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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: April 6, 2011
“Lin noted that Acer surveys have shown that most consumers believe a tablet PC is like a PC device, meaning it needs an open environment; therefore, Acer has chosen Android that supports Flash and USB to allow consumers to have … Continue reading
Autodesk makes CAD software. By all reports it is good software and it is widely used. The licensing fees are substantial but many who use AutoCAD feel it is money well spent. However, other businesses wishing to provide CAD software … Continue reading
Again Netcraft publishes its measure of the most reliable hosting outfits. Linux takes the top 4 spots and 25 out of 40 sites rated: Linux – 25 BSDs – 6 that other OS – 4 F5 Big IP – 1 … Continue reading
I have read on this blog and elsewhere fans of that other OS claiming you are pretty well protected from malware if: you think before you click, patch regularly, and don’t browse porn-sites. Thinking is helpful in the “social engineering” … Continue reading
We all know what smart phones are, phones that happen to be computers, game consoles, GPS navigation systems etc. What they have not been is affordable with prices ranging from $300 to $1000 depending on how locked-in to some ISP … Continue reading