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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
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
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
For more than a decade we’ve been told that GNU/Linux on the desktop would never happen. Look at this. Since February 18, StatCounter’s share of page-views due to GNU/Linux has been rising about 0.016 percentage points per day, 5.9% share … Continue reading
This week has been phenomenal for GNU/Linux page-views on StatCounter. How about that, rising from ~1.8% to 2.58% in a week? A year ago, GNU/Linux was at 0.88%. I’ll take it… This level leaves USA behind and is quite competitive … Continue reading
Now that we’ve pretty well figured out that the huge “Unkown” thing in StatCounter‘s “desktop” OS category is closely related to Android/Linux, this graph makes sense. Some people in Canada are hooking up Android/Linux systems to big screens. GNU/Linux is … Continue reading
“Unknown” in StatCounters’s language probably means an unrecognized User-Agent string from a browser. Usually, that’s remedied in a few weeks and life carries on. What’s “Unknown” in Russia? By now we should have it revealed, but no, it’s still “Unknown”. … Continue reading
In IT there are three worlds: old, established markets like USA locked into doing things the old way, old, established markets like Europe locked in but looking for a way forward, and new, emerging markets like India not locked in … Continue reading
Good things are happening in Italy, according to StatCounter. From around 2.25% on weekends, they soared to around 3.6% in the last couple of months. If that’s not good enough. The weekday shares rose from ~2% to 3% lately. Wow! … Continue reading
I’ve often said the webstats available from StatCounter and others are a poor measure of what interests me, GNU/Linux usage on the desktop, but sometimes the data proves useful. e.g. Christmas in Europe 2014. Look at the weekly stats: It’s … Continue reading
I am disappointed that Canada is not the world leader in adoption of GNU/Linux desktops. It’s not from want of trying. Many individuals and groups in Canada have done a lot for GNU/Linux in schools, for instance, in Quebec, B.C., … Continue reading