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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: October 2010
Brendan Scott also noted assumptions about GNU/Linux never having a place on the desktop by some. I differ with him in that I think it has already happened that GNU/Linux is widely accepted on the desktop but he thinks it … Continue reading
I was thinking just this morning how absurd it is that the world of IT, to a large extent, accepts M$ as the font of all knowledge in IT. That is an absurdity. Locutus had the same idea recently. Why … Continue reading
M$ made IE6 to be “different” so that their customers would not want to stray to other browsers and other operating systems. While in the short term that worked and propped up market share it is now working against M$ … Continue reading
Last summer, Oracle sued Google vaguely about infringement of copyright and patents in Java by Google. Google took its time but eventually replied to the court that Oracle’s claims were vague and not worthy of their time. Oracle promptly replied … Continue reading
Google is in an embarrassing situation. Their Google Docs service is broken. Folks with multiple accounts are having problems connecting. They get into redirect-loops. It’s good to see Google are human and make mistakes. That will keep them honest… Normally … Continue reading
It had to happen sooner or later. The write-once-run-everywhere platform, Java, is being used to install malware on GNU/Linux, MacOS and that other OS all at the same time. see http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2010/10/28/cross-platform-worm-targets-facebook-users/ Time to ban Facebook.com and install DansGuardian+clamav on the … Continue reading
ASUS has announced the release of new tablet PCs for Christmas and 1Q 2011. One of the models will be 9 inch with ARM and Android. Competition is back at ASUS. “As for the 9-inch models, Asustek will have one … Continue reading
11% is what IDC says the growth in global PC shipments was in Q3 from 2009 to 2010 and that’s about what M$’s increase in revenue for that other OS on clients was. That’s not very exciting for the monopoly … Continue reading
A school leader was pushed out after objecting to students being forced to use that other OS instead of the government-mandated GNU/Linux. His complaint was referred to his employer who applied pressure. It sounds like one hand does not know … Continue reading
There’s news from KACE that M$’s customers are clinging tenaciously to XP with many even planning to stick with XP after 2014… That’s deadly for a monopoly that relies on businesses staying on the Wintel treadmill. The message is clear. … Continue reading
Here’s a tidy outline of the time-line. This shows what GNU/Linux can do with promotion and little or no anti-competitive acts from Wintel (except for a few fizzling lawsuits). GNU/Linux works and it works on everything from ARM to HPC. … Continue reading