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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: December 16, 2011
They use Debian GNU/Linux on 12000 machines scattered across the country. At DebConf11 there was a presentation given about how updates to the software are done in a single night remotely. The presentation mentions a rescue system they built in … Continue reading
The next release of Debian GNU/Linux is shaping up beautifully. There are only a few hundred bugs to go and many are pretty easy to fix. Everything’s easy when you do it right. At the rate they are going, Wheezy … Continue reading
Slated.org has a post about finding a cross-site scripting attack from M$’s network. I checked my log, too. grep ^207.46 access.log > M$.log grep bingbot M$.log|wc 5467 82005 975524 wc M$.log 8137 154312 1733632 M$.log So, a lot are bingbot … Continue reading
The status of GNU/Linux at the beginning of 2011 was great but it kept getting better: server revenue rose twice as fast as M$’s offering Sourceforge hosts FLOSS projects that have had hundreds of millions of downloads some have had … Continue reading
I’ve hated that other OS for more than a decade and I still meet people who also hate it but have not realized GNU/Linux could save them and their PCs from the drudgery/slavery that is Wintel. I was reading a … Continue reading
According to IDC, iPad’s share shrunk to 59.0% Android/Linux’s share rose to 40.3% the tablet unit market grew 23.9% over Q3 2011 is estimated to have shipments of 63million tablets I expect this means that sales of x86 PCs will … Continue reading
Unlike the shenanigans with OpenOffice.org and Java, Oracle seems to be promoting use of MySQL. Perhaps they see MySQL as an invitation to use their cash cow of a database after business grows but they actually are giving free lessons … Continue reading