Monthly Archives: February 2014

Ford Annoyed Customers With That Other OS

Chuckle. The only reason I switched to GNU/Linux when I did was that M$’s stuff just didn’t work. It’s happening again. “Part of Ford’s decision is based on lackluster reports in surveys like J.D. Power, insiders tell Bloomberg, with unresponsive … Continue reading

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Wow! Tux Machines IS BAACCCKKKK!

I noticed a huge pop in my web stats for today and wondered why. The cause was a link on Tux Machines. There was a recent change of ownership. Now Dr. Roy Schestowitz and Rianne Schestowitz seem to be the … Continue reading

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Wintel: Oh, The Horror! Competition!

I don’t know whether or not it’s wishful thinking but rumours have it that “Microsoft plans to further decrease Windows 8.1 licensing rates for entry-level PCs priced below US$250 and tablets, from nearly US$50 currently to about US$15, according to … Continue reading

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Chromebooks Blossom

Hear those footsteps, Wintel? That’s GNU/Linux you hear, growing like Topsy while your sales stagnate.“There has been breakthroughs in sales of Chromebooks, with devices selling well in the inexpensive notebook segment in the US, and widely adopted for educational use … Continue reading

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Yes, You Can Run (most of) a Winery On GNU/Linux

The crazies who come to my blog keep saying one must have that other OS everywhere on full thick clients. Here’s another anecdote of doing the obvious, running GNU/Linux thin clients almost everywhere with all kinds of benefits: “Our original … Continue reading

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Piers Morgan Leaving

USAians attempted to have Piers Morgan deported for his anti-firearm stance but it looks like that won’t be necessary. CNN is pulling his plug.“Morgan said he thought the audience may have grown weary of his focus on gun control — … Continue reading

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Eewww! M$ Hacked Linux!

Sheesh! I knew there was spaghetti-code in that other OS but I didn’t know M$ put such stuff in Linux… “The vmbus/hyperv interrupt handling is another complete trainwreck and probably the worst of all currently in tree.If CONFIG_HYPERV=y then the … Continue reading

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Hating Microsoft With Good Reason

Hatred like any mind-set can be rational or irrational. We are right to hate the dog chewing on the kid. We take brisk action to deal with that evil. We are wrong to hate someone for something they can’t help … Continue reading

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FLOSS Office Suites

There are a bunch of FLOSS office suites but two of them are the big dogs: LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice. “October 29th, someone downloaded the 75,000,000th copy of  Apache OpenOfficeâ„¢.   The 75 million downloads have occurred in the less … Continue reading

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Ubuntu’s Clouds

Most of my dealing with Ubuntu GNU/Linux has been on clients but it’s out there, running this blog, on servers and now in the cloud.“Ubuntu is now the most popular operating system in cloud – it’s number one on AWS, … Continue reading

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How The Mighty Are Fallen: M$ Competing On Price If Not Performance

Chuckle. It was only a few years ago that M$ could dictate to OEMs how much they had to pay regardless of the price or performance of PCs using that other OS. Today, it is leaked that “Manufacturers will be … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux And Friends

Ken Stark has a fine article about migrating random installations to GNU/Linux. He pivots around the issue of particular pieces of hardware“He walked me over to a computer at the back of the big room and told me that I … Continue reading

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