Your venerable (SCO) OpenServer 5.0.7 Point of Sale server bit the dust and you need a new system right away to get the Point of Sale software running again so your PoS terminals, whether dumb serial terminals or “smart” network stations, are not just expensive bricks. Of course some of the VARs that cater to . . . → Read More: Building an OpenServer 5.0.7 System on New Hardware in 2013
It has been a few weeks since I posted an article here at The ERACC Web Log. I have been kicking around some article ideas, but nothing has gelled until today. I do have some projects going that I will be writing about once they are done. I do not believe in writing articles just . . . → Read More: FOSS: Breaking the Chains of Apple and Microsoft
About the middle of December 2012 I received a call from a long time SCO OpenServer Unix and IBM PC-DOS using client. This client has four Point of Sale business locations and runs a mix of DOS, Unix and Windows in the retail outlets. The main office, here in my town, runs a SCO OpenServer . . . → Read More: FOSS+CSS: Closed Source DOS Accounting Meets Linux and DOSEMU
Why? Because the level of skill required to crack a Unix-like OS is much higher than that needed for a Microsoft OS. Further, properly configured Unix-like systems are much more robust than Microsoft systems. Were Military forces using properly configured and properly secured Unix or Linux systems we would not see items like these below . . . → Read More: Open Source: Why Military Forces Should Use Linux
If you are a Linux protagonist who has been around as long as, or longer than, I have, you have seen responses like these over and over as to why Linux distributions will never go mainstream on the PC desktop:
“Linux will always remain a niche platform because it does not have a native release . . . → Read More: Open Source: Niche Markets, Linux and Microsoft
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I will start this off by adding, “… with the exception of some wireless chip sets and high end graphics cards.” to . . . → Read More: Linux Hardware Support Better Than Windows 7
Note: The article at “AptiQuant” referred to for this story is probably a hoax. See this article at BBC News. Then compare the AptiQuant “team” with the team at Central Test based in France. A look at the domain record for the AptiQuant site shows an address that does not appear to exist. In my . . . → Read More: Are You Smart? Then You Probably Do Not Use IE!
Edit Mon Jun 20 12:19:54 CDT 2011: This is meant to be a semi-humorous, “newbie” tutorial in response to an apparent challenge. My goal is to show how easy installing fonts could be for a non-geek newbie that is “scared” of the command-line. Based on some feedback I have seen, that was not clear originally.
. . . → Read More: Linux: OpenType Font Challenge
What do I mean “… Since 1985″? Go here for a timeline of Microsoft Windows: A history of Windows – Microsoft Windows
I am a Unix / Linux guy writing this article out of sheer frustration, so if one does not like pointed, accurate ranting about that Not A Unix OS to which one may . . . → Read More: Microsoft Windows – Promoting Mediocrity Since 1985
I have a FreeBSD file server sitting in my office that has happily been serving files for a few years now. But the server is built from a conglomeration of very old parts and some of them are now wearing out. I am in the process of building another PC from old parts to replace . . . → Read More: Linux: Updating BIOS on an Old SCSI Controller