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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
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
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
2014 was an amazing year in IT, but it was only the beginning.“As recently as 2010, PCs still made up the lion’s share of the total SCD device market, with the combined desktop and notebook categories accounting for about 52.5% … Continue reading
This was exactly my experience with XP in remote northern schools in Canada.“In comparing the use of Linux to Windows 7 on the same hardware, the kids overwhelmingly preferred Linux for speed, look and feel, and general stability. Although our … Continue reading
This is getting to be the normal course of affairs, GNU/Linux drifts along for years not accomplishing much increase in share, then doubles in the first quarter last year and now doubles this quarter… IDC reports, “Vietnam is the only … Continue reading
While That Other OS keeps breaking, GNU/Linux keeps getting easier to install and to maintain.“I started Windows Update as usual, and it chugged along looking normal (deathly slow). No error messages, no problems, no update failures. When it had finished, … Continue reading
I’m not particularly fond of politicians. They have a habit of saying one thing during election campaigns and another when in office…“The Greens question the validity of the main argument used by the Foreign Ministry for the return to the … Continue reading
It used to be that Wintel could count on 10% per annum growth year after year, reflecting utter dependence by the world’s population. Today, the story is much different. There have been years of lower growth and now IDC forecasts … Continue reading
Oh oh! It seems the shallow recover of legacy PC shipments/revenue has ended.“Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.644 billion (US$652.82 million) for February 2015, representing a 9.09% drop on month and 15.64% drop on year. See Acer revenues fall … Continue reading