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Helping out a FOSS brother.

Posted 06-17-2010 at 08:31 AM by rich_c

I overheard my managers at work discussing a CV (Resume for our transatlantic friends.) that had arrived for their attention in odf format. They were clearly perplexed as to what to do with it, suggestions including opening it in notepad... Fortunately for the person who submitted it, I was able to offer to convert it for them. Naturally, I also expressed my approval for anyone who submits their CV in an open format!
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A couple of surprising comments on Windows security!

Posted 06-12-2010 at 04:37 AM by rich_c

I've noticed a couple of articles of late from pretty authoratitive sources stating what a lot of us already knew. This being that Microsoft Windows is a security liability.

This first link is from Dell. It clearly states in point 6 of the page that Ubuntu offers more security than Windows. Also, further down the page, it lists Ubuntu's anti virus and anti spyware apps as unwarranted!* I hope this page stays up and doesn't mysteriously disappear within a few days...
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Ask not what Linux can do for you...

Posted 05-20-2010 at 11:27 AM by rich_c

Over the past week or so a few things have come along, like the tone of some forum threads for example, that lead me to wonder if the general public are ready for Linux on the Desktop. (Note, not the other way around!) In fact, Linux on the Desktop is just one part of it. Are people outside of the FOSS community able to understand what the community is about and are they able to interact with it without firmly putting their feet in their mouths and upsetting/angering everyone involved?
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Why I Love Linux

Posted 05-15-2010 at 06:49 AM by rich_c
Updated 05-15-2010 at 07:06 AM by rich_c (Add section I forgot.)

There's all the usual reasons like "Free as in speech" and "Free as in beer" but for me, a couple of the reasons I love Linux are the regular discovery of great little apps that I find are already installed as standard when I start investigating how to perform a particular task. For example, I downloaded The Cathedral and the Bazaar as a PostScript. I couldn't find a reader for my Nokia N900, so after a little investigation I converted it using ps2pdf which I found already...
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UK General Election

Posted 04-29-2010 at 03:49 PM by rich_c

I can't quite remember how, but I managed to happen upon this article. A pretty specific endorsement for Linux and FOSS from the leader of the (current) opposition!
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