Chuckle. The only reason I switched to GNU/Linux when I did was that M$’s stuff just didn’t work. It’s happening again. “Part of Ford’s decision is based on lackluster reports in surveys like J.D. Power, insiders tell Bloomberg, with unresponsive touchscreens and unpredictable systems particularly criticized.” Ford is dropping M$’s embedded OS in favour of BlackBerry. I guess Ford didn’t trust their own people who went with Linux for very good reasons. It’s all good. When Ford figures out that BB is not much better in the user-interface department they may come to their sense and use FLOSS. How many huge customers have been annoyed by M$? It’s an enormous sum: Munich, French police, Ernie Ball’s Guitar Strings, Google, Ford, Peugeot, Extremadura, Brazil, Venezuela, Uruguay, … They’re just not making any friends with their greed.
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.