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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.
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It’s about time. Schools at all levels have been promoting non-Free software from the likes of M$“last year, the Hungarian government decided to promote the use of EuroOffice and ODF in schools and universities. “It is an important policy change … Continue reading
It’s outrageous how much governments around the worldGoogle Translation “33 326 Parliamentary investigation ICT projects in government Nr. 21 AMENDING THE MEMBERS OF MOTION AND Oosenbrug Gesthuizen REPLACEMENT IN PRINTED UNDER NO. 19 Presented April 14, 2015 The Room, heard … Continue reading
Every activity has its superstars. Yesterday, in the GNU/Linux desktop page-views counted by StatCounter, Uruguay, Reunion and Finland all were superstars achieving over 10% share. Uruguay and Reunion have been steady performers over time but the last two weeks Finland … Continue reading
SeeTop 7 Desktop OSs in North America from 1 Jan to 14 Apr 2015.I love it when, despite a preponderance of M$’s units on retail shelves of legacy PCs, GNU/Linux takes a huge share of the market. That’s happening now … Continue reading
See Top 7 Desktop OSs in France from 1 Jan to 14 Apr 2015.It’s not often I get to gloat but it’s fun when it happens. This is one of those times. A few weeks ago, I wrote about GNU/Linux … Continue reading
In WWII, Malta served as an aircraft carrier for Britain. It was pounded by Italian and German forces but survived to help greatly in the fight against Rommel in Africa. There’s another war going on in Malta today and the … Continue reading
Malta is one of those places where the small size allows one to see significant migrations to GNU/Linux desktop in their full glory. Notice the ascendance of GNU/Linux in the same week that school started that year. The peak usage … Continue reading
It always amuses me that some of the most fierce apologists for M$ come from USA yet USA is slurping up */Linux as GNU/Linux, Android/Linux and ChromeOS as rapidly as anywhere in 2015, The Year Of The GNU/Linux Desktop. Lately, … Continue reading
No, StatCounter does not have that category, but I did download data for every country in the list of 54 countries which are members. The results are mixed. The mean share by country is 1.16%. However, if you weight shares … Continue reading
I found some data for the G20 countries, GDP per capita and StatCounter provides usage of operating systems for browsing. Consider the data from yesterday for GNU/Linux and from 2013 for GDP… COUNTRY Argentina Australia Brazil Canada China France Germany … Continue reading
Deadlines are often stressful and ugly. Sometimes they provoke improvement/change for good reasons. M$ has set a deadline for end of support of its older “server” software (2003) this year and I notice Netcraft reports the only users of That … Continue reading