Daily Archives: March 24, 2014

AMD Drops Oracle

“The migration of 276TB of data, which was completed last year, was prompted by "an environment outage that took weeks to recover," according to an internal document seen by El Reg. This encouraged AMD to replace Oracle for something else.In … Continue reading

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Bug 62925 Gets Some Grease

Yep, it pays to file bug reports about LibreOffice… “there is some important movement: German and Swiss cities and institutions fund dvelopment on this feature and they just opened a tender: http://www.osb-alliance.de/working-groups/projekte/wichtige-funktionalitaeten-bei-loaoo/ (in German language)” See Bug 62925 – FORMATTING: … Continue reading

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Chromebooks: The New Thin CLient?

I have long been an advocate of GNU/Linux thin clients for efficient IT.“Her complaints have come down to zero ever since she switched to Chromebooks. So something is working right for her. So what does she do? Most of her … Continue reading

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To Hell With Non-Free Software

It’s clear that a lot of IT hardware is being supplied to consumers and organizations with built-in malware, stuff that spies on us and supplies people like NSA with information we don’t want them to have. Ironically, we actually subsidize … Continue reading

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