October FOSS SIG on 10/31/2013. As usual this was our last FOSS SIG meeting of 2013 (last Thursdays in November and December are on holidays). I’m also presenting FOSS at the November TBCS General Meeting on 11/19.
Our main topic is “The Current State of FOSS Software”. We’ll use this updated link as a guide. I updated the group on our Linux 101 Class in November.
Finally we had these interesting FOSS-related links to discuss:
- Steve Ballmer finally admits Microsoft blew it by focusing too much on Windows – Steve Ballmer is one of the least reflective people in the tech world, and among the least willing to admit errors. So it was startling to hear him say yesterday that his biggest regret as Microsoft CEO was focusing too much on Windows…
- Obamacare’s Open Source Project Lives On — Even After White House Kills It – Visitors to the Healthcare.gov GitHub repository get an error.
- Windows XP End of Life: Are Chromebooks a Replacement? From The VAR Guy – As K-12 schools and colleges face Microsoft’s Windows XP End of LIfe deadline (April 8, 2014), some educational institutions may jump to Google Chromebooks.
- Tablet baton passes from Apple to Android – The number of Android tablets sold surpassing iPads for the first time, and their relative share of tablet revenues achieving parity.
- Google makes Quickoffice app free for Android and iOS – Google makes Quickoffice app free for Android and iOS
- Apple’s free OS is no threat to Linux at all, Torvalds says – Torvalds will keep working on Linux until he gets bored
- How to access VNC remote desktop in web browser
- Why WordPress Updates Really Do Matter
- Home | Utilite Utilite – a tiny ARM Linux desktop
- Aereo: Watch Live TV Online