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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: April 2015
“Citrix customers are asking for virtual desktop support for specialized applications built exclusively for Linux, particularly in the oil and gas industry, manufacturing, digital media, and entertainment industries…” See Linux Virtual Desktop: Tech Preview Available for Evaluation One of the … Continue reading
I decided to use the last hour of my day to install Debian GNU/Linux 8, Jessie, again, this time with defaults from “tasksel”: Debian desktop XFCE and “base utilities”. I did this in a virtual machine while grooving to a … Continue reading
OK, It’s fixed. Some people work quickly when prodded… See WordPress › WordPress 4.2.1 Security Release Wow! Is that a new record? 1h from publicity to fixed… I just got off an e-mail chain with a guy maintaining a bunch … Continue reading
Sigh. There’s a vulnerability out about huge comments getting past filters. I’ve had to disable automatic comments until that’s fixed. Your comments won’t appear until I’ve approved each one. Sorry… It’s a rainy day here, so I may be able … Continue reading
See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Lithuania from 1 Jan to 26 Apr 2015 It’s just amazing to see such growth in diverse parts of the world. It’s further confirmation that this is The Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop, but … Continue reading
I think it’s going to be a great year for gardening. My garden is ploughed and soil temps are already up to 12C in my area under grass. A light rain is forecast for tomorrow with no frost forecast for … Continue reading
In the last five weeks, the trend for GNU/Linux Desktops in Uruguay has been phenomenal. I guess the kids are back in school… See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Uruguay from 1 Jan to 25 Apr 2015
Debian GNU/Linux 8, Jessie has been released. I made a download of the official “netinst” CD-image and used it with kvm to install a virtual machine (dd if=/dev/zero bs=1024k count=4096 > jessie.img;kvm -m 512 -boot order=d -cdrom debian-8.0.0-amd64-netinst.iso jessie.img). The … Continue reading
See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Finland From 1 to 24 Apr 2015Weekdays are interesting. Those are the days we find out whether folks are just playing with GNU/Linux at home or putting it to work. Finland has seen huge … Continue reading
Date 2015-Apr-22 2015-Apr-10 2015-Apr-05 2015-Apr-11 2015-Apr-21 2015-Apr-04 2015-Apr-09GNU/Linux 2.12 2.1 2.07 2.07 2.04 2.03 2.02Eight days in April, 2015, so far, have reached 2% share of page-views for GNU/Linux on the desktop worldwide, according to data from StatCounter. Three of … Continue reading
As expected, M$’s client division is doing poorly. Windows OEM Pro revenue declined 19%, as Pro mix returned to pre-Windows XP end-of-support levels and the business PC market declined Windows OEM non-Pro revenue declined 26%, primarily due to channel inventory … Continue reading
Sigh. I am old. I’m slowing down and the world is speeding up. Let the young folk deal with it…“MANITOBA GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES SPEED LIMIT TO INCREASE TO 110 KM/H ON MOST TWINNED SECTIONS OF TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY WEST OF WINNIPEG”.See Manitoba … Continue reading