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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: education
“With the storage size of hard disk drives (HDD) continuing to rise every year, and cloud storage becoming popular, demand for optical discs has been declining a lot faster than expected, and the company is already seeing almost no profits … Continue reading
“Microsoft’s covert efforts (lobbying with the help of public partners like NASSCOM) to eliminate an India-leaning software policy in India is finally paying off” See Microsoft Lobbying in India Shoots Down or At Least Weakens Free/Libre Software Policy Despite Bill’s best … Continue reading
Australia – Why Should The Government Of A Country Of 24million People Spend $6billion On IT, $250 per capita per annum?
Could it be that they are using That Other OS almost exclusively and spending the taxpayers’ money“In 2014, the Australian government’s ICT spending reached A$5.8 billion, representing 8.5% of the total ICT spend. It is forecasted to grow to A$6.2 … Continue reading
Chuckle. Repeatedly commentators have told us that GNU/Linux is crippleware and an insult to students yet schools keep using it on PCs and winning, big time. They save money.“By switching to Linux, incidents such as computer viruses, system degradation and … Continue reading
Years ago I worked in a school system where the higher powers decided to disconnect from Internet“Today (May 15), University leadership announced that our College of Engineering has been the target of two highly sophisticated cyberattacks. In a coordinated and … Continue reading
I pay a lot of attention to GNU/Linux and have written about spikes in page-views from GNU/Linux desktops in Finland. Today, I noticed that XP also had mysterious spikes. They started 2014-August and stopped a week before spikes began in … Continue reading
See StatCounter I did a survey of the world according to StatCounter, looking for superstars. For North America, I chose Cuba although USA is doing very well. I like underdogs. For South America, I chose Uruguay, which has unleashed a … Continue reading
In the last five weeks, the trend for GNU/Linux Desktops in Uruguay has been phenomenal. I guess the kids are back in school… See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Uruguay from 1 Jan to 25 Apr 2015
No matter how much Linus Torvalds likes to say Finns are heartless bastards who revel in putting folks down, See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Finland from 22 Mar to 20 Apr 2015. GNU/Linux on the desktop has been healthy, … Continue reading
Yes, the technology I often used in schools, recycled PCs, is now available to everyone.“for business use, the Symple PC is a no-brainer for most everyday office purposes. Why? How about the fact that you can buy five of these … Continue reading
While all over the world we see more or less cautious adoption of GNU/Linux on the desktop,Top 7 Desktop OSs in Uruguay from Q3 2008 to Q2 2015. Uruguay is an outlier. For the last few years, Q4 has been … Continue reading