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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
“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
After a long and interesting life, retirement has opened up new opportunities for me. I’ve long taught students how to do maths, save and invest money and solve typical problems using mathematics/reasoning. Now, it’s paying off, in spades. Today, my … Continue reading
“If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say… Maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say.” See Fury as Trump mocks Muslim soldier’s mother Ghazala KhanKhizr Khan was right. If Trump had read … Continue reading
“Many organizations can cut spending on software by as much as 30 percent by implementing three software license optimization best practices” See Gartner Says Organizations Can Cut Software Costs by 30 Percent Using Three Best PracticesGartner trumpets that folks can optimize … Continue reading
“The French interior minister has called on “all patriotic citizens” to become reservists to boost security in the wake of the attack in Nice, in which 84 people were killed. Bernard Cazeneuve reiterated that France would call up 12,000 reservists.” See Attack … Continue reading
“Greatly reduced electricity cost and IT management & maintenance cost are key factors favoring thin clients. With developments at the technological level, thin client solutions will show greater advantages for enterprise customers. Compared with traditional PC terminals, thin clients are … Continue reading
“Following last year’s successful pilot, the French city of Grenoble is this year moving 8 more schools to a complete free and open source stack. France’s 16th largest city, is using Linux for PCs, laptops and servers. The city intends … Continue reading
“Twenty people, most said to be foreigners, have been killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants on a cafe in Bangladesh, the army says. Gunmen stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Dhaka late on Friday before troops entered almost … Continue reading
“Do you have to administrate a computer lab or a whole school network? Would you like to install servers, workstations and laptops which will then work together? Do you want the stability of Debian with network services already preconfigured? Do … 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
“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
“The University of Calgary has admitted to paying out $20,000 in Canadian dollars to a cyberattacker that infected the institution’s systems with malware.” See University gives in to $20,000 ransomware demandThis is sad news. A big Canadian university gives in to … Continue reading