Category Archives: Linux in Education

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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FLOSS, Naturally

“Just over half (52%) of small and medium-sized companies and 85% of larger firms use free software, the Observatorio da Sociedade da Información e a Modernización de Galicia reports on 19 May. Most-used free software solutions include web browsers and … Continue reading

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OMG! Mark Shuttleworth Mentions GNU and Linux and Ubuntu In A Single Sentence!

“I think without Ubuntu, it would be very difficult to use traditional Linux every day—not just Ubuntu as I enjoy it, but it’s full family of derivatives and the impact it has every day on Debian and competing distributions, essentially … Continue reading

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Chromebooks Gaining Share

“Global shipments of Chromebooks are expected to reach over two million units in the second quarter of 2016 and further expand to three million units a quarter in the second half of the year” See Shipments of Chromebooks integrated with Google … Continue reading

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Indian Courts Go For GNU/Linux

From time to time we read that governments don’t whole-heartedly move to GNU/Linux. India is different. Even their courts, full of serious conservative people are sending everyone to school for a day or two with their laptops to practise using … Continue reading

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Chrome OS Still Growing In USA

According to StatCounter, usage of Chrome OS in USA continues to grow, especially on weekdays when school is in. I expect schools would get better performance with Debian GNU/Linux but Debian has fewer salesmen and folks continue to spread/believe that … Continue reading

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Yes! FLOSS Works In Education, Higher and Lower

“Proprietary applications such as computer-aided design software require time to gain purchasing approval and to integrate with classwork. And students can quickly fall behind the industry standard. “Our priority has always been graduating students ready for work,” he says.Open-source applications … Continue reading

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M$: We Control Your PC…

“Removing the software store, along with other bundled apps, from work machines is normally a good idea to prevent users from installing crap, breaking things and calling the help desk, and generally wasting time at their desks. The Redmond giant quietly … Continue reading

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