Monthly Archives: April 2015

Oh-oh! Citrix Kills The Applications Barrier To Entry For GNU/Linux

“Citrix customers are asking for virtual desktop support for specialized applications built exclusively for Linux, particularly in the oil and gas industry, manufacturing, digital media, and entertainment industries…” See Linux Virtual Desktop: Tech Preview Available for Evaluation One of the … Continue reading

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These Are Good Days

I decided to use the last hour of my day to install Debian GNU/Linux 8, Jessie, again, this time with defaults from “tasksel”: Debian desktop XFCE and “base utilities”. I did this in a virtual machine while grooving to a … Continue reading

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WordPress 4.2.1 Security Release

OK, It’s fixed. Some people work quickly when prodded… See WordPress › WordPress 4.2.1 Security Release Wow! Is that a new record? 1h from publicity to fixed… I just got off an e-mail chain with a guy maintaining a bunch … Continue reading

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Comment On Comments

Sigh. There’s a vulnerability out about huge comments getting past filters. I’ve had to disable automatic comments until that’s fixed. Your comments won’t appear until I’ve approved each one. Sorry… It’s a rainy day here, so I may be able … Continue reading

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Wow! GNU/Linux Takes Off In Lithuania In 2015

See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Lithuania from 1 Jan to 26 Apr 2015 It’s just amazing to see such growth in diverse parts of the world. It’s further confirmation that this is The Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop, but … Continue reading

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I think it’s going to be a great year for gardening. My garden is ploughed and soil temps are already up to 12C in my area under grass. A light rain is forecast for tomorrow with no frost forecast for … Continue reading

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Five Weeks In Uruguay

In the last five weeks, the trend for GNU/Linux Desktops in Uruguay has been phenomenal. I guess the kids are back in school… See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Uruguay from 1 Jan to 25 Apr 2015

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More Debian GNU/Linux

Debian GNU/Linux 8, Jessie has been released. I made a download of the official “netinst” CD-image and used it with kvm to install a virtual machine (dd if=/dev/zero bs=1024k count=4096 > jessie.img;kvm -m 512 -boot order=d -cdrom debian-8.0.0-amd64-netinst.iso jessie.img). The … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Desktop Breaks Out In Finland

See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Finland From 1 to 24 Apr 2015Weekdays are interesting. Those are the days we find out whether folks are just playing with GNU/Linux at home or putting it to work. Finland has seen huge … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Share of Global Page-Views Reaches New High

Date 2015-Apr-22 2015-Apr-10 2015-Apr-05 2015-Apr-11 2015-Apr-21 2015-Apr-04 2015-Apr-09GNU/Linux 2.12 2.1 2.07 2.07 2.04 2.03 2.02Eight days in April, 2015, so far, have reached 2% share of page-views for GNU/Linux on the desktop worldwide, according to data from StatCounter. Three of … Continue reading

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M$’s Client Division Sinks Slowly Into The West

As expected, M$’s client division is doing poorly. Windows OEM Pro revenue declined 19%, as Pro mix returned to pre-Windows XP end-of-support levels and the business PC market declined Windows OEM non-Pro revenue declined 26%, primarily due to channel inventory … Continue reading

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OMG! Manitobans Issued Licences To Kill

Sigh. I am old. I’m slowing down and the world is speeding up. Let the young folk deal with it…“MANITOBA GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES SPEED LIMIT TO INCREASE TO 110 KM/H ON MOST TWINNED SECTIONS OF TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY WEST OF WINNIPEG”.See Manitoba … Continue reading

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