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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: January 5, 2012
Amazon cloud services are exploding: “every day through 2011, AWS added the same amount of server processing capacity, on average, that it took to run the Amazon online retailing operation in 2000, when it was a $2.76bn company.” Growth rate … Continue reading
Wikimedia is putting up some data. I obtained their agents archive for November 2011. Total Agents/1000 = 5721270 Windows agents/1000 = 4422128 = 77% Linux agents/1000 = 173110 = 3% Mac agents/1000 = 531175 = 9.3% My queries on the … Continue reading
Gartner sees a triple whammy for global IT spending: global economy is sluggish, the Euro is in trouble and the floods in Thailand have dampened production of hard drives seriously. For M$, I see a fourth whammy: people are loving … Continue reading
Chuckle. That was the reaction of one person to discovering GNU/Linux after being disgusted by that other OS falling down. After hearing so much about restrictions on copying in that other OS and the cost of repairing it repeatedly, the … Continue reading
Digitimes reports that with less than a year to go before the release of “8”, ASUS is still thinking about whether or not it will deploy “8” on any ARMed tablets. They’ve already decided x86 is too expensive and are … Continue reading
Digitimes reports that 55% of handsets sold in December 2011 in Taiwan were smartphones. Clearly, people are doing more than talking with their smartphones or they wouldn’t pay the premium. People have to eat, breathe and communicate these days and … Continue reading