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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: October 6, 2011
So, it’s not $10 but closer to $50. It’s still an accomplishment. Now they only have to ramp up the production capacity. They are at 100K units per month and they need millions to reach 220million children. I would bet … Continue reading
Just when you think you have seen it all a case of copyright violation has been filed by an astrology publisher against a keeper of a timezone database. This has caused the TZ database to shut down pending further proceedings. … Continue reading
There is an hilarious story that “8” will have a different user interface because of an 11% drop in usage of the “Start” menu. What’s wrong with this picture? The 89% of users still using the “Start” menu. Are the … Continue reading
Amazon had better crank up production, they are selling 50K units per day that they don’t have. It must be good to start a line of business that is so sure to be profitable so quickly. Well, perhaps not that … Continue reading
I am being inundated with wild claims of fans of Steve Jobs about how wonderful he was. The facts are a different patchwork: He invented the PC – Nope. Not even close. I still have a working PC from 1980. … Continue reading
While global headlines mourn the death of Steve Jobs, the world is moving on. iPhones are still doing well in the market but the share is slipping fast. iSuppli expects that in 2012, more low-end smart phones will ship than … Continue reading
HB1011, Free Open Source (FOSS) Act of 2010 is in committee stage. It’s stated purpose is that “The government shall apply only FOSS or Foss solutions in all ICT projects except under exceptional cirumstances”. There is strong opposition, for example, … Continue reading