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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.
Tag Archives: Acer
Remember the netbook? It’s not dead. I noticed Acer has returned to profitability and thought I would check out its Aspire line… 29 models selling with GNU/Linux. 17 with that other OS. Hmmm… Maybe they’ve taken my advice and gloried … Continue reading
“Acer has seen booming sales of Chromebooks, including government procurement orders for educational purposes in many countries, and therefore has asked supply chains to increase production to reduce supply shortages, according to company CEO Jason Chen, adding that global Chromebook … Continue reading
Australia has been dragging its feet in adoption of FLOSS but that is changing.“Acer also revealed to ARN that it has also just picked up the contract for Victoria’s police force, providing 12,500 devices, including 1000 laptops. It already provides … Continue reading
I have long been an advocate of GNU/Linux thin clients for efficient IT.“Her complaints have come down to zero ever since she switched to Chromebooks. So something is working right for her. So what does she do? Most of her … Continue reading
One of the key elements of the Wintel plan for monopoly for desktops, bundling the OS with every PC shipped is coming undone.“Scheduling delays and weakened consumer demand for notebook PC replacements are forcing leading PC brands—including Apple, ASUS, HP, … Continue reading
“Revenue in Devices & Consumer, which includes everything from consumer Windows licenses to Surface, Xbox and Bing, grew 13 percent to $11.91 billion.Though Windows revenue from manufacturers declined 3 percent, revenue from Surface — Microsoft launched the second generation of … Continue reading
After being just another loyal soldier of Wintel, Acer intends to assert its own identity in future to give consumers what they want, not what M$ wants… “In the future, all of Acer’s businesses including desktop, notebook and tablet will … Continue reading
Well, as remarkable as shipments of Android/Linux were in 2013, that was just a trickle compared to what’s in store for 2014. Now that the sharks have tasted blood a feeding frenzy of OEMs seeking out every last consumer on … Continue reading
January 1 of 2013, StatCounter showed */Linux as 2.06% (1.25% Android/Linux + 0.8% GNU/Linux + 0.01 ChromeOS/Linux) January 1 of 2014, it’s 4.9% (3.47% Android/Linux + 1.3% GNU/Linux + 0.13% ChromeOS/Linux) For the first time ever real damage was done … Continue reading
That’s a switch. Instead of salesmen messing with the tech, the techies may actually produce what consumers want… Perhaps Acer could leave M$ in its wake of innovation. We shall see. “Acer reportedly is also looking to integrate its R&D … Continue reading
The only GNU/Linux boxes I thought were on NCIX’s site were some eeeBoxes from ASUS (no longer available), you know, a tiny desktop box. But, here, in all its glory is a 14″ notebook running GNU/Linux. It’s reasonably priced considering … Continue reading