I predicted years ago that in the End Days, M$ would jack up prices for the truly locked-in.“Microsoft has confirmed that, unlike your average Alice and Bob, enterprises won’t get a free upgrade to Windows 10 when the new operating system is finally released.” It’s going to be worse than that. Businesses are addicted to M$’s stuff and many feel they can’t do without. They are willingly paying for their fix, but now M$ is telling them that everyone else will get “10” for $0 but businesses will have to pay for their copies and everyone else’s… Oh dear. Those who claim M$ gives good value have an existential crisis in confidence. 😯 Some of those guys claim to hate freeloaders and here is M$ asking them to pay for the freeloaders’ stuff.
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- 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.