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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 8, 2011
Yesterday, as my wife was rushing out for an appointment, she called to me and demanded I “fix her PC”. Readers may remember that I had liberated her machine from XP after it had ground to a halt for the … Continue reading
Patch Tuesday has plenty of overtime and re-re-reboots in order. Every version of that other OS and Office needs work and there are plenty of critical vulnerabilities to go around. “Upcoming features will include a critical SMB Browser bug that … Continue reading
When a horse ends up after third place, it’s called an “also ran”. That’s what Gartner predicts for smart phones. Android/Linux is expected to become a monopoly by 2012 with that other OS reaching perhaps 20% by 2015. This includes … Continue reading
We have all seen demonstrations of the Tegra 2 ARM CPU from Nvidia. If there was any doubt about the performance of these chips, read on: “In the fourth quarter of 2011, Nvidia is set to launch its 40nm Tegra … Continue reading