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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: September 2008
China is ramping up production of the tiny notebooks. One will soon be available for about $100 using MIPS/GNU/Linux on a public casting. There is no place for M$ to hide its price. see http://techvideoblog.com/ifa/98-linux-laptop-the-hivision-mininote Indeed. It has AbiWord+FireFox. It’s … Continue reading
I just noticed this tasty tidbit from China: “Windows and Unix command market shares of 41.8 percent and 53.9 percent, respectively.” So, with a billion future users of PCs in China, that other OS is starting from 42% and GNU/Linux … Continue reading
Some trolls claim wireless N does not work with GNU/Linux. That may seem plausible in that few drivers were available but ath9k is in Linux 2.6.27 at rc7 and working and some are using it in Ubuntu Intrepid which is … Continue reading
There have been lots of M$’s sycophants spreading the word now. Vista II will save you… When has M$ ever been on time? Since Vista is still in beta, I think it would be better to call M$’s next release … Continue reading
A while back, M$ trumpeted the news that the London Stock Exchange was using Lose 2003. Here is the result. They crashed and were off the air for over 6 hours. Makes my little problems with a memory leak in … Continue reading