FLOSS OSs Break Out In Gibraltar


 
See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Gibraltar from 1 to 24 Sept 2015
What is it about islands that allow them to plunge into FLOSS unlike most larger countries? Here’s another. Gibraltar moved from almost nothing to ~16% GNU/Linux desktops this week. High school resumed last week… Further, FreeBSD is along for the ride…

FreeBSD (0.67%) and Chrome OS GNU/Linux (1.68%) peaked on September 21. GNU/Linux began to ramp up on September 20 and is still rising (16.41%). Even “Unknown” jumped to 0.67% on September 20 and reached 0.96% yesterday. It could be Gibraltar’s schools have adopted FLOSS as affordable and robust. Nearby, Malta stood at 5.42% and Reunion stood at 6.71% GNU/Linux page-views yesterday. Doing education rather than IT is what schools are about.

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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4 Responses to FLOSS OSs Break Out In Gibraltar

  1. DrLoser wrote, ” Since when has Gibraltar, a bloomin’ huge rock at the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, been considered “an island?””

    Probably since folks figured out you could sail around it in a day or so

    Really, The Rock is only a peninsula because sea-level is what it is. The elevation of the airport is only 5m. High tide and a good wave can wash over it. The neck of the isthmus is less than 1km, just a portage. Global warming will make it an island again soon. It has been an island in human history…

    Gibraltar is ready. It’s already a member of the Island Games Association.

  2. DrLoser says:

    What is it about islands, Robert?
    I don’t know, really.
    Perhaps you could fill me in on this one. Since when has Gibraltar, a bloomin’ huge rock at the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, been considered “an island?”

  3. kurkosdr wrote, “You do realize we are talking about a country with a population of.. 32,194, right?”

    Yep. GNU/Linux is taking over one desktop at a time. You do realize fewer of them are using That Other OS this week, eh? You do realize Gibraltarians are becoming free?

  4. kurkosdr says:

    You do realize we are talking about a country with a population of.. 32,194, right?

    World, take notice.

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