Daily Archives: April 15, 2011

Oracle: “We Surrender. OpenOffice.org Just Wants to be FREE!”

Well, that’s not a direct quote… but Oracle is letting OpenOffice.org have more freedom as a community-driven project. They should have done that ages ago. They certainly learned from the spurt of activity over at LibreOffice.org since large numbers of … Continue reading

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Kogan

These guys have jumped right in. Kogan has (end of May?) a 12 inch notebook advertised with Ubuntu 11.04, 500gB HD, 2gB RAM, an Android Internet TV box with ARM for $155, and a 7 inch Android tablet for $147

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Deliberately Unportable Software … by the Numbers

M$ keeps changing their ABIs. That’s why IE 10 will not run on Vista. Vista and “7” are supposed to have the same interfaces yet IE 10 will not run on Vista but will on “7”. That’s why migrating from … Continue reading

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Evidence

“Microsoft’s behaviour could infringe EU competition rules if Microsoft were to implement anticompetitive agreements that foreclose competition or abuse a dominant position on the relevant market(s). It should be noted that Microsoft is not present on the PC hardware market. … Continue reading

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Malware and Linux

The trolls/fans promoting that other OS often tout the immunity of Linux systems to lack of effort because it is not worth the bother. Recent information shows it’s not for lack of trying: a few % of Android/Linux smartphones are … Continue reading

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And it Came to Pass: Adobe Sells Service

Not long ago there were comments here that some software just must be sold as a licence to use. This was given as a reason that FLOSS could never succeed in the market. Well, Adobe, one of the flagships of … Continue reading

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