Daily Archives: May 3, 2013

Migrating From MySQL to MariaDB

The outrageous attitude of Oracle to FLOSS made me check out PostgreSQL but Michael “Monty” Widenius claims moving to MariaDB may be a lot easier: “Just de-install MySQL and install MariaDB instead. All your all tools, connectors will work. You … Continue reading

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The Linux desktop is already the new normal

The thing that M$ feared when it started the “browser wars” has come to pass according to Simon Phipps: “the focus on desktop applications, coupled with the idealistic expectation that Windows will be displaced, has led many to overlook or … Continue reading

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M$ Not Serving The Web

In Netcraft’s latest survey, M$ is down to 11% of active sites surveyed and 12.3% of the million busiest sites. Interestingly, the former number is off 1% and the latter, off 1.3% in the last month. see May 2013 Web … Continue reading

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Japan’s Solution To The Wintel Treadmill: Pull The Plug

“Why should we have to replace our computers at the convenience of the software manufacturer?” see With No Cash for Upgrades, Local Government to Disconnect Some PCs from Net and Tape up Ethernet Ports Several Japanese local governments are in the … Continue reading

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