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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: February 2015
This week has been phenomenal for GNU/Linux page-views on StatCounter. How about that, rising from ~1.8% to 2.58% in a week? A year ago, GNU/Linux was at 0.88%. I’ll take it… This level leaves USA behind and is quite competitive … Continue reading
Here it is folks, a head-to-head comparison of the most popular version of that other OS and the most popular version of GNU/Linux, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: That Other OS Ubuntu GNU/Linux There are 25 matching records. Search Parameters: Contains Software … Continue reading
It’s been a couple of months since I realized GNU/Linux was finally making a move in Canada, particularly on weekends, but now, almost two months into 2015, we see a huge trend continuing. Oh, that unknown line? Does anyone think … Continue reading
It’s true, RMS was right. The folks at LinuxBSDos.com are right. The world needs to use Free Software. “Superfish (the company) is an outfit that needs to make money, and VisualDiscovery is their main product. So the company is not … Continue reading
Now that we’ve pretty well figured out that the huge “Unkown” thing in StatCounter‘s “desktop” OS category is closely related to Android/Linux, this graph makes sense. Some people in Canada are hooking up Android/Linux systems to big screens. GNU/Linux is … Continue reading
We all have reasons to hate that other OS, whether it’s the price, the re-re-reboots, the performance, the EULA…. but this is a game-changer.“Superfish is more than inconvenient; it’s downright dangerous. The certificate it uses to intercept your browsing has … Continue reading
Are you old enough to remember what PCs looked like before ATX? I am. They were huge, heavy, expensive and often had weird parts from only one or a few sources.“The 96Boards initiative is designed to offer a single software … Continue reading
“Unknown” in StatCounters’s language probably means an unrecognized User-Agent string from a browser. Usually, that’s remedied in a few weeks and life carries on. What’s “Unknown” in Russia? By now we should have it revealed, but no, it’s still “Unknown”. … Continue reading
Like many others, I have a bunch of websites that I visit regularly. Today, several biggies are down: gs.statcounter.com gives 500: Internal server error… The Document Foundation does not respond, and neither does LibreOffice.org Sigh. I guess it’s time for … Continue reading
Christmas had an overpowering effect in Italy this year. GNU/Linux sprang forth in all its glory. Look at the two trends in the following graph: Until Christmas or shortly before, GNU/Linux was kind of flat with just a small daily … Continue reading
I took another look at the desktop OS shares of page-views from StatCounter from India and like what I see. Clearly, GNU/Linux is growing as rapidly at work as at home. Thanks to Dell, Canonical, the government of India and … Continue reading