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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: June 10, 2011
One of the gripes that Linux-haters trumpet is that one needs to use typed commands and text files to do some things on the system. Well, M$ has done such a fine job of convincing IT people that a GUI … Continue reading
Those kinds of numbers shipping in 2011 mean the end of an era. Hardly any of the smart phones or tablets ship with M$’s software. That leaves M$ with a less than 50% share of IT in 2011. Sure, they … Continue reading
M$ is all-in for the cloud but leaving all its foot-soldiers slogging in the mud. M$ will pay the channel for the first sale of cloud services but M$ wants the subscriptions all to itself… That’s one of ten reasons … Continue reading
There’s a report out about phishing attacks on LAMP servers. “The most frequently attacked operating system among survey respondents was Linux OS (76%). Attack victims reported that they used Apache as their web server in 81 percent of the responses, … Continue reading
As a teacher, I love analogies. They connect what students know with what is being taught. They condense a web of ideas into a simplified picture of the essential elements. I came across an analogy for Free versus non-FREE software … Continue reading
OpenOffice.org had centralized control of the project in SUN/Oracle’s hands and they stifled the creativity of developers. Now that The Document Foundation is organizing things in a much more open fashion, developers are flocking in with good ideas: “”LibreOffice is … Continue reading