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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: October 25, 2010
Life does send us slings and arrows. We take a hit and move on. Sometimes we learn from the experience and avoid the next hit. Here’s an example. A fellow buys a notebook from BestBuy which fails under warranty a … Continue reading
At Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Orlando, Fl, Steve Ballmer denied that other OS was losing market share, in business or globally. Analysts mentioned that for 16 quarters that other OS has lost share but he denied it. see the video … Continue reading
The Register has a thorough review of Phoney “7”. It reveals the future of mobile IT as envisaged by M$. 1984 is here, apparently. The platform is very restrictive, an imitation of the iPhone that way. The phone must have … Continue reading
While M$ is wallowing in cash from huge margins on licences, it’s partners, the OEMs and manufacturers suffer under tiny margins. Wistron has announced good results and a plan to seek better margins by concentrating on notebooks rather than desktops. … Continue reading
ERACC has a nice post about positive features of GNU/Linux for a small business. The authour’s issues are similar to mine in a school. I need stuff to work well and reliably cheaply.