Tag Archives: proprietary

Your cloud pricing isn’t webscale

Thankfully in 2015 most (but not all) proprietary software providers have moved away from the archaic ideology of software being licensed by the CPU core – a concept that reflected the value and importance¬†of systems back when you were buying … Continue reading

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MacOS won’t build anything? Check xcode license

One of the annoyances of the MacOS platform is that whilst there’s a nice powerful UNIX underneath, there’s a rather dumb layer of top that does silly things like preventing the app store password being saved, or as I found … Continue reading

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Easy Lockscreen MacOS

Whilst MacOS is a pretty polished experience, there’s some really simple things that are stupidly hard sometimes such as getting the keybindings to work right for real keyboards¬†or in this case, getting the screen to be lockable without sleeping the … Continue reading

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Create MacOS Mavericks Installer

Whilst Apple’s hardware has a clever feature where you can re-install the operating system directly from the internet (essentially netboot install from Apple’s servers), it’s not always suitable if you need to install a machine on an offline connection or … Continue reading

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Android, the leading propietary mobile operating system

The Linux kernel has had a long history in the mobile space, with the successes and benefits of the OS in the embedded world transferring across to the smart phone and tablet market once devices evolved to a level requiring … Continue reading

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