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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 27, 2011
Some bosses just don’t know their limits and like to micro-manage and intrude at every level. Sometimes it works but often the boss stumbles in, breaks something, and resumes his busy day leaving employees to pick up the pieces. I … Continue reading
There is news that the CoreFlood botnet has been dealt a blow by governments taking over the servers that are the command and control system. The horror comes from the analysis of this botnet. Over six years it has amassed … Continue reading
I have done this maths before: “7” is not shipping on a large number of PCs these days. This is a dramatic change over the last ten years. Normally the current release from M$ gets a free ride. I am … Continue reading
Repeatedly we are told that using M$’s stuff creates jobs world-wide. It is not so. It is out-sourcing to M$. Take Nokia for example. They are chopping 4000 jobs with many of them in R&D, the lifeblood of tech. Replacing … Continue reading
A number of manufacturers and OEMs have scaled back their estimates of notebook production in 2011. This is not about shrinkage by a few companies. It is an industry-wide phenomenon where tablets are taking a bite out of the market. … Continue reading