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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: server
Emiel Brok has a good article on using GNU/Linux in schools.“I was part of a commission to bring a new curriculum to a higher vocational school for sysadmins. More than half the people present were convinced Linux and open source … Continue reading
The old model of allowing some corporation to dictate more and more expensive IT for big government is dying.“Cost savings from dumping Oracle will come through not paying an Oracle license a maintenance fee and by consolidating the hardware.Basho claimed … Continue reading
A recent failure of a router has been diagnosed as a NIC failure on the motherboard. I can install another NIC to solve the problem. Along the way, I considered converting the rackmount server to be a NAS device for … Continue reading
According to Netcraft, it’s been many years since M$’s OS was so unpopular on servers, like early on in the Age of the Web… You have to wonder how a company with lots of salesmen, lock-in with OEMs, retailers/channels, $billions … Continue reading
Linus just mentioned that he thinks GNU/Linux could succeed on the desktop and folks come out of the woodwork dumping on the idea…“The briefest glance at market share data suggests that I’m not alone, either. While hundreds of millions of … Continue reading
It sickens me to hear the tripe spouted here all too often that, “You get what you pay for…”, “Starting at 18 Aug 2014 17:49 UTC, we are experiencing an interruption to Azure Services, may include Cloud Services, Virtual Machines … Continue reading
While GNU/Linux is great on desktops, it’s amazing on servers. Faced with the burdens of that other OS and its needless complexity lock-in “Users attempting to migrate from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2 are experiencing a rather … Continue reading
The death of XP has prompted a lot of searching for solutions in businesses.“In the first phase of the project, Bukwang Pharmaceuticals switched around 400 PCs to Ubuntu. Even before the planned migration of all remaining machines, savings on annual … Continue reading
Netcraft dug a little deeper this month to explain why M$’s IIS gets so many hostnames. It’s not anything to do with price/performance, but Chinese use of that other OS…“The IIS market share growth in hostnames has not been reflected … Continue reading
One component of the rules for FLOSS, examining the source code, is essential today because governments and others like to spy on everyone. The government of Russia gets that.““It is obvious that those companies that disclose the source code of … Continue reading
One of dozens of means of “winning” an argument is to claim the opponent’s arguments don’t matter.“There really is no one-size-fits-all computer operating system, so fighting about which one is better ends up being a huge waste of time.” In … Continue reading
You have to admire the bold moves many European governments have made towards using FLOSS to do their IT. More organizations should follow their examples. France A parliamentary report recommends securing the Internet from attacks by various players and using … Continue reading