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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: adoption
Tomorrow, freedom reaches retail shelves bearing PCs. That’s the day M$ throttles supplies of licences for “7” to OEMs. Eventually, the backlog of “7” machines will trickle out and consumers will only be faced with “8*” which many hate. Inevitably, … Continue reading
Recently there were comments here that downtime from that other OS was just a figment of my imagination/bias/lies…“Out of 65 desktops, around 10 desktops crashed daily. Employees wasted around 30 minutes, that’s five times 30 minutes per week. That’s not … Continue reading
I still haven’t decided what to do about systemd. It seems to be working here and Debian GNU/Linux is inching towards its next release with systemd as default init.“Systemd thus appears to be a massive, fundamental change to core Linux … Continue reading
“Duck” as most humans understand it is an attempt to dodge some catastrophe usually by a sudden downward movement of the head/body to avoid danger. Ducks, on the other hand, use the motion to go after submerged food.“Seeing that Chromebooks … Continue reading
The amazing vitality of LibreOffice is now reflected“Business users will appreciate that the quality of LibreOffice code is the highest for projects of similar size. According to Coverity Scan, the quality has improved tenfold during the last couple of years, … Continue reading
For years, I’ve been annoyed that Lenovo supports GNU/Linux on all its PCs and will ship GNU/Linux for those who demand it but did not advertise GNU/Linux units side by side with units burdened with that other OS. No longer. … Continue reading
I guess the students are back in school. There has been an avalanche of GNU/Linux page-views this week culminating in a high of 24.77% yesterday. I love it. This is not just some glitch in the stats. The numbers have … Continue reading
The trolls who visit my blog and deny that there is any merit to using GNU/Linux on the desktop should save their typing.“W. McDonald Buck, retired CTO of World Bank, believes we need to take a more honest and frank … Continue reading
Despite nearly 20 years of enduring FUD and mud-slinging and astroturfing, GNU/Linux is finally taking off on the desktop.“Consumers are hungry for a product that is cost effective but also provides the versatility and functionality of a laptop. The growth … Continue reading
Sign at a conference on eGovernment:
Europe is a very interesting place for GNU/Linux desktops because governments are cooperating to share the joy. The result is multiple nations have governments at various levels actively migrating to GNU/Linux on server and desktop. Recently, ChromeOS, another GNU/Linux desktop … Continue reading
One school district that bought netbooks with XP was having no joy“Students like the faster speeds of the centralized desktop, which runs with 50 percent more RAM and a 33 percent faster processor than any of the netbooks. Boot-up and … Continue reading