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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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“The council of the Swiss capital of Bern on 12 November ordered the IT department to end its dependence on proprietary software. The council halved the city request for a six-year licence contract, and insisted on an exit plan. A … Continue reading
See Top 8 Desktop, Mobile & Tablet Operating Systems in Asia from Jan to Oct 2015We’ve known for several years that Android/Linux smartphones were very popular in Asia. One could choose any of the last few years to declare its … Continue reading
See Top 7 Desktop OSs In Dominica From January 19 to 19 October 2015Yes, GNU/Linux is on the move in Dominica. The government made a deal with the government of India recently, to promote GNU/Linux at Dominica State College. “Unknown” … Continue reading
See StatCounterIt was only a few years ago that the sycophants of M$ were trumpeting that */Linux was struggling to reach ~1% share of the desktop anywhere. Many of those were in USA. Well, the chickens have come home to … Continue reading
“I’m not a Linux kernel developer any more. I quietly transferred the maintainership of the USB 3.0 host controller driver in May 2014. In January 2015, I stepped down from being the Linux kernel coordinator for the FOSS Outreach Program … Continue reading
“A one-time purchase of Office 2016 — for either Windows PCs or Macs — costs $149 for the Office Home & Student; $229 for the Office Home and Business; and $399 for Office Professional.…A subscription to Office 365 Personal — … Continue reading
Greg Kroah-Hartman: “I’ll be maintaining 4.1 for the next two years, proving that after a decade of doing stable kernels, I still do not know any better.” See Linux-Kernel Archive: [website PATCH] 4.1 is a longterm kernel.Linus said it a while … Continue reading
See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Gibraltar from 1 to 24 Sept 2015What is it about islands that allow them to plunge into FLOSS unlike most larger countries? Here’s another. Gibraltar moved from almost nothing to ~16% GNU/Linux desktops this … Continue reading
Yesterday, Friday, 2015-09-18, Android/Linux was over the face of the deep and covered the Earth, Asia and Africa at least, 75% of the World’s population. We’re there. That graph from StatCounter is for all kinds of devices, too, desktop, smartphones, … Continue reading
“India has become a mobile-first nation where smartphone adoption is accelerating. Indian consumers’ expectations of technology has changed. In 2015 there were 118 new smartphone models sold in India 250 million smartphones are projected to sell in India in 2015 by 2017 India … Continue reading
“Google saw Chrome rise to take the number one spot in market share”, from January through mid-July, Stephen Baker, NPD’s vice president of industry analysis, says.” See Why would Dell sell a business Chromebook that competes with Office and Windows 10?Chuckle… … Continue reading