Category Archives: Linux in Education

Undermining That Other OS

“The National Security Agency and its British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters, have worked to subvert anti-virus and other security software in order to track users and infiltrate networks, according to documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.” See Popular Security Software Came … Continue reading

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SSSSH! Hell Has Frozen…

SSH is a great technology. It has been for years.“the PowerShell team realized the best option will be for our team to adopt an industry proven solution while providing tight integration with Windows; a solution that Microsoft will deliver in … Continue reading

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Technology Is A Tool, Not A Learning Outcome

“In the Croatian system the National Curriculum Framework integrates ICT in many subjects in addition to regular teaching ICT as a subject. As regards published recommendations regarding hardware and software to be used in Croatia there is a problem with … Continue reading

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Finnish Spikes In GNU/Linux Usage And Chrome Browser Linked

 See StatCounter The pattern of two to three one-day spikes on weekdays using GNU/Linux for browsing StatCounter’s universe continues. I’ve noticed that the spikers use Chrome 41 and did not change to Chrome 42 as most users did in this … Continue reading

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Australia – Why Should The Government Of A Country Of 24million People Spend $6billion On IT, $250 per capita per annum?

Could it be that they are using That Other OS almost exclusively and spending the taxpayers’ money“In 2014, the Australian government’s ICT spending reached A$5.8 billion, representing 8.5% of the total ICT spend. It is forecasted to grow to A$6.2 … Continue reading

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Schools Love GNU/Linux II

Chuckle. Repeatedly commentators have told us that GNU/Linux is crippleware and an insult to students yet schools keep using it on PCs and winning, big time. They save money.“By switching to Linux, incidents such as computer viruses, system degradation and … Continue reading

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Sometimes Greenpeace Doesn’t Do The Maths

In principle, I agree with outfits like Greenpeace just as I tend to agree with the Free Software Foundation and other organizations which share my views on making the world a better place.“A Greenpeace report has found online video is … Continue reading

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Disconnect

Years ago I worked in a school system where the higher powers decided to disconnect from Internet“Today (May 15), University leadership announced that our College of Engineering has been the target of two highly sophisticated cyberattacks. In a coordinated and … Continue reading

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Spikes In Page-views Of XP And GNU/Linux In Finland

I pay a lot of attention to GNU/Linux and have written about spikes in page-views from GNU/Linux desktops in Finland. Today, I noticed that XP also had mysterious spikes. They started 2014-August and stopped a week before spikes began in … Continue reading

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Heartbeat of Canada

Canada is my country. I’m proud of it. It’s huge, diverse, clean, and full of kind people. While Canadians occasionally make a mess of things, they tend eventually to try to fix things up. I have that feeling about use … Continue reading

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For A Limited Time, “Linux For Dummies”, 9th Edition – eBook $0

I just noticed Distrowatch is promoting “Linux For Dummies”, 9th Edition – eBook (usually $22.99) FREE until 12/23. I’m not particularly fond of that title but it is a voluminous book about using GNU/Linux and for $0 you can’t complain … Continue reading

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Look What Happened To Some Of Those XPed Netbooks

One school district that bought netbooks with XP was having no joy“Students like the faster speeds of the centralized desktop, which runs with 50 percent more RAM and a 33 percent faster processor than any of the netbooks. Boot-up and … Continue reading

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