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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
For how long has the world’s IT been running naked, with anyone on the network able to take over the whole system?“it’s high impact and easy to exploit. And if you are exploited, the price is high, irrespective of any … Continue reading
300K. That’s how many folks have taken the Intro to Linux course offered by The Linux Foundation. “we were able to offer our Intro to Linux course for free to nearly 300,000 people from all over the world. While the … Continue reading
I still haven’t decided what to do about systemd. It seems to be working here and Debian GNU/Linux is inching towards its next release with systemd as default init.“Systemd thus appears to be a massive, fundamental change to core Linux … Continue reading
Moodle is a PHP script that helps organizations distribute information or deliver courses to students.“The vast majority (85 percent) of Romania’s 105 universities are now using Moodle, an open source e-learning platform” It’s usually run on LAMP (GNU/Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, … Continue reading
“Combining HP Moonshot innovations with the breakthrough capabilities of ARM® v8-A 64-bit architecture enables optimal compute with maximum memory and I/O throughput for web caching. The new HP ProLiant m400 servers, based on the X-GeneTM Server on a ChipTM from … Continue reading
“The freeze for Jessie is scheduled for November 5.” Great news! I’ve been enjoying using Jessie for many months now and have migrated all of our PCs to Jessie but the rate of updating has been tiresome. I hope with … Continue reading
Bourne Again Shell is in the news, in a bad way:“CGI scripts that use or invoke Bash in any way – including any child processes spawned by the scripts – are vulnerable to remote-code injection.” Of course, I’ve known not … Continue reading
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