Category Archives: Linux in Education

Price – One Measure Of Lock-in

“A one-time purchase of Office 2016 — for either Windows PCs or Macs — costs $149 for the Office Home & Student; $229 for the Office Home and Business; and $399 for Office Professional.…A subscription to Office 365 Personal — … Continue reading

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FLOSS OSs Break Out In Gibraltar

 See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Gibraltar from 1 to 24 Sept 2015What is it about islands that allow them to plunge into FLOSS unlike most larger countries? Here’s another. Gibraltar moved from almost nothing to ~16% GNU/Linux desktops this … Continue reading

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Libreation Of Ireland

 See Top 7 Desktop OSs in Ireland from July 2008 to Sept 2015The politics of Ireland have been complex but they were using GNU/Linux a lot back in 2008 according to StatCounter but there was a huge drop when “7” … Continue reading

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Competition Returns For Desktop OS And Business – Chromebook v Wintel

“Google saw Chrome rise to take the number one spot in market share”, from January through mid-July, Stephen Baker, NPD’s vice president of industry analysis, says.” See Why would Dell sell a business Chromebook that competes with Office and Windows 10?Chuckle… … Continue reading

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2015 – GNU/Linux Beats Vista

I read an article online that threw out some “red meat”, that Vista was still ahead of GNU/Linux on desktops. That’s false. While Vista has lately been ahead of GNU/Linux in page-views, the PCs bearing GNU/Linux are still out there … Continue reading

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Slavery “Necessary” Says Education Department Of Extremadura

“the administration will not cancel the EUR 38 million request for PC hardware and proprietary software licences, published by its predecessor. The procurement includes a request for licences for specific brands and products of proprietary operating systems and office productivity … Continue reading

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Mentioned In Posts

On the battlefield, there is lots happening. Occasionally someone does something good that gets mentioned in reports filed. Sometimes its an actual commendation and a medal is issued. Other times it’s just “so-and-so did this”, you know, his/her job… As … Continue reading

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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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