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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: October 2012
I was just watching Michael Moore, who lives in New York City and who makes documentaries, interviewed on CNN by Piers. Moore criticized the reporters in the field for holding fixed positions while they missed some parts of stories like … Continue reading
“A quarter of cell towers, broadband Internet and television services in Superstorm Sandy’s path were still dark Wednesday.” see Sandy knocks out 25% of cell towers in its path – Oct. 31, 2012. One of the things I have noticed … Continue reading
Years ago I advocated AMD CPUs as a less-expensive alternative to Intel monopolistic pricing. When they completely ignored the netbook I began to ignore them. Perhaps they noticed because now they have an ARMed CPU on the horizion: “Advanced Micro … Continue reading
According to IDC, “Consumers are migrating away from PC-based Internet usage and are increasingly using mobile devices as their default gateway to the Internet, according to the latest release of the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide New Media Market Model. … Continue reading
“Ansol specifically condemns the Banc of Portugal, two municipalities and two universities, of "macroscopic illegal procurement procedures". These public administrations recently published requests for specific brands and products, Ansol points out. "This is explicitly forbidden and prevents competition. These contests … Continue reading
The locations of mirrors of repositories of Debian GNU/Linux on the web are plotted in this map by Raphael Geissert This shows the densely populated regions of Earth are accepting Debian GNU/Linux quite well but there are still challenges. Sparsely … Continue reading
iSuppli has a cute article tracking the effect of each new release of M$’s OS on DRAM volume. They reveal that “8” has had the least impact of any release all the way back to Lose 3.1. They suggest it’s … Continue reading
I have long watched the huge share that GNU/Linux has at Sunnyvale, CA, according to NetApplications but today I spotted this at Redmond, WA, home of M$… What the Heck? Is M$ reverting a bunch of machines to XP? Why? … Continue reading
I am somewhat alarmed by the preparations of USA to the imminent hurricane. there have been few announcements about flooding and local governments have advised residents to evacuate the coast, “ordered” them to evacuate certain low-lying areas and provided evacuation … Continue reading
“For the quarter, iPad’s slipped to 57 percent of the global market share. That’s still a commanding majority, but Android made some headway at Apple’s expense, capturing a record 41 percent share.” see Android Claims Impressive 41% Share of Q3 … Continue reading
“Theres been plenty of talk in the media about whether Windows 8 will be annoying because it has no Start button or because its Internet desktop will make it slow and glitchy. The deeper problem is that it is restrictive … Continue reading
It’s not often you see information from several opposing forces quoted in one article but the release of “8” has triggered that. Forrester tells us the share of personal computing devices running that other OS is in rapid decline. M$ … Continue reading