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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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If we listened to the naysayers we’d believe GNU/Linux had ~1% share of the desktop. “It’s going nowhere”, “Can’t”, “No way” etc. are expressions they use but when you look at the numbers we can see GNU/Linux on the desktop … Continue reading
When I was teaching in small remote schools in Canada’s north, I had the same sorts of problems schools in the south have.“I found that our technology was not up to scratch to meet the needs of our students. We … Continue reading
It turns out that Google’s Chrome browser has been telling that other OS not to save power by napping, for years.“Instead of waking up the processor every 15.625ms, Chrome tells Windows to have it wake up every 1.000ms. So while … Continue reading
It was just a few years ago that M$ could tell OEMs what to do if they wanted to sell a PC and that included bundling M$’s OS with (almost) every PC shipped on the planet.“Microsoft operating chief Kevin Turner … Continue reading
IDC and Gartner have reported that Q2 of 2014 showed a considerable rebound in shipments of legacy PCs but GNU/Linux is a part of that, according to web stats. IDC even mentions ChromeBooks in it’s story: “Despite the end of … Continue reading
The next billion users of IT, perhaps even the next few billion, will likely be using Android/Linux smartphones if Google has anything to say about it.“For every HTC and Samsung, there are tens of Android hardware makers who have to … Continue reading
There are a couple of assumptions here: page-views, which StatCounter records, are proportional to units installed, and there are about 1500 million, more or less, desktop and notebook PCs out there, in the world. Those are pretty reasonable. Being a … Continue reading
Just when you thought copyright on APIs was dead, a looney-toons court raises it from the grave.“The heart of the appeal was whether Oracle can claim a copyright on Java APIs and, if so, whether Google infringed that copyright. According … Continue reading
What I have been holding for years, that CPUs are idling all over the world, is supported by a guy at ARM, paid per core…“What we saw in 2013 was about 250 million tablets being shipped at various price points. … Continue reading
Chuckle. M$ will soon have to recall its ads… Chromebooks can now do a lot of stuff offline. That may explain why so many Chromebooks are using Intel processors these days. The ARMed devices may not be up to the … Continue reading
I have long recommended schools and others adopt small cheap computers for a number of reasons:“Lenovo isn’t the only company with Chromebook news today. Intel and a slew of hardware manufacturers announced a lineup of new Chrome devices today at … Continue reading