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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: October 11, 2012
“The switch in the office package is the first major open source project of Leipzig city council. Its aim is to reduce the dependency on proprietary software” see Leipzig on course with free office package. Gotta love it. The office … Continue reading
Sometimes NetApplications really ticks me off… NetApplications allows one to dig down to the level of “average property values” and share of GNU/Linux. Here’s what I found in USA: Average Property Value (owner occupied) Share for greater value $100K 2.67% … Continue reading
The old school types constantly complain that FLOSS and */Linux cannot possibly succeed because there’s no profit to be made selling software licences. That argument is irrational because it assumes selling licence is the only way to make money from … Continue reading
NHL Hockey lock-out. Not that I watch hockey but I am Canadian and many Canadians do. If a new league is going to start, we should consider Bikini Hockey. I might resume watching something other than violence. Taliban, Murdering bastards, … Continue reading
Network World has a piece on endangered careers in IT. They hit upon various dinosaurs like the UNIX-only type but they could mention the M$-only type both on client and server. One used to see ads than mentioned that other … Continue reading
M$ is like “Old McDonald”. M$ has a number of cash cows: client OS, office suite, and server OS. Until this year, the whole empire rested on the client OS but that is drying up. What to do? M$ has … Continue reading
“In a nutshell, the Linux Foundation will obtain a Microsoft Key and sign a small pre-bootloader which will, in turn, chain load (without any form of signature check) a predesignated boot loader which will, in turn, boot Linux (or any … Continue reading
IHS iSuppli – “The total PC market in 2012 is expected to contract by 1.2 percent to 348.7 million units, down from 352.8 million in 2011, as shown in the figure below. Not since 2001—more than a decade ago—has the … Continue reading