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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: May 2010
Rob Pregoraro at the Washington Post asks the question, “How can an operating system with those virtues, the open-source Linux, remain confined to a tiny minority of desktop and laptop computers at home? “. He’s missed the mark. GNU/Linux is … Continue reading
65 years after the close of WW2 and 93 years after the “Balfour Declaration“, Israel and its neighbours are still squabbling. This time, Israel boarded a ship delivering aid to Gaza and 10 people were killed. 500 were aboard, apparently, … Continue reading
I remember playing “Hangman” on the chalkboard of a one-room school-house in the 1950s. It was great sport on rainy/cold/winter days when outdoor recess was difficult. One constructs a hangman’s scaffold with every miss at a guess of a letter … Continue reading
I was surprised to find my blog was in the top million sites. I wondered how other sites mostly about GNU/Linux fared: www.Linuxtoday.com – 1203 Wow! DesktopLinux.com – 374497 www.Linux.com – 2889 Yes! kernel.org – 19990 Way to Go! www.debian.org … Continue reading
No one likes tax men because they take our money but they are just doing their jobs. The tax man in Czechoslovakia is doing a bit more. Perhaps to increase tax revenue he is supporting the idea that computers bought … Continue reading
Phoronix must have had a slow news day: The Huge Disaster Within The Linux 2.6.35 Kernel The comments are about a kernel in development before a release-candidate and in rapid development, as usual for Linux. For one thing, they do … Continue reading
At the end of the day, chickens like to gather in the shelter of the coop where they feel safe. Novell is having its chickens come home to roost. A couple of years ago they had a pop in business … Continue reading
Some comments have derided GNU/Linux showing in the server markets. Here are some facts for 1Q10: Revenue for all x86 servers = $6.8 billion (33.6% year on year growth) Revenue for all servers = $10.4 billion (4.7% year on year … Continue reading
There are more sources indicating a trivial share of GNU/Linux in the browsing market. Check this out: “92% of web sites serve a predominantly United States market (this is an area we would looking to add more diversity in the … Continue reading
M$ has announced a technical computing initiative to help scientists etc. develop software for cloud/cluster computing. They are a little late to the party… The thought that the maker of the world’s worst OS with the most vulnerabilities and the … Continue reading
There is a decent article at eWeek: “10 Things Microsoft Can Do To Redefine Itself” Mostly, I agree with them: Security Innovate Search FLOSS Games and Video Go Social Networking Ignore Apple Hardware, Hardware, Hardware Out with Ballmer More eye … Continue reading