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

GNU/Linux Touted As Safe Replacement For Illegal Software In Bangladesh

“Replacement of pirated software by free/open-source equivalents has effectively saved Kazi Farms Group and Dhaka Tribune from any worry of potential future piracy raids and arrests. It has also saved a total of 800 x 40,000 = Tk3.2cr ($400,000) in … Continue reading

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LibreOffice Installations In EU Governments Approach One Million

“Total cost of ownership (including exit costs) must continue to be considered by government organisations on a case by case basis. In the same way, transition costs from current technology to meet ODF requirements cannot be included in cost assessments, … Continue reading

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Making FLOSS The Default Option Helps Procurement For Government

“The Italian military is transitioning to LibreOffice and the Open Document Format (ODF). The Ministry of Defense will over the next year-and-a-half install this suite of office productivity tools on some 150,000 PC workstations – making it Europe’s second largest … Continue reading

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Why Everyone Should Hate M$ And Their Desktop OS

“On my Windows 10 machine, this is how I’ve come to start my day: I slowly open my laptop lid, cautiously peer at my screen and wonder what is no longer working like it did yesterday.” See My biggest problem with … Continue reading

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Hacking Lock-in

“43% of all Swiss government ICT contracts are signed without public tender. For non-ICT related contracts, the number is just 15%” See Swiss checklist to procuring open sourceThe Swiss are waking up. They have a lock-in problem and they’ve published a … Continue reading

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Munich Does A Lot Of The Right Things But Still Drags Onwards

“Whatever computer hardware was built in the last twenty years, Munich is running it and the central IT department has to support it.” See Munich now a major contributor to open sourceTunnel vision is the phenomenon where a person’s focus tightens … Continue reading

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Thin Clients Thrive In 2015

“Unlike ATMs today which are PCs with banking software and antivirus, the Kalpana is a just simple terminal – also known as thin client – that connects to the Cloud where the actual banking system resides. As the system is on … Continue reading

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New Distro Tailored For Romania Knocks At The Door

“the Cluj-based team launched in Bucharest and Cluj two PC operating systems that are one hundred per cent Romanian, which could be used by regular users or within public administration, the education system or defence institutions.” See IT&C sector – engine … Continue reading

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India Is A Different Place For IT

“India has become a mobile-first nation where smartphone adoption is accelerating. Indian consumers’ expectations of technology has changed. In 2015 there were 118 new smartphone models sold in India 250 million smartphones are projected to sell in India in 2015 by 2017 India … Continue reading

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M$’s Licensing Costs Are Only The Tip Of The Iceberg Of IT – Look Below

“goes against one of the arguments used more frequently to promote Free Software (which, in and by itself, is intrinsically weak, and therefore not used as the main one by the most experts) that is licensing costs. The graph clearly … Continue reading

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Libreation Of Ireland

 See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Ireland from July 2008 to Sept 2015The politics of Ireland have been complex but they were using GNU/Linux a lot back in 2008 according to StatCounter but there was a huge drop when “7” … Continue reading

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Xiaomi GNU/Linux Notebook In 2016

“For the notebook business, Xiaomi is planning to use the same strategy as the one for smartphones and will release notebooks with high price/performance ratio, the sources noted. The sources believe Xiaomi will likely release a 15-inch notebook as it is … Continue reading

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