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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: April 2012
Again, a big article was written to support a false thesis: “why hasn’t Linux on the desktop taken off?” In it Maria Korolov trots out a long list of “problems” with GNU/linux for large businesses. Here’s an example: “a typical … Continue reading
M$ sued B&N over use of Linux on e-book readers and B&N kicked butt. Rather than lose, M$ decided to pay B&N to leave them alone, while calling the payment, “an investment”. Unfortunately, B&N gave up some control over their … Continue reading
Darned if one of the in-laws hasn’t figured out how to lose weight… So, now “the little woman” is on my case to eat right. In the North I did eat right because I had only lean meat, fruits, vegetables … Continue reading
When I learned of this, I scanned the release for packages: “apt-cache search xbmc … xbmc – XBMC Media Center (arch-independent data package) xbmc-bin – XBMC Media Center (binary data package) xbmc-data – XBMC Media Center (transitional package) xbmc-eventclients-common – … Continue reading
The government of Venezuela which supplies computers, was caught agreeing to buy 205K licences for “7” despite its own policies to prefer FLOSS. The blast in a blog by COLIBRIS is quite thorough and debunks all the usual myths trotted … Continue reading
Phase 1 of the trial of Oracle v Google ends this week with summations on copyright today. The judge is under pressure to rule on dismissal as a matter of law of some/all of Oracle’s claims of copyright violation because … Continue reading
OEMs have figured out that “8” will not drive a wave of replacements of PCs because of the cost of touch-screens, CPUs and the licence of that other OS. Consumers are going to prefer small cheap computers with */Linux. This … Continue reading
An interesting piece of data collection just surfaced for me. A lot of people use search engines. It makes a big difference what operating system people use… 32% of users of that other OS use search engines. 14% of users … Continue reading
Yesterday, 3.3.4 was released. The Changelog shows a lot of bug fixes, mostly for particular hardware. 91 commits are involved, not many more than the 69 in the older 3.2.16, so 3.3.4 is maturing nicely. Scanning through the changelog, I … Continue reading
I read about Google Drive and tried it out. I was put on a waiting list for the 5gB $free service. A couple of days later, I had access. I could upload files or create them with Google Docs and … Continue reading
Only a couple K more machines to go. see 10,000 LiMux clients are now in operation(original German) or Google’s Translation
It is said that a drowning man figuratively “clutches at straws”. Oracle has passed that. They are clutching at any particle of straw floating on the water. Today, in court, “Mr. Jacobs: Further to ownership and registration and other formalities. … Continue reading