Daily Archives: October 18, 2012

More Nails In M$’s Coffin

In one day we see a bunch of shiny new nails driven into the lid on M$’s coffing: Microsoft plans big licencing price hikes, shifting to per-Device model • The Channel. Google announces a Chromebook for ARM with 100gB of … Continue reading

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WOW! M$’s Q3 Revenue Down 33% for the Client OS

Even if they counted the deferred revenue for filling the supply-chaing with “8” they would still be off 10% so they are doing worse than the unit shipments of PCs, expected because their share is falling. Retailers are really hoping … Continue reading

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Apache OpenOffice(tm) Finally Hatches

see The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache OpenOffice(tm) as a Top-Level Project. Too bad the world has moved on to LibreOffice while they were fiddling with licences. LibreOffice has many millions of users and thousands of contributors. Does anyone need … Continue reading

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Yes, Steve, Google Does Have a Business-Plan and It’s Working

Google’s third quarter revenue was up 45% compared with last year. What can you say? Google is on a roll. Meanwhile Wintel stagnates. Could it be that Android/Linux investment is paying off? Yes, paid clicks are up 33%. No sagging … Continue reading

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United Kingdom’s central e-services site an open source showcase

“The United Kingdom’s government unveiled its new central services and information website, GOV.UK, this week Tuesday. The site is completely built on open source, saving the government some 70 million GBP (about 86 million euro) compared to the previous site, … Continue reading

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FLOSS is a Bargain for French Finance Ministry

Do the maths. All these applications on server and desktop for four years for just ~150 per user. Further, the money goes to employ local small businesses boosting the French economy which needs boosting… “The contract is meant to support … Continue reading

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PostgreSQL – Taking on Oracle

“Last week, Salesforce.com ran a job listing calling for a number of engineers with experience in PostGreSQL — an open source alternative to databases like those sold by Oracle. Speculation is already swirling that Salesforce is looking for PostGresSQL engineers … Continue reading

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Politics and IT

I watched most of the debate the other night on CNN. It was appalling. The matter of IT came up: Candy Crowley: “iPad, the Macs, the iPhones, they are all manufactured in China. How do you convince a great American … Continue reading

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