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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 23, 2012
Software vendors and their partners with whom I have dealt have the attitude that because they own software, the world owes them a living. An example of this can be seen in the negotiations between M$ and IBM over licensing … Continue reading
Remember the lawsuit over the TimeZone database? It has been withdrawn with an apology and a covenant not to sue. I remember a time when people sued each other after one received some damage. This is plain crazy, that people … Continue reading
SJVN and others are excited about the introduction of LibreOffice, competitive office suite to M$’s offering, on Intel’s AppUp service. While it is noteworthy that part of Wintel is supporting some good FLOSS, my “spider sense” was tingling, so I … Continue reading
One of the nuggets from my gleaning exhibits of US DOJ v M$ is a rant by Nathan Myhrvold of M$ about how great M$ was and how misunderstood. He begins with this warped view of reality: “The computer industry … Continue reading
Last year, Dell announced selling Ubuntu/Linux at 200 stores in China. Today Dell announced they will expand to 1000 stores. “Dell’s business grew 21 percent in China last year, but still lags far behind market leader Lenovo Group Ltd, which … Continue reading
That’s what Oracle and Google reported to the court. Oracle claimed many violations of a bunch of patents by Google over Android/Linux and only one patent and a few claims have not been thrown out. Damages for these few claims … Continue reading