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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: July 2008
KACE has repeated their survey of IT professionals’ attitudes to M$ which they did in 2007. The survey from June, 2008 has these findings: the number seeing no possibility of migration from M$ is less than 10%, down from 15% … Continue reading
NYTimes has a neat article describing the explosion of the eee PC and imitators/competitors in the past year. ASUS increased sales of PCs in Europe from 2.8 to 6% market share largely on the basis of the eee PC. No … Continue reading
OK, it is summer. I took time off to go to a pool party… Lo, and behold, I chatted with a lady who works in a library. She and many of her staff are ticked at commercial software for libraries. … Continue reading
There has been a surge in production and sales of low-end PCs and notebooks in the last six months. Many of the small machines were sold with GNU/Linux installed. To exclude GNU/Linux from the new markets as much as possible, … Continue reading
That’s reality. GNU/Linux can help students and teachers find, create and present information in an educational setting very efficiently. That’s what a school that went 1:1 in students per PC found. “A study conducted by the school since the inception … Continue reading
The tiny PC is taking the world by storm. Even Intel cannot keep up with demand for the Atom. “Asustek Computer president Jerry Shen last month said the battery shortage would ease in July, but the shortages of the Atom … Continue reading
I have refrained from writing about Gates’ departure because it is irrelevant. Here is an article about what really matters by Richard Stallman: BBC NEWS It’s not the Gates, it’s the bars By Richard Stallman Founder, Free Software Foundation To … Continue reading
ELCOT is doing it. They asked M$ to bid on 100 thousand copies of that other OS for laptops for students. M$ declined to match $12/copy and instead replied with a $57 bundle including Office. ELCOT plans to distribute GNU/Linux … Continue reading