“Tom King and I collared Jim Zemlin and I made mention to him that there was little to catch the Desktop userâ€™s attention or interest within the gatheringâ€™s program and scheduling for the duration of the summit. Zemlin stood in front of Tom and I and looked down his nose while explaining that there was no real market for the Desktop application For linux and The Linux Foundation had no real use for the desktop or its users.”
See The Linux Foundation: Not a Friend of Desktop Linux, the GPL, or OpennessOnce upon a time, TLF had a Desktop User’s Group… No more. Red Hat and many other members have little interest in the desktop and are willing to let M$ run roughshod over the world… That’s sad, but we desktop users will survive systemd, pulseaudio and all the other M$-like crap folks throw at us. We will go over, under or around all the barriers and enjoy desktop software that works for us, not against us. I recommend Debian GNU/Linux simply for that reason.
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.