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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 2013
Munich has a pretty good write-up on the whole project. I find only a few minor errors: While they claim success and detail the evolution of their detailed grand plan, they had to revise it more than once as they … Continue reading
Statcounter manages to list the top 7 operating systems in USA without mentioning */Linux. Here, let me help you dig it out of “other”: “Other” is mostly */Linux. Notice that all of ChromeOS, GNU/Linux, and Android/Linux moved up sharply with … Continue reading
PBR (Point Blank Range) is a concept useful for hunters. It is the maximum range at which you “can’t miss” without adjusting sights for range. To the uninitiated, a bullet moves somewhat like a baseball, only faster. Despite great speed, … Continue reading
Well, one of the things using FLOSS does is allow one to spend more on hardware and less on software… “A number of first-tier China-based handset vendors are to unveil their new models powered by MediaTek’s 8-core CPUs prior to … Continue reading
While it has long been assumed that users of GNU/Linux were less likely to encounter malware, the knowledge that the government of the USA is out to get us has focused minds on the software we use. GNU/Linux, being open … Continue reading
While the trolls here constantly tell us how essential that other OS is people in the real world keep rolling along comfortably with GNU/Linux, LibreOffice and making unfettered (by M$’s EULA) use of the hardware they own. “We jumped on … Continue reading
GNU/Linux as itself and as Chrome OS is growing and Android/Linux is taking off like a rocket. It looks as if many could not wait for Christmas to buy something shiny and new.
Remember 2007? That was the year ASUS threw Netbooks at the world and they stuck. They were running GNU/Linux and sold out globally. ASUS had to double and redouble production to keep up with demand. Then M$ interfered with market … Continue reading
According to Google, “Ubuntu” is a breakout search: It’s certainly getting global coverage compared to most other distros. It pays to advertise.
That’s a switch. Instead of salesmen messing with the tech, the techies may actually produce what consumers want… Perhaps Acer could leave M$ in its wake of innovation. We shall see. “Acer reportedly is also looking to integrate its R&D … Continue reading
To “zero in” in firearms means to be able to place the projectile on the target at a given range. Walmart certainly knows me quite well. Perhaps they know everyone… In a recent e-mail, they sent me 4 links: Item … Continue reading