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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: January 2013
It’s pretty easy to set up a desktop system with most distros. I use Debian GNU/Linux because it has been around a while and has a huge repository of software. Let’s look at doing other kinds of things with your … Continue reading
How the mighty art fallen. M$, one of the richest corporations on the planet brings out a flagship product with reception worse than Raspberry PI (~1million sold, pre-orders sold out in a day by a registered charity.)… see Windows RT … Continue reading
The shooting at the school in Newtown, CT may well have happened no matter what laws are on the books. Already there are reports that various nut-cases have been able to pass “background checks” simply because the databases are woefully … Continue reading
Want a laugh? Visit Walmart.com and look for a tablet PC… “$10 – $20 (1) $50 – $100 (14) $100 – $150 (19) $150 – $200 (15) $200 – $250 (4) $250 – $500 (34) $500 – $750 (33) $750 … Continue reading
“The conflict in Syria has reached "unprecedented levels of horror", peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has told the UN Security Council. The UN-Arab League envoy said Syria was being destroyed "bit by bit" with grave consequences for the wider region.” see … Continue reading
Rumours are that M$ wants a piece of Dell and an exclusive deal… Don’t do it, Dell. Remember Nokia, and many others. An exclusive deal would tie you to a sinking ship. M$ is just going to use you as … Continue reading
From time to time revolutionary ideas emerge in technology that change everything and become indispensible. Think of wheels, axles and hammers. You can tweak the design a bit but the basic idea is still valid and important after thousands of … Continue reading
According to SJVN and some OEMs, Chrome OS trumps “8” for several reasons: Chrome web browser is much more familiar than “8”‘s UI. Chrome Books are about half the price and that does matter to most of us. It costs … Continue reading
“These are the good old days. And so it is time for me to move forward with my life and my so-called career. As a guy with three sons ages 10, 8, and 6, you see, my devil sperm has … Continue reading
Acer knows the PC business. Truer words were never spoken: “Windows 8 itself is still not successful. The whole market didn’t come back to growth after the Windows 8 launch, that’s a simple way to judge if it is successful … Continue reading
"We believe these larger rewards reflect the additional challenge involved with tackling the security defenses of Chrome OS, compared to traditional operating systems" see Google offers $3.14159 MILLION in prizes for hacking Chrome OS • The Register. That’s confidence! Google … Continue reading