Tag Archives: 2015 – Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop

Fallout From Trump’s Tariff War OR GNU/Linux Beats TOOS

“In a major blow to Microsoft, the Chinese government will be replacing all PCs that run Windows by 2022, and could instead use a Chinese-created Linux distro, such as Kylin Linux.”   See China to ditch all Windows PCs by … Continue reading

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The OS Wars Continue

“Beijing has ordered all government offices and public institutions to remove foreign computer equipment and software within three years, in a potential blow to the likes of HP, Dell and Microsoft.”   See Beijing orders state offices to replace foreign … Continue reading

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It Just Got A Whole Lot Easier To Buy A GNU/Linux Notebook…

“In case you’ve missed it, last year, Google started making it possible to run desktop Linux on Chrome OS. Since then, more Chromebook devices are able to run Linux. Going forward, all of them will be able to do so, … Continue reading

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OS Stats Revisited

“Android 41.04% Windows 36.3% iOS 12.43% OS X 5.89% Unknown 2.28% Linux 0.74%” See Operating System Market Share WorldwideI’ve been concentrating on other things but I thought to revisit OS market shares today. Checking Statcounter, we find 44% of their hits … Continue reading

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DHCP Trashed By Toos! Really?

“Until Microsoft devises a fix, if necessary, the software giant’s advice is simple: reboot your PC. Plusnet has told its customers to use static LAN IP addresses and fixed DNS settings, rather than obtaining this information automatically via DHCP, to … Continue reading

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Bern Takes The Next Step Towards Free/Libre Open Source Software

“the city approved a CHF 843,00 (about EUR 750,000) proof of concept study for a switch to open source desktop solutions. The proposal was supported by a clear majority in the council, with 49 votes in favour and 18 against.” See … Continue reading

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All In A Day’s Work

I know. I’m retired, but I still do a lot of work. TLW has me on a short leash sometimes with some nasty jobs like planting her rocks or trees. I humour her because she keeps me supplied with pots … Continue reading

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Free The Schools!

“deputy mayor Guillard published his recommendations for others that want to ‘free their schools from the commercial agenda of proprietary software vendors’. Free software is unhindered by the constraint of financial profitability, he argues: there is no planned obsolescence and … Continue reading

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Tallinn Saves A Bundle Using GNU/Linux

“Schools in the city of Tallinn (Estonia) are gradually moving to PC workstations running on free and open source software. A pilot in March 2014 switched 3 schools and 2 kindergartens. Students, teachers, school administration and kindergartens’ staff members are … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Thriving In Education

“Open source in the education world is no longer a rare thing. And I have seen plenty of public Ubuntu workstations in the past during my travels. But I thought this was interesting because it’s the first time I have … Continue reading

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ARMed Explosion – 2016 Edition

We’ve seen ARMed processors coming on strongly in consumer markets and dipping a toe in servers but 2016 seems to be the year that everyone can have what they want using an ARMed processor. Personally, I want a new motherboard … Continue reading

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Linux On Web Clients In 2015

I’m cheating a bit. 2015 isn’t quite done yet, but the web stats are piling up.  See StatCounterGNU/Linux is apparently right back where it started despite a terrible slowdown in shipments of That Other OS on Wintel boxes and huge … Continue reading

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