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For A Limited Time, “Linux For Dummies”, 9th Edition – eBook $0

I just noticed Distrowatch is promoting “Linux For Dummies”, 9th Edition – eBook (usually $22.99) FREE until 12/23. I’m not particularly fond of that title but it is a voluminous book about using GNU/Linux and for $0 you can’t complain … Continue reading

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Tipping Points

I don’t often agree with Jim Zemlin but he’s right about FLOSS being widely accepted. It’s the right way to do IT.“2014 was a tipping point where companies decided there was too much software to write for any one company … Continue reading

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A Pleasant Stroll Through Europe – GNU/Linux Rolls On Desktops

Region Roll-out Savings Valencia, Spain 120K PC in admin, courts and schools €1.5million p.a. Extremadura, Spain 70K PCs in schools, more in offices France 72K PCs in French national police, Parliament and ministries checking it out €2 million p.a. Germany, … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Usage Reaches All-time High In Reunion

I guess the students are back in school. There has been an avalanche of GNU/Linux page-views this week culminating in a high of 24.77% yesterday. I love it. This is not just some glitch in the stats. The numbers have … Continue reading

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Corporate Desktop Linux

The trolls who visit my blog and deny that there is any merit to using GNU/Linux on the desktop should save their typing.“W. McDonald Buck, retired CTO of World Bank, believes we need to take a more honest and frank … Continue reading

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Look What Happened To Some Of Those XPed Netbooks

One school district that bought netbooks with XP was having no joy“Students like the faster speeds of the centralized desktop, which runs with 50 percent more RAM and a 33 percent faster processor than any of the netbooks. Boot-up and … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Takes a Bite Out Of That Other OS in Uruguay – 2014

I know statistics lie. Past performance, even recent past performance, says nothing about the future, but you have to appreciate the huge change happening in Uruguay. In the last month that other OS (all versions) has lost 10% share of … Continue reading

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Moodle Takes Romania

Moodle is a PHP script that helps organizations distribute information or deliver courses to students.“The vast majority (85 percent) of Romania’s 105 universities are now using Moodle, an open source e-learning platform” It’s usually run on LAMP (GNU/Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, … Continue reading

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STEM

All over North America, improving education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is a hot topic. It was not surprising to read that the Province of Manitoba included this in a recent press-release: “working with all deans of education to … Continue reading

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Another Story Of GNU/Linux Working For Education

“Finding and pulling out computers stashed away in closets around our school, I put together a working demonstration of the K12 Linux Terminal Server with an old Pentium II-300 and only 192 megabytes of RAM. I bought some special boot … Continue reading

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Yesterday, Uruguay. Tomorrow, the world.

Yesterday GNU/Linux desktops reached a milestone in Uruguay according to StatCounter, 17.88% share of page-views. That was more than the declining XP, not surprising perhaps, but that share also beats “8”, “8.1”, Vista and MacOS/X combined. There’s still a ways … Continue reading

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Act Locally. Help People Migrate To FLOSS.

LibreUmbria is a creation of some local government departments in Umbria, Italy.“This month, the city of Todi will complete its switch to LibreOffice, and the one in Terni will start, says Alfredo Parisi, founder of LibreUmbria and a researcher at … Continue reading

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