Monthly Archives: October 2013

Finally, Web-Stats From Facebook

“CEO Mark Zuckerberg today noted during the company’s earnings call that 48 percent of users on a given day are only accessing it from mobile.” see Facebook’s Mobile Tipping Point: 48% Of Daily Users Are Now Mobile-Only, Instagram’s Blowing Other … Continue reading

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Intel: If You Can’t Beat ’em, Join ’em

“In what can only be described as highly ironic, Intel is set to make what will easily be one of the first quad-core 64-bit ARM processors. On Tuesday, Altera announced that its Stratix 10 system-on-a-chip (SoC) will incorporate a "high-performance, … Continue reading

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Inside Every Black Cloud Is A Silver Lining

Non-Free software licences pose a heavy burden on users. Users give up information, rights to use their own hardware and get only restrictive access to software. Sometimes it’s a royal pain. I imagine pain is being felt by millions of … Continue reading

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GIMP, The Better Image Processor

I read a review of GIMP and got excited that there had been a new release, but no, it’s GIMP 2.8 which I have been using for a while. Users perceptions about GIMP are varied. Just as I find PhotoShop … Continue reading

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Jamaica Adopts GNU Health

FLOSS is the right way to do IT. The first country to adopt GNU Health IT system is Jamaica who definitely needs to create, find, modify and present health-related information as efficiently as possible. “GNU Health is a Free Health … Continue reading

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No Monopoly in Client PCs

As much as Apple lets on that they are the only ones who know how to make a tablet PC, according to Digitimes, “In the third quarter of 2013, global tablet shipments reached 35.68 million units, up 15.3% sequentially and … Continue reading

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Interesting Spam

Most of the time Spam is horrible. It’s numerous, boring, useless stuff. Today I got a bit of Spam from Google: “In April 2014, businesses around the world will stop receiving support and updates for their operating system or mail … Continue reading

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The success of GNU/Linux

Jack Wallen over at Ars wrote, “I’m all for keeping those millions of machines out of the scrap heaps, but I don’t know how I feel about the Linux community crying out for everyone to use their out-of-date hardware for … Continue reading

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ODF Collaborative Web Editing

Look out, World! The desktop office suite and Google Docs and such are soon to be obsolete because there’s a fully FLOSS web application coming soon. Check out the beta. It’s trivial to install. Just unzip in the root of … Continue reading

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Small Cheap Computers Swamp The Consumer Electronics Market

“Consumer demand for smartphones and tablets has been flourishing in the past few years while sales growth for CE products has languished in the doldrums. The fact that these two product categories are on their own able to generate more … Continue reading

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Governments Living Within Our Means

The sure things are death and taxes. In this modern age, we spend a lot of money on taxes. It is refreshing to see a government choose to spend wisely. I think they should use GNU/Linux and FLOSS for all … Continue reading

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Progress Report On Translation Of GEBC To Pascal

I decided to use GTK2 to write the GUI for my translation. Unfortunately, after hours of study, I could not decipher how to write the GUI in Pascal. I was in a mode where I could get a menu but … Continue reading

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