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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: uptake
Every activity has its superstars. Yesterday, in the GNU/Linux desktop page-views counted by StatCounter, Uruguay, Reunion and Finland all were superstars achieving over 10% share. Uruguay and Reunion have been steady performers over time but the last two weeks Finland … 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
Just like most other regions, GNU/Linux grew very little share over the last few years in the Czech Republic but the last year has seen explosive growth at the expense of that other OS. MacOS grew even faster but about … Continue reading
I’ve heard of Pitcairn Islands and that they actually are counted by StatCounter. I kid you not. ~60 people live there and this is their OS-breakdown for 2015-March: Lose7 OS X LoseXP LoseVista Lose8 GNU/Linux Lose200320.61 4.85 63.64 3.03 0.61 … Continue reading
According to StatCounter, GNU/Linux desktops have been going well in 2015. Here’s the data for the first quarter by week and region. Europe and North America were the stars. Oceania, Africa and Asia are still lagging but also moving up. … Continue reading
Yesterday, Sunday, 2015-Mar-29 was a great day in the neighbourhood of planet Earth. 141 countries were over 1% usage of desktop GNU/Linux according to StatCounter and Guinea-Bissau had another spike. Of those 141 countries, the average share was 2.3% GNU/Linux. … Continue reading
I’ve only been in France for a few hours on one day when I took a tour of CERN. I went on a “French” day, hoping I could hack it. I couldn’t. My French was too slow. Fortunately the tour-group … Continue reading
This is getting to be the normal course of affairs, GNU/Linux drifts along for years not accomplishing much increase in share, then doubles in the first quarter last year and now doubles this quarter… IDC reports, “Vietnam is the only … Continue reading
Lately, GNU/Linux has been on a tear in Canada.Check out StatCounter’s data for weekends: 2.8% yesterday! Don’t blame me. I was assembling my new tractor, visiting, eating and watching Netflix. The new tractor requires just the lifting and installing of … Continue reading
It used to be that Wintel could count on 10% per annum growth year after year, reflecting utter dependence by the world’s population. Today, the story is much different. There have been years of lower growth and now IDC forecasts … Continue reading
“Seeing the light” means obtaining a clear vision of something or getting the big picture. The usage of GNU/Linux is like that. For a long time, web-stats told us GNU/Linux on the desktop was going nowhere really quickly… Today, we … Continue reading