Monthly Archives: June 2014

Some Businesses Just Don’t Get Customer Service

I bought some equipment from a company with a great “brand” a couple of years ago and it stinks. The clutching is very jerky and the drive belts get chewed up. Wanting to find any further information which might help … Continue reading

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Emerging Markets For IT Skip Desktop

While some extoll the virtues of the legacy desktop and notebook PCs, emerging markets are skipping that baggage and moving to lighter weight mobile computing. The next billion or so users of IT/Internet may well skip expensive to buy and … Continue reading

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Government Of Korea Is Into FLOSS For The Long Run

South Korea is into FLOSS in a big way (Android/Linux smartphones). Why shouldn’t the government do the same?“By 2020 when the support of the Windows 7 service is terminated, it is planning to switch to open OS and minimize damages. … Continue reading

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Security? Cost? Go With Thin Clients

In large organizations paranoid about security and having huge IT bills, thin clients are the way to go.“it quickly became clear that the DoD network, with more than 15,000 different sub-networks, was simply too large and had too many distributed … Continue reading

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From Paris With FLOSS

StatCounter Showed a great growth of GNU/Linux page-views in France a couple of weeks ago. Then there was a great plunge about 11-12-13 June. According to Google Trends, there was a lot of interest in Ubuntu in Paris until then. … Continue reading

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Enough With The Rain Already!

Here we are in June when we expect the odd thundershower. Last year and the year before we had months of drought. Now, Nature is trying to fix the average in one year. We’ve had two weeks of frequent rain … Continue reading

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Open Standards Require FLOSS

The effect of any implementation of a file-system depends on the product of not just the file-structure but all the software that directs its formation, presentation, movement, modification and deletion.“To ensure preservation of digital assets, it is essential that specific … Continue reading

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Google’s Smartphone Is The New “Compatible PC”

The next billion users of IT, perhaps even the next few billion, will likely be using Android/Linux smartphones if Google has anything to say about it.“For every HTC and Samsung, there are tens of Android hardware makers who have to … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Is Not That Other OS, Again…

I came across a post in a forum challenging GNU/Linux experts to find a file-manager in GNU/Linux that would allow the authour to use GNU/Linux exactly the way he uses that other OS:“1. Search selected network drives / partitions / … Continue reading

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It’s Official. SCOTUS Considers Small Cheap Computers As Computers

For years now, proponents of Wintel being the one true way to do IT, have held that smart thingies and other small“Cell phones differ in both a quantitative and a qualitative sense from other objects that might be carried on … Continue reading

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PC In Your Pocket, But Only In China

Poor Beast… Except for his huge hard drives and gigabit/s networking, Beast has nothing on this new smartphone: “The new Huawei Honor 6 is packs with 5 inch screen, 3GB of RAM and this is the first smartphone that powered … Continue reading

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ChromeOS and GNU/Linux Still Growing In USA

According to StatCounter, page-views by ChromeOS grew slowly until last year and ramped up in the fourth quarter of 2013. Now they grow more slowly but still ChromeOS has taken a share similar to all the rest of GNU/Linux in … Continue reading

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