Monthly Archives: July 2012

GNU/Linux Poised To Dominate San Francisco DMA: Net Applications

According to Net Applications, GNU/Linux is rapidly gaining share in the “designated market area” of San Francisco: Week of Share GNU/Linux July 8 29% July 15 31% July 22 33% Combined with that other OS being down to 42% the … Continue reading

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Databases Expensive? Oracle offers route from SQL Server to MySQL

“The latest version of MySQL Workbench has a new migration wizard designed to provide an easy way to migrate databases from third party products to MySQL. This first version of the wizard lets you migrate from Microsoft SQL Server and … Continue reading

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The Cost of Lock-in Prevents Big Business Adopting “7”

He who lives by the sword dies by it… M$ locked big business into using IE6 long ago and now finds the lock-in is so powerful it prevents big business from using “7”… Chuckle. “web browser specialist Browsium, which said … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

I mostly watch national and international news on TV besides stuff I see on WWW. Today, I was put off by the endless coverage of the Olympic trade show… I switched to watching Global TV’s coverage of local news, weather … Continue reading

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The World is not Loving Apple’s Small Expensive Computers

Financial Times reports the uneven success of Apple in flooding the world with iThingies. They still have few stores in China and it shows. As well, the hot emerging markets are price-sensitive and Apple’s prices make their products second or … Continue reading

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The VAR Guy Pegs GNOME Correctly

Perhaps GNOME has lost its way trying to be everything to everyone. Perhaps it’s just having a mid-life crisis. TheVarGuy pegs it right. GNOME should stick to what it does best if it is to remain relevant, provide a great … Continue reading

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Saving €3,000 per user per year on licenses with FLOSS

A small city in Hungary is shifting most of its clients and servers to GNU/Linux and saving a bundle. They still need a few copies of that other OS because people keep sending them old file formats. “The main problem … Continue reading

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Apple Stole Rounded Rectangle From Sony Who Stole It From Sinclair Who…

Really, there is nothing unusual about rounded rectangles: Apple is suing Samsung claiming Samsung stole it from Apple but Apple stole it from Sony, who may have copied it from Sinclair, who may have copied it from Star Trek, who … Continue reading

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Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

However you think of statistics, these are some from this site, displayed at the lower right corner of the starting page: Facts from these data that please me are that other OS has a proper share and no more, FireFox, … Continue reading

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Reinventing the Wheel Can Be Dangerous

Another incident involving a person attempting to recycle a used barrel results in death… How many times do we have to read such things before everyone knows to leave that to experts or at least combine some facts into reasonable … Continue reading

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My Son, the Master Angler (unofficially)

Just returned from a fishing expedition with my son less than a mile from home. In an hour he caught two catfish, one 34 inches long, good enough for a “Master Angler” award. It took ages to haul it in. … Continue reading

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Is Linux ready for your PC? – Times Of India

The Times of India, the world’s largest English newspaper in circulation (3 million) has an article promoting GNU/Linux on the desktop. India is one of the countries with a government promoting GNU/Linux. This article is an indication that GNU/Linux on … Continue reading

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