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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: Linux
In the past year or so, some here have repeatedly claimed that M$’s OS is thriving and the only way to go.“the factors contributing to the decline in Windows PC operating system are addressed in various disclosures in our Segment … Continue reading
Amazon published some amazing statistics. Some that are relevant to this blog: “Nearly 60 percent of Amazon.com customers shopped using a mobile device this holiday. Mobile shopping accelerated as customers got later into the shopping season.” Top selling Computers: “Acer … Continue reading
Shipments of smartphones in the past year grew quite a bit last year but a lot less than the year before.“Global smartphone shipments totaled 1.167 billion units in 2014, a year-on-year increase of 25.9%, with combined shipments of Chinese brands … Continue reading
As the map below shows, Android/Linux has overtaken desktop operating systems over much of the world, a huge swath through Asia and most of Africa. Along with skipping lock-in to Wintel, many folks are skipping copper and cable and satellite … Continue reading
IDC’s predictions for IT in China are amazing. They refer to flexible IT and “open source” but not that other OS except as a burden…. “IDC forecasts that in 2015 more consumers will prefer products with more entertaining IT spirit … Continue reading
Wintel is at a huge disadvantage in 2015. All the things that locked the world into Wintel in decades past now are locking Wintel out: mobility, touch, Android/Linux the cool OS, OEMs ship the stuff, retailers stock it and consumers … Continue reading
Asia seems to be a hotbed of smartphone adoption. A recent survey in Taiwan found a huge percentage“In the over-11 age group, 14.32 million people in Taiwan owned smartphones, tablet computers or both in the second half of the year, … Continue reading
Chuckle. It must be a lot harder to sell a laptop/desktop legacy PC these days.“You can buy tablets for under £30, but for just over that (including shipping) you can get a 7” Quad Core device, and Amazon is now … Continue reading
Just as SCOG kept creeping out of its grave to sue someone else somewhere else, GROKLAW sprang to life long enough to store the PDF of the ruling“It is further ORDERED that, with respect to all remaining claims and counterclaims, … Continue reading
IDC, the great optimist of Wintel, sees limited potential for growth of the legacy PC going forward. They finally see that a whole new generation has grown up in a world of IT where M$ is not the goto company.“as … Continue reading
You know Wintel is feeling the pressure when they cut prices. They really hate to do that so they call those adaptations “subsidies” or “promotions” or what not…“Although the strategy helps Intel to maintain a share of around 90% in … Continue reading
Someone over at Google has decided to drop support for EXT* file-systems in favour of M$’s stuff…“Chromium OS is for consumer devices which should not need support for mounting external ext4 storage. In principle, we should drop unnecessary features. There … Continue reading