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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: android
It takes no magic nor special talent to see that browsing the web, a very important use of IT by humanity is shifting to “mobile” that is small cheap portable computers. It seems to me that consumers have much less … Continue reading
James Kendrick has a pretty good article about the post-PC world.It’s not the same outside the workplace. The vast majority of folks use something else to do the things they used to only do on a PC. This includes going … Continue reading
Not being content with making a huge impact in the market for desktop office suites, the Document Foundation is going after the burgeoning market created by Android/Linux. To speed things up, they are seeking an experienced team to organize and … Continue reading
IDC’s latest predictions and summary of the personal computing market suggests“As the Smart Connected Device market matures, and emerging markets drive more of the growth, the percentage of the market made up of phablets plus regular smartphones is expected to … Continue reading
Christine Hall writes about the evolution of the mental lock-in of ordinary people using IT.“cell phones and tablets have made people less afraid to move away from their Windows comfort zones. Indeed, I think that people have never been in … Continue reading
NCIX just sent me an e-mail announcing a “back to school” special, new smartphones for $99.95… Look at the features: Model Features Samsung Galaxy Note 3™ 5.7-inch Full HD Screen 13 megapixel camera 2.3 GHz quad-core processor Samsung Galaxy S5™ … Continue reading
As the market for Android/Linux smartphones matures, they get bigger and more powerful.“Huawei Honor 3C 4G LTE Smartphone use 5.0 inch screen, Hisilicon Kirin 910 Quad-Core 1.6GHz processor, has 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, 5MP front camera and 8MP back camera, … Continue reading
The train wreck that is M$ as a supplier of client device operating system caused yet another jolt today.“We are permanently retiring all Skype apps for Windows Phone 7. As a result, within the next few weeks, you’ll no longer … Continue reading
For months (years?) Wintel has been up-beat about prospects for recovery, if only this or that happens. We are now into heavy replacement of XP and this is all they can do: Meanwhile, In Q2, “The global smart phone market … Continue reading
A recent debate here amongst commentators about whether or not Android/Linux was a “distro” or not relates to a new finding by ABI Research.“ABI Research reports that forked Android or AOSP smartphones grew 20% sequentially from 1Q 2014 to 2Q … Continue reading
While Debian, Ubuntu and other GNU/Linux distros jockey for a meagre few percent of page-views according to StatCounter, Android/Linux has a dramatic ramp upward. There are many causes of this but chief among them are a low cost licence, $0. … Continue reading
“Android’s domination of global smartphone shipments reached a new peak in Q2 2014, with an impressive 85 percent of all smartphones now running Google’s OS. Android’s gain came at the expense of every major rival platform. BlackBerry saw its global … Continue reading