Daily Archives: May 10, 2012

M$ Shoots Self

SJVN has it right when he observes that M$’s exclusions of non-M$ software in “8” will be just another reason to avoid the platform both as developers and users of software. M$ had a monopoly on DOS which they leveraged … Continue reading

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Oracle’s Pratfall

Oracle sued Google over Android/Linux claiming wilful copying. It turns out all they could prove in court was 9 lines of code out of millions. The result must be quite embarrassing: “Judge William Alsup warned Oracle at the U.S. District … Continue reading

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Germany Organizes Migration to FLOSS

Germany has had a lot of experience with different local governments and departments migrating to FLOSS applications and/or GNU/Linux. They have set up an office to provide information so that the wheel does not have to be reinvented for each … Continue reading

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reghardware: Small Cheap Armed Personal Computers

The Register has a review of small cheap ARMed PCs. They give brief reviews of Item RAM CPU Raspberry Pi 256MB 700MHz ARMv6 BeagleBoard-xM 512MB 1GHz Cortex-A8 CPU ARMini 512MB 1gHz Cortex A8 CuBox 1gB 800MHz ARM v7 CottonCandy 1gB … Continue reading

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