Monthly Archives: November 2010

WOW! LibreOffice is in High Gear!

It appears to me that LibreOffice is attracting lots of developers and is developing quickly. I see in the changelogs that things I care about are being fixed rapidly. If report cards weren’t due on Monday, I would give it … Continue reading

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Environmental Values

“A shareholder proposal to set up a board committee for environmental sustainability failed. Harrington Investments, a small firm in California’s Napa Valley, supported the plan. “It’s extremely important that the directors recognize that sustainability, environmental sustainability, is a criteria for … Continue reading

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Retail Shelves

The bottleneck of retail shelves is at last opening. I was replying to a troll on LinuxInsider when I did some digging and found retail shelves at Kmart in the USA and even in my nearest city, Winnipeg, with GNU/Linux … Continue reading

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Debian Squeeze Approaches

“Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”: Call for Upgrade and Installation tests The Debian project is proud to announce, that its upcoming release Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” has entered the final phase of its development cycle and is nearly in its final form. We … Continue reading

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ARGH!!!

At a staff meeting today, a staff member who was new but on the job two months and a bit suddenly demanded that her teacher’s PC be put back to that other OS. The fact that this matter was of … Continue reading

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System76 and the World

System76 has been selling GNU/Linux on PCs for several years now. There are posts on various sites about expansion to the UK. I asked about that and how business was going. “We will be shipping to the U.K. very soon. … Continue reading

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Price Leadership

“Price leadership means nothing in the tablet space.” according to Don Reisinger at ChannelInsider. He’s discussing defects in the selling of tablet computers by HP and Dell compared to Apple. He has a point. For early adopters there may well … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Terminal Servers Under Heavy Load

Since the first day I saw a lab full of students happy with the performance of a single-core GNU/Linux terminal server six years ago, I have been quite happy. Of course, I could tell the difference between a heavy and … Continue reading

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Debian Squeeze and Chrome OS for Christmas

Squeeze will be released when ready. Chrome OS will be available on devices with a keyboard by Christmas. Let’s see. ASUS sold out to M$ and the netbook went with XP. Google will not sell out to M$ so there … Continue reading

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More Layers, Please

M$ has put many coats of paint on the old barn to secure that other OS but the malware writers have discovered a way to alter the MBR data so that rebooting turns off some of the layers of protection. … Continue reading

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Correction?

In our rush to congratulate M$ on the fine quarter produced by its wonderful “7”, we missed something. Again, M$ had cooked the books to make “7” division look better, 5% better. Information Week found, Exclusive: Microsoft Altered Windows Sales … Continue reading

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Folio Follies

There’s news that Dixon’s, a retail chain in UK, has stopped selling Toshiba’s Folio 100 because of high return rates. Shades of Walmart’s netbooks… A review by PC Pro reveals no show-stoppers but a handful of short-comings. It may be … Continue reading

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