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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.
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“When I tried to install the operating system of my choice, I found it wasn’t possible because the computer had a Secure Boot loading option. This feature requires that any operating system installed on the computer must be authorized through … Continue reading
Nothing much to report but I received my new SATA controller card in the post box yesterday. TLW was languishing in bed so I had an opportunity to reboot Beast III in order to install the card. The PCI-e slot … Continue reading
“Even forgetting all this, I still wouldn’t like Microsoft. Why? Because of our history. Like many others, I spent too many years in the trenches as a David fighting a powerful Goliath that used every weapon in its arsenal — … Continue reading
“the new update experience — with clearer “upgrade now, schedule a time, or decline the free offer” — will start rolling out this week. Microsoft also will revert to making clicking on the Red X at the corner of the … Continue reading
At a recent talk SoftIron gave a talk about ARM64 versus x86 servery, it was emphasized that comparisons are often apples v oranges. Given the right race, ARM64 is competitive today, say, in storage servery. That’s because smaller cores distributed … Continue reading
“Changing the motherboard, however, generates a new installation ID. Under Microsoft’s sometimes Byzantine licensing rules, your license is valid if you replace a motherboard because of hardware failure. You need a new license if you chose to upgrade the motherboard, … Continue reading
“If the Print & Fax lock icon appears locked, click the lock icon and enter an administrator name and password when prompted.” See Mac 101: Printing (Mac OS X v10.6) – Apple SupportI haven’t touched a Mac in over a decade … Continue reading
“evacuation orders have been issued by the communities of Easterville and Chemawawin First Nation, 450 kilometres north of Winnipeg, due to smoke and threat from a fire that has moved to within half a kilometre of the community. Fire crews are … Continue reading
“for the most part you can develop for ARM on ARM and it works well and is a pretty fast compile. Today, when you can you should just develop and compile natively on ARM, it’s not tricky, you are guaranteed … Continue reading
“a severe security issue in its implementation of the NetBIOS protocol that affected all Windows versions ever released” See BadTunnel Bug Hijacks Network Traffic, Affects All Windows VersionsHow many times do you have to see “affects all versions” before you decide … Continue reading
“Chromebooks are everywhere. Google’s little Linux based PCs have been booming since their introduction several years ago in everything from homes to businesses, and even educational settings. Many users, especially Linux users, can’t get past the fact that the devices … Continue reading
“up to vanilla kernel 4.4.13 floppy functionality performs like it should.(On an x86 PC that is. With a 1.44MB diskette drive.)>From kernel 4.5* and up it changed to barely usable.” See Linux-Kernel Archive: dysfunctional floppy driver in kernels 4.5, 4.6 and … Continue reading