Category Archives: GandhiCon 3

Microsoft is scared of open source and fighting back

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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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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The Foundations of a Community: Western PA Linux User Group – Part One

WPLUG is the Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The official founding of the group is dated to September 26, 1997 at 11:37:08 EDT. I was not there as I was still a frustrated yet loyal … Continue reading

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A year from today Microsoft will lack a majority market share.

One year ago at the South East LinuxFest, I, Beth Lynn Eicher indulged in a friendly bet with my friend Nick. “Ubuntu’s Bug One will be resolved in 24 months,” I said. “I’ll bet you $20 that bug one is … Continue reading

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February Market Share Report

Thanks for hanging in there folks for the What Will We Use Browser and Operating Systems reports. In February, we had 1,691 unique readers. This is amazing considering that I have not had time to post much. Nonetheless, Microsoft continues … Continue reading

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Predictions from Pennsylvania Come True

Yesterday was Groundhog Day. It is a fun American tradition where a large rodent from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania “whispers” in his caretakers ear to declare early spring or six more weeks of winter on each year of February 2. Everybody knows … Continue reading

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One neighborhood changing the world part one

When I was laid off in 2007, I felt dismayed and lost as I took my cardboard box of personal items on the bus ride home. I was so distraught, I got onto the wrong route. The bus driver had … Continue reading

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More FUD Please

A commenter a few posts back assertsthat I, Beth Lynn Eicher, give the Free and Open Source community a bad name because I said that Microsoft executes Fear-Uncertainty-Doubt. I could site example by example of where Microsoft spends their time, money, … Continue reading

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When does marketing software become political?

I believe it should be an obvious idea that clean air is good. Telling the world they want to breathe less pollutantsis a lot like telling everyone that free and open source software is in their best interest. Even though it seems like common sense to … Continue reading

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Killer Applications that make 800 pound gorillas tremble

We have only 575 days until Microsoft’s market share crumbles. Some may call me crazy since even more favorable market share counters like w3counter list Linux market share hovering close to 2% and MacOSX close to 7.5%. Why do I maintain … Continue reading

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