[ILUG] ILUG @ CESI - Thanks
patrick.oconnor at sysadmin.ie
Sun Feb 10 15:38:55 GMT 2008
> It was quite notable at a number of the talks that words and phrases like
> opensource, cross platform compatible, Openoffice, Firefox, Moodle,
> etc are becoming part of the common language of teachers involved in IT.
> is still very much a Windows world in schools but I am conscious that the
> level of awareness and openness to other ways of doing things is growing.
> particular if someone had been selling the Asus eeepc they would have sold
> quite a few over the last couple of days. Any others at the conference
> these thoughts?
I second these opinions, anyone I spoke with was very receptive to the idea
of free and open source software. Primarily, it has to be admitted from the
point of view of cost but when that idea gets expanded out to show how much
easier it is to maintain, for example, a bunch of pxe boots running edubuntu
over traditional desktops, the delegates were loving it. Couple that with a
view that we promoted that there are other more worthwhile things to invest
an technology budget in rather than m$ licenses (lego nXt anyone?), the idea
of using ltsp as a commodity desktop solution seems to be becoming more
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