Today, we are 448310, up 60K or so from last month. At this rate we will overtake DesktopLinux.com, at 430547, soon. Thank you, Netcraft.com for showing us how far we have come and how far we have to go.
I am honoured and in awe of the responsibility my loyal readers and other visitors bestowe.
Snicker… We are in no danger of overtaking the leaders in my lifetime but it is good to know that what we do matters. Thanks.
Last week some of my students stumbled upon this site. They had a giggle. Most think I am a little eccentric although I do make the PCs run fast. We are at a stage in the school year where we reflect upon the past and try to plan for a better future. GNU/Linux works for us that way. We are only limited by our imaginations in what we can do. I am not a brilliant futurist but I see problems and solve them one at a time or sometimes, if I am lucky, a few at a time. It took me weeks to realize trying to keep that other OS afloat here could not work. We needed more PCs than one part-time person could manage. GNU/Linux lets me take care of a huge number of machines as easily as one.
The biggest problem I have here has changed from getting enough PCs to educating the users to all the things they can do with the system. The courses I teach help some get a clue. You should have seen a couple of my students “writing” exams yesterday. Stuff they could not do last year took a few minutes and it was wonderful, digital imaging and 3d design could be big here. We have lots of talent in our students. Our teachers need to lead, follow or get out of the way. It is no longer good enough to hope things do not change.