Daily Archives: October 10, 2012

x86 PC Shipments Off 8 Percent Q3 of 2012

“Worldwide PC shipments totaled 87.5 million units in the third quarter of 2012, a decline of 8.3 percent compared with the third quarter of 2011, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc.” see Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 8 … Continue reading

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Vieira do Minho: 12 Years of FLOSS on Servers. Now, onto the Desktop.

“the council decided it was time to use open source not only for its servers but also for its desktop computers. The IT department has since replaced the ubiquitous proprietary office suite by the open source alternative LibreOffe on nearly … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit to Consider the Patentable Subject Matter of Software

“Federal Circuit is inviting the parties and amici to address the following questions: a. What test should the court adopt to determine whether a computer-implemented invention is a patent ineligible "abstract idea”; and when, if ever, does the presence of … Continue reading

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Malaysia Saves Big $ Using FLOSS

Malaysia continues to promote and to implement FLOSS in government. Adoptions of FLOSS on servers is widespread. Adoptions of FLOSS on the desktop are ramping up. The latest figures show 33872 seats of OpenOffice.org. Savings are huge. From 2004 to … Continue reading

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