Author Archives: Beth Lynn Eicher

What will we count?

Hello Readers… This blog has been about Microsoft and its market share. Specifically, on June 2009 I bet my friend Nick that Microsoft would lack a majority market share come June 2011. We discussed the three products that HAD the … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Free Software Foundation’s Executive Director – John Sullivan

John Sullivan, Executive Director of the Free Software Foundation, has asked the membership a question… By what measures do you judge the success of the FSF’s public advocacy campaigns, and how do you think they have been doing? Below is … Continue reading

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Making not using Microsoft pay

Personally, I have enjoyed a career of using, supporting and deploying Linux technologies for the past twelve years. Lately, I’ve been getting phone calls and emails that suggest the ways not of Microsoft are in high demand. If you too … Continue reading

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The Benefits of a VPS and Linux

The following is a guest post from Jean Watson, Advertising writer webhostgear.com Ms. Watson will discuss how you can use a Virtual Private Server (VPS) to leverage the power of the Linux cloud for a dollar a day… or less! … Continue reading

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Is it a phone or is it a desktop?

The Google Android Linux powered Motorola Atrix is now in AT&T stores. It is the first mobile device to be a legitimate contender for a desktop replacement with laptop-style display and keyboard, one gig of RAM, 48 gig of storage, … Continue reading

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Thank you Red Hat!

From wplug.org visit of the Red Hat labs of The Gates Center of Computer Science cs.cmu.edu 3 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Bug One Resolved at the Gates Center of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon Universtiy thanks to Red Hat Inc.

From where I stand, I see Linux and Apple-based products winning big in the months ahead. How can I hold such unwavering optimism? Over ten years I have a decent salary supporting Linux products, with my career starting at Carnegie … Continue reading

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What will we buy?

Americans today celebrate “Black Friday.” Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, most workers have this day off so they head to the shops to spend their Christmas giving money. The outcome of the bet that kicked off this blog: “Microsoft will … Continue reading

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The desktop market share

Regular readers of this blog, whatwillweuse.com, know that we have been trying to track the desktop market share. We endorse W3Conter’s no-cost analytic service and their market share reports. As of October 31, according to w3counter: Microsoft Windows holds 79.69% … Continue reading

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Share the Knowledge with Freedom: Partimus

How do we learn? When I was in elementary school, the method of work submission was a notebook and a standard number two pencil. Handwriting, not computing, was a daily class. A teacher told me once that the pencil was … Continue reading

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