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 LibreOffice 5.1

“LibreOffice has been downloaded 120 million times since the launch in January 2011. The office suite is deployed by large organizations in every continent, with the latest addition being the Italian Defense Staff with over 100,000 desktops.” See The Document Foundation … Continue reading

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Waging War With FLOSS

“The users simply bought what they wanted, and the vendors happily took their money and installed the systems. The result was a collection of standalone systems; each came installed with its own hardware and software, and there was very little … Continue reading

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Between A Hammer And An Anvil There Is No Space For Security

“Malwarebytes anti-malware is the latest security software to be lanced by Ormandy, who has found serious flaws in products from AVG, Kaspersky, FireEye, Trend Micro, ESET, Sophos, and most recently in Comodo’s Chromodo Chrome fork.” See Google lays bare security flaws … Continue reading

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How Operating Systems May Affect The US Presidential Election 2016

I had a chuckle yesterday. Rand Paul, one of the GOP candidates stated that the polls were “off” because many young people use smartphones… I’ve been thinking of this for hours and it occurred to me that Paul is correct. … Continue reading

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One Place I Taught

“Four people have been killed and several injured in shootings in the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan, police say.” See Canada shootings: Four killed in Saskatchewan – BBC NewsI taught in many places in northern Canada, good, bad and ugly. La … Continue reading

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Want Freedom To Choose Your Hardware? Choose GNU/Linux.

“Going forward, as new silicon generations are introduced, they will require the latest Windows platform at that time for support. This enables us to focus on deep integration between Windows and the silicon, while maintaining maximum reliability and compatibility with … Continue reading

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Into The Unknown – Sunday, 2016-01-10

 Share of page-views for many countries by all operating systems, mobile or not. Unknown versus Android/Linux See Top Operating Systems Per Country, 10 Jan 2016For a long time, I’ve puzzled over what “Unknown” means in StatCounter’s reports. I guessed that it … Continue reading

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Wintel Is Sick

“Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015 (4Q15), a year-on-year decline of -10.6%, according to the International Data Corporation” See PC Market Finishes 2015 As Expected, Hopefully Setting the Stage for a More Stable FutureWintel … Continue reading

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Road To Damascus

“Dread started to creep up my spine as I sat there, eyes focused on the Blue Screen of Death. At the time, there were a few spare PC parts around the house but nothing to build a workable desktop from. … Continue reading

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Trusting Intel…

“ME has access to everything that is important. It has unconstrained access to DRAM, to the actual CPU, to GPU, it can also talk to your networking card, especially your Ethernet card, the controller for which is also in the … Continue reading

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C, Again

“Putting a label inside an if is ugly. julia” See Linux-Kernel Archive: Re: [PATCH] net-libertas: Better exception handling in if_spi_host_to_card_worker()Many years ago a respected C-programmer (actually one of C’s creators) wrote about why Pascal is not his favourite language. In this instance, … Continue reading

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Linux On Web Clients In 2015

I’m cheating a bit. 2015 isn’t quite done yet, but the web stats are piling up.  See StatCounterGNU/Linux is apparently right back where it started despite a terrible slowdown in shipments of That Other OS on Wintel boxes and huge … Continue reading

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