Monthly Archives: August 2013

Mistakes Being Corrected In IT In Swiss Schools

As in many places, M$ leveraged its monopoly into school systems in Switzerland so most students would be familiar with M$’s products. More schools are waking up to being slaves of M$, providing free indoctrination in a monopolist’s products. Switzerland … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Update: Steve Ballmer to retire in 12 months

Just when I thought the world of IT had settled into a boring series of non-announcements… “Microsoft Corp said on Friday that Chief Executive Steve Ballmer will retire within the next 12 months, once it completes the process of choosing … Continue reading

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The “Cancer” Needs No Cure

The layers of FUD that M$ has thrown over IT for decades are disintegrating. Even Ireland, which hosts M$’s outpost in Europe is discovering that FLOSS works for them… “IT companies no longer tell public administrations that open source is … Continue reading

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LibreOffice Saves Valencia A Ton Of Money

“The administration of the Spanish autonomous region of Valencia has completed its switch to LibreOffice, a free and open source suite of office productivity applications. Last week Friday the region’s ICT department announced that the office suite is installed on … Continue reading

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“8” Is Insecure By Design

Security is dependent on whose security matters. Apparently yours doesn’t if you use M$’s “8”. “According to leaked internal documents from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) that Die Zeit obtained, IT experts figured out that Windows 8, the touch-screen … Continue reading

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Yes, Our Monopoly Stands On Its Own. We Don’t Bribe Anyone.

“US Department of Justice and watchdog the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are expanding an existing, preliminary probe into whether Microsoft employees and business partners had used bribes to secure certain deals.” see Microsoft 'cooperates' with wide US cash-for-contracts bribery … Continue reading

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Oops! Linux 3.10.9 Released Promptly After 3.10.8

Chuckle. I guess there are days like this… “I’m announcing the release of the 3.10.9 kernel. If you don’t use networking, you can stick with 3.10.8, otherwise I’d recommend updating to this version.” see Linux-Kernel Archive: Linux 3.10.9. Indeed, the … Continue reading

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BigBrother Stops Groklaw

“My personal decision is to get off of the Internet to the degree it’s possible. I’m just an ordinary person. But I really know, after all my research and some serious thinking things through, that I can’t stay online personally … Continue reading

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17 Of The Millions of Reasons to Leave M$ Behind

M$ made its OS closed-source so that it was the only one who could maintain the software. They helped the typical user of a PC by providing “automatic updates” which often worked but sometimes did not. I still remember years … Continue reading

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Microsoft Continues Its Anti-competitive Behaviour

It’s to be expected. M$ is still run by the same people who thought up every dirty trick they could over the decades to prevent having to compete on price/performance. The latest deed covers demanding removal of links to downloads … Continue reading

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What Will You Do In The Next 234 Days?

Seen on Jet-computing‘s countdown clock: 234 days 7 hours 24 minutes 35 seconds until XP crashes and burns… One thing I won’t be doing is replacing all the instances of XP with something else. I don’t have any. I don’t … Continue reading

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For Years I have been derided for stating M$’s OS was crapware. Now M$ admits it.

Folks who visit this blog have been telling me I was an amateur/incompetent/ignorant system administrator who could not keep XP running and that their favourite OS was invulnerable to all kinds of stuff even in the hands of ordinary consumers. … Continue reading

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