Category Archives: Linux in Education

FLOSS Is The Ultimate In Software Optimization

“Many organizations can cut spending on software by as much as 30 percent by implementing three software license optimization best practices” See Gartner Says Organizations Can Cut Software Costs by 30 Percent Using Three Best PracticesGartner trumpets that folks can optimize … Continue reading

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This Must Be A Joke – M$ Has Been Letting Anyone Install Print Drivers On All Their Operating Systems

“Normally, User Account Controls are in place to warn or prevent a user from installing a new driver. To make printing easier, an exception was created to avoid this control. So in the end, we have a mechanism that allows … Continue reading

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Yes, The World Can And Does Make Its Own Software

“Google hopes to reach 2000 universities and train 4000 faculty in its bid to train some 250,000 developers each year.” See Google aims to train two million Indian Android devs by 2018Anyone still believing that the M$s and Oracles and Adobes … Continue reading

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China Thinks Thin

“Greatly reduced electricity cost and IT management & maintenance cost are key factors favoring thin clients. With developments at the technological level, thin client solutions will show greater advantages for enterprise customers. Compared with traditional PC terminals, thin clients are … Continue reading

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Debian GNU/Linux Grooves In Schools In Grenoble

“Following last year’s successful pilot, the French city of Grenoble is this year moving 8 more schools to a complete free and open source stack. France’s 16th largest city, is using Linux for PCs, laptops and servers. The city intends … Continue reading

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Debian GNU/Linux a complete Linux solution for your school

“Do you have to administrate a computer lab or a whole school network? Would you like to install servers, workstations and laptops which will then work together? Do you want the stability of Debian with network services already preconfigured? Do … Continue reading

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Not Love

“Even forgetting all this, I still wouldn’t like Microsoft. Why? Because of our history. Like many others, I spent too many years in the trenches as a David fighting a powerful Goliath that used every weapon in its arsenal — … Continue reading

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Forget The Free Update To Slavery. Just say “NO!” To M$.

“the new update experience — with clearer “upgrade now, schedule a time, or decline the free offer” — will start rolling out this week. Microsoft also will revert to making clicking on the Red X at the corner of the … Continue reading

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One Of The Places Where I Taught Up North Is In Trouble

“evacuation orders have been issued by the communities of Easterville and Chemawawin First Nation, 450 kilometres north of Winnipeg, due to smoke and threat from a fire that has moved to within half a kilometre of the community. Fire crews are … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences Of Slavery In IT

“The University of Calgary has admitted to paying out $20,000 in Canadian dollars to a cyberattacker that infected the institution’s systems with malware.” See University gives in to $20,000 ransomware demandThis is sad news. A big Canadian university gives in to … Continue reading

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Fights

“In terms of actual use, Linux’s quo has more status than any of its early opponents ever had. Damn near everything runs on Linux, or on something so similar that you can open a shell on it and get stuff … Continue reading

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“10”‘s Nagware Ruins Your Day

“The Chinko Project manages roughly 17,600 square kilometres (6,795 square miles) of rainforest and savannah in the east of the CAR, near the border with South Sudan. Money is tight, and so is internet bandwidth. So the staff was more … Continue reading

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