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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: May 2014
I laugh when trolls who come here seriously claim, “You get what you pay for”, implying that FLOSS is a broken model and that PCs running FLOSS are somehow second rate.“Android will undoubtedly remain the clear market leader among smartphone … Continue reading
Miracles do happen. Thanks to FLOSS licences they are almost a regular occurence. Recently, TrueCrypt had some kind of meltdown and emitted a bunch of messages about security problems.“This is not a fork (yet), we just coordinate, a fork will … Continue reading
I love French toast. So tasty! So nutritious! So sinful! Here we have another sort of French toast. In the past few weeks, France has made a huge move in page-views by GNU/Linux according to StatCounter. Curiously, similar moves have … Continue reading
The world has been struggling with the location of MH370 for months. Lately, it has become common to question even the rough location of the wreck“the model they created showing arcs and Doppler readings was rigorously tested, initially on other … Continue reading
Many years ago in a galaxy far away, I remember watching the first Star Wars movie and one of the things I remember is that the gurus could sense a disturbance in the “Force”. Is that what StatCounter is seeing … Continue reading
Continent Saturday (%) Sunday (%) M-F (%) Africa 1.11 1.25 1.26 Asia 0.69 0.75 0.75 Europe 2.25 2.15 2.25 North America 2.57 2.04 1.95 South America 1.46 1.43 1.71 Oceania 0.94 0.92 0.91 Global 1.71 1.61 1.61 Besides the obvious … Continue reading
Politics be damned. This weekend, GNU/Linux grew dramatically in Venezuela, according to StatCounter. Thank you, “7” and “8” for staying home. The last few weeks has seen major events that pushed the global share from ~1% to near 2%.
While I take webstats with a grain of salt, they do indicate something is happening in Canada:I still don’t know what it is but the rate of change and magnitude is exciting. I’m thinking this could be a big rollout … Continue reading
I just love statistics, even when they stretch credulity. Friends of M$ have been stretching them for years telling us that GNU/Linux was an OS for the 1% of us who be geeks… No longer. StatCounter reports that in the … Continue reading
In the UK, The National ICT Category Management Programme (NICTMP) is intended to guide local governments towards better IT, including using FLOSS. a transformed market enabled through disruptive innovation to deliver the next generation of digital public services through open … Continue reading
Guilt is a key motivator of humans. Guilty humans will go to great lengths either to deny error or to compensate for error. I’ve been feeling guilty all day today. I got out in the garden early to plant stuff … Continue reading