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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: November 2012
“After a little clicking around to compare different laptops, I ended up on a comparison page for the Vostro line. Naturally, I was drawn to the $299 priced laptop, when I noticed that there are 2 computers that differ only in … Continue reading
“While Dr. Lynch is eager for a debate, we believe the legal process is the correct method in which to bring out the facts and take action on behalf of our shareholders. In that setting, we look forward to hearing … Continue reading
“Since the Oct. 26 launch of Windows 8, consumer notebook and desktop sales in the U.S. have fallen 21% compared to the same period last year, said Baker. Laptop sales were down even more — 24% year-over-year — while desktop … Continue reading
This is the XPS-13 at $1549 in “developer version”. It’s an “Ultrabook”TM with that other OS. I guess it’s a nearly optimal notebook with GNU/Linux although I would prefer Debian GNU/Linux instead of Ubuntu GNU/Linux. see Dell I still don’t … Continue reading
“The virus is affecting not only high school and middle school students who received a laptop for the first time this year, but also devices at the district office and elementary schools. That’s 50 schools and more than 25,000 computers. And … Continue reading
“Widenius reckons Larry Ellison’s database giant has already broken one promise it made to European regulators as part of its $8.5bn Sun Microsystems purchase when it moved parts of the database into closed source. He also accused Oracle of obfuscating … Continue reading
Google Translation: “Over 12,000 urban PC workstations to work with the open PC workstation system Linux. The open source office suite OpenOffice.org communication are the employees of the City of Munich and used to work with LiMux has become routine. … Continue reading
“Fifty-five per cent of Brits have an old handset or two lying about the place” see Half of us have old phones STUFFED in our drawers • The Register. Chuckle. When I read that headline I thought of the phone … Continue reading
In Linux it is often said that every device is a file. To most of us a file is something just there. The kernel boys and girls actually tweak the bits right down to the hardware to make the magic … Continue reading
I saw the fourth beta of Debian’s new installer was available so I gave it a spin. There are some new things: a lot of languages, speech (lines are numbered and a blind person can type the number to make … Continue reading
“Microsoft will make businesses pay 15% more for licenses that let workers access servers from as many devices as they want, which – depending on how workers do their jobs – may still be cheaper than the alternative.” see Microsoft … Continue reading