“Just over half (52%) of small and medium-sized companies and 85% of larger firms use free software, the Observatorio da Sociedade da InformaciÃ³n e a ModernizaciÃ³n de Galicia reports on 19 May. Most-used free software solutions include web browsers and office tools, next to operating systems, email software, and solutions for enterprise resource management and customer relations.
The most-cited reasons for using free and open source are lower costs (80%) and vendor-independence (46%).”
See Majority of companies in Galicia use open sourceSchools being similar to small and medium-sized businesses, it’s not surprising they value the same things we did when we adopted FireFox, LibreOffice and GNU/Linux in schools. I especially liked the flexibility FLOSS licensing gave. We didn’t need to work anything through the budget all the way through multiple levels of bureaucracy. If the boss said go, we went.
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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.