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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
“con OpenOffice la spesa annuale per singolo utente è stata stimata pari a oltre 500 Euro, ben superiore rispetto alla precedente spesa annuale per utente di Office pari a circa 118 Euro Google’s Translation:with OpenOffice annual spending per user has been … Continue reading
“Powa Technologies Ltd., a mobile payments company located in the U.K., which about a year ago began moving from Oracle and IBM products to open source software. The limited migrations attempted so far have proved to be so successful that … Continue reading
Yesterday was the anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy by Allied forces in WW II. GNU/Linux 5.39 4.31 4.22 4.1 3.86 3.77 3.46 3.16 3.01 2.92 2.75 2.74 2.62 2.59 2.56 2.55 2.48 2.26 2.18 2.17 2.11 2.1 2.1 … Continue reading
The Document Foundation’s annual report for 2014 (40 interesting pages) is out. It’s a gold mine: “In mid October, The Document Foundation has received the 100,000th donation in 500 days, with an average of 200 donations per day. Donations are … Continue reading
“as long as the Linux and open source community continue to fight among themselves, this will never happen. Without a convergent effort from the current user base, Linux will continue to hit the same ceiling that has held it down … Continue reading
The other day we had visitors, a landscaping contractor and his wife. She waited in the truck outside while he and my wife discussed plans for landscaping. Nothing is brief in conversation with The Little Woman, so, after a while … Continue reading
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