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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: March 17, 2012
I’ve read more than enough times about Linux breaking things. I’ve rarely seen it however and Linus wants to make sure things stay that way with this blast on LKML (Linux Kernel Mailing List): “From Linus Torvalds Date Thu, 8 … Continue reading
I have known for years that That Other OS was declining in popularity but I have mostly been concentrating on growth of */Linux lately. It does not hurt to have a look at the competition. Here is what StatCounter reveals … Continue reading
I visited statcounter today to check out the proportion of Internet usage from mobile or non-mobile OS: Region % non-mobile USA 91.28 Asia 85.81 Africa 86.44 South America 97.16 Europe 95.70 Worldwide 91.47 While the absolute numbers may not mean … Continue reading
I noticed my new (but old) thin client seems jerky, just what I would expect with the “atime” option on the NFS root file system. Indeed, checking the access times of some executables in the chroot: ls –time=atime -l bin … Continue reading
Applications are one factor considered when choosing/planning an IT system. Datamation has a good list of FLOSS projects more or less equivalent to some popular applications that run on that other OS. Browsing the list could offer you better or … Continue reading
Oooo… That must hurt. After, no doubt, focus groups and all that, the world now knows that many of us don’t like change for the sake of change… PC World conducted a survey and found 50% of people who tried … Continue reading
“When asked about the advantages of Skolelinux/Debian Edu, Nigel Barker replied: “For me the integrated setup. This is not just the server, or the workstation, or the LTSP. It’s all of them, and it’s all configured ready to go. I … Continue reading
Thesis: Vista was such a disappointment to so many users of PCs that M$ lost share of PCs and has not recovered. “8” will be another Vista and M$ is in danger of losing another chunk of share. Question: How … Continue reading