Tag Archives: education

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

Posted in Linux in Education, Teaching, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Linux in Education, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 361 Comments

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

Posted in Linux in Education, politics, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Citrix Gets It

“People looking for that $35 HDX accelerated endpoint – with a Linux VDA and OpenOffice you have a seriously cheap yet capable VDI solution Finance/Federal – so cut down this is an ultra-secure endpoint with no memory on it and nothing … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

“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

Posted in Linux in Education, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

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

Posted in Linux in Education, politics, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Linux in Education | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Linux in Education, Teaching, technology | Tagged , , , , , , | 39 Comments

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

Posted in Linux in Education, Teaching, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Free The Schools!

“deputy mayor Guillard published his recommendations for others that want to ‘free their schools from the commercial agenda of proprietary software vendors’. Free software is unhindered by the constraint of financial profitability, he argues: there is no planned obsolescence and … Continue reading

Posted in Linux in Education, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

Regression In Ubuntu GNU/Linux

“It is probably the most requested feature ever for the Ubuntu Linux operating system, and Ubuntu Unity developer Marco Trevisan announced yesterday on his Google+ page that Canonical finally decided to merge the hard work done by the Ubuntu Kylin … Continue reading

Posted in Linux in Education, technology | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Retirement Nest-Eggs

When I was a teacher, one of the things I did was teach students how to save and to invest. I mostly left my savings and investing to TLW. She did OK, albeit with a bunch of amazing successes and … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 11 Comments