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Linux: Explained

(cover image from http://www.labri.fr)

One of my readers has recently asked what Linux is and why it is so different to, or better than, Windows. I promised them an article explaining it, because I am pretty sure that there are some other curious young penguins out there. 1,419 more words


Its it all commerce, less conscience

Economist, Joseph Schumpeter discussed capitalism in 1939, suggesting that history is pitted with bursts or explosions which steered creative destruction (McCraw, 2007). Business historian Thomas McCraw discusses Schumpeter’s ideas in his book, Prophet of Innovation in which McCraw explains that creative destruction is the driving force behind capitalism and is essential in allowing businesses to flourish while other die (McCraw, 2007). 557 more words

EULA: What are you agreeing to?

A quote from Richard Stallman in The GNU Manifesto (1985) has stuck with me since I heard Ted’s lecture: “I cannot in good conscience sign a non-disclosure agreement or a software license agreement.” Thinking about anonymity and nodes and the purpose of the Internet – “all users are created equal” – means any company asking for you to pay for their software is inherently trying to tear down that key feature. 65 more words

Communications And Media

Buddhism and Free Software

Gouthama wanted the soul to be liberated from sufferings(Dhukka). In the process of finding a path to accomplish what he wanted, he got enlightened and became Buddha. 480 more words


Παρακολούθηση της ομιλίας "Ο κίνδυνος από τις ευρεσιτεχνίες λογισμικού" του Richard Stallman στο Γκάζι [20-5-2015]

Την Τετάρτη 20-5-2015 παρακολούθησα στο Γκάζι,

την ενδιαφέρουσα ομιλία “Ο κίνδυνος από τις ευρεσιτεχνίες λογισμικού” του Richard Stallman.

Διοργανώθηκε από την ΕΕΛ/ΛΑΚ.

Τα βασικά σημεία της ομιλίας 20 more words

RMS on Free Hardware from LibrePlanet 2015

The Free Software Foundation has released some of the videos from LibrePlanet 2015. The presentation from RMS is described as:

Free software, free hardware, and other things by Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation. 375 more words

Windows 8 Tech Failure and Why Internet Cafes Are Extinct in Oradea

People are so used to using technology that they forgot how it feels when something goes wrong. Yes, technology fails and sometimes it is quite difficult to replace it. 325 more words