Tag Archives: that other OS

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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Wintel Cannibalises Self

“global notebooks and desktops shipments into channels are now on course to decline 5.4 per cent to 260.9 million.That’ll equate to 156.2 million portable PCs and 104.7 million desk-based units for the year if the beanies are right, but these … Continue reading

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Apple Sauce

“since the start of the Giant legal showdown with the Feds in early February, Apple developers have been reluctant to work on certain iOS projects and engineering assignments for fear of being summoned by the FBI and forced to break … Continue reading

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Deja Vu

“When looking at the proportion of vulnerabilities discovered in 2015, Windows represented 50 percent of malware samples.” See Familiar Attacks Still Wreaking Havoc, HPE Cyber Risk Report FindsHP finds that 50% of malware involves That Other OS, you know, the one … Continue reading

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