Daily Archives: October 1, 2012

Help Make LibreOffice Even Better – Take the Test

LibreOffice is examining icons for the menus. If you have a few minutes visit http://goo.gl/6lACc and take the test to see how many icons you recognize. I missed a few because I don’t use the full suite daily… I also … Continue reading

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Giorgio Pioda: “Every Monday we had 20 machine to fix for viral infections”

Different organization. Different country. Different language. Same problem. That other OS makes itself useless to schools by giving a home to malware. That was the last straw where I last paved over a school full of XP machines. “ We … Continue reading

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MySQL, One of the World’s Great Databases, Keeps Improving

MySQL 5.6 will have some dramatic increases in performance: “Oracle says that the throughput of InnoDB tables has been greatly improved and that it handles, for example, twice as many read transactions per second as in version 5.5, and almost … Continue reading

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News From Asia

There are lots of developments more or less important to IT this morning: “HDD shipments in 2012 for the overall computer market, including PCs, are forecast to reach 524 million units, up 4.3% from 502.5 million units in 2011, according … Continue reading

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