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Converting A Small School To GNU/Linux in 1 Hour

Of course this can be done using Debian GNU/Linux but it takes more knowledge than a newbie might have. A distro designed for the purpose gets a teacher off to a good start. My first experience with GNU/Linux in a … Continue reading

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Thin Clients Are The Real Thing In IT

I’ve long touted thin clients as the right way to do IT. For most purposes“Wal-Mart had a huge IT department, with each branch or region the responsibility of a team of tech managers. Over 1,000 people maintained the company’s office … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux Works In Computer Labs In Greece

After years of using GNU/Linux in schools and introducing it to many students and teachers,“All these tools together, Sch-scripts for setting-up PC labs, Epoptes for managing them, and LTSP are used in more than 500 schools, all over Greece. The … Continue reading

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Yes, You Can Run (most of) a Winery On GNU/Linux

The crazies who come to my blog keep saying one must have that other OS everywhere on full thick clients. Here’s another anecdote of doing the obvious, running GNU/Linux thin clients almost everywhere with all kinds of benefits: “Our original … Continue reading

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Chip! Chip! Chipping Away At Wintel

The last obstacles to widespread offering of */Linux to consumers have been pushed aside with Android/Linux devices and Chromebooks but now Google has figured out how to push M$ aside (a bit) on business desktops. There, M$ has businesses locked … Continue reading

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A Bunch Of Reasons Why I Use The GNU/Linux Operating System

I just read a trollish/clickbaitish article, you know, one of those “umpteen reasons to use that other OS…” things. It was sickening. All the usual arguments evanglists of M$ use wrapped in a “user-friendliness” package with a ribbon were there. … Continue reading

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Even Dell Is Getting Into Smaller/Cheaper Personal Computers

“The Cloud Connect isn’t much larger than a USB flash drive and plugs into the HDMI or MHL port of your display. It has a multi-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of flash storage. The Cloud Connect … Continue reading

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Gartner’s View of the PC Market

I read yet another article by Gartner on the market for PCs and had to respond. This is the e-mail that I sent: “In an article with this title, the statement, “Data includes desk-based PCs and mobile PCs, including X86 … Continue reading

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Schools Allowing Drug-Dealers To Operate In The Parking Lots

No, not literally, but figuratively, the generosity of many IT-companies to “help” schools afford IT is more about enslaving students to use and be locked-in to those companies’ products rather than choosing what works best for the students and teachers. … Continue reading

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Schools Changing From XP to GNU/Linux And Loving It

“With Microsoft’s stated end-of-life for Windows XP in April 2014, we are now preparing to transition the majority of our remaining XP computers to largely Linux and open source systems. We have developed strategies for helping teachers who instruct digital … Continue reading

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Dave At City of Largo Reports Looking At NX and LibreOffice 4.1

While the trolls here constantly tell us how essential that other OS is people in the real world keep rolling along comfortably with GNU/Linux, LibreOffice and making unfettered (by M$’s EULA) use of the hardware they own. “We jumped on … Continue reading

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I Don’t Care What They Say, X Is Wonderful

Lately there has been a lot of negativity around X11, the networked display technology used in GNU/Linux. Folks want to replace it with something newer because of its “shortcomings”. Last night I had some fun with it. I was using … Continue reading

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