Once again, we see that GNU/Linux is the right way to do IT. GNU/Linux is huge in every arena except desktop and there is no good technical reason for that. It’s all about vendor-lockin and anti-competitive actions of a few big players.
“Linux tends to be a marginal player in the PC arena, but it is by far the most successful operating system on thin clients. 27 percent of the devices sold worldwide set store by the open source operating system (OS), followed by models â€œwithout OSâ€ and those with various Microsoft Windows Embedded systems, according to the results of IDCâ€™s market analysis for 2012.”
We’ve been here a while – search
- 2015 - Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop
- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
- thin clients
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.