“Grenoble, Franceâ€™s 16th largest city, is committed to the use of free software. This type of ICT solutions facilitaties the sharing of knowledge, empowers citizens and institutions and helps to cut costs, the city said in a statement. The city also sees free software as one of the tools to increase citizen participation.”
See Grenoble commits to free softwareWell, after careful testing, Grenoble is rolling out Ubuntu GNU/Linux on desktops and Debian GNU/Linux on servers in schools to replace ageing and inadequate IT. GNU/Linux works for them. This is a city-wide solution supported by elected officials and staff in the schools and businesses in the community. This is a city setting itself Free. It’s not just about money. The city has organized an “Install-fest” to help everyone go Free of monopoly on desktops.
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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.