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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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“In the Croatian system the National Curriculum Framework integrates ICT in many subjects in addition to regular teaching ICT as a subject. As regards published recommendations regarding hardware and software to be used in Croatia there is a problem with … Continue reading
“Microsoft phoned Conservative MPs with Microsoft R&D facilities in their constituencies and said, ‘we will close them down in your constituency if this goes through’” See Microsoft faces claims it threatened MPs with job cuts in constituencies In the old days, … Continue reading
“The desktop battle is now irrelevant. We tried. We lost. With the new battles, I feel there is much more at stake: our very freedom, and sense of ownership, is being taken away from us.” See GNU/Linux: the desktop that never … Continue reading
“as long as the Linux and open source community continue to fight among themselves, this will never happen. Without a convergent effort from the current user base, Linux will continue to hit the same ceiling that has held it down … Continue reading
The other day we had visitors, a landscaping contractor and his wife. She waited in the truck outside while he and my wife discussed plans for landscaping. Nothing is brief in conversation with The Little Woman, so, after a while … Continue reading
GNU/Linux (%) 10.04 4.79 4.66 3.38 3.27 3.19 3.07 3.03 2.91 2.7 2.62 2.35 2.34 2.31 2.21 2.2 2.14 1.97 1.92 1.89Country Finland Liechtenstein Malta Czech Republic France Greece Iceland Spain Germany Macedonia Ukraine Ireland Italy Austria Estonia Slovenia Vatican … Continue reading
Australia – Why Should The Government Of A Country Of 24million People Spend $6billion On IT, $250 per capita per annum?
Could it be that they are using That Other OS almost exclusively and spending the taxpayers’ money“In 2014, the Australian government’s ICT spending reached A$5.8 billion, representing 8.5% of the total ICT spend. It is forecasted to grow to A$6.2 … Continue reading
Chuckle. Repeatedly commentators have told us that GNU/Linux is crippleware and an insult to students yet schools keep using it on PCs and winning, big time. They save money.“By switching to Linux, incidents such as computer viruses, system degradation and … Continue reading
Growth is good. It shows health, vigour, promise for the future. Compared to the past 2015 is looking like a promising future for GNU/Linux on the desktop if StatCounter’s page-views are any measure. In Malta, The Year Of The GNU/Linux … Continue reading
In principle, I agree with outfits like Greenpeace just as I tend to agree with the Free Software Foundation and other organizations which share my views on making the world a better place.“A Greenpeace report has found online video is … Continue reading
I like islands. They have some of the highest shares of page-views from GNU/Linux…GNU/Linux(%) 17.77 16.72 16.14 14.93 13.54 13.41 11.5 11.31 11.14 9.67 9.27 8.95 7.92 7.83 7.75 7.58 6.83 6.66 6.65 6.39Country Saint Helena Norfolk Island Niue Kiribati … Continue reading