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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: Debian
“Increase the speed, durability, and efficiency of your system for years to come with the Crucial MX300 SSD. Boot up in seconds and fly through the most demanding applications with an SSD that fuses the latest 3D NAND Flash technology … Continue reading
“the city has replaced more and more costly proprietary software solutions by open source alternatives, gaining substantial savings, says Raitis Roze, deputy director at the city’s IT department. “We also implemented open source IT management tools, enabling us to manage … Continue reading
“While Linux is certainly very easy to use, there are some activities surrounding it that are seen as more complex than others. While they can be all be avoided easily enough, they do have a certain, geeky appeal. How many … Continue reading
“It turned out he runs Ubuntu. He’s an amateur photographer, and is proficient with GIMP and darktable. “Let me ask you something,” he said. “Do you ever install apps from a terminal? I don’t know if it’s just me, but that … Continue reading
“Maybe you’re delivering a presentation to a huge audience. Maybe you’re taking an online test. Maybe you just need to get some work done on a tight deadline. Windows doesn’t care. Windows will take control of your computer, force-feed it updates, and … Continue reading
“This virus affected all Microsoft Office Suite documents, such as Word documents and Excel files. In addition, all body camera video, some in-car video, some in-house surveillance video, and some photographs that were stored on the server were corrupted and … Continue reading
For a while, Beast III has been my personal computer, firewall, database, file/web server, and router. That gives me the possibility to monitor my throughput from the ISP. The ISP promises 150mbits/s and speed tests have shown values up to … Continue reading
“The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the installer for Debian 9 “Stretch”.” See Debian Installer Stretch RC 1 releaseI’ve been alarmed by the slow progress of Debian towards the next release. They’ve had several … Continue reading
A notebook that TLW uses was the last machine in our house to run Ubuntu GNU/Linux. Recently, it needed a software upgrade to a more recent release. Ubuntu reported the exact command that root had to issue and I did … Continue reading
A while back we opted for faster Internet access, 150mbits/s. I’ve been dragging my feet a bit fighting off bronchitis or something but I felt clear-headed today and TLW was off at a party, so… I got an IP address … Continue reading
“This package build depends on libmysqlclient-dev. It should instead build-depend on default-libmysqlclient-dev metapackage, and end up having the run-time dependency of the libmysqlclient implementation Debian has chosen to use, currently MariaDB instead of Oracle MySQL.” See #845905 – ruby-dataobjects-mysql: switch to … Continue reading
“2619 release-critical bugs were closed and NONE were opened.” See Release-critical bugs status, Mon Nov 14 12:00:00 UTC 2016Not sure what happened here. Debian’s release-critical bug count has been high for months with many failures to build from source after changes … Continue reading