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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: cloud
“With the Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE) you can easily get your own online Office Suite up and running at home! The development edition is aimed at home users and contains the latest and greatest developments. We want as many people … Continue reading
The Register has a decent article about the capital cost of big IT in the cloud and on local or hosted servers.“despite all the marketing and the chest beating, unless you have fully modern designed-for-the-public-cloud burstable workloads, the public cloud … Continue reading
There’s this thing about dinosaurs. They were magnificent and perfectly suited to their environment… until the environment changed.“Intel, Microsoft and notebook brand vendors are preparing to push entry-level notebooks priced at US$199-249 in the second half, according to sources from … Continue reading
All the best plans of mice and men go awry…“At this point we took action to take control back of our panel by changing passwords, however the intruder had prepared for this and had already created a number of backup … Continue reading
While we potential users may argue the pros and cons of “Cloud Computing”, those who provide cloud-computing solutions are having to work hard for a living. That’s a pleasant change to having to pay the asking price to a monopolist, … Continue reading
Most of my dealing with Ubuntu GNU/Linux has been on clients but it’s out there, running this blog, on servers and now in the cloud.“Ubuntu is now the most popular operating system in cloud – it’s number one on AWS, … Continue reading
I was poking around StatCounter and noticed this. If you accept desktop, mobile, and tablet but reject “console” the global OS share of page-views becomes very diverse. In fact, Android/Linux may well take second place from XP in February and … Continue reading
After being just another loyal soldier of Wintel, Acer intends to assert its own identity in future to give consumers what they want, not what M$ wants… “In the future, all of Acer’s businesses including desktop, notebook and tablet will … Continue reading
A lot of people opened their Christmas presents early in USA it seems and they were loaded with */Linux. Every */Linux OS increased share dramatically in a single month. Every */Linux OS had highest usage on Christmas Day.
A couple of days ago we made two major changes: Moved from hosting at RackSpace to Digital Ocean. This move was mostly about the price. It’s hard to beat $5/month… Performance is great as well. Moved from Apache 2 to … Continue reading
While, technically, using the cloud is the right thing to do, it does share vulnerability. Lately, the furore over NSA capturing the web has made me rethink that. RMS was right. To be really FREE you have to use trusted … Continue reading
“Acer and Asustek have been pushing forward in marketing hardware/software-integrated cloud computing solutions focusing on educational applications and web storage, respectively, according to the companies.” see Acer, Asustek actively marketing cloud computing solutions. For more than a decade, OEMs have … Continue reading