Tag Archives: that other OS

Sad News! ;-)

Digitimes, out of Taiwan, is always watching the markets for electronics, particularly PCs, components and optical devices.“Intel’s Skylake-based processors, originally expected to launch in early third-quarter 2015 to support the release of Windows 10-based notebooks, may not become available until … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

More Failures Of The Wintel Monopoly

A zero-day exploit of M$’s OLE, one of its tools of lock-in,“The Sandworm vulnerability is being actively abused to attack Swiss banking customers, Danish security consultancy CSIS has warned.” is now being used to rake Swiss banking customers who have … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Freedom Reaches Retail Shelves On Friday

Tomorrow, freedom reaches retail shelves bearing PCs. That’s the day M$ throttles supplies of licences for “7” to OEMs. Eventually, the backlog of “7” machines will trickle out and consumers will only be faced with “8*” which many hate. Inevitably, … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Desktop GNU/Linux Wins

Recently there were comments here that downtime from that other OS was just a figment of my imagination/bias/lies…“Out of 65 desktops, around 10 desktops crashed daily. Employees wasted around 30 minutes, that’s five times 30 minutes per week. That’s not … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Unbundling Of That Other OS At Lenovo

For years, I’ve been annoyed that Lenovo supports GNU/Linux on all its PCs and will ship GNU/Linux for those who demand it but did not advertise GNU/Linux units side by side with units burdened with that other OS. No longer. … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Corporate Desktop Linux

The trolls who visit my blog and deny that there is any merit to using GNU/Linux on the desktop should save their typing.“W. McDonald Buck, retired CTO of World Bank, believes we need to take a more honest and frank … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

GNU/Linux Is Catching Fire On The Desktop, But It’s Not Your Daddy’s GNU/Linux

Despite nearly 20 years of enduring FUD and mud-slinging and astroturfing, GNU/Linux is finally taking off on the desktop.“Consumers are hungry for a product that is cost effective but also provides the versatility and functionality of a laptop. The growth … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Look What Happened To Some Of Those XPed Netbooks

One school district that bought netbooks with XP was having no joy“Students like the faster speeds of the centralized desktop, which runs with 50 percent more RAM and a 33 percent faster processor than any of the netbooks. Boot-up and … Continue reading

Posted in Linux in Education, Teaching, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

GNU/Linux Takes a Bite Out Of That Other OS in Uruguay – 2014

I know statistics lie. Past performance, even recent past performance, says nothing about the future, but you have to appreciate the huge change happening in Uruguay. In the last month that other OS (all versions) has lost 10% share of … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

There Are “Others” and Then There Are “Others”…

“Others” is a convenient category to put things in when stuff you don’t care about happens. GNU/Linux is something I care about but not Gartner. They lump GNU/Linux in with all that other stuff that’s not from M$, Apple, or … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

South Korea Faces The Bill For Lock-in To Wintel

Sometimes in an accident things happen in slow motion and all the mistakes it took to get to where there is no escape“the Korean government made Redmond’s software a requirement for online shopping and banking; a historically weak spot in … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

When Consumers Have M$’s Price In Their Face

Consumers and businesses have long been squeezed down M$’s cattle-chute to monopoly.“enterprises will ultimately start paying for Windows by the user on a subscription model even as Microsoft gives away the platform on smaller screens.” Speculation is that the next … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments