Example of “Rare” Customer Service for PC’s

Above is a “same day” response from Emma to an issue I reported on Cecilia’s System76 AIO (all in one) desktop PC.   The PC is out of it’s 1 year warranty but with System76, they continue to provide software support for the life of the PC (at no cost to the customer).

The issue was a Canonical update that issued a flawed kernel in response to the Meltdown/Spectre fiasco.

I’ll provide more detail at our club meeting for the 4 other Linux users in case this is or was an issue for them also.

eelo . . . the next best attempt for an Open Source Mobile OS???

Here’s another project that aims to release a “free & open source” phone OS to counter a closed market of Apple (IoS) and Google (Android).

I wish Gael Duval luck . . . he’ll need it.

Link to eelo project article

Hope he succeeds, am not impressed with Android as an OS, and am not impressed – – at all with Apple as a company – especially in light of recent news reports about intentional slowing down their older phones.


Top Auto Makers to Standardize on Linux for Infotainment Systems . .

Mercedes, Toyota, Mazda, Ford and the majority of Automotive Mfgs will standardize their customer facing displays (gps, web, bluetooth, diagnostics, etc. etc etc.) on the Linux platform.   All the top Linux distros are involved (Debian/Ubuntu, Fedora, Suse) and are contributing to the new standard.   And the whole venture is Open-Source so no company has to reinvent the wheel or get “vendor lock-in” . . . NICE.

For full article, see link on the “continue reading” (next) page . .

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Firefox – Massive Changes by Year End . .

As some our our members may already know, Firefox is undergoing significant change this year. By the end of 2017 . . when version 57 rolls out, the changes will be fully implemented.

Essentially, Firefox is moving to the same technology as Google’s Chrome browser (and the open source version of that – – “Chromium”).

Lot’s of reasons for that – too long for this format, but bottom line, it’s just better.

Here’s some additional info below: