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Written by mattliving

June 28, 2009 at 10:15 pm

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French Police Switch To Linux From Windows Save 70%! :)

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UnixMen: The French national police force has slashed its IT costs by 70 per cent by cutting Microsoft out of the equation. There are many arguments for or against switching from Windows to Linux. Many times these arguments are based more in fanaticism than fact.

In a recent report, the French national police force, Gendarmerie Nationale, has provided some great facts supporting the switch from Windows to Linux.

bspcomment Explains why the U.S. military chose Windows! 🙂

Written by mattliving

May 1, 2009 at 3:43 pm

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Typing Evolved with Dasher.

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MAKE: Keyboards are inefficient for two reasons: they do not exploit the redundancy in normal … all » language; and they waste the fine analogue capabilities of the user’s motor system (fingers and eyes, for example). I describe a system intended to rectify both these inefficiencies. Dasher is a text-entry system in which a language model plays an integral role, and it’s driven by continuous gestures. Users can achieve single-finger writing speeds of 35 words per minute and hands-free writing speeds of 25 words per minute. Dasher is free software, and it works in all languages, and on many platforms. Dasher is part of Debian, and there’s even a little java version for your web-browser.

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April 12, 2009 at 10:03 am

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