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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 30, 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