Monthly Archives: January 2009

IBM laying off workers as high profits are posted

Research Triangle Park, N.C. — Less than 24 hours after IBM reported profits that far exceeded Wall Street expectations, Big Blue began a series of layoffs across the company in North America on Wednesday. … There have been rumors of … Continue reading

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The Secret Lives of Ubuntu and Debian Users

The Secret Lives of Ubuntu and Debian Users is an article which looks at the package install and use date from the popularity-contest package. There are some interesting conclusions that can be drawn from this data: The Ubuntu results list … Continue reading

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IBM wins most U.S. patents in 2008

IBM wins most U.S. patents in 2008 Reuters – International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it became the first company ever to win more than 4,000 U.S. patents in a single year, citing a new report from research firm … Continue reading

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A diagram of the apt system

I found the following blog post which looks at how several of the apt related tools function together. It is interesting, well it is to me, and many Debian and Ubuntu users do not realise that the aptitude and apt-get … Continue reading

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