Last year, I wrote about Udine using FLOSS in their infrastructure. Well, it’s in the news again.“The move, the city says, will allow it to save roughly â‚¬400 on the cost of software licensing for each machine, a total of â‚¬360,000. The migration will start with 80 new computers that, according to the 2014 budget document, have to be bought by December. The migration will continue as old PCs with Microsoft Office installed will be gradually phased out and substituted with new, OpenOffice ones.” For years they’ve had both FLOSS and M$’s office suite on PCs but now their council will publish it’s deliberations only in ODF, forcing users to familiarize with OpenOffice.org. This time they are moving all office suites to OpenOffice.org and in 2015 they are planning to shift that other OS out from underneath, saving a bundle in licensing fees. I hope the taxpayers are appreciative.
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.