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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 15, 2012
Remember all those who said GNU/Linux was dead on the netbook and the netbook itself was dead? They were premature. ASUS is back in the market. Not only are they shipping a netbookish machine they are selling it side-by-side with … Continue reading
I’ve written a few times about FLOSS and GNU/Linux in US government. A clearer picture than snapshots or particular events is revealed in this video from RedHat. It shows first the DoE and years later DoD accepting FLOSS as COTS … Continue reading
LibreOffice for Munich | Munich IT Blog. I was wondering why Munich seemed to be sticking with OpenOffice.org. I guess they were afraid their work in creating templates for OpenOffice.org might bring new incompatibility issues with LibreOffice. I guess they’ve … Continue reading
Recent analysis of the rate of filing bug reports against the Debian repository shows decline. Don Armstrong is troubled by this. see Bug Reporting Rate in Debian. There are other explanations besides a decline in participation by the community: the … Continue reading
“Of course, despite all the above changes, the bulk of the actual patches are still the usual driver updates, which aren’t even mentioned above. So the "big changes" are actually in reality smaller than the "normal changes we have all … Continue reading
“The Council of the Polish Region of Lower Silesia corrected its procurement specification following complaints from a civil IT procurement watchdog. In the updated request, published in September, the council no longer asks for a specific proprietary brand of operating … Continue reading
The global notebook market suffered rather poor shipment performance – 4.5% drop sequentially and 11.6% drop on year in the third quarter of 2012, according to Digitimes Research senior analyst Joanne Chien. see Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments decline 4.5% … Continue reading
“Some tablet exhibitors at the ongoing HKEF 2012 (Hong Kong Electronics Fair, Autumn Edition) estimate that China-based white-box makers as a whole are shipping four million tablets a month currently. Allen Wu, president, ARM China, predicts that shipments of Android-based … Continue reading