Daily Archives: November 9, 2011

Linux Mint

I have not used Linux Mint but I poked around the website to find out about it. It’s getting lots of hits on DistroWatch, apparently attracting disaffected users from Ubuntu. There are a lot of good ideas on the website … Continue reading

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It’s Official. Flash is Terminally Ill

Adobe intends to let it die. see ZDnet Now, to see what HTML5 is all about… <!DOCTYPE HTML> <html> <body> <video width=”320″ height=”240″ controls=”controls”> <source src=”movie.mp4″ type=”video/mp4″ /> <source src=”movie.ogg” type=”video/ogg” /> <source src=”movie.webm” type=”video/webm” /> Your browser does not … Continue reading

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The world needs information technology and can makes its own. It does not depend on M$ to provide it. I tell everyone that GNU/Linux is a cooperative product of the world and it works. Every need gets filled. Everyone gets … Continue reading

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Tux Enters Pop Culture

One measure of GNU/Linux’s success in mindshare is how it is perceived by the public. A whole generation of kids who watch TV are seeing Tux the penguin, mascot of Linux, on commercials for Fruit Loops breakfast cereal. What do … Continue reading

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Dell Hurt By Hard Drive Shortage

Dell’s just-in-time model of production is going to be hurt by the shortage of hard drives. Prices for drives have doubled in some markets and stocks of drives might go to zero for weeks. On top of a sluggish economy, … Continue reading

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Banks Cut IT Spending But Keep M$

Banks seem to have established a pattern of cutting pay for IT staff by about 10% because of their conditions. Too bad they didn’t cut M$ so they could cut staff by 50% or so… Where I have worked the … Continue reading

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