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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. 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. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.
Monthly Archives: December 2010
Emma Alvarado sued M$ in 2009 over the silly and costly XP “downgrades” for people buying PCs that came with Vista. The court disallowed class action and eventually ruled that M$ had not been shown to profit from the practice. … Continue reading
2012 likely will be the year that M$ gives away use of its OS generally. In 2011, that other OS will lose major share in the ARMed world and ARM will invade the Wintel domain by the end of 2011 … Continue reading
Devices intended to sell at retail for less than $100 are in design stage and should be on the market in 3 to 6 months. The number of users of smart-phones should explode with this development and Android should complete … Continue reading
Thanks to a blogger we now know how much M$’s tax is. He chatted with Dell to insist on quotations for the same machine with and without that other OS. The bottom line? “I have received a quotation for the … Continue reading
Paul Allen has amended his complaint with more specificity…“The â€™507 patent describes an invention that enables a user to efficiently review a large body of information by categorizing and correlating segments of information within the body of information and generating … Continue reading
You can tell M$ is in a panic. They are telling lies: VDI is more costly than running thick clients with that other os “7” is cheaper to run than XP The thin client model is more complicated and more … Continue reading
It just makes no sense to waste valuable resources only to spend a ton of money replacing those resources. “Dysart Unified School District has switched about 3,000 of its computers from the Microsoft Windows operating system to Linux“ Same old … Continue reading
Bruce Byfield and I often don’t agree on much but he has it right when he predicts that LibreOffice will compete head-to-head with OpenOffice.org in 2011: Although a release candidate of LibreOffice’s first release is currently available, it has few … Continue reading
“The days of “throwing money” at IT are clearly a thing of the past and CIOs will increasingly need a clear business case for any future investments they make” So says IDC… I’ve been saying the same thing for years.
Russians have been active with GNU/Linux for many years and their government has made progress in adopting GNU/Linux. Now, there is a five-year plan.
1,000 Posts on this BLOG 3,541 Comments It has been a lot of work and a lot of fun. I enjoy reading and writing. I expect to do more in the coming years. With retirement I should be able to … Continue reading