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[News] More Free Software in Schools and University

  • Subject: [News] More Free Software in Schools and University
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2009 00:06:56 +0000
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An Open Source Tool for Every Task

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| For the last several years, Iâve organized 
| sessions on open source software (OSS) at ed-
| tech conferences. But this year was markedly 
| different, with an awareness of these tools 
| among educators that Iâd never seenâa result, 
| perhaps, of restrictive school budgets (there 
| are no licensing fees with OSS). There may 
| also be a growing understanding of the concept 
| of open source, in which contributors, who do 
| not expect compensation for their efforts, 
| write software for which the actual 
| programming code is âopenâ and freely 
| available. Personally, I think that Wikipedia 
| has made a big difference. While the online 
| reference isnât software, but rather âopen 
| content,â Wikipedia demonstrates the potential 
| of volunteer contributors to create a serious 
| project for the benefit of all.


DE: Open source professorship at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

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| Germany's first open source professorship was 
| established at the Friedrich-Alexander-
| UniversitÃt Erlangen-NÃrnberg.


Don't need groupware? Organize your life with Osmo

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| Everyone needs a way to organize both their 
| work and personal life, but not everyone needs 
| the same solution. For something fast and 
| lightweight that covers all the basics, 
| Vincent Danen recommends Osmo.


  Does Chrome OS mean anything for schools?

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| Google representatives have already made it
| clear that they are hard at work enabling
| HTML-5 features in Google Apps and plan to
| significantly improve the richness and
| fidelity of their core Apps products within
| the next year. But we wonât need Chrome OS to
| access any of these new features. We just need
| to use a modern browser and be willing to
| trust in the cloud.



Back To School With Linux!

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| I just received my first back to school notice in my email box. It came from
| PCMagazine.  They're touting "Back to School software."  But they also
| feature a review of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system.
| I looked it over and I'm not impressed.  You can read the review here.  If
| you currently run Windows XP, well, you'll want to know about "XP Mode."
| This is virtualization software that allows XP users to run XP legacy
| software in Windows 7.  Problem is, it doesn't work very well.
| And other questions about Windows 7 are cropping up.  John C. Dvorak's column
| details some of the backlash.


Russia's Open Source Revolution

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| From what I have seen and experienced of ALT Linux, it appears to be a first
| class platform on which to build a strong, flexible network of Linux-driven
| computers.
| I shall be watching the Russian schools experiment, and ALT Linux in
| particular, very closely in the future. I suggest that if you have an
| interest in the future of Linux/Free Open Source software, you might like to
| as well.

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