Tag Archives: that other OS

Yes, Using That Other OS Can Hurt Your Business

Yes. For years my business was education, K-12. I switched to GNU/Linux because that other OS would not work for me and my students: refusing to boot, re-re-rebooting, picking up malware, slowing down, freezing, etc.“A few days ago in the … Continue reading

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2015 – The Year Of The GNU/Linux Desktop

There has been a lot of good news in the web-stats of GNU/Linux this year. It’s become clear to me, despite what others write, that the Year Of The GNU/Linux Desktop can happen and it is happening this year. The … Continue reading

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Fonts Still Clobber That Other OS…

You could not make this stuff up in a work of fiction. The mind just boggles that M$’s GUI-ridden OS“The Tencent PCMgr and KeenTeam hacking collectives shared $140,000 in prizes in Wednesday’s contest – earning $30,000 for taking control of … Continue reading

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Another School Finds GNU/Linux Desktops Work For Them

This was exactly my experience with XP in remote northern schools in Canada.“In comparing the use of Linux to Windows 7 on the same hardware, the kids overwhelmingly preferred Linux for speed, look and feel, and general stability. Although our … Continue reading

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Paving That Other OS With openSuSE, Fedora, Ubuntu…

While That Other OS keeps breaking, GNU/Linux keeps getting easier to install and to maintain.“I started Windows Update as usual, and it chugged along looking normal (deathly slow). No error messages, no problems, no update failures. When it had finished, … Continue reading

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Greens Put German Foreign Affairs On The Hot Seat Over FLOSS

I’m not particularly fond of politicians. They have a habit of saying one thing during election campaigns and another when in office…“The Greens question the validity of the main argument used by the Foreign Ministry for the return to the … Continue reading

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Yes, Folks, The Reign Of Wintel Has Ended

It used to be that Wintel could count on 10% per annum growth year after year, reflecting utter dependence by the world’s population. Today, the story is much different. There have been years of lower growth and now IDC forecasts … Continue reading

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OEMs Get Another Wake-up Call

Oh oh! It seems the shallow recover of legacy PC shipments/revenue has ended.“Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.644 billion (US$652.82 million) for February 2015, representing a 9.09% drop on month and 15.64% drop on year. See Acer revenues fall … Continue reading

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Escape

Ever seen one of those “prisoner of war escapes” movies?“To adjust my OS to fit my needs, and NOT to adjust my needs to fit the software I’m using.” All kinds of emotions and motivations overlap until someone takes terrible … Continue reading

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Whom Do You Love?

Here it is folks, a head-to-head comparison of the most popular version of that other OS and the most popular version of GNU/Linux, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: That Other OS Ubuntu GNU/Linux There are 25 matching records. Search Parameters: Contains Software … Continue reading

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Moving On From Superfish

It’s true, RMS was right. The folks at LinuxBSDos.com are right. The world needs to use Free Software. “Superfish (the company) is an outfit that needs to make money, and VisualDiscovery is their main product. So the company is not … Continue reading

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The 50th Reason To Hate That Other OS

We all have reasons to hate that other OS, whether it’s the price, the re-re-reboots, the performance, the EULA…. but this is a game-changer.“Superfish is more than inconvenient; it’s downright dangerous. The certificate it uses to intercept your browsing has … Continue reading

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