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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: LTSP
After years of using GNU/Linux in schools and introducing it to many students and teachers,“All these tools together, Sch-scripts for setting-up PC labs, Epoptes for managing them, and LTSP are used in more than 500 schools, all over Greece. The … Continue reading
While the trolls here constantly tell us how essential that other OS is people in the real world keep rolling along comfortably with GNU/Linux, LibreOffice and making unfettered (by M$’s EULA) use of the hardware they own. “We jumped on … Continue reading
I found an interesting article about how businesses can use GNU/Linux thin clents. It covers all the important stuff… “Implementing thin-client solutions achieves a number of benefits, including lower costs, easier maintenance, and an enhanced customer presence. Costs are reduced … Continue reading
H-Online has a neat preview of Linux 3.9, now in the works. My favourite item, additional caching ability for Linux: “Device mapper, which is used by the logical volume manager (LVM) but can also be used independently, now includes a … Continue reading
A guy walks into a bar and asks how a small business can replace M$’s stuff for small business. Here’s my suggestion: Debian GNU/Linux with LTSP and squirrelmail. MICROSOFT RULES? Unless YOU know better… « Gordon's Tech Talk!. This is … Continue reading
“In an effort to reduce software licencing costs, Limerick City Council is fully committed to adopting open source solutions that prove to be value for money.” via Open Source, Limerick City Council. Amen. Doing IT right as a local government … Continue reading
Resistance to change is a defensive measure we all have to prevent wasting time learning something new for the sake of change. It can go too far. It has gone too far the way many retain that other OS. You … Continue reading