Monthly Archives: March 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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Linux And World-Domination

“What Google has done for Linux, over the past few years, no other company has managed to pull off. By releasing two major platforms, both getting the most out of a Linux kernel, Google has put Linux in more hands … Continue reading

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Huge Swath Of XP Machines May Go To */Linux

The imminent demise of XP has many thinking, even businesses like banks. “ATM operators would like to be able to synchronize their hardware and software upgrade cycles. But that’s hard to do with Microsoft dictating the software upgrade timetable. As … Continue reading

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Tablets A Bulk Commodity

In 2012 tablets were barely a trickle. In 2013 they took off, at least for the Android/Linux kind. Now shiploads of them are moving from factories in China to every corner of the world.“This is a pivotal year for tablets … Continue reading

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Licensing Matters

One of the biggest reasons I had for moving my last employter to GNU/Linux was M$’s licensing. I’m writing about XP licensing, several layers of complexity less than M$’s current BS. I needed to keep track of “stickers” and OS … Continue reading

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Intel: Small Cheap Computers The New Normal

I’ve been harping for years now that small cheap computers are the way to go. There’s just no need for big boxes except in a few cases like huge computing power, storage or RAM. Look what smartphones can do with … Continue reading

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Debian Installer Jessie Alpha 1 release

Debian announces the first “alpha” release of the installer for their next release. “The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first alpha release of the installer for Debian 8 "Jessie".”It’s wonderful to have some good news in this … Continue reading

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Ouch! Details Of How Kernel.org And Other Linux Servers Were Compromised

OMG! It appears that thousands of Linux servers have had their passwords stolen and an organized crew has gone about compromising them to spread spam and malware far and wide. There aren’t any special cures except rebuilding the servers from … Continue reading

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OMG! FLOSS Has A Hotel…

I’ll come straight out with it. I don’t like hotels.“The Linux Hotel is one of the hubs for open source in Germany. For years, the makers behind on the well-known software packages at a very special ( see here ) … Continue reading

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