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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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As the small cheap computer grows in numbers and capability, M$’s monopoly on IT is on its last leg.“Microsoft called off its plan to mass-produce and launch the Surface Mini tablet back in May. According to the report, the decision … Continue reading
I think IDC has finally accepted reality, that smartphones are displacing the legacy PC for much of IT. “The PC will be the new accessory to mobile as smartphones become the first and primary computing device for many. IDC expects … Continue reading
M$ has been taxing Android/Linux distributors by threatening legal suits over software patents. “A list of hundreds of patents that Microsoft believes entitle it to royalties over Android phones, and perhaps smartphones in general, has been published on a Chinese … Continue reading
I laugh when trolls who come here seriously claim, “You get what you pay for”, implying that FLOSS is a broken model and that PCs running FLOSS are somehow second rate.“Android will undoubtedly remain the clear market leader among smartphone … Continue reading
Every now and then I still read on the web that hardware compatibility is a problem for GNU/Linux. It isn’t. The Linux kernel knows just about every piece of hardware consumers are to find on retail shelves.“When I decided to … Continue reading
While the share of page-views from Ethiopia that StatCounter sees for GNU/Linux has been impressive lately, take a look at the peaks: Date Share of Desktop Page-views Saturday, 2014-04-19 28.95% Sunday, 2014-04-27 32.74% Saturday, 2014-05-03 32.65% Both the magnitude and … Continue reading
I have long recommended schools and others adopt small cheap computers for a number of reasons:“Lenovo isn’t the only company with Chromebook news today. Intel and a slew of hardware manufacturers announced a lineup of new Chrome devices today at … Continue reading
Change for the sake of change has fired up Sam again…“The GNOME project is almost 17 years old. When will we see some signs of maturity, some signs of stability? It shows that the people at GNOME just want change. … Continue reading
It is always interesting to see how IT goes when M$ is scarcely involved. Tablets are an example.“There will be 61.42 million tablets shipped globally in the second quarter of 2014, increasing 4.9% on quarter and 30.9% on year, according … Continue reading
I was searching for news of Acer’s deal with the Victoria police in Australia Windows Users Firefox 0.9 or newer (Firefox is recommended for best performance) Mozilla 1.4 or newer Internet Explorer 5.5 or newer Apple Users Firefox 0.9 or … Continue reading
Not only is Wintel feeling the pressure in price/performance for ARMed tablets running FLOSS“Ex-factory pricing of a 7-inch white-box tablet is expected to drop to between US$30-40 in 2014 and every inch larger will add US$10 to the price range, … Continue reading
What the heck got into those Ethiopians on the weekend? When we look at activity by day of week, it’s pretty wild but Sunday and Monday seem to be good days for GNU/Linux with numbers pushing 30%. Great. See StatCounter:Top … Continue reading