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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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“Based on the Polaris GPU architecture, the Radeon™ Pro WX (workstation experience) graphics cards employ the latest advances in AMD’s fourth generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture are optimized for an extensive list of ISV applications. And they are fully … Continue reading
“Greatly reduced electricity cost and IT management & maintenance cost are key factors favoring thin clients. With developments at the technological level, thin client solutions will show greater advantages for enterprise customers. Compared with traditional PC terminals, thin clients are … Continue reading
Many years ago M$ and Intel invented Wintel a software and hardware platform that made them $billions, often without having to work for it after they eliminated competition. Times have changed. With smartphones and tablets we saw new platforms emerge … Continue reading
“DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, reports DRAM prices were on a decline from October 2014 to June 2016, with the average contract price of DDR3 4GB plunging 62% from U$32.75 to US$12.5. “After being on a downtrend for almost two … Continue reading
“When I tried to install the operating system of my choice, I found it wasn’t possible because the computer had a Secure Boot loading option. This feature requires that any operating system installed on the computer must be authorized through … Continue reading
At a recent talk SoftIron gave a talk about ARM64 versus x86 servery, it was emphasized that comparisons are often apples v oranges. Given the right race, ARM64 is competitive today, say, in storage servery. That’s because smaller cores distributed … Continue reading
“Walmart says it intends to join the list of retailers in Canada that don’t accept Visa cards, citing high fees for transactions. It’s a move one retail analyst has said will cause “pain on all sides.”” See Walmart Canada to stop … Continue reading
“up to vanilla kernel 4.4.13 floppy functionality performs like it should.(On an x86 PC that is. With a 1.44MB diskette drive.)>From kernel 4.5* and up it changed to barely usable.” See Linux-Kernel Archive: dysfunctional floppy driver in kernels 4.5, 4.6 and … Continue reading
“The University of Calgary has admitted to paying out $20,000 in Canadian dollars to a cyberattacker that infected the institution’s systems with malware.” See University gives in to $20,000 ransomware demandThis is sad news. A big Canadian university gives in to … Continue reading
“In terms of actual use, Linux’s quo has more status than any of its early opponents ever had. Damn near everything runs on Linux, or on something so similar that you can open a shell on it and get stuff … Continue reading
“People looking for that $35 HDX accelerated endpoint – with a Linux VDA and OpenOffice you have a seriously cheap yet capable VDI solution Finance/Federal – so cut down this is an ultra-secure endpoint with no memory on it and nothing … Continue reading
“We’d like to close this item as declined to give your votes back to use on specific topics. While moving to 64 bit helps to scale memory better for large solutions, it could bring other performance degradations. So rather than … Continue reading