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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. I do not care whether my solution is the same as yours. I like to think for myself.
My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. I have been blessed by working in schools where students and school systems have benefited by good, modular software easily installed in most systems.
I have shown GNU/Linux to thousands of students and hundreds of teachers over the years and will continue in some way doing that until I die in spite of the opposition.
Monthly Archives: June 2008
I was surfing for news about what’s happening in the world. I am a computer geek, but occasionally I like to broaden my horizons. At CNN.com, I came upon an interesting headline and clicked on the link. “The web browser … Continue reading
According to the company, more than 20 million people have downloaded the new AVG 8, and this has caused a huge up-tick in traffic on sites across the web, including The Register. Because the scanner attempts to disguise itself as … Continue reading
I was following links when I came across this article, “Dell and Desktop Linux: Can it Work?“, written before Dell came out with Ubuntu. It shows how wrong our conclusions can be based on fuzzy or incomplete information. Why it … Continue reading
Four years ago Charlie Demerjean wrote this at The Inquirer. In light of the won’t do and can’t do, Microsoft sits there, and watches its market share begin to erode. That’s happening slowly at first, but the snowball is rolling. … Continue reading
I have been accused of being a zealot for GNU/Linux, hater of M$, and ignorant of Vista. I will own up to the first two, on rational bases. My exposure to Vista has been brief and horrible. I can debate … Continue reading
It is my last week in Shamattawa. While there have been many disappointments, I have enjoyed seeing the little people acquire new computer skills. I remember the first day I taught the Grade 1s to click a mouse. They were … Continue reading
A press release from IDC about Brazil states: SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil, June 13, 2008 – The Brazilian IT market continues with strong expansion. IDC predicts that the year 2008 will close with total spending on hardware, software, and services in … Continue reading
IDC reported recently that usage of thin clients in APEJ (Asia-Pacific, Excluding Japan) is having continued strong growth: “The APEJ thin client market is expected to grow strongly over the next five years, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) … Continue reading
Linux is the best kernel there is, and the OSes built off of it are the best around. Period. Get the Facts Straight/ Great article expounding many successful applications of GNU/Linux. Very direct and full of links. I have been … Continue reading
This could be: a big DDOS on their servers ;-), a means to count FireFox 3 installations, and more good news for FLOSS Enjoy. I have played with RC1 and it was pretty slick. You can play with RC3 from … Continue reading
The US, in business, clings to M$ like a drowning man clinging to a wet cardboard box. M$ is holding them back. When there was nothing but Apple and UNIX on proprietary hardware, the IBM PC and that other OS … Continue reading