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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: LibreOffice
I downloaded a chart from the Government of Manitoba today and thought to check what software created it. “Adobe InDesign CS5.5 (7.5)“ That’s a release from 2011/2012. It costs ~$20 per month per user… I wonder how many users they … Continue reading
“We now have a defect density that bumps along close to 0.00, though as Coverity introduces new checks, and new code gets committed that goes up and down a little; currently 0.02 so – 2 static checking warnings per 100,000 … Continue reading
It’s about time. I’ve long held that FLOSS is the right way to do IT. It seems the government of Sweden agrees.“Sweden’s public administrations will increasingly turn to open source and open standards, expect ICT procurement specialists at the National … Continue reading
There are many ways FLOSS is funded. Organizations can hire individual developers to contribute, make donations or even join as Munich recently did with The Document Foundation.“In Munich, LibreOffice is now used on 16,000 PC workstations. “The city of Munich … Continue reading
Most of us are not coders. I’m a coder but don’t do C… That is a barrier to giving back to FLOSS in the form of code but there are opportunities. Today, The Document Foundation invited users to contribute to … Continue reading
SJVN briefly reviews 6 desktop applications that work for him in GNU/Linux. “Who says you need a Mac or a Windows PC? With the right applications, a Linux desktop is every bit as good as either of the two mainstream … Continue reading
Oh dear! The city of Arnhem, the place with the Bridge Too Far, where paratroopers died because of the folly of higher ranks, is now involved in another less costly but egregious disaster.“To compensate for not having adequately licensed the … Continue reading
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
The amazing vitality of LibreOffice is now reflected“Business users will appreciate that the quality of LibreOffice code is the highest for projects of similar size. According to Coverity Scan, the quality has improved tenfold during the last couple of years, … Continue reading
No, they’re not gay! They’re using GNU/Linux on ~90% of their PCs.“The administration now uses 300 thin client PCs, with desktop and applications retreived a SuSE Linux Terminal Server cluster of six servers. The desktop environment is Mate. The city … Continue reading
Neelie Kroes is a smart and influential European bureaucrat. When she tells people “choosing open standards is a very smart business decision indeed” people listen.“When open alternatives are available, no citizen or company should be forced or encouraged to use … Continue reading
Not being content with making a huge impact in the market for desktop office suites, the Document Foundation is going after the burgeoning market created by Android/Linux. To speed things up, they are seeking an experienced team to organize and … Continue reading