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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.
Monthly Archives: February 2012
Linus is more than a bit outspoken and is not shy to use strong language. He is in the news lately because SUSE asks for the root password for: setting up wireless, setting up a new printer, and setting date/time, … Continue reading
Yesterday, in Canada’s Senate Daniel Lang began the debate for second reading. I could not say it any better. There were several fine speeches following. He and others spoke from wisdom on the problems the present bill will cure but … Continue reading
They are offering $10K for the best FLOSS app for helping businesses use Department Of Commerce data. Chuckle. Times have changed. There was a time when they would have developed the app in-house or asked for quotations… see Whitehouse Business … Continue reading
Recently the government of Russia has decided to migrate to GNU/Linux. A project to develop a set of distros for that purpose has reached the stage where testing may become more widespread. It has been approved by one ministry of … Continue reading
For years, I have been told by various people from the world of IT that GNU/Linux will never make it on the desktop because of [insert list of complaints/claims/exaggerations/irrelevancies] even while many millions of individuals, schools, organizations, businesses large and … Continue reading
Should people who don’t understand Leap Year be in charge of your IT? I don’t think so. I recommend Debian GNU/Linux who seem to have it done right. M$ lost its cloud today with the February 29 thing. It seems … Continue reading
So far there have been lots of smartphones and tablets running FLOSS but this year a new kind of gadget is becoming mainstream, the computer on a stick. The best one I have seen comes with Ubuntu GNU/Linux or Android/Linux … Continue reading
I used NetApplications‘ data to create this gem: It clearly shows that there was a huge migration to GNU/Linux in 2010 in Mountain View, California. Besides showing that Google did migrate users of those other operating systems to GNU/Linux, it … Continue reading
I love numbers. They can be measured and specified with arbitrary precision. They can bore, dampen or exhilarate one’s feelings. Android/Linux latest numbers really are great: 850000 activations per day, 300 million installed devices, 450K apps in Android Market, 1 … Continue reading
The BBC has an article considering Israel’s military options against Iran designed to stop Iran’s nuclear programme. The article concentrates on bombing and missile attacks but misses one important option that Israel has, nuclear weapons. Israel is believed to have … Continue reading
As of 2012-2-23, the city of Munich has converted 10000 of its PCs to GNU/Linux and almost all of its 15000 PCs to OpenOffice.org 3.2.1, ODF standard and a Wiki distributing a complete set of templates for all their offices. … Continue reading