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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: November 21, 2011
Cutting out the middleman, M$ intends to cash in on the lucrative anti-virus market by cutting out the industry M$ created by shipping an OS with no inherent security for decades. “8” will include anti-virus. Fortunately XP and “7” will … Continue reading
There is a story that is now told describing the legacy of insecurity that is M$’s operating system: malicious software involved was used in targeted attacks focused on governments, political organizations and the defense industry the attackers have used known … Continue reading
“There is going to be a crowd that is just too cool to use something that looks really slick and there is nothing we can do for them.”, said Mark Shuttleworth. There are two things wrong with that, Mark Shuttleworth … Continue reading
I like how M$ spews impressive numbers when it compares itself to Google. The numbers are impressive: one copy of M$’s office suite 2010 sold every second $5.6 billion in quarterly revenue But, look at the units. Google is selling … Continue reading
Ars Technica claims Kindle Fire is not a tablet, but they are wrong. It has a setting to allow installing other software so you can extend the limited Android/Linux distro Amazon installs on it or put GNU/Linux or a full … Continue reading
UbiSlate is a tablet designed to make Internet access affordable in India and promoted by the Government of India for $35 to students in WiFi-only model. Using solar power and $2/mo wireless Internet with huge data-compression fits the infrastructure of … Continue reading
In February 2011, Changewave surveyed US consumers and found 5% were thinking of buying a tablet personal computer. In November the result is 14%. That’s phenomenal but also important is the target. In February, 82% of those thinking of buying … Continue reading
“HTC is also developing another quad-core smartphone, the HTC Zeta, which will be powered by a Qualcomm 2.5GHz CPU and equipped with a 4.5-inch display, 8-megapixel camera as well as Beats, HTC Sense 4.0 and complete cloud content, the sources … Continue reading