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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.
Daily Archives: June 16, 2010
There is a global movement to legislate and to enforce DRM and other stupidity as a part of ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). I doubt many would object to cooperation amongst nations to stop illegal copying of trademarks and such but … Continue reading
… is zero. It’s the people using them that are productive. I noticed a comment about “the ribbon” on ZDnet: “The productivity boosts my people got from moving from action menu based Office 2003 to process ribbon based Office 2007 … Continue reading
M$ has said a billion PCs run Office… Oops, not quite. Further, it is not such a bargain any longer: “I agree that it seems crazy counter-intuitive that Microsoft isn’t offering its existing Office user base any kind of real … Continue reading
“Over time, the open source community has proven to be somewhat self-policing, where the best products get adopted and widely used, while the stuff that doesn’t meet standards gets a well deserved funeral. It seems to me that thousands of … Continue reading
I recently came across an article that made no sense to me. The thesis was that FLOSS would fail “in the cloud” because FLOSS web applications could not scale and that they were not “multi-tenant“. Wait for it… It’s an … Continue reading
The authour’s thesis is: “Ubuntu is harder to use than Windows” but it is more interesting to read the whole thing… see http://jeffhoogland.blogspot.com/2010/06/why-ubuntu-is-harder-than-windows.html Enjoy. It is so truthful I hurt myself laughing.
see http://www.ffmpeg.org/releases/ffmpeg-0.6.changelog This package is a part of many distros and will give users of GNU/Linux easy access to produce, edit, and decode video better. Use of this format on Youtube should establish it solidly. It is already decoded in … Continue reading