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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
“The system surprised us one day when a user’s Windows install went corrupt on her laptop and she accidentally installed Linux. When her laptop couldn’t boot from the hard drive, it automatically booted from the network. When she got the … Continue reading
For a year or so The Little Woman has been using one of my old thin clients I bought to put on a presentation at a teacher’s conference nearly ten years ago. The thin client was sluggish and annoying at … Continue reading
“Whatever computer hardware was built in the last twenty years, Munich is running it and the central IT department has to support it.” See Munich now a major contributor to open sourceTunnel vision is the phenomenon where a person’s focus tightens … Continue reading
“PHP 7.0 is advertised as having twice the performance of PHP 5. Benchmarks of PHP 7.0 RC2 show that these performance claims are indeed accurate, and just not for popular PHP programs like WordPress. In tests done by Phoronix, the … Continue reading
“Unlike ATMs today which are PCs with banking software and antivirus, the Kalpana is a just simple terminal – also known as thin client – that connects to the Cloud where the actual banking system resides. As the system is on … Continue reading
“Belgium’s police forces are increasingly switching to open source web technology. The federal police and already 49 local police forces across the country are using the openpolice.be platform for their websites. In total 126 of police websites in Belgium are … Continue reading
“Transfer or Access to Source Code 1. No Party may require the transfer of, or access to, source code of software owned by a person of another Party, as a condition of providing services related to such software in its … Continue reading
Australia – Why Should The Government Of A Country Of 24million People Spend $6billion On IT, $250 per capita per annum?
Could it be that they are using That Other OS almost exclusively and spending the taxpayers’ money“In 2014, the Australian government’s ICT spending reached A$5.8 billion, representing 8.5% of the total ICT spend. It is forecasted to grow to A$6.2 … Continue reading
Black Duck software has just published their analysis of a survey of 1300 companies who use FLOSS, Free/Libre Open Source Software.“Sixty-four percent of companies currently participate in open source projects – up from 50 percent in 2014– and over the … Continue reading
Deadlines are often stressful and ugly. Sometimes they provoke improvement/change for good reasons. M$ has set a deadline for end of support of its older “server” software (2003) this year and I notice Netcraft reports the only users of That … Continue reading
Since RMS enunciated the principles of Free Software so many years ago, the world of IT has crossed time and space. “On January 14th, Twitter suspended @Barbijaputa’s account after she participated in a conversation about sexually transmitted diseases. The next … Continue reading
I’d say the EC has a great strategy: “For all future IT developments, the Commission shall promote the use of products that support recognised, well-documented and preferably open technical specifications that can be freely adopted, implemented and extended. Interoperability is … Continue reading