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Yes, that’s right, another place plans to ditch Microsoft and go to Linux and OpenOffice
There’s a nice CNBC documentary talking about OSS and how it’s pretty much taken over the world. Proof if it was needed that open source is better than closed source in pretty much every scenario.
I say “pretty much” since there are definitely certain scenarios where open source is not the best option, such as proprietary encryption algorithms or something that is company-confidential.
Well, this is a bit of a surprise, but not too much a surprise.
Regular readers will know I’m a FitBit user and have been for a few years.
You’ll also know that I’m an Android user, and Linux user.
So I just read this article, about Google acquiring FitBit. I’m curious to see how they incorporate FitBit and whether improve it or destroy it….
And a Press Release has just been found in my inbox:
Not often I post on problems at Google, but this is actually an interesting situation.
Google had an outage the other week, and it knocked out several websites GitLab, Shopify and impacted others. Gsuite, Gmail, YouTube were affected, but not down.
There are some interesting lines in this article:
for an entire afternoon and into the night, the Internet was stuck in a crippling ouroboros: Google couldn’t fix its cloud, because Google’s cloud was broken.
Google says its engineers were aware of the problem within two minutes. And yet! “Debugging the problem was significantly hampered by failure of tools competing over use of the now-congested network,”
In short, Google Cloud broke due to congestion, Google couldn’t fix the problem because their tools required using the network that was now congested
So this guy did 650 + 650 + 100 km….. Impressive.
But it does prove the effectiveness of having the right mindset.
My personal @github repos are now migrated to @gitlab.
As for why I chose to do this?
http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/112706 and http://techrights.org/2018/06/17/microsoft-patent-cybermobbing/ for starters…
Sad news that M$ are to acquire GitHub. I suspect I’ll start getting Windows adverts in my email inbox soon as my office uses GitHub
On the plus side, this LinuxJournal article has proposed some alternatives. GitLab is a good one and even mentioned on some job listings so I guess I’ll move my repos there.
I’ll be removing my GitHub repos…