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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 17, 2011
Thanks to PJ, some excerpts appeared on GROKLAW today. They are worth remembering since some computer users today were not born in those days or were too young to follow the trial. “412. Most harmful of all is the message … Continue reading
It must be nearly so. I was reading a post about GNU/Linux in Russia, and in reply to a naysayer, the authour provided a link to Submarino, an on-line seller in Brazil. It’s loaded with many choices of GNU/Linux PCs. … Continue reading
A dramatic breakthrough in the density of bits on a platter has come through a small tweak in the process: “The secret of the research lies in the use of an extremely high-resolution e-beam lithography process that produces super fine … Continue reading
Unlike businesses or consumers of IT, governments often have unique regulations designed to optimize price/performance in purchases. One frequently encountered provision is that purchases over $X must go to public tender spelling out requirements. We have seen examples where governments … Continue reading