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Adequatech David Marceau Sole Proprietorship
EMAIL: loongson@adequatech.ca
Call/SMS: 613.218.7497
CANADIAN H.S.T.#
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⊕since 1990, coding, administrating and integrating systems with a variety of programming languages, operating systems, database systems and network infrastructures
⊕specializes in selling GNU/Linux compatible computer devices(phones or computers) that big stores don't have provides emergency help for GNU/Linux computer devices
⊕teaches people GNU/Linux computer device skills
⊕does Information Technology consulting for businesses using GNU/Linux(web site installation/setup/maintenance)

Service Offering: Replace Microsoft Windows with GNU/Linux

Replace Microsoft Windows with GNU/Linux. Before buying a new computer, consider contacting Adequatech.ca. We provide purchasing advice for your next computing device, be it a tablet, a phone or a desktop computer. We recommend you run your devices with Free and Open-Source GNU/Linux software rather than Microsoft Windows or Apple MAC OS. Let Adequatech.ca show you how GNU/Linux software can help better your digital lifestyle. We will come to your home with a bootable USB stick customized for your current computer. We will boot GNU/Linux on your current computer without tampering any data on your current hard-drive. GNU/LINUX is cool. Use/install/remove digitally-signed tamper-proof GNU/Linux software-packages from secure internet software-repository sources containing a huge variety of software available for free and maintained by the global community of GNU/Linux contributors. Good software for web-browsing, email, business/finance, word-processing, presentations, desktop-publishing, spreadsheets, drawing, photo-editing, video-editing, sound/music editing, 3D/2D animation. Some Steam games run on GNU/Linux.

We will help you with your transition to your new GNU/Linux device. Transition service includes:

  • backup of old device personal data(aka System Administration Support)
  • purchasing advice for your next computing device based on latest hardware usually unavailable in the local stores
  • installation of GNU/Linux(Debian Gnome or Manjaro Arch XFCE or Ubuntu Unity) onto your new device
  • configuration of your most frequently used software(aka System Administration Support)
  • Familiarization of your new setup, usage of upgrade-manager and backup(aka System Administration Support)
REMEMBER: Computing devices are built to last 2 years under manufacturer warranties. Expect to backup your personal data on an external device on a regular basis. Replace your internal storage devices every two years.
Our service fee depends on the number of hours you need us to step you through. Minimum Service Fee: 60$CA + H.S.T. We're highly competitive. To book an appointment, EMAIL: email me: loongson@adequatech.caloongson@adequatech.ca or Call/SMS: 613.218.7497.

Service Offering: We can help you with your GNU/Linux I.T. System Customizations

If you need help with your I.T. System, Adequatech can help you get the most bang for your outsourced I.T. Support buck. We have been coding, administrating and integrating systems since 1990 with a variety of programming languages, operating systems, database systems and network infrastructures. Here are some samples of code for gtk, android, ubuntu touch/desktop, web servers and no-sql databases. Minimum Service Fee: 60$CA + H.S.T. We're highly competitive. To book an appointment, EMAIL: email me: loongson@adequatech.caloongson@adequatech.ca or Call/SMS: 613.218.7497.

Service Offering: We can help you with your E-Commerce Web Site Customizations

If you need help with your E-Commerce Web Site, Adequatech can help you. Here is an example paypal "buy now" button e-commerce implementation: Jewellery Travel Bags by Irene Marceau. To book an appointment, EMAIL: email me: loongson@adequatech.caloongson@adequatech.ca or Call/SMS: 613.218.7497.

