Monthly Archives: August 2014

M$ Craps On Their Own Servers. Why Trust Them With Your Computers?

It sickens me to hear the tripe spouted here all too often that, “You get what you pay for…”, “Starting at 18 Aug 2014 17:49 UTC, we are experiencing an interruption to Azure Services, may include Cloud Services, Virtual Machines … Continue reading

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Lay The Damned Charges!

If a black teenager had pumped 6 rounds into a white policeman how many minutes do you think it would have been before he was arrested and charged with murder?“The chaos in Ferguson has gotten so unruly that Missouri Gov. … Continue reading

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Paying For FLOSS

FLOSS, Free/Libre Open Source Software, is not about software that costs $0. Most programmers need to be paid for the time/energy/resources they invest in FLOSS.“A few months ago, the Heartbleed bug was discovered in the OpenSSL cryptography library, which plays … Continue reading

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Real People Now Ready To Accept A Real OS

Christine Hall writes about the evolution of the mental lock-in of ordinary people using IT.“cell phones and tablets have made people less afraid to move away from their Windows comfort zones. Indeed, I think that people have never been in … Continue reading

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More, Happening Faster

NCIX just sent me an e-mail announcing a “back to school” special, new smartphones for $99.95… Look at the features: Model Features Samsung Galaxy Note 3â„¢ 5.7-inch Full HD Screen 13 megapixel camera 2.3 GHz quad-core processor Samsung Galaxy S5â„¢ … Continue reading

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The Wintel Treadmill As Seen By Gartner

Gartner reflects on the long time taken by businesses to migrate away from XP. They recommend three alternative strategies to avoid these problems with “7”. Strategy My take… “Deploy Windows 8 on new PCs as they arrive, thereby phasing Windows … Continue reading

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Small, But Not Too Small, Cheap Computers

As the market for Android/Linux smartphones matures, they get bigger and more powerful.“Huawei Honor 3C 4G LTE Smartphone use 5.0 inch screen, Hisilicon Kirin 910 Quad-Core 1.6GHz processor, has 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 5MP front camera and 8MP back camera, … Continue reading

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Who Is Himangi Saraogi?

I was wandering through the LKML and found a blast of patches submitted by Himangi Saraogi. “I love coding”This blast started May 7, and so far there are ~300 patches. Many of them seemed related to fixing matters of style … Continue reading

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iPad vs. Chromebook – No Contest

Recent news about the popularity of Chromebooks with schools may seem puzzling“Schools in Hillsborough, New Jersey decided to make an experiment out of its own program. Beginning in 2012, 200 students were given iPads and 200 students were given Chromebooks. … Continue reading

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M$ Has No Clothes

The story goes that a charlatan sold an emperor invisible clothes. It took a child to see that the emperor had no clothes…“up to 60 percent of PCs shipped in the emerging markets of Asia, says IDC research manager Handoko … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Grows Faster In Popularity In India

Again we find the rapid growth of GNU/Linux in India is better than other places because GNU/Linux has actual salesmen motivated to push the product. It would grow much faster in Canada with some retail shelf-space and a few salesmen, … Continue reading

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USA Effort In Iraq Is Too Little And Too Late

USA has launched supply by air and air combat patrols in Iraq to offset the crimes against humanity inflicted there. It’s too little and too late. By delaying intervention,“U.S. fighter jets and drones repeatedly bombed Sunni Islamic extremists in northern … Continue reading

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