I just signed up for a seminar on the web. The organization sent me a reminder e-mail and suggested I check my system…“Operating System Failed We have detected that your operating system does not meet the optimal webinar specifications for listening to and/or viewing webinars. We recommend the following operating systems:” Not surprisingly, they found my operating system not “optimal”, yet every test passed. They are still stuck in the past, dealing with M$’s lack of standardized APIs. These days, folks are using open standards and incompatibility is rare. They should delete their OS-test. It’s none of their business what OS I run. Their stuff doesn’t run on my OS but on applications that run perfectly on my OS. Of course, they could have issued the warning, “Using that other OS may open you up to malware and really stupid lock-in. We recommend Free/Libre Open Source Software, including an operating system like GNU/Linux. Then your computer will not be limited by the imaginations of M$’s salesmen….”
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.