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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: HP
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
Recently, “Fed up with Windows? Had enough of Apple? Grab yourself a slice of history with this HP laptop. The first manufacturer installed Ubuntu machine available from a UK retailer.” consumers in UK have been offered GNU/Linux by eBuyer on … Continue reading
HP is producing powerful servers for which they don’t support that other OS… “Only Linux distributions are supported: Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora, and Ubuntu. No Windows.” Chuckle. Is it the EULA? Is the fact that efficient operators don’t want to … Continue reading
“Hewlett-Packard’s policy of clamping down on third-party and budget server support has swung into effect. According to a message sent to HP Proliant customers and seen by The Reg: Starting February 2014, an active warranty or contract is required to … Continue reading
For years I have watched the web-stats for GNU/Linux languish in Mexico. No longer. In the summer of 2013, retailers, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer and Canonical got together in Mexico and sold PCs. It does pay to have actual salespeople … Continue reading
OK, gaming’s a niche in IT, a place where teenagers and young men work out their frustrations with the real world… but it has long been one of the few places GNU/Linux has not thrived: gaming, business, and retail shelves. … Continue reading
HP suffered some setbacks a year or two ago as a result of shipping some client devices the world was not ready to embrace. Now they are taking a big mis-step with servers. They are restricting firmware patches to paying … Continue reading
Need a 21-inch monitor? How about a PC bundled with that including Android/Linux for $400? “The screen is the Slate 21’s strong-point. A 21.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 IPS LCD affair, it’s bright enough for indoor use. It’s sharp, colourful and … Continue reading
I received an ad from Walmart: Interesting features of the ad are that 3 of the 4 PCs being pushed are not that other OS, the “first” two (on the left) are ChromeBooks ($230 and $248), and the last of … Continue reading
This is kind of a different sentiment from some OEMs we know… “It’s nice to have choices All HP Workstations can support a variety of operating systems. HP engineers work extensively with Windows® and Linux operating system providers to verify … Continue reading
Not only did Dell ramp up the number of its stores selling Ubuntu GNU/Linux but HP “began stocking two new Ubuntu laptops in over 1,500 of its Chinese stores as of September 16th.” see HP to Stock Ubuntu Laptops in … Continue reading