“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. â€œOur priority has always been graduating students ready for work,â€ he says.Open-source applications and platforms provide students instant access to the updated versions and new features. â€œOpen source helps us prepare students for the cutting edge and can demonstrate to employers they are familiar with the latest technology”
See 6 colleges turning out open source talentChuckle. I’ve been harping on the advantages of FLOSS and GNU/Linux in K-12 schools for many years. It turns out the same advantages work for higher education (low cost, easy implementation, easy licensing…). I love it when I’m proven right again and again. It makes me proud and willing to make the effort to tell the story for many more years.
We’ve been here a while – search
- 2015 - Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop
- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
- thin clients
My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.