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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: February 16, 2012
Mac OS X has become OS X. There is speculation about why that is. Perhaps Macs are old-fashioned. Another possibility, remote though it may be, is that Apple wants to go head-to-head with M$ on x86/amd64 hardware. Look at it … Continue reading
Oracle has released version 7.2.4 which they claim is greatly improved in throughput with redundancy. The thing is huge with a .deb package of 300 MB. This looks like the kind of product a website might use to scale up … Continue reading
Meg Whitman is reported to have stated in public that WebOS could be an important player in the long run as an open-source mobile OS because Android could become closed source with Google’s purchase of Motorola Mobility (paraphrase – not … Continue reading
Bruce Byfield swings hard. Sometimes he hits foul balls and other times he gets a home run. He has connected solidly with this piece: Why Isn’t GNOME Listening? The part I like best is where he compares recent GNOMEs to … Continue reading