either: or: Richard’s hardware: Libre booted (BIOS with Linux overwritten) Thinkpad T400s running Trisquel GNU/Linux OS. (src: https://stallman.org/stallman-computing.html) LibreBooting the BIOS? Yes! It is possible to overwrite the BIOS of some Lenovo laptops (why only some?) with a minimal version […]
An Android phone is almost useless – without a email@example.com account – almost. (the alternative „Open Source only“ app stores is nice, but would need more committed App developers) This is like Microsoft forcing people to use iexplore for web […]
just reinstalled (of course with LVM + encrypted partition) the giada f300 (very fine machine unfortunately „they“ stopped building it). (the wonderful galaxy background images are missing if one uses the minimal core version and not the full version (comes […]
what IT can learn from nature: (src) mostly US users affected. Big Business: Big Companies and Big Money can afford Big Staff to maintain and secure their products, but they also provide Big Infrastructure (AWS, Office) and thus a single […]
Microsoft lost the mobile domain and tries to secure it’s server and desktop segment – where it almost – still – holds a monopoly. all hardware platforms (including mobile) (src) Desktop OS only Chart: Still about 80% Windows, followed by […]
tested on: Operating System: CentOS Linux 7 (Core) CPE OS Name: cpe:/o:centos:centos:7 Kernel: Linux 4.15.9 Architecture: x86-64 # using vboxmanage –version 5.2.6r120293 ah lovely isn’t it? BSOD Win98 style… errors were NOT the exception, they were THE NORM (and still […]
What is the problem? Microsoft just came up with another closed standard file format… Microsoft’s proprietary TNEF (Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format) often named winmail.dat or win.dat, and has a MIME type of Application/MS-TNEF is a proprietary email attachment format used […]
is when one’s life depends on (especially when closed) source code that one has not written oneself.