Daily Archives: August 22, 2011

GNU/Linux Rules in Brazil

I visited Dell’s Brazilian site. Hard to find anything Linux-like there… Then I came upon this site:http://preco2.buscape.com.br/pc.html FreeDOS (9) Linux (563) Mac OS X (4) Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (13) Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (9) Mac OS … Continue reading

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A Hell of a Week

This past week has been remarkable with good, bad and indifferent events. Several that struck close to home: Events escalated in Libya. They are not close to home but I lived in the Middle East for a few years and … Continue reading

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Web Stats for July

W3Schools.com reports GNU/Linux was at 5.3% for July, 2011. That’s up from 4.8% in July, 2010, healthy growth of +10% per annum. Meanwhile that other OS is down to 85.4%. A year ago they were at 87.8% so they are … Continue reading

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That’s the title, not an error message. It’s like Orwell’s 1984. Users of that other OS are getting 1935 as an error message and it means that other OS broke itself again and must be re-installed. It’s fairly common that … Continue reading

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That Other OS as a Legacy App

All this talk of the “PC” being obsolete is a bit off-base. A PC is a computer that is suitable for use by an individual. That cuts out main-frames but includes just about every other type of computer in mass … Continue reading

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HP: Proof That People Love Small Cheap Computers

HP told the world sales of the TouchPad were disappointing when the price was $400 but now they are clearing them at $100 and sales sky-rocketed. This is proof that consumers had no issues with the performance and if OEMs … Continue reading

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