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

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 Palau Experiment

 See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Palau from 1 Sept to 7 Oct 2015It just dawned on me. The extravagant market-share shown for GNU/Linux in Palau is a real “experiment”. With GNU/Linux being part of a botnet that spoofs Palau, … Continue reading

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Indian GNU/Linux

According to Google, interest in */Linux is widespread in India. StatCounter agrees. It’s interesting that GNU/Linux thrives on weekdays and “Unknown” thrives on weekends. Indian government pushes GNU/Linux for government and Dell and others actually give it space on retail … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Breaks Out On Desktops In Palau

 See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Palau from 30 Aug to 28 Sept 2015Wow! Palau may be tiny but apparently Palauans love GNU/Linux. I guess they were tired of having PCs that slowed down under their burden of malware while … Continue reading

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Five years of LibreOffice

“the group of 16 founders launched an independent free software project under the stewardship of The Document Foundation, to fulfil the promise made by Sun ten years before – at the time of the first announcement of OpenOffice.org – of … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Advances In China

“NeoKylin is starting to be considered a legitimate option even for users outside the government. Workers in the entire city of Siping switched to it. Over 40% of commercial PCs sold by Dell in China are running NeoKylin, the company … Continue reading

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Price – One Measure Of Lock-in

“A one-time purchase of Office 2016 — for either Windows PCs or Macs — costs $149 for the Office Home & Student; $229 for the Office Home and Business; and $399 for Office Professional.…A subscription to Office 365 Personal — … Continue reading

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FLOSS OSs Break Out In Gibraltar

 See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Gibraltar from 1 to 24 Sept 2015What is it about islands that allow them to plunge into FLOSS unlike most larger countries? Here’s another. Gibraltar moved from almost nothing to ~16% GNU/Linux desktops this … Continue reading

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