Monthly Archives: May 2015

Global GNU/Linux Page-views Share Reaches All Time High 2015-05-30

 See Top 7 Desktop OSs from 1 July 2008 to 30 May 2015 As we approach the halfway point of 2015 it’s good to see another all time high level of page-view share for GNU/Linux desktops. Meanwhile, 8.1 stagnates. It … Continue reading

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State Of The PC

“Worldwide shipments of keyboard-equipped standard PCs (desktops and notebooks) peaked in 2012 at 345 million, but they are expected to decline by a CAGR of -0.5 percent in the 2013-2018 timeperiod. In the updated outlook, tablets are projected to account … Continue reading

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Thin Clients Still Make Sense

“Organisations which continue to operate older PCs and notebooks as software thin clients can make a valuable contribution to protecting the climate and also make savings over the full life cycle of their devices … the production of the devices … Continue reading

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Despite Bill’s Efforts, GNU/Linux Reaches New High In India

“Microsoft’s covert efforts (lobbying with the help of public partners like NASSCOM) to eliminate an India-leaning software policy in India is finally paying off” See Microsoft Lobbying in India Shoots Down or At Least Weakens Free/Libre Software Policy  Despite Bill’s best … Continue reading

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Sad May For GNU/Linux Desktop

 See: Top 7 Desktop OSs from 1 July 2008 to 29 May 2015 May was a sad month for GNU/Linux desktops according to StatCounter’s pageviews but it ended on a high note with a share of 2.07% yesterday, competitive with … Continue reading

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Technology Is A Tool, Not A Learning Outcome

“In the Croatian system the National Curriculum Framework integrates ICT in many subjects in addition to regular teaching ICT as a subject. As regards published recommendations regarding hardware and software to be used in Croatia there is a problem with … Continue reading

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Put The Job-cuts Where They Belong, In Redmond

“Microsoft phoned Conservative MPs with Microsoft R&D facilities in their constituencies and said, ‘we will close them down in your constituency if this goes through’” See Microsoft faces claims it threatened MPs with job cuts in constituencies In the old days, … Continue reading

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Battle – Optimism Versus Pessimism

“The desktop battle is now irrelevant. We tried. We lost. With the new battles, I feel there is much more at stake: our very freedom, and sense of ownership, is being taken away from us.” See GNU/Linux: the desktop that never … Continue reading

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No Ceiling For GNU/Linux On The Desktop

“as long as the Linux and open source community continue to fight among themselves, this will never happen. Without a convergent effort from the current user base, Linux will continue to hit the same ceiling that has held it down … Continue reading

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Conversation

The other day we had visitors, a landscaping contractor and his wife. She waited in the truck outside while he and my wife discussed plans for landscaping. Nothing is brief in conversation with The Little Woman, so, after a while … Continue reading

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It’s Alive! The Chinese Rototiller Works At Last!

I repaired the bent strut on the tail-wheel and operated the rototiller by walking behind the thing and it worked like a charm. I was still breaking it in and used a shallow cut at low power but it was … Continue reading

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Top 20 Countries In Europe For GNU/Linux Page-views

GNU/Linux (%) 10.04 4.79 4.66 3.38 3.27 3.19 3.07 3.03 2.91 2.7 2.62 2.35 2.34 2.31 2.21 2.2 2.14 1.97 1.92 1.89Country Finland Liechtenstein Malta Czech Republic France Greece Iceland Spain Germany Macedonia Ukraine Ireland Italy Austria Estonia Slovenia Vatican … Continue reading

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