Despite not having enough salesmen and particular applications, GNU/Linux is thriving. It’s just too good to pass up.
- The US Marines have changed the spec from XP to GNU/Linux on a new radar-system.
- Google, apparently, has seen the light and will ship ODT and ODS documents from Google Docs. Those holding onto that other OS just for the office suite can now let go and moving to GNU/Linux just got easier.
- While Asia has been the tail-end Charlie of GNU/Linux adopters, that’s changing and page-views are growing at a great rate there over the last two years. I suspect a lot of this movement is the result of Dell and Canonical actually using salesmen to make GNU/Linux happen. At this rate Asia will be leading the world in another few years.
- After thrashing around making radical changes since summer, Debian has frozen it’s package list and the bug-count is tumbling, making their next release possible soon.
- 2004:”Asian governments using Linux will be sued for IP violations, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said today in Singapore. He did not specify that Microsoft would be the company doing the suing, but it’s difficult to read the claim as anything other than a declaration of IP war.” The good news? It didn’t happen, and it won’t because now M$ loves GNU/Linux and so do M$’s customers…
- This really surprised me, but Jesus recommended FLOSS, Bible, Matthew 10:8:”freely ye have received, freely give”. Amen! See Ubuntu Christian Edition (Dansguardian web-filter built in).
- Despite waves and winds, the ship bringing my new tractor, plough and roto-tiller from China to Canada should arrive within a few days. Well, that’s not actually news and it’s not about GNU/Linux but anything that helps me feed myself will keep this blog alive… 😉
So, 2014 is winding down as GNU/Linux continues its takeoff. There’s growth everywhere and it’s increasing.