Canadian Education

A forum for discussion of issues important to the future of education for Canadians.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Well, seems the German Foreign Ministry is saving their taxpayers millions of Euros...having switched ALL of their embassies (over 11,000 computers), in various countries to linux, at far, far lower cost. When will our computer illiterate, corrupt government, schools, etc. get with the program? :-)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Ah, those Aussies...jumping ahead of everyone! ;-) Seems netbooks are flying off the shelves...with GNU/Linux! ;-) Personally, I just purchased a nice linux equipped netbook, and I'm delighted with it so far. Like carrying a paperback, and it's heaven to surf and email in a coffeeshop at my leisure! :-) And I've seen some estimates that total linux users is about 60 million at the moment (and of course, growing everyday! :-)) Here's an article about Ubuntu linux and Fedora linux specifically.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Could it be that there is a glimmer of common sense breaking out in governments and education? :-) NSW in Australia is considering linux laptops for their students, And ODF is now a national standard in Sweden, joining several other countries moving to open standards, etc. Then again, on the other hand, we seem to be moving to a time of restricting knowledge to those who can pay/control, and expanding ignorance...sigh...Is this your children's future? Only those who pay can learn?

Thursday, October 02, 2008

EXCELLENT article by the famous Mr. John Hall about all those so-called "TCO" studies, etc. In a nutshell, schools using linux are doing well, in terms of budget, etc., while MS schools are still being taken to the what else is new? :-) And Ubuntu uptake in the business world is taking off! :-)