Marriages That Last: GNU/Linux Desktop And People Who Get Things Done

“At first, reliability was the main advantage of Linux; when 64-bit chips came out it was just easier, faster, and cheaper to use Linux instead. Now as software is headed toward a subscription model, it makes even more sense to use the Linux ecosystem.”

That’s about what happened to me. That other OS just was not working for me and my students. We opted for GNU/Linux because IT just could not get any worse. To my surprise, stuff started working as it should. Along the years, I dodged waves of malware by using GNU/Linux and learned how to use the full potential of an OS not limited in connectivity or services by the fine print in some EULA. I just got more than a decade of good IT with no strings attached and shared it with all my students and fellow teachers.

Lance Spaulding has done a variety of things in IT and now is a member of the Linux Foundation. He is not one of those who believes GNU/Linux is best suited for the back room and does his desktop stuff on GNU/Linux.

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About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to Marriages That Last: GNU/Linux Desktop And People Who Get Things Done

  1. ram says:

    I tried Microsoft operating systems a few times when it came preinstalled on various rental computers we have used, off and on, over they years. It was terrible!!!

    My company has used Linux widely since the the 2.2 kernels. Before that we used OS/2v4 and Solaris. Too bad OS/2 was never open-sourced. Solaris was OK, but Linux became easier to deploy. SUN was unresponsive.

  2. dougman says:

    Win-Dohs = Malware

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