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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: April 2010
A while back, I declared 2010 the Year of ARM and predicted by the end of 2010 we would see ARM competing mainstream on desktops and servers. Well, I might have been a few months off, but ARM will make … Continue reading
Bug #1 affects all GNU/Linux distributions, “M$ has a majority market share.”. The boys and girls at Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu are working hard to fix this bug but they cannot do it alone. M$ has enlisted most of the … Continue reading
It looks as if ASUStek is coming back into the fold of FLOSS with a new product this summer, a tablet-format PC. If it runs Android, is it ARM-based? Amen! That may be the best way for an OEM to … Continue reading
Digitimes has an article about the stiff competition for notebooks of all kinds globally. There is some debate apparently between IDC and Gartner about who is #1, Acer or HP. It appears that “sources” believe the position will depend on … Continue reading
Many are hailing “7” as a great success. I say not so. “7” is a bugfix of Vista which was already late XP is still dominant in business Unless M$ can convince business to adopt “7” it can hardly be … Continue reading
I just saw an ad on Linuxinsider.com that I have to share. It should read, “Get 1/3 less for your money!”. Rather, M$ states that “1=10″ meaning their restrictive EULA will allow you to connect 10 machines to your PC … Continue reading
smartphones – Android growing fast, that other OS shrinking web servers – Apache with GNU/Linux riding high high performance computing – GNU/Linux wins easily – only 1% use that other OS LAN servers – who knows? Too closely tied to … Continue reading
Are we there yet? That is what we used to ask our parents in the middle of a long ride in the car… Now Phoronix has checked the boot-time of Ubuntu 10.04. No it is not 10s yet on a … Continue reading
We are approaching the 125th anniversary of the Battle of Batoche wherein the government of Canada crushed the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. My great grandfather was one of the soldiers raised in Ontario and brought west by the almost-complete Canadian … Continue reading
Jane Silber, the boss at Canonical, says that Ubuntu has about 10 million installations and is growing at about 10% per month. That would make Ubuntu the 1% that NetApplications sees. Since there are several distros with similar popularity to … Continue reading
As SCOG is circling the drain their arguments are becoming circular: Without copyright ownership SCO cannot assert rights or bring suit to protect that technology against misuse by third parties, and without the ability to protect the technology, SCO cannot … Continue reading