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When And Why A GNU/Linux Distro Dies

Today, Bodhi Linux is on Death’s doorstep. The leader is quitting, leaving behind a git repository. Bodhi is a nice idea, a light desktop distro that is well documented and using APT packaging. It certainly delivers what many folks need. … Continue reading

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More, Happening Faster

NCIX just sent me an e-mail announcing a “back to school” special, new smartphones for $99.95… Look at the features: Model Features Samsung Galaxy Note 3™ 5.7-inch Full HD Screen 13 megapixel camera 2.3 GHz quad-core processor Samsung Galaxy S5™ … Continue reading

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Trend-Setting Countries For GNU/Linux On The Desktop

I have written about many countries making positive moves to adopt GNU/Linux on the desktop. Here is a graph showing some. With the exception of Cuba, handicapped by US embargo…, the trends are all positive. Those who give GNU/Linux a … Continue reading

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It’s Official. SCOTUS Considers Small Cheap Computers As Computers

For years now, proponents of Wintel being the one true way to do IT, have held that smart thingies and other small“Cell phones differ in both a quantitative and a qualitative sense from other objects that might be carried on … Continue reading

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The Canadian Blip

There are blips and there are blips. This was a huge one. For the month of April there was a gradual ramp-up in share of page-views attributed to GNU/Linux according to StatCounter. For the month of May there was an … Continue reading

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Approaching 1/N

In a completely random universe, if there are N choices, equally probable, the system tends to approach 1/N for each choice. We are seeing that in IT. Of the few most popular operating systems on client devices, web-stats indicate that … Continue reading

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Venezuela Rebuilds The Desktop Amid The Chaos

Politics be damned. This weekend, GNU/Linux grew dramatically in Venezuela, according to StatCounter. Thank you, “7” and “8” for staying home. The last few weeks has seen major events that pushed the global share from ~1% to near 2%.

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Onwards And Upwards, GNU/Linux Desktops In Canada

While I take webstats with a grain of salt, they do indicate something is happening in Canada:I still don’t know what it is but the rate of change and magnitude is exciting. I’m thinking this could be a big rollout … Continue reading

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A Million PCs Per Week Are Being Installed Of GNU/Linux

There are a couple of assumptions here: page-views, which StatCounter records, are proportional to units installed, and there are about 1500 million, more or less, desktop and notebook PCs out there, in the world. Those are pretty reasonable. Being a … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Gains A Huge Share Of Ethiopian IT In The Last Month

A month ago, GNU/Linux was a one-percenter OS in Ethiopia. No more. In the past month GNU/Linux has surpassed both MacOS (1.88%) and XP (17.07%), everything but “7” (46.48%), in share of page-views in Ethiopia, according to StatCounter. This goes … Continue reading

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Canada Breaks Out Of The 1 Percent Club

For a long time, I have been disappointed that my country, Canada, has lagged behind USA/Europe in page-views of GNU/Linux on StatCounter. That’s no longer the case. Yesterday, GNU/Linux had a share over 5% having risen steadily for about two … Continue reading

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FLOSS Is A Winner

No matter how many times we read that FLOSS is junk made by amateurs “In 2013, for the first time, we saw open source quality for the projects in the Scan service surpass that of proprietary projects at all code … Continue reading

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