Superstars Of The GNU/Linux Desktop 2015-04-15

Every activity has its superstars. Yesterday, in the GNU/Linux desktop page-views counted by StatCounter, Uruguay, Reunion and Finland all were superstars achieving over 10% share. Uruguay and Reunion have been steady performers over time but the last two weeks Finland has had notable spikes. Is this a big rollout happening? Time will tell.

Recent GNU/Linux activity in Finland has included Digabi, a live distro intended to be used by students for electronic examinations. That suggests GNU/Linux is widely used by students… Finland intends to use all electronic exams for upper grades by 2020. Digabi is supposed to keep folks off the Internet during exams so running it should not increase web-stats but learning to use it may well require using XFCE4 more widely. It’s all good. There are about a million students in Finland. Even Australia is looking at a similar system.

Research in Finland has demonstrated the suitability of GNU/Linux in education, exactly as I found in Canada.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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