* Posts by dingo

4 posts • joined 21 Sep 2010

Read-only nation: can Open Source change the British way?

dingo

Everybody is paying the Microsoft tax

It is quite simple Microsoft managed to convince (bribed/extort) OEM's to deliver their hardware with Windows in such way that you hardly can buy a PC without it. So yes the average PC-buyer always has Windows on its PC and has no real incentive to change from operating system.

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Naked at 30: Osborne 1 stripped to its chips

dingo

Remembers me of the Philips P2000C

Back in time we used a Philips P2000C which concept looks like quite similar to this one. Except for the bigger screen and 2 80 track floppies rightsided with an amazing 360 kb if remember correctly. With 80x25 lines, Wordstar,Calcstar and MBASIC it was a quite usefull computer albeit a little hefty to carry. Later on you even could get an MS-DOS co-powerboard and a 10 Mb HDD. Great machine!

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Diary of a Not-spot: One man's heroic struggle for broadband

dingo

Get two Pringle cans

I remember a look a like story but that editor boosted the signal strenght and direction by building two antennas from a Pringle can. It surely should be worth a try.

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Oracle pledges MySQL community love

dingo

Hard to believe.

Oracle only interest in MySQL so far has been the enterprise edition which happens to be payware. So I am just migrating my GPL MySQL servers to Postgres because I do not see any reason to believe Larry or Edward

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