Folks who visit this blog have been telling me I was an amateur/incompetent/ignorant system administrator who could not keep XP running and that their favourite OS was invulnerable to all kinds of stuff even in the hands of ordinary consumers. Today, a different story emerges. M$ has published the crapware coefficient for its OS. The story is sad. M$ claims folks should switch to “7” or “8” from XP to endure less crap. The numbers for “8” are incredibly low because few use “8” and fewer write malware for “8”. Isn’t that amazing? If you really want less crap, switch to GNU/Linux. I did and I have never looked back at BSOD’s and malware with any fondness at all. I recommend Debian GNU/Linux rather than XP, “8” or “7”. Less crapware forever rather than zero-day vulnerability forever.
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- 2015 - Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop
- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
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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.