Tag Archives: FLOSS

IBM And Red Hat

“IBM is acquiring Red Hat, a major distributor of open-source software and technology, in a deal valued around $34 billion, the companies announced on Sunday. According to a joint statement, IBM will pay cash to buy all shares in Red Hat … Continue reading

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Thin Clients Revisited

I’ve long advocated using GNU/Linux thin clients in schools and offices. It just makes sense to save licensing costs and simplify maintenance. IGEL reports “Shipments of Linux-based endpoint devices” were 35% of units shipped in 2017. See “Linux and the … Continue reading

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ARMed PCs

“With PC makers like Asus and HP beginning to design laptops and tablets around ARM chips, ARM itself has decided to emerge from the shadows and unroll its roadmap to challenge Intel through at least 2020. ARM’s now-public roadmap represents its … Continue reading

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A Mystery In My Keyboard

The keyboard on Beast is an ancient Fujitsu thing, built like a tank, nicely curved surface, and with reliable hysteresis and feedback. This morning I went to use it and the keyboard had lost its mind. Keys weren’t mapped. “Enter” … Continue reading

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Dist-Upgrading Odroid-C2

TLW’s little Odroid C2 was getting a little confused so I thought to upgrade the software. In particular FireFox was an old version and rather obnoxious at times, pausing and being unresponsive. So I checked it out and found that … Continue reading

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CPG Now Works With PHP 7

Great news! I downloaded a new version of CPG and it works with PHP 7! This means I don’t need to run an old version in a virtual machine to keep CPG working. It means less maintenance for my system … 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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We’re Nearly “There”, ARMed And Dangerous

“The Arm Cortex-A76 CPU is the second generation premium core built on DynamIQ technology. Paired with a Cortex-A55 CPU in a scalable DynamIQ big.LITTLE configuration, the Cortex-A76 delivers laptop-class performance with mobile efficiency, bringing the mobile experience (fast responsiveness, always … Continue reading

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Damned Ads!!!

I’ve been having no end of problems with FireFox locking up my GUI in Debian GNU/Linux. “top” always shows a process called Web Content sucking up huge CPU-time and RAM. That sucker would demand gigabytes of resident RAM and after … Continue reading

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Thinking About Networked Storage

“block devices exported via AoE cannot be accessed by IP. Without this additional overhead, network performance does improve when accessing the exported block device(s). This non-routability also adds to the security of the technology. In order to access the volumes, … Continue reading

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On My Dance-Card…

“SynQuacerâ„¢ E-Series is a software development environment compliant with Linaro’s 96Boards open hardware specification. This has been built jointly by Socionext Inc., Linaro and GIGABYTE. It contains one “SC2A11”. “SC2A11” is a multi-core chip with 24 cores of ARM® Cortex-A53. … Continue reading

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Thin Clients, The Walking Dead Of Computing

“In those early days, even as we swapped the serial cables for network ones, shrunk the cases, and doubled the performance, it didn’t take long before thin clients were banished to niche use cases, becoming the territory of call centers, … Continue reading

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