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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.
Category Archives: technology
I’ve only been in France for a few hours on one day when I took a tour of CERN. I went on a “French” day, hoping I could hack it. I couldn’t. My French was too slow. Fortunately the tour-group … Continue reading
I’d say the EC has a great strategy: “For all future IT developments, the Commission shall promote the use of products that support recognised, well-documented and preferably open technical specifications that can be freely adopted, implemented and extended. Interoperability is … Continue reading
According to StatCounter, the top ten users (average 7%) and users just over 1% of GNU/Linux on the desktop, yesterday, were USERS Timor-Leste Uruguay Reunion Comoros Cuba Tajikistan Venezuela Malta Czech Republic Holy SeeShare (%) 16.18 9.13 8.65 7.55 6.01 … Continue reading
There’s nothing remarkable about a new release of Linux. It happens every week or so in one version of another. This one is a bit special, however,: It’s the first we’ve seen since Sasha Levin adopted 3.18.* for Long Term … Continue reading
Yep. All the bad things M$ did to lock-in consumers with exclusive deals with OEMs and retailers are “Over one-third of the 436 councils surveyed across the UK have been subject to at least one software licence review in the … Continue reading
Every user of GNU/Linux either has it imposed on them by some higher power or has an “AH HA! moment”.“This is pretty cool. Can I keep it, please?See Zorin OS: Can I keep it, please?.” I’ve both seen the “Ah … Continue reading
“Pulling an open-source project upon which people may depend is total jerk behaviorSee Apple May Have Just Killed An Open Source Project.”It could be a breakdown in communication but Apple just acquired a company and the company’s GitHub repository shut … Continue reading
I’ve long held that FLOSS is the right way to do IT. The European Parliament tends to agree:“We find that lock-in and vendor dependence are difficult to reconcile with the principle of openness and of “utmost transparency” to which Parliament … Continue reading
Yes. For years my business was education, K-12. I switched to GNU/Linux because that other OS would not work for me and my students: refusing to boot, re-re-rebooting, picking up malware, slowing down, freezing, etc.“A few days ago in the … Continue reading
There has been a lot of good news in the web-stats of GNU/Linux this year. It’s become clear to me, despite what others write, that the Year Of The GNU/Linux Desktop can happen and it is happening this year. The … Continue reading
Hmmm… There’s not a lot of good news out of Russia these days what with them assassinating leaders of the opposition, invading their neighbours, and “the overall IT market in Russia declined 16% in 2014 and an even more dramatic … Continue reading