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FLOSS + SNOWDEN = FREEDOM

“The European Parliament calls upon the Commission “for the systematic replacement of proprietary software by auditable and verifiable open-source software in all the EU institutions, and for the introduction of a mandatory open-source-selection criterion in all future ICT procurement procedures”. … 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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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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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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New Is Here

Yesterday, Friday, 2015-09-18, Android/Linux was over the face of the deep and covered the Earth, Asia and Africa at least, 75% of the World’s population. We’re there. That graph from StatCounter is for all kinds of devices, too, desktop, smartphones, … 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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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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Finally, Google And OEMs Get Serious About  Patching Android/Linux

It’s not enough to have the most ubiquitous OS on the planet.“My guess is that this is the single largest software update the world has ever seen. Hundreds of millions of devices are going to be updated in the next … Continue reading

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On The Verge Of Going Public, M$’s Fix Breaks Stuff

“I have 8 machines with build 10240. They are all different configurations and several are clean installs and several are in place 8.1 Upgrade. (Testing purposes). Before this update, essentially smooth sailing since 10240 release.It may be a free upgrade … Continue reading

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Jack Wallen Gets It

“The only reason more people aren’t using Linux is because they can’t go to a big box store and purchase a computer with Linux pre-installed. If the masses could head over to Best Buy or Target and drop a few … Continue reading

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Closing More Windows

“July 8, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. today announced plans to restructure the company’s phone hardware business to better focus and align resources. Microsoft also announced the reduction of up to 7,800 positions, primarily in the phone business. As a result, … Continue reading

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