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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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“Microsoft has laid part of the blame for Bing Maps’ mis-location of the Australian city of Melbourne by a whole hemisphere on Wikipedia. Yes, Wikipedia, “the free encyclopaedia that anyone can edit.”” See Microsoft’s maps lost Melbourne because it used bad Wikipedia … Continue reading
“The last 18 months has seen Europe’s biggest Microsoft replacement project, with 47,000 new machines running Windows 7 and 10 over the last year allowing for the scrappage of ones running Windows XP, NT and even 98. “Having said that, … Continue reading
“ArcherMind MediaTek X20 Board SpecificationsProcessorHelio X20 64-bit deci-core with:Two Cortex-A72 cores (2.1-2.3GHz)Four Cortex A53 cores (1.85GHz)Four Cortex-A53 cores (1.4GHz)” See ArcherMind Joins 96Boards and Launches Deci-Core ARMv8 ProductIt’s amazing what folks are putting into smartphones these days. The latest “96boards” client … Continue reading
“Until somebody can figure out a surefire way to monetize a desktop distro, GNU/Linux will continue to be primarily used by free software advocates, people who demand the best on their desktop, those trying to keep an older machine productive … Continue reading
“When agencies procure custom-developed source code, however, they do not necessarily make their new code (source code or code) broadly available for Federal Government-wide reuse. Even when agencies are in a position to make their source code available on a … Continue reading
Well, even Linux has bugs. Recent reports that TCP connections can be hijacked have kicked an anthill at Kernel.org. Linus and others have a patch. I’m testing it despite my little operation likely being below the radar, just in case. … Continue reading
“Microsoft has accidentally leaked the keys to the kingdom, permitting attackers to unlock devices protected by Secure Boot — and it may not be possible to fully resolve the leak. The design flaw in the Windows operating system can be used … Continue reading
“The police force in Lithuania have switched to using LibreOffice. This free and open source suite of office productivity tools is implemented on over 8000 workstations. The police has started to test the use of workstations running Ubuntu Linux.” See Lithuanian … Continue reading
I’m feeling a lot better about retirement these days. It’s a big transition going from travelling in remote parts of Canada to be told what to do my directors of education, principals, students, and parents to being told what to … Continue reading
“Amlogic * Added Meson GXBB (S905) pinctrl support * Fixed memory nodes on Vega S95 DTS * Added Hardkernel ODROID-C2, Amlogic Meson GXBB P200 and P201 development systems” See Linux 4.7 Release – Main Changes, ARM and MIPS ArchitecturesI’ve tried three different specialized distros … Continue reading
“Pressed to explain why his company went with Microsoft over Apple, a Delta spokesman said it boiled down to choosing a device that could be easily integrated into Delta’s existing information technology structure, which runs on Microsoft Windows.” See Why Delta … Continue reading
“microsoft.com is hosted on Linux. According to Netcraft, so are dozens of other Microsoft sites and servicesFor much of Linux’s early history, Microsoft was an enemy—maybe even the enemy. Even as late as 2001, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO and ball-buster-in-chief, … Continue reading