VERSATILITY OF THE DESKTOP FOR CONSUMERS/DEVELOPERS

The following table aims to convince consumers/developers to continue purchasing desktop computers rather than other kinds of devices. Perhaps desktops are expensive, but they end up being more secure because they are easier apply software updates on to mitigate vulnerabilities. They are also easier to gear up without having to buy a completely new device:
Criteria TRADITIONAL IBM-COMPATIBLE PERSONAL COMPUTER DESKTOP ARM-BASED MINI-PC, Chromebooks, TVBoxes, Internet Of Things (IOT) ARM-BASED PHONE
TYPE OF CPU AVAILABLE Intel 64-bit ARM 32-bit/64-bit ARM 32-bit/64-bit
CPU CAPACITY 4 cores to 8 cores 4 cores to 8 cores 4 cores to 8 cores
TYPE OF RAM AVAILABLE DDR3 DDR3 DDR3
RAM CAPACITY 32GB+ 2GB-4GB 2GB-4GB
TYPE OF STORAGE AVAILABLE SATA SSD, PCI-E SSD EMMC, SATA SSD EMMC
CAPACITY OF STORAGE AVAILABLE 2TB+ 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 2TB+(via SATA SSD) 4GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
OPERATING SYSTEMS AVAILABLE GNU/Linux flavors: Debian(Kali/Ubuntu/more), Arch(Assault/Manjaro/more), Redhat(Fedora/Centos), Android, Windows, MAC OS GNU/Linux flavors: Debian(Kali/Ubuntu/more), Arch(Assault/Manjaro/more), Redhat(Fedora/Centos), Android, WindowsCE/phone, MAC OS GNU/Linux flavors: Debian(Kali/Ubuntu/more), Arch(Assault/Manjaro/more), Redhat(Fedora/Centos), Android, WindowsCE/phone, MAC OS
TIMELY UPDATES OF KERNELS WITHOUT ERASING ENTIRE STORAGE DEVICE AND RE-INSTALLING EVERYTHING YES NO. THIS IS A SECURITY VULNERABILITY IMPACTING YOUR PRIVACY AND POSSIBILITY FOR THEFT OF INTERNET PURCHASING CREDENTIALS NO. THIS IS A SECURITY VULNERABILITY IMPACTING YOUR PRIVACY AND POSSIBILITY FOR THEFT OF INTERNET PURCHASING CREDENTIALS
USE VIRTUAL MACHINE TOOLS TO TRY-OUT/RUN OTHER OPERATING SYSTEMS SIMULTANEOUSLY YES IMMATURE OR NOT AVAILABLE IMMATURE OR NOT AVAILABLE
DIY KIT AVAILABILITY YES YES NO
DIY EXPANDIBILITY(REPLACE GRAPHICS/RAM/STORAGE) YES NO. SOME FEATURES CAN BE EXPANDED, BUT LIMITED NO
ACCESSORIES AVAILABILITY YES YES NOT MUCH
APPLICATIONS AVAILABILITY YES YES YES
PRICE EXPENSIVE REASONABLE PRICE MOST EXPENSIVE
The above table is a generalization of the situation as perceived August 2015. Recommended boards to build a desktop with would be any of the following depending on your budget. These products caught our attention and mostly fall under the desktop category because they are intel/amd based motherboards and may easily apply software updates with GNU/Linux to mitigate software vulnerabilities in a timely fashion without erasing the entire storage device beforehand.

Vero Apparatus ARM64 Laptop

Vero Apparatus has started the ARM64 Open Laptop Project especially for server-application developers and tech afficionados:
⊕Tianocore EDK2 UEFI firmware
⊕using an Octa-core(ARM Cortex-A57) 64-bit AMD Opteron A1100-based motherboard
⊕within a Lenovo X220 chassis
⊕supporting up to 128GB RAM, SATA and LAN
⊕ships with Debian GNU/Linux which makes it worth blogging about because Debian GNU/Linux preserves your digital freedoms.

MP30-AR0 ARM 64-bit Server Motherboard

The Gigabyte's MP30-AR0 platform is the industry’s first enterprise ARM 64-bit Server on a Chip solution running up to 2.4GHz. It uses AppliedMicro X-Gene’s ARMv8-A architecture with up to 128GB RAM, 2 X 10GbE SFP+ LAN interface. Fully compliant with ARM Server Base System Architecture (SBSA) and Server Base Root Requirements (SBBR) standards. It is supported by a robust network of over 1,000 open source software developers. MP30-AR0 Motherboard Press Release.

GopherCon 2015 Happens July 7th - 10th

GopherCon is coming July 7th - 10th, 2015 in Denver, CO. GopherCon is the largest event in the world dedicated solely to the Go programming language with 3 full days of talks, events, & hacking. Be sure to check out the two schedules, one for the presentations and one for the workshops.

Past Blog Posts

past 2015 blog posts
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