five suggestions Microsoft is planning to increase that … Continue reading

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M$: We Control Your PC…

“Removing the software store, along with other bundled apps, from work machines is normally a good idea to prevent users from installing crap, breaking things and calling the help desk, and generally wasting time at their desks. The Redmond giant quietly … Continue reading

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M$ Kicks Second Most Loyal Users In The Teeth

“Ex-professional Counter Strike player turned full-time streamer Erik Flom was rudely interrupted mid-game and live on Twitch by Windows 10 automatically installing on his PC.” See Windows 10 updates are now ruining pro-gaming streamsWant to play the fanciest games on your … Continue reading

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Every Now And Then The World Of FLOSS Messes UP

“If you’re using ImageMagick on your website to identify, crop, resize or tweak pictures provided by your users, you must make sure you’ve applied these mitigations, and tweaked your code to only accept valid image files. Sandboxing ImageMagick is also … Continue reading

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My Pension Fund Gained More Than M$’s Last Quarter

“Dividends and interest income $ 230 Interest expense (340 ) Net recognized gains on investments 85 Net losses on derivatives (155 ) Net gains (losses) on foreign currency remeasurements (18 ) Other (49 ) Total $ (247 ) See M$’s 10-Q“Really, if my pension fund had had … Continue reading

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Free The Schools!

“deputy mayor Guillard published his recommendations for others that want to ‘free their schools from the commercial agenda of proprietary software vendors’. Free software is unhindered by the constraint of financial profitability, he argues: there is no planned obsolescence and … Continue reading

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M$: If You Can’t Beat ’em, Join ’em…

“Windows Phone is still dying. Android is the most popular mobile operating system by a wide margin. Microsoft has bought a company that can help its developers easily write apps for Android. And, last but not least, it has partnered … Continue reading

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Intel intel

“Intel is preparing a significant round of job cuts across business units this spring, according to multiple sources inside the company familiar with its plans.” See Intel planning for thousands of job cuts, internal sources sayI wouldn’t normally repeat rumours but … Continue reading

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Wearing ’em Down

“I actually am very happy with the Linux desktop, and I started the project for my own needs, and my needs are very much fulfilled. That’s why, to me, it’s not a failure. I would obviously love for Linux to … Continue reading

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Legacy PCs Continue Nose-diving In 2016

“global smartphone sales will for the first time exhibit single-digit growth in 2016. Global smartphone sales are estimated to reach 1.5 billion units in 2016, a 7 per cent growth from 2015. The total mobile phone market is forecast to … Continue reading

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Getting GNU/Linux To Work For You

“One day, we had a virus that simply would not go away. Little did we know what was happening to the data on the slave disk. When it finally failed, we plugged in the week-old slave backup and it failed … Continue reading

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