Tag Archives: that other OS

Battle – Optimism Versus Pessimism

“The desktop battle is now irrelevant. We tried. We lost. With the new battles, I feel there is much more at stake: our very freedom, and sense of ownership, is being taken away from us.” See GNU/Linux: the desktop that never … Continue reading

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Conversation

The other day we had visitors, a landscaping contractor and his wife. She waited in the truck outside while he and my wife discussed plans for landscaping. Nothing is brief in conversation with The Little Woman, so, after a while … Continue reading

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Australia – Why Should The Government Of A Country Of 24million People Spend $6billion On IT, $250 per capita per annum?

Could it be that they are using That Other OS almost exclusively and spending the taxpayers’ money“In 2014, the Australian government’s ICT spending reached A$5.8 billion, representing 8.5% of the total ICT spend. It is forecasted to grow to A$6.2 … Continue reading

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Disconnect

Years ago I worked in a school system where the higher powers decided to disconnect from Internet“Today (May 15), University leadership announced that our College of Engineering has been the target of two highly sophisticated cyberattacks. In a coordinated and … Continue reading

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Spikes In Page-views Of XP And GNU/Linux In Finland

I pay a lot of attention to GNU/Linux and have written about spikes in page-views from GNU/Linux desktops in Finland. Today, I noticed that XP also had mysterious spikes. They started 2014-August and stopped a week before spikes began in … Continue reading

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FLOSS Is Not Just Mainstream – It Is The Stream

Black Duck software has just published their analysis of a survey of 1300 companies who use FLOSS, Free/Libre Open Source Software.“Sixty-four percent of companies currently participate in open source projects – up from 50 percent in 2014– and over the … Continue reading

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Higher Education Sees The Light

It’s about time. Schools at all levels have been promoting non-Free software from the likes of M$“last year, the Hungarian government decided to promote the use of EuroOffice and ODF in schools and universities. “It is an important policy change … Continue reading

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TOOS Stalls – GNU/Linux Thrives In North America In 2015

SeeTop 7 Desktop OSs in North America from 1 Jan to 14 Apr 2015.I love it when, despite a preponderance of M$’s units on retail shelves of legacy PCs, GNU/Linux takes a huge share of the market. That’s happening now … Continue reading

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Deadlines

Deadlines are often stressful and ugly. Sometimes they provoke improvement/change for good reasons. M$ has set a deadline for end of support of its older “server” software (2003) this year and I notice Netcraft reports the only users of That … Continue reading

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Evolution of GNU/Linux on Czech Desktops

Just like most other regions, GNU/Linux grew very little share over the last few years in the Czech Republic but the last year has seen explosive growth at the expense of that other OS. MacOS grew even faster but about … Continue reading

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Vive La France Libre! GNU/Linux Rolls Onwards And Upwards

France has been a leading adopter of FLOSS for years. France was the home of Mandrake GNU/Linux. The French government has used FLOSS itself and distributed FLOSS to students. They’ve even promoted FLOSS in the colonies. All that was just … Continue reading

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What OS Would You Take To A Desert Island?

I’ve heard of Pitcairn Islands and that they actually are counted by StatCounter. I kid you not. ~60 people live there and this is their OS-breakdown for 2015-March: Lose7 OS X LoseXP LoseVista Lose8 GNU/Linux Lose200320.61 4.85 63.64 3.03 0.61 … Continue reading

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