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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: that other OS
“Going back just five years, open source was all about offering cheaper alternatives to proprietary software. Today, it’s moved from commoditization to open source being about faster innovation. Innovation is happening first in open source. If you’re doing any type … Continue reading
“Microsoft issued $13 billion of senior notes with various maturities to be used for general corporate purposes. Fitch expects Microsoft will use net proceeds mainly for stock buy backs given the company’s plan to complete the $17.9 billion remaining under … Continue reading
See Top 8 Desktop, Mobile & Tablet Operating Systems in Asia from Jan to Oct 2015We’ve known for several years that Android/Linux smartphones were very popular in Asia. One could choose any of the last few years to declare its … Continue reading
It wasn’t long ago when the strength of M$’s monopoly on the desktop was extremely strong and GNU/Linux was rarely encountered. M$’s recent quarterly report to the SEC shows a much different situation today: “Office 365 Consumer subscribers increased to … Continue reading
“It seems that Microsoft is desperate to get laggards who are still running Windows 7 and Windows 8 onto Windows 10, but there’s a fine line between being enthusiastic about a new operating system and behaving like you own every … Continue reading
See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Palau from 1 Sept to 7 Oct 2015It just dawned on me. The extravagant market-share shown for GNU/Linux in Palau is a real “experiment”. With GNU/Linux being part of a botnet that spoofs Palau, … Continue reading
“Replacement of pirated software by free/open-source equivalents has effectively saved Kazi Farms Group and Dhaka Tribune from any worry of potential future piracy raids and arrests. It has also saved a total of 800 x 40,000 = Tk3.2cr ($400,000) in … Continue reading
“Total cost of ownership (including exit costs) must continue to be considered by government organisations on a case by case basis. In the same way, transition costs from current technology to meet ODF requirements cannot be included in cost assessments, … Continue reading
“On my Windows 10 machine, this is how I’ve come to start my day: I slowly open my laptop lid, cautiously peer at my screen and wonder what is no longer working like it did yesterday.” See My biggest problem with … 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
“goes against one of the arguments used more frequently to promote Free Software (which, in and by itself, is intrinsically weak, and therefore not used as the main one by the most experts) that is licensing costs. The graph clearly … Continue reading
“Microsoft writes about the switch of the city of Pesaro from OpenOffice to Office 365. There are however many questions around the publication that should provide backing for the switch. Yet Microsoft uses that publication on it’s website for promotion … Continue reading