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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: April 5, 2012
On Linux Blog Safari, Barbara Hudson opined, “Who knows — maybe when Red Hat is making twice as much in a few years, people will start noticing that the trickle-down from Red Hat’s success has made the latest Fedora into … Continue reading
In nuclear weaponry, there’s a concept for a weapon using fission of Critical Mass, the mass needed to make a spontaneous sustainable nuclear reaction. A bit more mass or better geometry and bad things happen quickly. Fortunately nothing bad has … Continue reading
Google has revealed a project that has a concept of a pair of eye-glasses to feed information to a user. It’s interesting but IMHO lacks some obvious features: It’s asymmetric. Symmetry is high on the list of features that makes … Continue reading
Recently a two-session short course in using OpenOffice.org in government was given in the state of Perlis. Perlis is a tiny state in Malaysia, heavily dependent on agriculture and tourism. This may represent the thin edge of the wedge making … Continue reading
I read an article with the grim title of “2011: The Year of Linux Disappointments”. I disagree with most of it but found a nugget that was news to me. It is not beyond the realm of possibility that OpenOffice.org … Continue reading
I and my blog have just been defined as “relatively old”… “DD: Linuxaria blog is relatively old. How, why and when have you decided to start it? RC: I finished some long-term project in 2010, and I found myself with … Continue reading
Yesterday the Senate voted overwhelmingly in favour of Bill C-19, an act to abolish the unrestricted firearms registry in Canada. All that remains for the bill to become law is royal assent from the Governor General which is usually given … Continue reading
7″ Android 2.2 – $90 7″ Android 2.3 – $120 iPad2 – $400 8″ Android 2.3 – $180 7″ Android 2.3 – $90 The moral of the story? People love small cheap computers and are willing to pay $90-$400 for … Continue reading
While total uptake of cloud services is still a small percentage of the pie, it seems to be taking off with sustained growth forecast for years to come. Some predictions from Roundup of Cloud Computing Forecasts and Market Estimates, 2012: … Continue reading