Daily Archives: March 31, 2014

Making a Difference

I have a lot of respect for Ken Starks but he wrote, again, “The fact is, we’ll never see “the year of desktop Linux.” Not the way we imagine it anyway. Many of us long for the time when Linux … Continue reading

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Tamil Nadu State of India Pushes GNU/Linux To Replace XP

It’s coated in bureaucratese but when the boss suggests installing the boss, some employess might just do that…“the Tamil Nadu government has advised all its departments to install free open source software BOSS Linux” This suggestion was made as early … Continue reading

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MySQL Evolves At Oracle

Apparently, Oracle has decided not only to allow MySQL to live, they are letting it grow.“This new version of MySQL has demonstrated the ability to respond to 512,000 read-only queries per second (qps), more than twice 250,000 read-only QPS that … Continue reading

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2014 Will Be A Great Year For LibreOffice

The only issue I still have with LibreOffice is that it lacks styles for charts.“The tender specification lists five additional features to be developed, including new spreadsheet functions, chart styles and improved mail merge capabilities. The project is expected to … Continue reading

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Small Cheap Computers Win China

The number os users of smartphones in China greatly exceeds the number of legacy PCs.“There were 1.24 billion subscribers of mobile communication services in China as of February 2014, growing 0.36% sequentially and 9.52% on year, and 429.79 million (34.67%) … Continue reading

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