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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
Anyone who thinks there is a free market in software needs to wake up! In the EU a census was taken of tendering documents. “all the 972 tender notices published on TED from April 1st to June 30th 2014 were … Continue reading
The news today is that USA-Cuban relations will return to something more like normal rather than cold war-era. It’s about time. The folks who annoyed USA to the point of madness are mostly dead or teetering on the brink. A … Continue reading
You can tell Android/Linux is a giant-killer by counting the number of giants killed: two, iOS from Apple and that other OS from M$ (three, if you count Nokia as an entity).“In the smartphone OS market, Android continued to increase … Continue reading
The EU has pretty strongly emphasized that government procurement should not prop up monopoly, yet the practice continues.“Each year 15 per cent of public administrations flout procurement rules by requesting specific brands and trademarks that prevent competition, shows a European study … Continue reading
Using IT Shouldn’t Be Like Hand-carrying Bags Of Money Through Gang-territory But It Is Thanks To M$ And Adobe
“bugs that allow hackers to hijack PCs via Internet Explorer, Word and Excel files, and Visual Basic scripts.Everyone is urged to install the fixes, as well as a batch of updates from Adobe: a flaw in the Flash plugin is … Continue reading
I often read that the reason GNU/Linux lacks some applications is “fragmentation”, whatever that means.“This leaves Microsoft in the odd situation of giving developers no fully satisfactory framework for desktop applications. Much is either old, or broken, or difficult, or … Continue reading
IDC, the great optimist of Wintel, sees limited potential for growth of the legacy PC going forward. They finally see that a whole new generation has grown up in a world of IT where M$ is not the goto company.“as … Continue reading
You know Wintel is feeling the pressure when they cut prices. They really hate to do that so they call those adaptations “subsidies” or “promotions” or what not…“Although the strategy helps Intel to maintain a share of around 90% in … Continue reading
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
So, M$ is competing on price for small cheap legacy computers these days. That’s OK, but at least you, the consumer, now have a choice you didn’t have a few years ago.“your account information is all stored in Google’s cloud, … Continue reading
Users of that other OS and Ed Bott are in anguish over M$ tweaking how “8” deals with synced files to/from the cloud.“I rely on being able to see all the files on my OneDrive through Explorer, whether they are … Continue reading
M$ sweated the ~$1K box back in the old days but managed by anticompetitive moves to squeeze OEMs.“Digitimes Research expects Lenovo’s and Asustek’s 11.6-inch Chromebooks to be priced at US$149, 25% lower than the US$199 of the C720 from Acer, … Continue reading