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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: September 20, 2011
Brazil, Russia, India and China all have governments that support use of FLOSS for many different reasons: cost, security, local economies and building IT infrastructure. They also contain 40% of the global market for PCs and have high rates of … Continue reading
Know anyone who runs in the administrative account of a PC? Lots. Well, if they are running MacOS X 10.7 they are as good as dead. A stranger can change their password, locking them out and gaining administrative access. No … Continue reading
SJVN ticked me off today. He wrote, “I declare traditional Linux desktop to be dead.”, but then redeems himself at the end by declaring, “while I no longer hope for the old-style Linux desktop to gain popularity, I have no … Continue reading
If you look at the rate of decay of XP on the web stats and compare it with the deadline for support in 2014, we can see that XP will not die… In January 2010, XP was at 59.4% share … Continue reading
I had a chuckle reading this article on PC world. The thesis is that one must do a few things before the PC is really ready to use. Of course TFA assumes that other OS and totally incongruous stuff is … Continue reading
Apple and Samsung are in the opening stages of a destructive global war where they are both attempting to ban the other’s products from importation into multiple countries. This shows the utter impracticality of software patents in modern IT. Devices … Continue reading
Gmail was in beta-testing for ages. It has matured to the point that large organizations are now using it in place of whatever M$ offers. At the moment Gmail has 1% of enterprise e-mail but half of enterprise e-mail in … Continue reading
The release of Android/Ice-cream Sandwich is imminent and developers are being prepared to have a single OS for all manner of gadgets. see Google preps developers for one-size-fits-all Android update
In defending the ‘702 patent against prior art, Oracle essentially argues that the prior art is about software running on a particular machine whereas Oracle’s patent is machine-independent. That is a slippery slope because software patents are supposed to be … Continue reading
According to iSuppli, Lenovo had 23% growth Y/Y while the global shipments of PCs grew only 3.7% to become the third most productive OEM of PCs in Q2 2011. They had huge growth in USA and China. Lenovo also sells … Continue reading
Wintel has invented the “ultrabook” to upsell consumers but OEMs are pushing back. They find the CPU and OS are the major portion of the cost of production and want reductions to compete with Apple on price. Component makers have … Continue reading