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Variety is the spice of life – especially with food and Linux

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August 10, 2017 1:34 pm

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While you could prepare a family meal on an open fire, it is likely you use an oven and not a microwave. Classic IT is like the oven, suitable for most workloads, and is here to stay and be optimised. The Cloud is like the microwave, suitable for particular tasks, but not a universal replacement …

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SUSE Briefing and Christmas Shooting Fun

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November 21, 2016 8:21 am

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Last week SUSECON™ was a great success in Washington D.C. There was also an election with a surprising victor. These are very interesting times with historic changes and unexpected events. If you were unable to attend please see the final day summary blog…

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“Democracy will prevail”: The silent majority

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October 14, 2016 7:35 am

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One of the more alarming places I have awoken is in a central London mansion ($40m+). More specifically in a silk fabric lined guest room on the top floor. Reasonably early in the morning I woke with an incredible thirst. I tried to find the kitchen for a glass of water. On entering the basement …

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The Case for Commercial Open Source Software

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October 3, 2016 10:53 am

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There does not seem to be much organised crime in Newbury, (away from the racecourse). The closest to this is the mass gaming of the “free” coffee offer, by the elderly generation, in the Waitrose next to the Micro Focus HQ. Officially this curious Business Plan allows a loyalty card holder one hot beverage per …

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The Software Arms Race

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September 23, 2016 10:12 am

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In the retreat like conditions of the Greenlands Campus, Henley Business School, I had the opportunity to learn and reflect during my time studying for an MBA. I still live a short distance away, in Marlow, and a 30 minute drive away, across the Chiltern Hills, is the HQ of Micro Focus where I work …

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Cause for Celebrations, Constant Change and the Future

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September 16, 2016 10:03 am

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Tomorrow marks the 25 year anniversary since the first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) was released to the internet. It is also, almost to the day, 25 years since I started university at Cambridge. This weekend we have our reunion at Girton College. I have been a passionate racket sport player since my teens …

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