Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Hunt 2015 – Day Two

I love hunting. It’s a great excuse to get away from The Little Woman and the grandkids and just be me. I went out a second day of muzzle-loading season and had another great adventure. The first action was the … Continue reading

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Lock-in To Be Locked Out In Portugal

“The use of non-proprietary open formats is essential to ensure technical and semantic interoperability, for interaction with citizens and companies and to gain the necessary independence from ICT suppliers … The discussion paper and the public consultation website list the … Continue reading

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2015, The Year Of Android/Linux In Asia

 See Top 8 Desktop, Mobile & Tablet Operating Systems in Asia from Jan to Oct 2015We’ve known for several years that Android/Linux smartphones were very popular in Asia. One could choose any of the last few years to declare its … Continue reading

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The Hunt 2015 – Day One

Yesterday, I went out with the muzzle-loading rifle and hunted white-tailed deer. I had too much fresh air and exercise and I saw exactly half of a deer… Half hour before sunrise I set down at this “L”-shaped opening right … Continue reading

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The Strength Of THE Monopoly

It wasn’t long ago when the strength of M$’s monopoly on the desktop was extremely strong and GNU/Linux was rarely encountered. M$’s recent quarterly report to the SEC shows a much different situation today: “Office 365 Consumer subscribers increased to … Continue reading

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Life In All Its Forms With GNU/Linux

“The system surprised us one day when a user’s Windows install went corrupt on her laptop and she accidentally installed Linux. When her laptop couldn’t boot from the hard drive, it automatically booted from the network. When she got the … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Is On The Move In Dominica

 See Top 7 Desktop OSs In Dominica From January 19 to 19 October 2015Yes, GNU/Linux is on the move in Dominica. The government made a deal with the government of India recently, to promote GNU/Linux at Dominica State College. “Unknown” … Continue reading

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Uruguay Reaps The Benefit Of GNU/Linux In Schools

Wow! After years of using GNU/Linux in schools we can see the users being pumped out of the school-system at a constant rate. Eventually these will be decisive folk in organizations large and small and growth will increase more rapidly. … Continue reading

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The Evils Of M$ Are Now In The Faces Of Ordinary Users – How Will They Respond?

“It seems that Microsoft is desperate to get laggards who are still running Windows 7 and Windows 8 onto Windows 10, but there’s a fine line between being enthusiastic about a new operating system and behaving like you own every … Continue reading

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North Americans Love */Linux ON THE DESKTOP

 See StatCounterIt was only a few years ago that the sycophants of M$ were trumpeting that */Linux was struggling to reach ~1% share of the desktop anywhere. Many of those were in USA. Well, the chickens have come home to … Continue reading

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The Little Woman Returns To Using A Thick Client

For a year or so The Little Woman has been using one of my old thin clients I bought to put on a presentation at a teacher’s conference nearly ten years ago. The thin client was sluggish and annoying at … Continue reading

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The city of Bari Frees The Slaves

“the transition was deemed pretty smooth by the vast majority of workers participating in the experiment … This led us to conclude that the training should be focused on the features of the new productivity suite, but also on the … Continue reading

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