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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.
Daily Archives: March 30, 2011
They want a hair-drier on every desk. Ars Technica is an example. Their “budget box” comes to $700+ including accessories. They even manage to spend about as much on a video card as on the motherboard and CPU… Don’t even … Continue reading
The rascals are migrating thousands of PCs to that other OS v “7” in spite of promoting openness, and FLOSS, without a tender. RedHat is ticked off as they should be. They do desktops too. The reason for the lack … Continue reading
M$ that named its flagship product after holes in the wall has interceded at the USPTO claiming “app store” is generic and Apple should not be allowed to register the trademark. Of course this is the pot calling the kettle … Continue reading
That’s in spite of rapid growth by M$’s Phoney “7”. Turnabout is fair play. see The Register IDC predicts growth of smart phones will be about 50% in 2011 “Android is poised to take over as the leading smartphone operating … Continue reading
From a report on a recent study: “The sweet spot is often at low power processors, especially when system power and price are considered.” The examples considered include a 50 watt, 2.33 gHz CPU giving twice the performance per watt … Continue reading
Digitimes reports that M$ is lining up tablets for late in 2011 with “its new OS”. This is classic vapourware for “8” or M$ will rush out something with touch and “bigger icons”, actually more like “7.9”.